In the inspiring fat-to-fit journey, which boosted his confidence, Niyas had shed 36 kilos from 116kg in one year.
While travelling to a private hospital in Kozhikode to donate blood for a friend who was admitted there, Mirshad hardly imagined that this hospital visit would change his life forever.
The food safety officer-cum-veterinary surgeon narrates the story of her arduous journey to chase the dream to be thinner by shedding 41 kilos.
Researchers found that the odds of testing positive for SARS-CoV-2 were 22 per cent higher in patients who were overweight or obese compared to those with a normal BMI.
The view came up at a multi-disciplinary online seminar on 'Obesity and its Prevention, Allergic Diseases' organised by the Faculty of Medicine, AMU.
The study suggests that depression, stress, loneliness and poor health behaviours can weaken the body's immune system and lower the effectiveness of new COVID-19 vaccines.
The most famous technique of losing weight among the Indian millennial and young adults is intermittent fasting, embraced in style by Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey.
The common symptoms are increased thirst, frequent urination, increase in hunger, unintended weight loss, fatigue, blurred vision, slow-healing sores, frequent infections.
The data showed only Goa, Dadra and Nagar Haveli, and Daman and Diu registered a drop in the number of overweight children under five years of age.
Sujatha was an IT professional in Bengaluru and her weight shot up from 68 to 85 kg after her marriage and twin pregnancy.