Lifestyle changes to reduce the risk of gout attacks

Lifestyle measures, such as dietary changes, can help lower levels of uric acid, the chemical that deposits in joints and causes gout. However, for most people, changes in diet alone are not enough to prevent gout. To reduce uric acid levels enough to stop attacks, medication is usually needed. Still making changes in what you eat can lead to fewer gouty flares

Lifestyle changes to reduce the risk of gout attacksIn the past, doctors often handed their patients a list of foods high in purines and instructed them not to eat those foods. By itself, that hasn’t been shown to be particularly helpful. More recently, experts have begun thinking about diet differently. Instead of trying to figure out which individual foods you should avoid, the […]

Consuming a healthy diet slashes breast cancer death risk in older women

A balanced, low-fat diet significantly lowers the risk of dying from breast cancer in postmenopausal women, according to new long-term data from the Women’s Health Initiative (WHI) Dietary Modification trial

Consuming a healthy diet slashes breast cancer death risk  in older women“Ours is the first randomised, controlled trial to prove that a healthy diet can reduce the risk of death from breast cancer. The balanced diet we designed is one of moderation, and after nearly 20 years of follow-up, the health benefits are still accruing,” lead investigator Dr Rowan Chlebowski from Harbor-UCLA Medical Center in Torrance, […]

Diet for lactating mothers

Breast feeding moms; know what you should be eating to help boost your breast milk production

Diet for lactating mothersLactation period refers to the duration when the mother breastfeeds her child. A nutritious dietary intake is therefore important. The food intake should be such that it meets the mother’s nutritional requirements, besides ensuring adequate milk production for the baby.  You can achieve it by following these simple value additions to you daily diet, let’s […]

Following a healthy diet helps older men maintain physical function, finds study

A person’s ability to maintain independence and to physically care for themselves is an essential part of healthy ageing. But few studies have examined how a person’s diet may allow some ageing people to maintain physical function - basic everyday tasks like bathing, getting dressed, carrying groceries or walking up a flight of stairs - while others’ abilities diminish

Following a healthy diet helps older men maintain physical function, finds studyA new study by investigators from Brigham and Women’s Hospital examines the role of a healthy diet and finds that this highly modifiable factor can have a large influence on maintaining physical function, lowering the likelihood of developing physical impairment by approximately 25 per cent. The team’s findings are published in the Journal of Nutrition, […]

Cheese consumption can help control blood sugar, finds study

Cheese’s high fat content has made it a dietary culprit in the minds of many people, but a new University of Alberta study funded by Dairy Farmers of Canada (C.B.C.) shows it helps control blood sugar levels

Cheese consumption can help control blood sugar, finds studyPre-diabetic rats that ate both low-fat and regular cheese showed improved levels of blood sugar, which may be promising for people who enjoy nibbling their cheddar but are worried about the fat content. “It suggests that eating cheese doesn’t make things worse and may in fact make things better in terms of cardiovascular disease or […]

Diabetes in pregnancy linked to future heart disease risk, finds study

Women with pregnancy-related diabetes are at higher risk for developing cardiovascular disease in the decade after childbirth, a research review suggests

Diabetes in pregnancy linked to future heart disease risk, finds studyWhile so-called gestational diabetes has long been linked to an increased risk of heart disease later in life, some previous research suggests this risk may depend on whether the condition evolves into type 2 diabetes that persists after delivery. Researchers examined data from nine previous studies with almost 5.4 million mothers. Overall, about 8,000 women […]

Genital rash: Causes and treatment

There are many possible causes for a genital rash, ranging from infections that are treatable to a sexually transmitted disease, allergies, and autoimmune disorders

Genital rash: Causes and treatmentA genital rash is a skin symptom that can be caused by a number of health problems and can occur on any part of the male or female genital area. Rashes are normally reddish in color, may be painful or itchy, and may include bumps or sores. If you experience any skin rash that you […]

#WomensDay: Healthy Heart tips for women

Dr. Santoshkumar Dora, Senior Cardiologist, Asian Heart Institute explains the uncommon symptoms and causes of heart attack among women.

#WomensDay: Healthy Heart tips for womenOur heart works continuously for us, without taking any breaks. Therefore, a healthy lifestyle comprising of a good diet and regular exercise is vital for a healthy heart. While chest pain and breathlessness are common symptoms of a cardiac disorder, other symptoms are palpitation, giddiness, syncope, undue fatigue with minimal exertion, swelling in the legs. The […]

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

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 sclerosis, finds studyNew 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 […]

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 […]
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