5 natural ways to balance your hormones for a healthier life

Do you know the natural ways to balance your hormones ? Our bodies are fragile ecosystems that have to be maintained properly. The things we eat and our good and bad habits all affect our general well-being, including our hormone levels. And those levels are important — raging hormones are just as dangerous as lacklustre […]

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Conquering mountains: How a 22-year-old never let diabetes get the better of him

Scaling peaks: How a 22-year-old conquered diabetes one mountain at a time

Eshaan Shevate is the youngest Indian with type 1 diabetes to trek along the Inca Trail in the Andes mountains right up to Machu Picchu, Peru. Apart from mountaineering, he is also an accomplished state level swimming champion. Shevate was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at the age of 12. He was his school’s star […]

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Alternate-day fasting associated with weight loss, suggests study

The 60 healthy people in the four-week study were not overweight. Researchers randomly assigned them to either stick to their usual eating habits or switch to alternate-day fasting, with 12 hours of unrestricted food followed by 36 hours of no food. With alternate-day fasting, people reduced weekly calories by 37% on average and shed an […]

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‘Stomach flu’ vaccine prevents type 1 diabetes in children, study finds  

The authors of the current study looked at almost 1.5 million insurance records of American children born after 2001, who were followed for periods ranging from 1 to 16.5 years, depending on their year of birth and registration with the insurance firm. Among completely immunised children, the risk of type 1 diabetes went down by […]

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Comfort food leads to more weight gain during stress, finds study

A team led by Professor Herbert Herzog, Head of the Eating Disorders laboratory at the Garvan Institute of Medical Research, discovered in an animal model that a high-calorie diet, when combined with stress, resulted in more weight gain than the same diet caused in a stress-free environment. The researchers revealed a molecular pathway in the […]

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The body adapts to occasional short-term overeating, reveals study

Overeating has been found to impair blood sugar (glucose) control and insulin levels. A new study suggests that the duration of a bout of overeating can affect how the body adapts glucose and insulin processing when calorie intake increases. The article is published ahead of print in the American Journal of Physiology – Endocrinology and […]

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Eating breakfast every day can lower your risk for type 2 diabetes, suggest study

Low-carb breakfast found beneficial for people struggling with type 2 diabetes

Good thing a new study has found that a low-carbohydrate breakfast is actually the best meal to prepare for people struggling with diabetes. The study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition recommends ditching as much carbs and eating more protein and fat instead. The researchers who conducted the study said that a low-carb, […]

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Skipping breakfast harmful for heart health, says study

Middle-aged adults who routinely skip breakfast are more likely to have clogged heart arteries than those who enjoy a big morning meal, a new study finds. The findings are the latest to link breakfast to better heart health. They suggest that people who eat breakfast, especially a hearty one, are less likely to harbour plaques […]

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