Cheese consumption can help control blood sugar

Cheese consumption can help control blood sugar, finds study

Pre-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 […]

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Lifestyle changes to reduce the risk of gout attacks

In 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 […]

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

A 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, […]

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

While 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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#WomensDay: Healthy Heart tips for women

Our 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 […]

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

New 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 […]

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

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

Every 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 […]

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