Low carb diet may reduce diabetes risk regardless of weight loss

A low-carb diet may have benefits for people at risk of developing type 2 diabetes even if they don't lose any weight, a new study suggests

Low carb diet may reduce diabetes risk regardless of weight lossA new study from Ohio State University has found that a low carb diet can help those at a higher risk of developing diabetes, even if they do not actually lose any weight. Researchers at The Ohio State University wanted to know what happens to obese people with metabolic syndrome, a precursor to diabetes, when […]

Cardiac arrest prevention tips: Know about the best strategies to keep heart healthy

Scared of developing cardiac arrest? Here’s how to keep your heart healthy

Cardiac arrest prevention tips: Know about the best strategies to keep heart healthySudden cardiac arrest (SCA) is an unforgiving condition that doesn’t choose its victims, whether they’re children or adults. It’s not modest either, taking the lives of around 200,000 teens and children on a yearly level, according to statistics. However, there is hope to be found, since these deaths can be prevented if you learn to […]

Want to lower your cholesterol levels? Follow these simple health tips

Checking on your cholesterol levels is also like having a lifestyle check. Diet modifications and exercise are significant to lowering bad cholesterols and increasing the good ones, thereby optimising heart health

Want to lower your cholesterol levels? Follow these simple health tipsTry these strategies to keep your cholesterol in healthy levels. Eat plenty of fruits and vegetables Fruits and vegetable are rich in vitamins and minerals such as vitamin C, vitamin E, folate and selenium. There is one study that analysed the diets of more than 4,000 people and revealed increased fruits and vegetable intake among […]

5 health benefits of rajma, you need to know about

Red kidney beans are known as ‘rajma‘ in India and they form an important part of a vegetarian diet due to their excellent protein content

5 health benefits of rajma, you need to know aboutThey are full of fibre and protein and prevent various ailments. But the protein they contain is incomplete and they should always be paired with a cereal (carbohydrate) to improve their biological value, in other words improve the quality of protein. From Mexican cuisine – tacos, burritos, etc to our very own rajma-chawal, red kidney […]

Very low levels of cholesterol might increase the risk of haemorrhagic stroke

Current guidelines recommend lowering cholesterol for heart disease risk reduction. New findings indicate that if cholesterol dips too low, it may boost the risk of haemorrhagic stroke, according to researchers

Very low levels of cholesterol might increase the risk of haemorrhagic strokeOver a period of nine years, a Penn State-led study examined the relationship between low-density lipoprotein cholesterol – LDL, commonly known as ‘bad’ cholesterol – and haemorrhagic stroke. This type of stroke occurs when a blood vessel bursts in the brain. The researchers found that participants with LDL cholesterol levels below 70 mg/dL had a […]

Heart problems may hasten cognitive decline, reveals new study

Adults with clogged arteries carrying blood to the heart may be more prone to cognitive decline than their counterparts without such cardiac problems, a study suggests

Heart problems may hasten cognitive decline, reveals new studyThis was true whether patients had suffered a heart attack or they had angina, which is the term for chest pains caused by reduced blood flow to the heart. For about 12 years, researchers followed 7,888 adults, starting when they were 62 years old on average. At the start, none of them had a history […]

3 diet changes to help lower cholesterol levels

Lifestyle changes can help reduce cholesterol, keep you off cholesterol-lowering medications or enhance the effect of your medications. Here are three lifestyle changes to get you started

3 diet changes to help lower cholesterol levelsBy lowering your blood LDL (‘bad’) cholesterol level, even if it is normal, you help reduce your chances of having a heart attack. It’s especially important if the LDL level is above 130 milligrams per decilitre. For every 10% drop in your cholesterol level, your heart attack risk potentially falls by 20% to 30%. There […]

What is cholesterol ratio and why is it important?

A good cholesterol ratio shows that the body is working properly and is healthy. It signals that someone is in good health and is probably taking care of themselves

What is cholesterol ratio and why is it important?Doctors calculate an individual’s cholesterol ratio by dividing their total cholesterol by their high-density lipoprotein level. The optimal ratio is between 3.5 and 1. A higher ratio increases the risk of heart disease. Good cholesterol ratio vs. bad cholesterol ratio Total cholesterol levels are made up of three different types of cholesterol. High-density lipoprotein, or […]

Long-term obesity linked to higher dementia risk in older adults

Healthy older adults who have been obese for years may be at higher risk of developing dementia than their peers who aren’t overweight, research from the UK suggests

Long-term obesity linked to higher dementia risk in older adultsThe study team followed two groups of dementia-free adults aged 65 to 74 years for up to 15 years. One group, considered healthy, included 257,523 non-smokers who didn’t have cancer, heart failure or multiple chronic health problems; another group of 161,927 adults, deemed unhealthy, did smoke or have serious chronic medical issues. Over the first […]

Here’s how you can reduce your risk of developing irregular heartbeats

Problems with heart rhythm, known as arrhythmias, mean that your heart is prone to beating in an irregular manner, going too fast or too slow. While this can be harmless, certain arrhythmias are tied to heart problems

Here’s how you can reduce your risk of developing irregular heartbeatsAtrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common type of irregular heartbeat. AF has been tied to an elevated risk of stroke and other potential heart complications since it can lead to clots which block blood flow. So, what can you do to manage risk factors? For starters, the American Heart Association recommends reducing high blood […]