Eating peanuts along with a meal can protect your heart

Typically, whenever we eat something, it causes the arteries to get a little bit stiffer during the post-meal period, but we have shown that if you eat peanuts with your meal, this can help prevent the stiffening response

Eating peanuts along with a meal can protect your heartEating peanuts with a meal may help protect against cardiovascular diseases which can lead to heart attacks and stroke, according to an international team of researchers. In the study, overweight and obese but otherwise healthy men who ate about three ounces of peanuts with a high-fat meal had a blunted increase of lipids in their […]

Exposure to sunlight for 30 minutes a week beneficial to infants, says study  

India gets abundant sunlight throughout the year. Still most of the Indian population suffers from vitamin D deficiency. According to the experts, the study done in New Delhi is not only relevant for infants but also holds true for adults

Exposure to sunlight for 30 minutes a week beneficial to infants, says study  In Indian tradition, it is a well-known practice to massage an infant and then keep him/her in the sunlight for a while. This is done to give the baby adequate exposure to sunlight. Now, a study done by doctors at the University College of Medical Sciences, New Delhi shows this custom really does benefit infants.  […]

Vitamin D can protect against heart failure after a heart attack

Heart failure is a life-threatening condition affecting an estimated 23 million people worldwide. New research has shown how vitamin D may help protect heart tissue and prevent heart failure after a heart attack, potentially offering a low-cost addition to existing treatments for heart failure

Vitamin D can protect against heart failure after a heart attackThe team at the Westmead Institute for Medical Research found that vitamin D prevents excessive scarring and thickening of heart tissue following a heart attack, which may help reduce the risk of heart failure. Researchers used mouse models to investigate the impact of 1,25D, a form of vitamin D that interacts with hormones, on the […]

Increase vitamin D intake to reduce risk of early menopause

The study highlighted that laboratory evidence shows that vitamin D increases the production of hormones which slow down ovarian ageing and the rate at which a woman loses her eggs. This is important because menopause comes when a woman has no eggs left

Increase vitamin D intake to reduce risk of early menopauseAccording to a new study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, women can reduce their risk of an early menopause by increasing their intake of vitamin D. Laboratory evidence showed that vitamin D increases the production of hormones which slow down ovarian ageing and the rate at which a woman loses her eggs; […]

New study suggests, vitamin D might prevent type 1 diabetes

Previous research has indicated that low levels of vitamin D may raise the risk of type 1 diabetes. In response to such studies, scientists have been investigating whether or not higher levels of the vitamin could have a preventive effect against type 1 diabetes

New study suggests, vitamin D might prevent type 1 diabetes  Researchers found that children with low blood levels of vitamin D were more likely to experience islet autoimmunity, compared with those who had higher levels of the vitamin. Islet autoimmunity is a process wherein the immune system mistakenly attacks the insulin-producing cells of the pancreas, causing type 1 diabetes. Lead study author Jill Norris, […]