Consuming a healthy diet slashes breast cancer death risk in older women

A balanced, low-fat diet significantly lowers the risk of dying from breast cancer in postmenopausal women, according to new long-term data from the Women’s Health Initiative (WHI) Dietary Modification trial

Consuming a healthy diet slashes breast cancer death risk  in older women“Ours is the first randomised, controlled trial to prove that a healthy diet can reduce the risk of death from breast cancer. The balanced diet we designed is one of moderation, and after nearly 20 years of follow-up, the health benefits are still accruing,” lead investigator Dr Rowan Chlebowski from Harbor-UCLA Medical Center in Torrance, […]

Here’s why eliminating grains from your diet is bad for your health

Most of the dieters would hate carbohydrates. Some of its good sources are grains, which encourage people to eliminate them from their daily diets. It is true that all types of grains provide carbohydrates. But not all can be bad for your health or waistline

Here’s why eliminating grains from your diet is bad for your healthWhole grains are important in nutritious diets. These are described as the healthiest kinds of grains since it could help promote better health and prevent certain diseases and even premature death, according to a recent study in the journal Lancet. Refined grains are the ones you should avoid. These are made through a long manufacturing […]

Here’s how you can avoid workout related injuries

There are no shortcuts. Both the young and old are now appreciating the need for fitness and making a beeline to the nearest gym in full earnest. Age plays a vital role in determining one’s response to exercise and also propensity towards injuries.

Here’s how you can avoid workout related injuriesConcepts about fitness are constantly evolving over time. I still remember my first gym workout which was way back in 1990. It was a modest set up where I used to do a 2-3 hour whole body workout as many days a week as possible. This was followed by drinking ‘nimbu paani’ before going to […]

Is popcorn a healthy snack? Here’s what you need to know

Popcorn can either be good or bad for a person’s health, depending on what goes into making it. On its own, without any added sugar or salt, popcorn makes a nutritious, healthful snack

Is popcorn a healthy snack? Here’s what you need to knowPopcorn is a type of corn kernel that, when people heat it, it pops to become light and fluffy. Popcorn contains plenty of nutrients and vitamins when people make it in the right way. Low in fat and high in fibre, popcorn can be a healthy snack – if you choose the right kind. Discover […]

What prohibits women from donating blood?

Doctors have cited low haemoglobin levels as one of the prime reasons that women have been turned away from blood donation camps. According to experts, women should have a minimum haemoglobin count of 12g/dl (grams per decilitre) and must weigh at least 50 kgs

What prohibits women from donating blood?Apurva Jagtap is a 25-year-old professional architect in Mumbai. In spite of having a strong will to donate blood, she hasn’t been able to do it. “I have been trying to donate blood since my college days but I couldn’t do it. Whenever I visited a blood donation camp I was not accepted as a […]

Can drinking celery juice help you lose weight?

Celery juice cannot be the miracle weight loss drink it is hyped to be; rather it can play a role in an integrated plan consisting of exercise and low-calorie foods

Can drinking celery juice help you lose weight?Celery juice is made by juicing the celery stalk of the vegetable derived from the Apiaceae plant family. The consumption of the juice is becoming an early morning ritual prior to eating breakfast for many people hoping to lose weight and benefit from its vitamins as well as minerals. About 475 ml or 16 ounces […]

Breastfeeding vs. formula feeding: What’s best for the child?

Dr Gandhali Deorukhkar Pillai, a Consultant Obstetrics Gynecologist, Wockhardt Hospital, Mumbai Central, shares how breastmilk and breastfeeding can help the baby to be healthy

Breastfeeding vs. formula feeding: What’s best for the child?The benefits of breastfeeding are well established. Breastfeeding protects your baby from ear infections, diarrhoea, pneumonia, and other diseases. Breastfeeding is the recommended way to feed a newborn. Depending on the circumstances, however, various factors might lead you to consider formula feeding. How long should I breastfeed my baby? The American Academy of Paediatrics recommends […]

What is fat fasting? Learn about when and how to do it

If you have digressed from your diet and wants to get back on track quickly, fat fasting can be the solution to your problem. Fat fasting is found to be a great tool to have control over your appetite once again after having eaten large amounts of carbohydrates

What is fat fasting? Learn about when and how to do itThis type of fasting works effectively, especially among diabetic people. According to Megan Ramos, program director at the Intensive Dietary Management (IDM) program, they began utilising fat fasting several years ago in the IDM program wherein one diabetic patient was having difficulties to fast again The patient was asked to eat bacons and eggs as […]

Healthier diet may help lift depression symptoms, suggests study

In the first study of its type, researchers conclude that even a brief shift in dietary habits can alleviate the symptoms of depression in young adults. The findings offer hope, but more work is needed

Healthier diet may help lift depression symptoms, suggests studyYoung adults who eat poorly and feel blue might be able to perk themselves up by switching to a healthier diet, a small study suggests. In a randomised trial, men and women aged 17-35 in Australia who switched to a healthier diet had fewer depression symptoms after three weeks. And those who kept up the […]

Keto diet causes blood sugar problems in women

Researchers warn in a new study that females do not actually benefit from the high-fat, very low-carbohydrate diet

Keto diet causes blood sugar problems in womenKetogenic diet or keto diet has been widely known for its benefits that could help shed the extra weight without requiring a strict and extremely limited meal. Some people also found the approach effective in improving blood sugar control. However, the trend may change in the future, particularly for women. A new study shows that […]
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