“Eat seasonal, local and regional”

#WorldFoodDay: ‘Eat seasonal, local and regional food’

Prehabilitation is necessary as I see rise in a number of cases of the youngsters having hypertension and diabetes. So, to combat these diseases, one has to make healthy lifestyle modifications. Prehabilitation is related to diet (ahar), physical activity (vihar) and sleep (nidra). While talking about diet, these are few questions that on should keep […]

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Healthy eating habits tied to reduced risk of developing liver disease

Researchers focused on what’s known as non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFDL), which is usually associated with obesity and certain eating habits. While dietary changes are recommended to treat this type of liver disease, research to date hasn’t clearly demonstrated whether these changes can work for prevention. For the current study, researchers examined data from dietary […]

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FSSAI to bring in regulation limiting trans-fats with help of FSSR amendment

The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India, in order to strengthen its fight against trans-fats and limiting its percentage in food products, has decided to put forth a regulation through an amendment in the Food Safety and Standards (Prohibition and Restriction on Sales) Regulations, 2019. Earlier, this was a voluntary provision, but with the […]

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Getting your protein from plants may help you live longer, says study

Researchers prospectively followed 70,696 Japanese men and women, average age 55, for an average of 18 years. All had completed detailed health and diet questionnaires, and none had a history of cancer or cardiovascular disease at the start. There were 12,381 deaths over the period. After adjusting for age, sex, smoking, fat intake, body mass […]

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#FitIndiaMovement: Simple living and healthy eating is Dr TP Lahane’s fitness mantra

Dr TP Lahane, the Joint director of Directorate of Medical Education and Research (DMER), needs no introduction. He is a ray of hope for many patients and a perfect role model for the budding doctors. Dr Lahane believes in simple living and healthy eating and makes sure that he practises what he preaches. Dr Lahane […]

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Do packaged fruit juices pose a health risk to children?

In view of easy availability and increasing trend of consumption of fast foods and sugar-sweetened beverages (fruit juices and drinks, carbonated drinks, energy drinks) in Indian children, and their association with increasing obesity and related non-communicable diseases, there is a need to develop guidelines related to consumption of foods and drinks that have the potential […]

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Consuming a healthy diet can help prevent asthma symptoms

From a lower cancer risk to reduced weight and better cardiometabolic health, a better mood, and improved cognition, the benefits of a healthful diet are numerous. New research adds improved respiratory health to the list. According to a new study led by Roland Andrianasolo, from the Nutritional Epidemiology Research Team at INSERM – or the […]

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Here’s how to teach kids about food habits in an interactive way

Most families these days rarely get a chance to sit down and savour a homemade meal on a daily basis due to busy schedules to get all the work done. A child’s diet is inconvenienced due to lack of proper preparation or consuming a lot of takeout/ready-to-eat food, which can be unhealthy. This tends to […]

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Rapid weight gain in childhood can affects heart health in teenagers, finds study

Excessive weight gain in children under two years can lead to cardiovascular and metabolic risk factors in teenage years including increased cholesterol, being overweight and having fat around the middle, finds new research from the University of Sydney. Obesity and cardiovascular risk factors in childhood and adolescence are associated with increased risk of cardiovascular disease […]

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