Poor sleep linked to a lack of essential vitamins and minerals

A new study based on data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) suggests that sleep quality may be linked to a lack of essential vitamins and minerals in the diet, with the strongest association being seen in women

Poor sleep linked to a lack of essential vitamins and mineralsNHANES is a nationally representative sample of American adults that aims to assess the health status of both adults and children throughout the US through interviews and physical examinations. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that adults get over seven hours of sleep per night. However, in a data analysis study carried […]

Health tips on how to stop overeating at night

Have you ever had one of those nights when you simply cannot stop eating? If so, read on as you may want to stop this unhealthy habit once and for all

Health tips on how to stop overeating at nightA lot of people have admitted to binge eating at night. In an article published by Psychology Today, Dr Glen Livingston, Ph.D. presented the information he gathered from three sources: those who were successful in overcoming their binge eating problem, what most clients have done to fix the problem and a number of studies surrounding […]

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 […]

Mother’s physical and emotional health during pregnancy has an effect on baby’s health

Athletes invest hours practising before a big game. Runners train for months leading up to a marathon. A mother-to-be should likewise prepare herself for the mental and physical rigour of pregnancy, labour and caring for a newborn

Mother’s physical and emotional health during pregnancy has an effect on baby’s healthDr Andrew Lutzkanin, a physician in the Department of Family and Community Medicine at Penn State Health, has a research interest in perinatal outcomes. He said the journey to motherhood taxes a woman in more ways than one. Because about half of all pregnancies nationwide are unintended, he said he doesn’t always have a chance […]

Can a cup of tomato juice per day reduce the risk of heart disease?

Nutrition is vital for good health, and heart health is no exception. Now, one new study has asked whether regular consumption of unsalted tomato juice might be a cost-effective intervention

Can a cup of tomato juice per day reduce the risk of heart disease?Researchers have recently investigated the potential benefits of tomato juice on cardiovascular risk. Although the team reported reductions in blood pressure and cholesterol levels, the results are not entirely convincing. The study authors explain how the tomato “contains a variety of bioactive compounds, such as carotenoid, vitamin A, calcium, and gamma‐aminobutyric acid, which may play […]

Red and white meats are equally bad for cholesterol, finds study

Contrary to popular belief, consuming red meat and white meat such as poultry, have equal effects on blood cholesterol levels, according to a study published today in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition

Red and white meats are equally bad for cholesterol, finds studyThe study, led by scientists at Children’s Hospital Oakland Research Institute (CHORI), the research arm of UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland, surprised the researchers with the discovery that consuming high levels of red meat or white poultry resulted in higher blood cholesterol levels than consuming a comparable amount of plant proteins. Moreover, this effect was […]

Mediterranean diet linked to better memory for diabetics, reveals study

People with diabetes may have better brain function if they follow a Mediterranean diet rich in fruits, vegetables, legumes, whole grains, fish and healthy fats, a U.S. study suggests

Mediterranean diet linked to better memory for diabetics, reveals studyMediterranean diets have long been linked to better heart and brain health as well as a lower risk of developing diabetes. But research to date hasn’t offered a clear picture of whether any cognitive benefits of eating this way might differ for people with and without diabetes, said lead study author Josiemer Mattei of the […]

#WorldMilkDay: Study finds, children are shorter if they drink non-cow’s milk

Compared with children who consumed cow's milk, those who drank non-cow's milk were shorter than average for their age; for every 250-milliliter cup of non-cow's milk consumed daily, children were an average of 0.4 centimetres shorter

#WorldMilkDay: Study finds, children are shorter if they drink non-cow’s milkResearchers found that children who consume non-cow’s milk may be shorter than average for their age, compared with children who drink cow’s milk. Furthermore, the study revealed that the greater children’s intake of non-cow’s milk, the shorter they are likely to be. Lead study author Dr Jonathon Maguire, of St. Michael’s Hospital in Canada, and […]

Here are a few simple tips to fight chronic inflammation

The awareness of the intersection between inflammation and chronic disease has spawned a plethora of diet plans, nutritional supplements, and lifestyle programs, many implying they offer new ways to improve your health by quelling inflammation

Here are a few simple tips to fight chronic inflammationIt’s true that scientists are uncovering new complexities and expanding their knowledge of factors that may contribute to inflammation or help counter it. But much of the heavily hyped guidance for an anti-inflammation lifestyle boils down to the same no-nonsense health advice your grandmother might have given you. Make healthy food choices Our diets play […]

Weighing yourself every day could prevent weight gain, study suggests

New research tests a novel strategy for preventing holiday weight gain and proposes a psychological mechanism that explains why the strategy may work

Weighing yourself every day could prevent weight gain, study suggestsResearch shows that on average, people gain between 0.4 and 1 kilogram (kg) of weight per year. Although this may be a small amount, persistent weight gain can lead to obesity over time. Most of us are familiar with the so-called holiday weight gain. During Diwali and the festive season leading up to New Year’s […]
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