Shocking reasons behind your constant feelings of hunger

Hunger is the body’s way of telling you that you already burned your last meal and you now need the next batch of food for energy. Food is important to support numerous processes in the body to stay healthy and well-functioning. But what if you fail to manage your hunger?

Shocking reasons behind your constant feelings of hungerExcessive hunger is not just a sign that the body needs more food. It could also be an effect of health problems or an unhealthy lifestyle. It is important to manage hunger to maintain weight and avoid conditions linked to sudden weight gain or lack of nutrition. You have to eat on time and with […]

Can eating nuts lower fatal stroke risk?

A steady diet of nuts can reduce the risk of death from cardiovascular disease

Can eating nuts lower fatal stroke risk?A study presented at the on-going ESC Congress 2019 in Paris, France suggests eating nuts at least twice a week is associated with a 17 per cent lower risk of death from cardiovascular disease (CVD). ESC is the world’s largest cardiovascular conference. This study, which took place in Iran, examined the association between nut consumption […]

Cardiac arrest prevention tips: Know about the best strategies to keep heart healthy

Scared of developing cardiac arrest? Here’s how to keep your heart healthy

Cardiac arrest prevention tips: Know about the best strategies to keep heart healthySudden cardiac arrest (SCA) is an unforgiving condition that doesn’t choose its victims, whether they’re children or adults. It’s not modest either, taking the lives of around 200,000 teens and children on a yearly level, according to statistics. However, there is hope to be found, since these deaths can be prevented if you learn to […]

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 […]

Heart problems may hasten cognitive decline, reveals new study

Adults with clogged arteries carrying blood to the heart may be more prone to cognitive decline than their counterparts without such cardiac problems, a study suggests

Heart problems may hasten cognitive decline, reveals new studyThis was true whether patients had suffered a heart attack or they had angina, which is the term for chest pains caused by reduced blood flow to the heart. For about 12 years, researchers followed 7,888 adults, starting when they were 62 years old on average. At the start, none of them had a history […]

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, […]

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 […]
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