High intake of salt can increase diabetes risk, says study

The researchers found that each extra gram of sodium (or 2.5 grams of salt) per day was linked to a 43 per cent higher risk of type 2 diabetes. It was noted that the people who fell within the high consumption category were at a 58 per cent higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes than the individuals in the low consumption group

High intake of salt can increase diabetes risk, says studyDiabetes is a major cause of blindness, kidney failure, heart attacks, stroke and lower limb amputation.Almost half of all deaths attributable to high blood glucose occur before the age of 70 years. WHO projects that diabetes will be the seventh leading cause of death in 2030. Diabetes prevalence has been rising more rapidly in middle- […]

Just 21 minutes of less sitting improves health

In our modern daily life, office-based work has become more and more prevalent, and we spend an increasing amount of time being entertained by streaming services and social media

Just 21 minutes of less sitting improves healthIt might be worth coming up with creative solutions for reducing sedentary time at work, new research suggests. It is a known fact that prolonged sedentary time poses serious threats to our health. But what can we do about it? A new study investigates. This results in many of us spending too much time sitting […]

Heart attack: Here’s a surprising early warning sign to watch out for

Heart attack symptoms include chest pain, shortness of breath and light-headedness. But, the life-threatening condition could be spotted early by this surprising sign

Heart attack: Here’s a surprising early warning sign to watch out forSweating profusely could be an early sign of a heart attack, especially if the patient isn’t exercising or being active. Pumping blood through the body becomes more difficult when the heart becomes weaker, so the body uses more energy to deliver the blood supply. To cool itself down after the assertion, the body may sweat […]

Sleep deprivation ups heart attack risk, suggests new study

Researchers found that the people with who slept at least 6 hours at the start of the study were 1.5 times more likely to die of cardiovascular disease or stroke than the people who did not have a history of heart disease

Sleep deprivation ups heart attack risk, suggests new studyFor people who are at risk for heart disease and diabetes, getting enough sleep may be especially important: Snoozing for less than 6 hours per night may increase their risk of premature death, a new study finds. People in the study who had a high body mass index (BMI) and elevated cholesterol along with a […]

Exercise does not prevent blocked arteries, suggests study

The researchers found that the participants who had the highest levels of physical activity (trajectory three) were 27 per cent more likely to develop coronary artery calcification (CAC) by middle age, compared with people who exercised for under 2.5 hours per week. Although, the new findings should not be taken as a reason to stop exercising altogether

Exercise does not prevent blocked arteries, suggests studyCoronary artery calcification (CAC) is a condition characterized by a build-up of plaque in the main vessels that supply blood to the heart. This condition can lead to a wealth of cardiovascular problems, including the poor circulation of blood to and from the heart, depending on the severity of plaque build-up in the arteries. According […]

Obesity key factor behind irregular heartbeat in men

The findings showed that men were diagnosed with atrial fibrillation - a condition in which the upper chambers of the heart, or atria, quiver instead of beat to move blood effectively - at 50 years of age, while women developed the condition at 60 or at older age

Obesity key factor behind irregular heartbeat in menA new study found that, on average, atrial fibrillation develops in men around 10 years earlier than it does in women. It was also found that while carrying excess weight raises the risk of this type of irregular heartbeat for both men and women, it has a stronger effect in men The results of the […]

Mothers exposure to air pollution might shorten baby’s life

Babies with higher exposure to fine particle pollution during gestation had shorter caps on the ends of their chromosomes, according to the researchers, who suggest the findings offer a possible biological reason for health problems encountered by kids who live where smog and traffic exhaust is pervasive

Mothers exposure to air pollution might shorten baby’s lifePollution affects us even in the womb: Women who are exposed to air pollution during pregnancy have babies with shorter telomeres (a genetic biomarker), a study published Monday in JAMA Paediatrics found. The length of telomeres, caps at the end of chromosomes, similar to shoelace tips, is considered a marker of biological ageing. Based on their results, […]

India still houses high number of underweight children

According to a study published in the Lancet medical journal on October 10, obesity among children between the age group of 5 to 19 years has increased globally over ten times in four decades. On the other hand, India still has about 97 million moderately to severely underweight children as seen in 2016

India still houses high number of underweight childrenOn Tuesday, a study published in the Lancet journal reported that the prevalence of moderate and severely underweight children in India is among the highest in the world. The study was led by the Imperial College in London and the World Health Organization (WHO). The study was conducted by evaluating the Body Mass Index (BMI) of […]

Can marital up and downs affect heart health?

Researchers examined data on 620 married fathers to see what they thought of their relationship when their child was almost 3 years old and again when their child was 9. The study team also assessed risk factors for heart disease like blood pressure, cholesterol, weight and blood sugar

Can marital up and downs affect heart health?Married men who see their relationship with their spouse improve over the years may also experience positive changes in their health that can lower the risk of heart disease, a recent U.K. study suggests. Researchers examined data on 620 married fathers to see what they thought of their relationship when their child was almost 3 […]

Life expectancy in India has increased but NCDs remain a concern

As per the Global Burden of Disease (GBD) 2016 data released through the Lancet today, over 6 million deaths have occurred due to NCDs in the country in 2016. The two largest increases were seen in diabetes and chronic kidney disease

Life expectancy in India has increased but NCDs remain a concernThe Global Burden of Disease (GBD) 2016 data released today reveals that Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) and injuries continue to be the main cause of death among people of all age-groups in India. Though the life expectancy has been steadily growing over the past decade, recent data shows that India still suffers from some major disease […]