Public health experts urge Bollywood celebs and cricketers to not endorse junk food

The Indian television and newspapers bombard people with the advertising of such unhealthy foods. Children are easily influenced and are lured in by such advertisements, plus the added ‘star’ factor lets children believe that the product they are consuming is good for them as it ‘normalises’ the usage of that product

Public health experts urge Bollywood celebs and cricketers to not endorse junk foodPublic health experts in India have urged celebrities to stop endorsing food products that contain high sugar, fat, and salt. Nutrition Advocacy in Public Interest (NAPI), a body formed by eminent doctors has written a letter to Bollywood personalities. Doctors have also sent the letter to the Union Health Ministry and NITI Aayog. Childhood obesity […]

Soon, junk food with high-fat, salt, sugar content to have a ‘healthy message’

The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has drafted a notification with provision of front-of-packaging labelling of high-fat, salty and sugar foods. The draft has been notified for public comments on July 2. This was stated by Ashwini Kumar Choubey, Minister of State (Health and Family Welfare) in a written reply in the Lok Sabha on Friday, July 12

Soon, junk food with high-fat, salt, sugar content to have a ‘healthy message’Unhealthy food choices are contributing to the rise of the obesity crisis among children. Mass awareness programmes are the need of the hour to educate the general public about the dangers that foods with a high-fat, salty and sugary foods pose to the health of children. Keeping this in mind, the formulated a regulation with […]

Seeing greenery helps reduce unhealthy cravings for alcohol, cigarettes and junk food

Being able to see green spaces from your home is associated with reduced cravings for alcohol, cigarettes and harmful foods, new research has shown

Seeing greenery helps reduce unhealthy cravings for alcohol, cigarettes and junk foodThe study, led by the University of Plymouth, is the first to demonstrate that passive exposure to nearby green space is linked to both lower frequencies and strengths of craving. It builds on previous research suggesting exercising in nature can reduce cravings, by demonstrating the same may be true irrespective of physical activity. Researchers say […]

Men who consume junk food at a higher risk of low sperm count, male infertility

Burgers, fries, pizza and high energy drinks impact testicular function in young men, new research suggests. Specifically, the sperm counts for men who typically eat "Western" meals of high-fat foods were 25.6 million lower, on average, than the counts of men noshing on fish, chicken, fruits, vegetables and other more "prudent" foods, a new Harvard study found

Men who consume junk food at a higher risk of low sperm count, male infertilityA new study found that western diets were associated with low sperm count. The findings support prior research indicating that a healthy diet leads to healthy sperm. However, claims that the damage is permanent isn’t proven. According to some reports, eating junk food in adolescence could irreversibly damage sperm. Here’s why you’re reading the alarmist […]

An extra burger meal a day eats the brain away, reveals study

The average person eats many more calories than they did 50 years ago, equivalent to an extra fast-food burger meal every day, which is having devastating results for our brains and waistlines, an ANU health expert warns

An extra burger meal a day eats the brain away, reveals studyProfessor Nicolas Cherbuin, the lead author of new research published in Frontiers in Neuroendocrinology, said brain health can decline much earlier in life than previously thought due, in large part, to a society that promotes unhealthy lifestyle choices. “People are eating away at their brain with a really bad fast-food diet and little-to-no exercise,” said […]

Ban junk food advertisements near schools: FSSAI

The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) is looking to put curbs on advertisement or promotion of unhealthy food not only inside school premises but also in the vicinity of schools

Ban junk food advertisements near schools: FSSAIThe Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has proposed banning advertisements of unhealthy food in and around school premises in an attempt to promote safe and wholesome food among school children, its CEO Pawan Kumar Agarwal said on Thursday, June 13. With such a move, the regulator aims to promote wholesome and nutritious […]

What happens to your liver if the digestive system is ignored?

Dr Niranjan Banka, Chairman, Institute of Digestive & Liver Care, S.L. Raheja Hospital, Mahim, shares his insights on the significant link between Gut functioning, and developments of Liver Diseases, and what happens if it is ignored

What happens to your liver if the digestive system is ignored?Recent research has shown a significant link between gut functioning, and developments of liver diseases. It includes faulty food habits resulting in severe obesity, alcohol consumption, the transmission of hepatic viruses, chronic infectious agents, or translocation of gut microbiomes. Some of the chronic incurable and inflammatory diseases also result in the development of chronic liver […]

Allergies linked to higher junk food consumption, suggests new study

Many childhood food allergies could be due to eating junk food, according to a new study. Children with food allergies, and children who eat a lot of junk food, have increased body levels of molecules called advanced glycation end-products (AGEs)

Allergies linked to higher junk food consumption, suggests new studyAGEs are proteins or fats found in foods that react with sugars to become glycated. They are therefore abundant in processed foods that are packed with sugar and fat like bacon, cake, pizza and burgers. Microwaved foods, as well as barbecued or roasted meat, are also high in AGEs. A new study from researchers at […]

Maha: FDA releases a healthy food menu for children, urges schools to implement it

Food is the most critical component of every living being. The good food habits and ‘Eating Right’ takes the individual in long way to build a Healthy Commune and Society, by reducing the syndromes of foodborne diseases also by controlling under-nutrition epidemic, obesity incidences and non-communicable diseases

Maha: FDA releases a healthy food menu for children, urges schools to implement itBased on the guidelines, which are prepared by an expert group constituted by FSSAI under the direction of the Delhi High Court against the Writ petition, FDA Maharashtra Department has formulated the standard guidelines to be followed by the school/college authorities to ensure availability of wholesome, nutritious, safe and hygienic food to the students of […]

TV ads and childhood obesity interlinked

A major portion of a child’s time is spent playing video games and watching television rendering less time for them to be physically active. Furthermore, there is considerable advertising and a promotion of calorie rich, food products which are poor in nutrients. Food manufacturing companies promote high-sugar; high-fat foods which appear during children's programs

TV ads and childhood obesity interlinkedObesity among adults and children is a huge problem in these days. A study which gauged the correlation between media and childhood obesity was published in the International Journal of Indian Psychology in June 2017. Increased consumption of fast food, sugar laden fizzy drinks, lack of physical activity and largely sedentary lifestyle comprising of watching […]
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