Parents, junk food can damage your child’s immune system!

Junk food is a term used for food that has little or no nutritional value, and is loaded with fats, refined flour, sugars and sodium. Children who consume junk food often have no room for nutritious food and they develop constant craving for it. It can put your child at a risk of obesity and heart diseases, later in life. Keep the gastrointestinal tract healthy and inflammation at its lowest by limiting foods listed below:

Parents, junk food can damage your child’s immune system!  Junk and fried food Eating junk and processed food causes our immune system to respond with an inflammatory reaction, to provide protection to our tissues and cells. Chronic inflammation then hinders our ability to fight infections. Too much salt, sugar and fat cause’s harmful bacteria to grow in the digestive system thereby compromising your […]

Obesity and aesthetics: Risk factors of being overweight

Today, the prevalence of obesity has substantially increased, and it is significantly important to raise awareness on this issue now before it is too late. There are several risk factors associated when a person is overweight or obese

Obesity and aesthetics: Risk factors of being overweightIt is crucial to understand the rising cause of obesity, and how important it is to get oneself checked in time to avoid increasing morbidity in the future. Obesity can be divided into three categories, i.e., overweight, obese, and morbid obesity. As the number of overweight and obese Indians are surging, so are the numbers […]

Early puberty in girls interlinked with increased obesity risk  

The study presents puberty as a risk factor for obesity, linking a greater Body Mass Index (BMI) to girls who experience their first period earlier than usual

Early puberty in girls interlinked with increased obesity risk  The study, which was published today in the International Journal of Obesity, reinforced previous research that a women’s adult body weight is associated with the onset of puberty. Previous studies have struggled to establish a link, as situational factors including diet, educational attainment, ethnicity and economic background can skew the data. To reduce the impact […]

More evidence strongly suggests that stress is linked with obesity

When people are facing a stressful situation, a chain reaction is set off in the body that results in the release of cortisol, leading to higher levels of this hormone in the body

More evidence strongly suggests that stress is linked with obesityUsing hair to measure long-term levels of the stress hormone cortisol, UK researchers confirm the link between chronic stress and packing on pounds, as well as difficulty shedding excess weight. Previous research has tied high levels of the stress hormone cortisol in the blood, urine or saliva to obesity, but these measurements can vary based […]

Unhealthy eating habits in childhood tied to alcohol use later on in life

Children with unhealthy eating habits are at a higher risk of becoming regular alcohol drinkers at too early an age, even in their early teens, a study published in the journal Public Health Nutrition shows

Unhealthy eating habits in childhood tied to alcohol use later on in lifeThe association with young teens’ drinking habits is stronger than with other factors, such as parents’ education and income. “We must make people more aware of the long-term effects of healthy food in early youth,” says Lauren Lissner, Professor of Epidemiology at Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, Sweden. The research is based on data from […]

Fast food consumption can impact testosterone production

Obese men hoping to sire children - beware. Obesity is known to be associated with impaired testicular function, potentially resulting in androgen deficiency and sub-fertility. Now it is clear that fast food meals consumed by obese or overweight men have an immediate negative impact on testicular performance and testosterone production

Fast food consumption can impact testosterone productionWhile many facts are involved in the underlying cause of obesity-related male hypogonadism, Flinders University and UniSA researchers have found that a high fat intake from fast food meals has a decisive negative effect on a man’s serum testosterone levels. Their investigation into the impact of dietary fat on testicular endocrine function showed some alarming […]

Tips on how to reduce uric acid the natural way

Gout was popularly known as the king’s disease in the times of yore, for its prevalence among the rich classes who consumed expensive high-purine foods like alcohol and meat, not easily affordable to the poor. Today, these foods are common in the diet and portions need to be watched closely in order to maintain a healthy lifestyle

Tips on how to reduce uric acid the natural wayThis is to especially prevent diseases like gout, provided you are already at risk due to other factors such as age, bad dietary habits, alcoholism, obesity, medications containing salicylate and lead exposure, among several other pre-exising conditions. Gout, a form of arthritis, is precipitated by uric acid produced after the breakdown of chemical compounds called […]

Are you finding it hard to lose weight? Here’s how you can speed up your metabolism

The best way to protect yourself against these metabolism-slowing factors is to avoid quick weight loss and extended fasting or very low calorie diets. If you are losing weight, take your time, and be sure to consume sufficient protein, which helps to prevent the loss of muscle

Are you finding it hard to lose weight? Here’s how you can speed up your metabolism  If you are unhappy with your weight or frustrated by your inability to lose weight, you’ve probably wondered whether a slow metabolism may be to blame. Your suspicions may have been confirmed by all the diets, programs, and products out there that claim to “fix” a slow metabolism. Let’s take a closer look at […]

Eating chicken instead of red meat can help lower breast cancer risk

A new study has concluded that substituting chicken and other poultry for red meat may bring down the risk of breast cancer

Eating chicken instead of red meat can help lower breast cancer riskRed meat refers to the flesh obtained from cows, pigs and lambs, that is, beef, pork and lamb/mutton respectively. These contain more of the muscle protein called myoglobin which carries oxygen to the muscle tissue, similar to haemoglobin in the blood. The presence of myoglobin contributes to the red colour. Processed red meats also contain […]

‘Make every medical college a cancer treatment hub’

The rising number of cancer cases is a matter of great concern for the whole nation. The battle with Big C is no longer an individual’s; we need to stand united as a nation against it

‘Make every medical college a cancer treatment hub’Infrastructure, trained manpower, early detection and treatment and affordable medicines are the four vital limbs of cancer care. Health is a state subject, and if we want to make cancer care accessible to all, medical colleges across Maharashtra should be able to provide the same. They should be equipped with diagnostic and treatment facilities to […]
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