Vegetable oils can be ruining your health, here’s why you should avoid them

Vegetable oils are widely used by consumers across the world but the products have been linked to a number of health problems, including heart disease, diabetes, obesity and cancer

Vegetable oils can be ruining your health, here’s why you should avoid themWhen people hear about vegetable oil, many would immediately think about its plant-based health benefits. It has been one of the widely used cooking oils around the world. Vegetable oil comes from different plants, including canola, coconut, corn, olive, palm, safflower, soybean and sunflower. Consumers opt for this product because of widespread availability and lower […]

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 […]

More years of childhood education may reduce adult heart disease risk, finds study

State policies requiring children to attend additional years of school may result in a reduced risk for heart disease and improvements in several cardiovascular risk factors in adulthood, according to a study by researchers at UC San Francisco and Stanford University

More years of childhood education may reduce adult heart disease risk, finds studyIn the study, the researchers conducted a natural experiment by evaluating state compulsory schooling laws, which legislate the number of years children must attend school. From two large, national surveys conducted from 1971 to 2012, they identified more than 75,000 people born from 1900 to 1950, when states required children to attend school between 0 […]

Walnuts can reduce risk of colon cancer by impacting gut microbiome

Diets rich in nuts, such as walnuts, have been shown to play a role in heart health and in reducing colorectal cancer. According to a new study from the University of Illinois, the way walnuts impact the gut microbiome—the collection of trillions of microbes or bacteria in the gastrointestinal tract—may be behind some of those health benefits

Walnuts can reduce risk of colon cancer by impacting gut microbiomeWalnuts are just one in a line foods that contain dietary fibre and have interested scientists for their impact on the microbiome and health. Dietary fibre acts as a food source for gut microbiota, helping the bacteria to do their jobs—breaking down complex foods, providing us nutrients, or helping us feel full, for example. Fruits, […]

Can heart patients run a marathon safely?

An Indian dies of a heart attack every 33 seconds. Surprisingly, in the last few years recreational running is gaining popularity. We are determined to make running more of a lifestyle improvement, in order to benefit not only our physical body but also our heart

Can heart patients run a marathon safely?“As every runner knows, running is about more than just putting one foot in front of the other; it is about our lifestyle and who we are.”- Joan Benoit In 2004, when Mumbai marathon first began, the bookings were open till the day before the event. This year, the spots were filled 6 months in […]

Too much ‘good cholesterol’ may not be so good for your health

Wockhardt Hospitals, South Mumbai conducted a study to check link between cholesterol and heart diseases. The study reveals over 30 % of people on higher risk of heart disease in Mumbai

Too much ‘good cholesterol’ may not be so good for your healthAs a part of corporate social initiatives, Wockhardt Hospitals, Mumbai Central, has conducted over 1000 health check-up camps covering the different parts of the city – South Mumbai, Central, and Western Mumbai. It included various housing societies and private and government corporate firms over a period of two years (2016-2018). Eating habits and other lifestyle […]

Decrease your cholesterol to reduce your risk of heart disease 

Raised total cholesterol is a major cause of disease burden in both the developed and developing countries as a risk factor for ischemic heart disease and stroke

Decrease your cholesterol to reduce your risk of heart disease Cholesterol is a waxy, fat-like substance that’s found in all cells of the body, according to the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. It comes from the food you eat, but what happens if you consume too much? Well, it will build up in the bloodstream, which results in clogged arteries. High cholesterol is a […]

Coconut oil is unhealthy, says new study

Eating a diet high in saturated fat can raise the level of "bad" (LDL) cholesterol in the blood, which, in turn, may clog the arteries and increase the risk of heart disease and stroke. Some claim that the mixture of fats in coconut oil still make it a healthy option, but the AHA says there is no good-quality evidence for this

Coconut oil is unhealthy, says new studyCoconut oil is as unhealthy as beef dripping and butter, say US heart experts It is packed with saturated fat which can raise “bad” cholesterol, says the American Heart Association in updated advice. Coconut oil is commonly sold as a health food and some claim the fat in it may be better for us than […]