#WorldDiabetesDay: Diabetes is not a solitary illness, but a family affair

Most 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 […]

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Women transitioning to menopause have an increased risk of metabolic syndrome

The 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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Healthy diets linked to better outcomes in colorectal cancer, finds study

There 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 […]

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Obesity speeds up the start of puberty in boys, study finds

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 […]

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7 nutritionists share the one food they include in their daily diet

7 nutritionists share the one food they include in their daily diet

What’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 […]

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

‘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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Omega-6 consumption could lower type 2 diabetes risk by 35 per cent

Omega-6 consumption could lower type 2 diabetes risk by 35 per cent

From an analysis of almost 40,000 adults across 20 studies, researchers found that people who had higher blood levels of linoleic acid, a main form of omega-6, were less likely to develop type 2 diabetes than those with lower levels of the fatty acid. Study co-author Dr Jason Wu, of the George Institute for Global […]

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Eating ‘ultra-processed’ foods linked to increased cancer risk

A link between highly processed foods and cancer has been suggested by French researchers. They classified foods including cakes, chicken nuggets and mass-produced bread as “ultra-processed”. A study of 105,000 people hinted the more of such foods people ate, the greater their risk of cancer. A lot of caution is being expressed about the study, […]

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