Controlling your weight can help lower stroke risk

Strokes don't usually come out of the blue. It is true that nobody can predict the precise time when a stroke will strike. But even when an underlying medical condition puts you at risk, you might be able to do something about it. Small changes in lifestyle, such as keeping a check on your weight can prevent the risk of strokes

Controlling your weight can help lower stroke riskThere is a lot you can do to lower your chances of having a stroke. Even if you’ve already had a stroke or transient ischemic attack (TIA), you can take steps to prevent another. Controlling your weight is an important way to lower stroke risk. Excess pounds strain the entire circulatory system and can lead […]

10 healthy eating mantras to keep exam stress at bay

It’s easy to get into the habit of glugging coffee and gobbling take-out pizza, because you don’t want to waste time on food preparation. But, good nutrition should be a part of your study plan because it’s going to help you ace those tests

10 healthy eating mantras to keep exam stress at bayWhen you’re studying for finals, good nutrition often slides way down on the priority list. It’s easy to get into the habit of glugging coffee and gobbling take-out pizza, because you don’t want to waste time on food preparation. But, actually, good nutrition should be part of your study plan because it’s going to help […]

Coconut oil: Is it healthy or harmful?

Health experts have long touted the purported benefits of coconut oil, claiming that its high fat and MCTs (medium-chain triglycerides) content can boost your health or even help you lose weight. In an online video that has gone viral, a Harvard professor takes on the popular food coconut oil, calling it ‘pure poison.’ But, is it true? Before tossing out your coconut oil, let’s see what the research has to say

Coconut oil: Is it healthy or harmful?Coconut oil is under attack. Once hailed as a miraculous superfood, its reputation has been more than a little bruised after a Harvard professor described the substance as ‘pure poison.’ To remove any doubt about her feelings, Karin Michels, an epidemiologist, added that coconut oil is “one of the worst things you can eat”. It’s […]

Consuming a healthy diet can help prevent asthma symptoms

A healthy diet including more fruits and vegetables may help people experience lesser asthma symptoms and gain better control of their condition, according to new findings.

Consuming a healthy diet can help prevent asthma symptomsFrom a lower cancer risk to reduced weight and better cardiometabolic health, a better mood, and improved cognition, the benefits of a healthful diet are numerous. New research adds improved respiratory health to the list. According to a new study led by Roland Andrianasolo, from the Nutritional Epidemiology Research Team at INSERM – or the […]

Diet has bigger impact on emotional well-being in women, finds study

The Binghamton University research suggests that women need a more nutrient-rich diet to support a positive emotional well-being

Diet has bigger impact on emotional well-being in women, finds studyMounting evidence suggests that anatomical and functional differences in men’s and women’s brain dictate susceptibility to mental disease. However, little is known about the role of dietary patterns in gender-specific psychological well-being. A team of researchers led by Lina Begdache, assistant professor of health and wellness studies at Binghamton University, conducted an anonymous survey of […]

Simple, yet effective ways to lower salt consumption

Learn the most common sources of sodium in your diet and some easy substitutions you can make

Simple, yet effective ways to lower salt consumptionIf you think steering clear of potato chips, French fries, and other savoury snacks is the best way to trim salt from your diet, think again. Yes, those foods are salty, but they only rank no. 7 on the top 10 sources of sodium (a major component of salt). The category of bread and rolls […]

Mediterranean diet can help slow down progression of psoriasis

Diet can play a key role in inflammatory conditions. Research has shown that pro-inflammatory compounds including saturated fats can worsen conditions such as inflammatory bowel disease and rheumatoid arthritis

Mediterranean diet can help slow down progression of psoriasisSome studies have shown that people with psoriasis are more prone to obesity and metabolic syndrome, and some have suggested that inflammation may be the reason behind this link. Researchers led by Dr Céline Phan, at the Hôpital Mondor in Créteil, France – set out to investigate whether conversely; an anti-inflammatory diet would have appeasing […]

Know why a diverse diet may not always be the best healthy choice

Scientific evidence to date does not support the notion that eating a diverse diet is healthy or promotes a healthy weight. Some studies suggest that a diverse diet may increase food consumption and the prevalence of obesity

Know why a diverse diet may not always be the best healthy choiceMost healthy eating advice focuses on eating a variety of foods to ensure you’re sampling from a range of different food groups. That way, health experts say, you’re more likely to get everything that your body needs. But in the latest review of the topic, scientists found that having a diverse diet may not necessarily […]

Eating mushrooms can help manage blood sugar levels, finds study

The researchers wanted to see whether white button mushrooms could influence the production of glucose in the body, and if so, how. The findings have been reported in a paper now published in the Journal of Functional Foods

Eating mushrooms can help manage blood sugar levels, finds studyA new study looks at how eating a common type of mushroom can affect glucose, or blood sugar, regulation. The results may have implications for managing diabetes and other metabolic conditions, such as obesity. Researchers working in various departments at Pennsylvania State University have recently conducted a study in mice. They wanted to investigate the […]

Want to reverse diabetes? Follow low-calorie diet, says study

A study conducted on mice showed that cutting daily calorie intake by 75 per cent lowered blood sugar levels and decreased fat content. In humans, that would mean turning to a diet of 500 to 800 calories opposed to the average 1,600 to 3,000 calorie intake

Want to reverse diabetes? Follow low-calorie diet, says studyEarlier this year, Medical News Today reported on a paper published in the BMJ that urged doctors and patients alike to acknowledge the possibility that type 2 diabetes is reversible through weight loss. Another study we reported on showed that caloric restriction helped 40 per cent of the participants in the study to achieve remission. […]