#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 […]

What are the ways to reduce the risk of prostate cancer?

Dr Suresh Bhagat, a Consultant Urologist, SL Raheja Hospital, Mahim, how diet helps men to reduce the risk of prostate cancer

What are the ways to reduce the risk of prostate cancer?The prostate cancer refers to the prevalence of cancerous cells in the prostate gland; this small gland produces a fluid that nourishes the semen. Many studies reveal that 2/ 3 cases of cancer in males above the age of 65, is termed as malignancy of elderly males. In India, prostate cancer is the 3rd most […]

13 healthy and nutritious high-fat foods you must include in your diet

Study evidence clearly show that eating more foods rich in healthful fats like nuts, vegetable oils, and fish have protective effects, particularly for cardiovascular disease. They also help you absorb a host of vitamins, fill you up so you eat less, and taste good

13 healthy and nutritious high-fat foods you must include in your dietWe don’t have to tell you what a disaster the low-fat craze was. We all stopped eating many of our favourite foods thinking they were bad for us (welcome back, eggs and dark chocolate!) and ended up overweight, overly full of refined carbs, and sick. In the 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans, for the first […]

‘Learning to balance your diet is key for a healthy lifestyle’

Diet reflects the sum of food consumed by a person and thus includes the quality and quantity of food intake. The food we consume should work at two levels - first, it should help to maintain a good immune system and second, it should give adequate nourishment to the body and soul. Both these elements are important to lead a healthy and happy life

‘Learning to balance your diet is key for a healthy lifestyle’The word ‘diet’ evokes in most minds a sense of undesirable, tasteless food for rapid weight loss. First, we need to break this false perception to understand the science behind what we eat. Today, in this article we will learn what exactly constitutes a healthy diet and weight loss diet and which of these diets […]
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