Atkins diet high in protein but low in carbohydrates can play havoc with cholesterol levels, according to scientists.
Researchers have found that almost a quarter of willing kidney donors were rejected because they were obese.
Twenty five percent of the population in Britain is obese, but the vast majority deny how severely their weight could be affecting their health, according to research.
Vegetarians have experienced a much lower risk of metabolic syndrome than non-vegetarians, according to researchers at Loma Linda University in California.
A new measure, called the Body Adiposity Index, or BAI, relies on height and hip measurements, and it is meant to offer a more flexible alternative to body mass index, or BMI, a ratio of height and weight, U.S. researchers said.
Experts have interviewed more than 12,000 men and women aged 18 to 69 in France regarding their sexual exploits and accordingly analyze the results based on their body mass index (BMI).
Study suggests that people whose nutritional regimen consists only of foods derived from plants, have a longer life expectancy and enjoy a better quality of life than people who eat both animal and plant products (omnivores).
European researchers had reported in their study published recently that being overweight or obese may increase a person’s risk of developing up to a dozen different types of cancer.
About three hundred twenty million people are obese and the number is not decreasing considering the sedentary lifestyle of many individuals and the proliferation of unhealthy foods as reported by the World Health Organization (WHO).