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Nilesh Shah says don’t be overweight on equities right now

Nilesh Shah says don’t be overweight on equities right now

Finance
MUMBAI: Kotak Mahindra Asset Management’s Managing Director, Nilesh Shah, believes that investors should not be “overweight” on equities at current valuations, and instead, should look at fair asset allocation strategies. “We are still not in a bubble zone, but there is a little bit of optimism,” Shah said in a virtual press conference today. At the end of December, the Nifty 50 index was valued at 21.7 times one-year forward earnings, a significant premium to the long-term average of 17.9 times. On concerns over the widening gap between the stock market and the real economy, Shah said that market is merely factoring in the positive economic future. India’s economy is expected to grow in double digits in 2021-22 helped by a low base of 2020-21 and normalisation of the economy from the COVI...
Bariatric surgery doesn’t always help mental health of overweight teens

Bariatric surgery doesn’t always help mental health of overweight teens

Health
Jan. 21 (UPI) -- Bariatric surgery can help teens struggling with their weight get healthier -- physically. However, the mental and emotional problems many experience, due at least in part to being overweight, may persist long after successful surgery, says a study published Tuesday in the journal The Lancet Child & Adolescent Health. "The transition from adolescence to young adulthood is a vulnerable time, not least in adolescents with severe obesity," study co-author Kajsa Järvholm, of Skåne University Hospital in Sweden, said in a statement. "We suggest that adolescents and their caregivers should be given realistic expectations in advance of embarking on a surgical pathway, and that as adolescents begin treatment, long-term mental health follow-up and support should be a requirem...
Anthony Joshua: Andy Ruiz blames being overweight for defeat

Anthony Joshua: Andy Ruiz blames being overweight for defeat

Sports
Media playback is not supported on this device Andy Ruiz Jr said three months of partying and a lack of proper training left him "overweight" for his world title rematch with Anthony Joshua.Ruiz, 30, was comprehensively out-pointed in Saudi Arabia, six months after shocking the boxing world by stopping Joshua in New York.The Mexican vowed he would be "a lot better" if he gets a third fight. "I should have trained harder. I should have listened to my team and coaches," he said."For this fight I was overweight. I didn't move how I wanted to."Joshua 'emotional' after rega...
Fat found in overweight people’s lungs

Fat found in overweight people’s lungs

Health
Fatty tissue has been found in the lungs of overweight and obese people for the first time.Australian researchers analysed lung samples from 52 people and found the amount of fat increased in line with body mass index.They said their findings could explain why being overweight or obese increased asthma risk.Lung experts said it would be interesting to see if the effect could be reversed by weight loss.Increased riskIn the study, published in the European Respiratory Journal, scientists looked at post-mortem samples of lung donated for research.Fifteen had had no reported asthma, 21 had asthma but died of other causes and 16 died of the condition.The scientists used dyes to carry out detailed analyses of almost 1,400 airways from the lung samples under the...
United States of Overweight: Dietitians Share 5 Weight-Loss Tips

United States of Overweight: Dietitians Share 5 Weight-Loss Tips

Health
 By Julie Upton, RD New national data recently released by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) shows that the number of overweight Americans is far too high and is costing us nearly $ 150 billion a year in health-care costs.Today, nearly 34% of adults are obese, up from 23% in 1994. Those classified as “extremely” obese increased from 3% in 1994 to nearly 6% in the most recent data. Additionally, 34% are overweight, up from 33% in 1994.Together, more than two-thirds of the population is overweight or obese.I know how hard it is to maintain an ideal body weight. I fight the battle on a daily basis as I'm prone to pudginess. However, for the most part, I feel like I’m winning.I’ve developed a f...