Why going gluten-free may not always be the best health decision

Going gluten-free without a medical reason can trigger poor health effects such as nutritional deficiencies and metabolic abnormalities

Why going gluten-free may not always be the best health decisionMost of us have heard of gluten-free diets by now, either from a celebrity, a grocery market aisle, or the menu at your favorite restaurant. While many have subscribed to the dietary pattern out of choice, one may be curious to know how the people who never had a choice feel about the growth of […]

Malnutrition in India persists at unacceptable levels, admits Vice President

M. Venkaiah Naidu said that a considerable section of the population in our country suffers from malnutrition consisting of undernutrition, hidden hunger caused by micronutrient deficiencies and obesity

Malnutrition in India persists at unacceptable levels, admits Vice PresidentThe Vice President of India, M. Venkaiah Naidu has said that government, civil society, scientists and researchers must share knowledge and expertise with farmers to make agriculture sustainable and nutrition-rich. Addressing the National Consultation on Leveraging Agriculture for Nutrition organised by MS Swaminathan Research Foundation, in Chennai on July 29, he called on institutions like […]

Vegetarians more prone to depression, suggest study

The researchers don’t assert that being vegetarian causes depression. Instead, they’re suggesting a link between plant-based diets and mental health. The primary theory for this link is that vegetarians receive fewer nutrients found in red meat, vitamin B12 specifically, and that could contribute to depressive symptoms

Vegetarians more prone to depression, suggest studyA study published in the Journal of Affective Disorders concludes that vegetarians have more depressive symptoms than non-vegetarians due to nutritional deficiencies like iron. ‘Nutritional deficiencies may account for these findings, but reverse causation and residual confounding cannot be ruled out’ it concluded. The study was conducted among 9,668 husbands of pregnant women and all […]