Do you want to improve your mood? Then it’s time to quit junk food

Research suggests that while healthy diets can reduce the risk or severity of depression, unhealthy diets may increase the risk

Do you want to improve your mood? Then it’s time to quit junk foodWorldwide, more than 300 million people live with depression. Without effective treatment, the condition can make it difficult to work and maintain relationships with family and friends. Depression can cause sleep problems, difficulty concentrating, and a lack of interest in activities that are usually pleasurable. At its most extreme, it can lead to suicide. Depression […]

7 nutrition tips to help achieve your ‘New Year’s Resolution’

Minal Shah, a Senior Nutrition Therapist, Fortis Hospital, Mulund, shares how with a few simple tips one can be healthy and can follow their better fitness's resolution

7 nutrition tips to help achieve your ‘New Year’s Resolution’Many people find themselves at a crossroad when it comes to following their New Year’s resolution which aims at better fitness. A healthier diet and fit lifestyle are on the top of many people’s resolution list; however, sticking to the resolution after holidays can be tough! Greasy food, holiday sweets and consumption of alcohol can […]

When it comes to weight loss, diet is more important than exercise

The new year is here, and many people have made a resolution to lose weight. But experts say when it comes to reducing the pounds, diet is far more important than exercise

When it comes to weight loss, diet is more important than exerciseEvery January, one of the top New Year’s resolutions is to lose weight. And if you’re looking to be successful, there’s something you should know: Diet is far more important than exercise – by a long shot. An investigator for the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases says the average person burns […]

#WorldDiabetesDay: Diabetes is not a solitary illness, but a family affair

Early diagnosis and subsequent treatment will help to reduce the disease burden of diabetes. Around 80% cases of type 2 diabetes can be prevented by adopting a healthy lifestyle. When a family eats healthy meals and exercises together, all family members can benefit from it

#WorldDiabetesDay: Diabetes is not a solitary illness, but a family affairMost people think of diabetes as only a disease with high blood sugar. While that’s true, it is also important to know that uncontrolled high blood sugar increases the risk of developing a number of serious health problems such as heart disease, blindness, kidney failure. A lot of diabetes patients even lose their foot due […]

Consuming too much salt can cause inflammation in patients with multiple sclerosis

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an autoimmune disorder in which the body’s immune system destroys the protective coating around neurons called myelin

Consuming too much salt can cause inflammation in patients with multiple sclerosisNew research, published in the journal Nature Immunology, now shows how a high intake of salt may cause inflammation in multiple sclerosis. Generally, women are at a higher risk of developing the condition than men. While researchers do not yet know what causes MS, an interplay between genetic predisposition and environmental factors is likely to […]

Women transitioning to menopause have an increased risk of metabolic syndrome

Healthy food, exercise potentially impede metabolic syndrome. New research has indicated the advantages of these two for post-menopausal women

Women transitioning to menopause have an increased risk of metabolic syndromeThe research, disclosed in the Endocrine Society’s Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, said that both healthy diet and exercise are crucial to a healthy transition to menopause for middle-aged women and these may help bring down their risks of type 2 diabetes and heart infections. Metabolic syndrome describes a cluster of risk factors that […]

Healthy diets linked to better outcomes in colorectal cancer, finds study

Colorectal cancer patients who followed healthy diets had a lower risk of death from colorectal cancer and all causes, even those who improved their diets after being diagnosed, according to a new American Cancer Society study

Healthy diets linked to better outcomes in colorectal cancer, finds studyThere are more than 1.4 million colorectal cancer (CRC) survivors in the United States. Previous studies have suggested a strong influence of diet quality in disease outcomes, and that some pre- and post-diagnosis dietary components are related to survival in men and women with CRC. But studies of dietary patterns to assess overall diet quality […]

Obesity and aesthetics: Risk factors of being overweight

Dr Sharad Sharma, a Laparoscopic and Bariatric Surgeon, Hiranandani Hospital, Vashi, shares the various risks of being overweight and how to identify the signs of obesity

Obesity and aesthetics: Risk factors of being overweightIn observance of World Obesity Day on October 11, it is crucial to understand the rising cause of obesity, and how important it is to get oneself checked in time to avoid increasing morbidity in the future. Obesity can be divided into three categories, i.e., overweight, obese, and morbid obesity. As the number of overweight […]

Mothers who have a healthy lifestyle can lower obesity risk in kids

A mother’s example could be instrumental in a child maintaining a healthy weight, suggests new research published in The BMJ

Mothers who have a healthy lifestyle can lower obesity risk in kids“Living a healthy lifestyle can not only help adults to improve their health and reduce their risk of developing chronic diseases, but also can exert health benefits to their offspring,”said Dr Qi Sun from Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health, Boston. Mothers have a powerful influence over their children’s lifestyle choices, but it’s […]

7 nutritionists share the one food they include in their daily diet

Recent research from the Cornell Food and Brand Lab found that we typically make more than 200 food-related choices a day. So what foods should be regulars in your meal series? Here, seven nutritionists share the one food they eat pretty much every single day

7 nutritionists share the one food they include in their daily dietWhat’s for dinner? What about breakfast? Lunch? Pre-workout fuel? Midnight snack? Every day, you make hundreds of decisions about what to eat and drink. Yes, really: Recent research from the Cornell Food and Brand Lab found that we typically make more than 200 food-related choices a day—holy hoagie! And while variety is important when deciding […]
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