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 […]

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 […]

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 […]
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