Seed oils are better for cholesterol than olive oil, reveals study

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), heart disease and stroke are the biggest killers worldwide and have been so for 15 years. In 2016, 15.2 million people died because of these cardiovascular diseases

Seed oils are better for cholesterol than olive oil, reveals study  Dr Lukas Schwingshackl — from the German Institute of Human Nutrition Potsdam-Rehbruecke — led the new study. This study was the first to carry out an analysis that allows the impact of several oils and solid fats on blood lipids to be assessed in a single model. Many have compared the effect of replacing […]

Eating one egg a day can lower your risk of type 2 diabetes

Eggs are controversial for diabetes because they are high in cholesterol. But they also offer plenty of nutritional benefit that help to lower risk and stabilise those who have the disease. A new study controversially suggests one egg a day is the ideal amount. Current guidelines suggest capping your intake at three a week

Eating one egg a day can lower your risk of type 2 diabetesConsumption of one egg every day seems to associate with a blood metabolite profile that is related to a lower risk of type 2 diabetes, a new study conducted in the University of Eastern Finland shows. The findings were published in Molecular Nutrition and Food Research. Eggs remain one of the most controversial food items. […]

Black carbon from traffic exhaust can increase the risk of stroke

As the number of vehicles on roads is on a rise, so is the traffic. And this can elevate an individuals’ risk of getting a stroke even in low-pollution environments! Results of a new study are revealing more about the impact of exhaust from gas and diesel engines on a person’s future risk of stroke

Black carbon from traffic exhaust can increase the risk of strokeThe study, which was carried out by a team of investigators from the Karolinska Institutet in Sweden, has established a link between long-term exposure to particulate matter (PM) from black carbon as a result from traffic exhaust and an increased risk of stroke, even in residential areas. The researchers came to this conclusion after investigating […]

Diabetes during or before pregnancy tied to early heart disease risk in children

Children of mothers with diabetes have increased rates of early-onset cardiovascular disease or CVD (conditions affecting the heart or blood vessels) from childhood up to the age of 40, finds a study from Denmark published by The BMJ on December 4

Diabetes during or before pregnancy tied to early heart disease risk in childrenThe increased rates were more pronounced among children of mothers with a history of CVD or diabetic complications. If this association is shown to be causal, preventing, screening, and treating diabetes in women of childbearing age could be important not only for improving the health of the women but also for reducing long term risks […]

Breast milk may help prevent heart disease in premature babies

Breast milk could play a vital role in preventing heart disease in prematurely born infants, Irish researchers have found. One of the long-term health complications for premature babies is unique heart characteristics later in life

Breast milk may help prevent heart disease in premature babies  Early use of breast milk could play a ‘vital role’ in preventing heart disease in prematurely born infants, according to research by the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI) and the Rotunda Hospital. One of the long-term health complications that young adults who were born prematurely may have is unique heart characteristics. These […]

Screen time plus snacking increases of heart disease and diabetes in teens

Those who spent six or more hours a day in front of screens were 71 per cent more likely to have metabolic syndrome compared with those who spent less time in front of screens. However, the heightened risk was only seen in those who reported usually eating snacks in front of screens

Screen time plus snacking increases of heart disease and diabetes in teensIt’s no secret that shovelling snacks in our mouths while blobbing in front of a screen is unhealthy, but now science has armed us with hard evidence we can throw at our teens for what they are doing to their bodies. Teens who sit for hours watching TV, using the computer or playing video games […]

Can eating legumes help improve heart health?

Consuming beans, lentils, peas, and other legumes reduces the risk for cardiovascular disease, coronary heart disease, and high blood pressure, according to a review published in Advances in Nutrition

Can eating legumes help improve heart health?The authors of a recent review in Advances In Nutrition wanted to understand how legumes, which include beans, peas, and lentils, affect heart health. In particular, they focused on cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk and CVD mortality. CVD includes coronary heart disease, myocardial infarction, and stroke. They also investigated legume consumption in relation to diabetes, hypertension, […]

Your dental health could provide clues about your overall health

Taking care of our dental health is something we all do but did you know that maintaining it can also help affect our overall health?

Your dental health could provide clues about your overall healthLooking after our dental health should be no surprise for many since it’s one of the most basic lessons in hygiene that we learn early in our lives. This means that we should brush our teeth at least twice a day, floss as much as we can (preferably after every meal) and going to the […]

Sleep problems in teenagers reversed in just one week by limiting screen use

Sleep in teenagers can be improved by just one week of limiting their evening exposure to light-emitting screens on phones, tablets and computers, according to findings to be presented in Lyon, at the European Society of Endocrinology annual meeting, ECE 2019

Sleep problems in teenagers reversed in just one week by limiting screen useThe study indicates that by simply limiting their exposure to blue-light emitting devices in the evening, adolescents can improve their sleep quality and reduce symptoms of fatigue, lack of concentration and bad mood, after just one week. Recent studies have indicated that exposure to too much evening light, particularly the blue light emitted from screens […]

Know about the surprising health benefits of lady’s finger

Eating your greens has always been the number one advice if you want to be physically strong and fit. However, with so many options to choose from, how can you find the right vegetable that is able to bring you numerous health benefits?

Know about the surprising health benefits of lady’s fingerWell, you may be taken aback by the name of this vegetable, but okra is actually called “Lady’s Finger.” The name derives from its aesthetic. Nevertheless, it comes in two particular colours that is red and green. Don’t worry. Both taste the same. In fact, red okra simply turns green when they are cooked. We […]
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