Kids born through IVF are more likely to suffer from high blood pressure, finds study

Research published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology suggests that babies conceived through assisted reproductive technologies (ART) may be at an increased risk of developing hypertension early in life - as well as other cardiovascular complications

Kids born through IVF are more likely to suffer from high blood pressure, finds studyResearchers found a higher average blood pressure among teens born through IVF than in children conceived naturally, according to a report in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. Moreover, teens born through IVF were more likely to have blood pressures high enough to be diagnosed with hypertension. The researchers advise parents of children […]

Amazing health benefits of the humble potato

Nutrient density depends on the type of potato and method of cooking. potatoes are rich in vitamin B6 which improves brain cell and nervous system activity, boosts athletic performance, and offers cardiovascular protection. Potatoes are also a good source of vitamin C, potassium, and manganese

Amazing health benefits of the humble potatoPotatoes may not have the best reputation in the world of healthful diets. But the downsides, experts say, often have to do with how they are prepared and processed. For instance, deep frying them and adding too much of oil, salt, butter, etc. Potatoes are also vilified for a number of reasons- they are high […]

Early onset of type 1 diabetes linked to increased heart risk, shorter life expectancy

Experts had assumed those heightened risks were explained by kids living longer with the disease, but the new analysis indicates that some other factor associated with onset in early childhood may also be involved, according to the report published in The Lancet

Early onset of type 1 diabetes linked to increased heart risk, shorter life expectancyThe earlier a child is diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, the greater the risk of heart disease and a life shortened by as much as 18 years, a study suggests. While having to live longer with high glucose levels probably has an effect, “there is also some evidence that developing diabetes younger is associated with […]

Frequent bouts of activity can help reduce health risks of prolonged sitting

Sitting down for long periods of time is now the norm; at the office, watching television, playing video games, our lives are easily filled with physical inactivity. The negative health consequences of sedentary living are also growing clearer

Frequent bouts of activity can help reduce health risks of prolonged sittingThe researchers found that compared to prolonged sitting, taking regular breaks to perform short, repeated bouts of activity lowered concentrations of blood sugar and blood sugar in the bloodstream for up to nine hours after a meal. As Dr Meredith Peddie, co-author of the new study, explains, “Most of us spend about 75 per cent of our […]

Did you know? Certain eating habits can trigger high blood pressure

The theme for this year’s World Hypertension Day is ‘Know Your Numbers’ with a goal of increasing high blood pressure (BP) awareness. Along with this, it is also to focus on the eating habits also that can also trigger high blood pressure

Did you know? Certain eating habits can trigger high blood pressureHypertension, also known as high Blood Pressure, is a lifestyle disease; eating habits can have an impact on your blood pressure on day-to-day and long-term basis. It can damage arteries and can cause heart failure, cerebral stroke, kidney failure and damage our eyes. It is noted that up to 25 -30% urban and 10 -20% […]

7 health benefits of garlic

The body-strengthening effects of garlic are thought to be due to its active ingredient allicin. This is what gives garlic its distinctive taste and smell. Whether you take your garlic powdered, salted, or minced or in supplement form, you can reap the surprising benefits of this multipurpose herb for optimal health

7 health benefits of garlicGarlic does more than just invigorate your palate and ward off vampires; it’s also a smelly super food health aid. The spice is a highly nutritious vegetable with very few calories, containing trace amounts of other nutrients that contribute to its universal status of a powerful, beneficial healer. The natural medicinal ingredient, both as a […]

Here’s how diabetics can lower their risk of health problems

The results aren’t a guarantee that following doctor’s orders — bringing blood sugar, blood pressure and cholesterol levels to normal ranges, not smoking and keeping kidneys healthy — will protect people with type 2 diabetes from heart attacks, stroke or early death. But they are an encouraging sign that controlling the disease can improve health

Here’s how diabetics can lower their risk of health problemsA growing number of studies suggest that getting a handle on a few key risk factors can bring type 2 diabetes under control. Lowering blood sugar, for instance, reduces the risk of additional health problems, such as heart disease and stroke related to the disease. But most of these studies have focused on studying one […]

Haven’t hit the gym since sometime? Here’s what you need to do

Within a week, your muscles lose some of their fat-burning potential and your metabolism slows down. Strength lingers longer than endurance once you stop training. But depending on just how slothful you’ve become, your quads and biceps may start to shrink soon after you leave the weight room

Haven’t hit the gym since sometime? Here’s what you need to doThink your body won’t notice that week off? Think again. Here’s what happens when you swap your regular sweat sessions for never-ending Netflix nights – and how long it takes to re-flip the fitness switch Just as a good training program builds you up, falling off the workout wagon can have the opposite effect – […]

7 mistakes that can affect your blood pressure reading

Learn what to avoid doing in order to not influence your blood pressure while it is being checked by your doctor

7 mistakes that can affect your blood pressure readingMum’s the word the next time you have your blood pressure checked. Talking while the cuff is on can boost your blood pressure reading. So can a full bladder or crossing your legs, the American Heart Association (AHA) says. “These simple things can make a difference in whether or not a person is classified as […]

7 effective ways to lower blood pressure and stress

When it comes to preventing and treating high blood pressure, one often-overlooked strategy is managing stress. If you often find yourself tense and on-edge, try these seven ways to reduce stress

7 effective ways to lower blood pressure and stressGet enough sleep: Inadequate or poor-quality sleep can negatively affect your mood, mental alertness, energy level, and physical health. Learn relaxation techniques: Meditation, progressive muscle relaxation, guided imagery, deep breathing exercises, and yoga are powerful relaxation techniques and stress-busters. Strengthen your social network: Connect with others by taking a class, joining an organisation, or participating […]
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