Learn about effective ways to stop yourself from overeating

Excessive eating can be a bad habit or a sign of a disorder. Overeating can lead to sudden weight gain and eventually increase the risk of developing a chronic condition, such as diabetes or heart disease. Fortunately, there are ways that have been proven effective to help people manage food consumption. It mainly requires simple […]

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#FitIndiaMovement: Simple living and healthy eating is Dr TP Lahane’s fitness mantra

Dr TP Lahane, the Joint director of Directorate of Medical Education and Research (DMER), needs no introduction. He is a ray of hope for many patients and a perfect role model for the budding doctors. Dr Lahane believes in simple living and healthy eating and makes sure that he practises what he preaches. Dr Lahane […]

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Eating nuts linked with reduced heart disease risk for diabetic patients 

Diabetics who ate at least five 28-gram (one-ounce) servings of nuts a week were 17 percent less likely to develop heart disease than people with diabetes who had no more than one serving of nuts weekly, the study found. Even just one serving of nuts might still be good for the heart, however. For people […]

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Habit change is key to success for weight loss, finds study

McGill University researchers think so: they report significant results -up to 10% of body-mass loss with this approach. Bärbel Knäuper, Steven Grover and their team worked with nearly 200 overweight participants (both men and women) using cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) in a year-long program to achieve greater weight loss in a group setting. Their results […]

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Just one high-fat meal can set the stage for heart disease

Just four hours after consuming a milkshake made with whole milk, heavy whipping cream and ice cream, healthy young men also had blood vessels less able to relax and an immune response similar to one provoked by an infection, the team of researchers reported. While the dramatic, unhealthy shift was likely temporary in these healthy […]

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How to juggle fasting, feasting and yet manage diabetes this festive season

How to juggle fasting, feasting and yet manage diabetes this festive season

Festivals in India are mostly associated with fasts and feasts whether it is Navaratri followed by Dussehra and Diwali or Ramzan followed by Eid. Festivals include rituals which involve fasting, as well as visiting friends and relatives which involve feasts. Markets are filled with sweets, and other food items which are rich in fat, sugar […]

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