Want to lose weight? Sip these 5 bedtime beverages

While you probably know that having caffeine and sugar too close to bedtime can mess with your sleep, other nutrients can actually help you build muscle, improve your blood sugar stability, and burn fat

Want to lose weight? Sip these 5 bedtime beveragesThere’s not much worse than a night of tossing and turning in the sack. After all, poor sleep is intricately tied to weight gain, skewed hormone levels, next-day munchies, and blood sugar and insulin issues, says Bridget Murphy, R.D.N., C.D.N., at NYU Langone Medical Center. To score some quality shuteye, you’ve got to be careful […]

Even 1 extra kilo of deep belly fat can increase diabetes risk in women, reveals study

Though excess body fat is a known risk for many metabolic conditions, including type 2 diabetes, recent research has been gathering evidence to show that the amount of body fat is not the only factor that contributes to risk

Even 1 extra kilo of deep belly fat can increase diabetes risk in women, reveals studyResearchers already know that excess body fat can increase the risk of diabetes, but a new study shows that one form of fat, in particular – the ‘invisible’ one that accumulates around organs and intestines – can heighten this risk more than seven times, at least in women. Now, research from Uppsala University in Sweden […]

Cocoa shells may help prevent obesity-induced insulin resistance, finds study

Obesity alters cells in ways that can lead to long-term health problems. Examples of obesity-induced cell changes include inflammation and damage to metabolic functions, such as the ability to use insulin and make energy

Cocoa shells may help prevent obesity-induced insulin resistance, finds studyNow, new research from the University of Illinois at Urbana‐Champaign and other institutions has shown that extract of cocoa bean shells contains three compounds that could potentially reduce or prevent some of these cell changes. Cocoa, green tea, and coffee also contain the same three compounds, which are: protocatechuic acid, epicatechin, and procyanidin B2. A […]

Find out if obesity is caused due to overeating or stress

New research says though causes obesity are not fully understood, stress may have a part to play. Also, genes may explain why some people are obese and healthy, while others develop diabetes and heart disease

Find out if obesity is caused due to overeating or stressDoes stress make you fat, even if you don’t overeat? That is the question researchers from UCL have been trying to answer by giving volunteers of different shapes and sizes a haircut and measuring levels of the stress hormone cortisol in their hair. Long-term stress raises cortisol levels, and the researchers found that the larger […]

Public health experts urge Bollywood celebs and cricketers to not endorse junk food

The Indian television and newspapers bombard people with the advertising of such unhealthy foods. Children are easily influenced and are lured in by such advertisements, plus the added ‘star’ factor lets children believe that the product they are consuming is good for them as it ‘normalises’ the usage of that product

Public health experts urge Bollywood celebs and cricketers to not endorse junk foodPublic health experts in India have urged celebrities to stop endorsing food products that contain high sugar, fat, and salt. Nutrition Advocacy in Public Interest (NAPI), a body formed by eminent doctors has written a letter to Bollywood personalities. Doctors have also sent the letter to the Union Health Ministry and NITI Aayog. Childhood obesity […]

Excess body fat tied to fatal prostate cancers, reveals study

Many studies have found that obesity is associated with an increased risk for prostate cancer. Now a new study suggests that the degree of risk may depend on where in the body the fat is. Fat in the thighs and abdomen was associated with advanced prostate cancer

Excess body fat tied to fatal prostate cancers, reveals studyMany studies have found that obesity is associated with an increased risk for prostate cancer. Now a new study suggests that the degree of risk may depend on where in the body the fat is. Fat in the thighs and abdomen was associated with advanced prostate cancers. The report, in the journal Cancer, included 1,832 Icelandic […]

What is a calorie and why does it matter to your diet?

The concept is often spoken of as if calories are a measure of an amount of food, but of course they are not — two portions of food that take up the same space could have different calorie counts

What is a calorie and why does it matter to your diet?When people talk about dieting and healthy eating, they usually talk about calories: how many you should have in one day, or with each meal, or for every hour of exercise. But what are calories really? The concept is often spoken of as if calories are a measure of an amount of food, but of […]

7 easy ways to live diabetes-free life

A large proportion of diabetes cases are preventable. Simple lifestyle chabnges have been be effective in preventing or delaying the onset of type 2 diabetes. Maintaining normal body weight, engaging in regular physical activity, and eating a healthy diet can reduce the risk of diabetes

7 easy ways to live diabetes-free lifeDiabetes is one of the most common lifestyle diseases in the world. India is among the top three countries with about 64.5 million people affected by diabetes till last year. Moreover, it has been predicted that diabetes will be the 7th largest killer in the world by 2030. A large proportion of diabetes cases are […]

10 reasons why belly fat is the most stubborn fat on our body

Your body does have some built in protections and an inclination to preserve energy levels at all times.  If you lose a lot of weight quickly, your body will respond by slowing down your resting energy use and make less energy available for you to use for extra activities

10 reasons why belly fat is the most stubborn fat on our bodyWhy is belly fat the most difficult, and last, fat to go? Belly fat is not necessarily the most difficult and last fat to burn on the body – it depends on the person. Generally speaking, it’s not usually more difficult to get rid of, it just seems that way because it takes so long. […]

Protein released from fat in after exercise plays vital role in improving health

Exercise training causes dramatic changes to fat. Additionally, this ‘trained’ fat releases beneficial factors into the bloodstream

Protein released from fat in after exercise plays vital role in improving healthAfter performing experiments in both humans and mice, the researchers found that exercise training causes dramatic changes to fat. Additionally, they discovered that this ‘trained’ fat releases factors into the bloodstream that can have positive effects on health. The study was published online February 11, 2019, in Nature Metabolism. It’s known that fat cells secrete […]
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