Is the new ‘fasting’ diet trend healthy?

Fasting is nothing new. For a month every year, practising Muslims celebrate Ramadan by fasting from sunrise to sunset, and it’s a part of many other major religious traditions. But is it healthy and effective to restrict eating or fast on a regular basis?

Is the new ‘fasting’ diet trend healthy?Tipping the scales at 105 kgs, Charles Joy realised he needed to make some changes. The 28-year-old Louisville, Kentucky, native already had tried many diet plans to varying degrees of success. In 2013, he lost more than 45 kilos through exercise and diet. But afterward, his weight slowly began to creep back up. In 2017, […]

#WorldKidneyDay: Kidney – a neglected organ in diabetes 

Dr Pradeep Gadge, a Diabetologist, Gadge Diabetes Centre, shares why Kidney should not be neglected in a diabetic patient

#WorldKidneyDay: Kidney – a neglected organ in diabetes What are kidneys? The kidneys are bean-shaped organs located near the middle of the back, just below the rib cage with one on each side of the spine. Kidneys are responsible for many essential regulatory roles, including filtering the blood to keep it clean and chemically balanced and erythropoietin hormone production. One of the most […]

Including red raspberries in the diet can help people with pre-diabetes

A study released today from the Illinois Institute of Technology shows the benefits of including red raspberries in the diet of individuals with pre-diabetes and insulin resistance

Including red raspberries in the diet can help people with pre-diabetesThe study, published in obesity, investigated the effects of red raspberries in a group of people at-risk for diabetes who were overweight or obese and presented with prediabetes and insulin resistance. A metabolically healthy control group was also included in the study for reference. Using a randomised, controlled, acute study design, 32 adults between the […]

Excess meat consumption tied to higher risk of liver disease, finds study

People who eat a lot of animal protein may be more likely to have excessive fat in their livers and a higher risk of liver disease than individuals whose main source of protein is vegetables, a Dutch study suggests

Excess meat consumption tied to higher risk of liver disease, finds studyWhile 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. Researchers focused on what’s known as non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), which is usually associated with obesity and certain eating habits. Overweight people who ate the most animal protein were […]

Following a keto diet may raise your risk of having type 2 diabetes risk

New research published in the Journal of Physiology indicates that ketogenic diets, which are low carbohydrate high fat eating plans that are known to lead to weight loss, may cause an increased risk of Type 2 diabetes in the early stage of the diet

Following a keto diet may raise your risk of having type 2 diabetes riskBy finding a link to a condition that raises the risk of type 2 diabetes; new research questions the health benefits of ketogenic diets. Ketogenic diets are low-carbohydrate, high-fat diets that have been shown to reduce weight. They change metabolism so that energy comes from fat instead of sugar. When researchers in Switzerland examined what […]

World Chocolate Day: Fertility inducing benefits of dark chocolate

World chocolate day is celebrated every year on July 7.  When consumed in large amounts and frequently chocolate will cause weight gain, consumed in moderation and the right kind of chocolate certainly has unique health benefits

World Chocolate Day: Fertility inducing benefits of dark chocolateAccording to experts, dark chocolate is beneficial for overall health as it is packed with antioxidants and contains various essential nutrients. Dr Rajalaxmi Walavalakar, shares some scientifically proven fertility inducing benefits of dark chocolate: For enhancing chances of conception Arginine, one of the vitamins found in dark chocolate is a building block of the chemical […]

High intake of salt can increase diabetes risk, says study

The researchers found that each extra gram of sodium (or 2.5 grams of salt) per day was linked to a 43 per cent higher risk of type 2 diabetes. It was noted that the people who fell within the high consumption category were at a 58 per cent higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes than the individuals in the low consumption group

High intake of salt can increase diabetes risk, says studyDiabetes is a major cause of blindness, kidney failure, heart attacks, stroke and lower limb amputation.Almost half of all deaths attributable to high blood glucose occur before the age of 70 years. WHO projects that diabetes will be the seventh leading cause of death in 2030. Diabetes prevalence has been rising more rapidly in middle- […]

‘Fitness and healthy diet can reverse type 2 diabetes’

‘Freedom from Diabetes’, a Pune-based foundation which works to create awareness on diabetes related issues will be organising a special workshop all over the state as part of its diabetes-free Maharashtra campaign. The workshop aims to educate people on how discipline about fitness and diet can reverse type 2 diabetes

‘Fitness and healthy diet can reverse type 2 diabetes’In type 2 diabetes, the body does not produce enough insulin for proper function, or the cells in the body do not react to insulin (insulin resistance). The type 2 diabetics need to eat healthily, be physically active, and test their blood glucose. They may also need to take oral medication, and/or insulin to control […]

Diabetes drug offers promising results for Alzheimer’s treatment

Triple receptor drugs, originally developed to treat type 2 diabetes, were tested on mice with severe nerve cell degeneration and scientists found their learning and memory formation were much improved by the drug

Diabetes drug offers promising results for Alzheimer’s treatmentA drug developed for type 2 diabetes has “significantly reversed memory loss” in mice with Alzheimer’s disease, and researchers now want to test it on humans. The treatment is exciting for scientists because it works by protecting the brain cells attacked by Alzheimer’s disease in three separate ways, rather than relying on a single approach. […]

‘Obesity control will have only a limited success in preventing type 2 diabetes’

Milind Watve, professor at IISER, Pune, has gone through 63 studies which analyses causes for insulin resistance. The statistical analysis of these studies shows that there only in 10 per cent of the cases obesity was the primary cause for developing insulin resistance. Research needs to be focused on the other possible causes of insulin resistance, he added

‘Obesity control will have only a limited success in preventing type 2 diabetes’When obesity is believed to be major cause of insulin resistance, scientist at Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER) has shown, how, many other obesity independent factors also affect insulin resistance and obesity is not the primary cause. Milind Watve, professor at IISER, Pune, said, “There are many obesity independent signals which affect […]