Including red raspberries in the diet can help people with pre-diabetes

A study released today from the Illinois Institute of Technology shows the benefits of including red raspberries in the diet of individuals with pre-diabetes and insulin resistance

Including red raspberries in the diet can help people with pre-diabetesThe study, published in obesity, investigated the effects of red raspberries in a group of people at-risk for diabetes who were overweight or obese and presented with prediabetes and insulin resistance. A metabolically healthy control group was also included in the study for reference. Using a randomised, controlled, acute study design, 32 adults between the […]

Just 2 weeks on the couch starts to damage your body, reveals study

A new study proves that the old adage ‘use it or lose it’ is definitely true when it comes to fitness

Just 2 weeks on the couch starts to damage your body, reveals studyAfter just two weeks of sedentary behaviour, formerly fit people had: A decline in heart and lung health Increased waist circumference Greater body fat and liver fat Higher levels of insulin resistance “The study showed that two weeks of reduced physical activity, from approximately 10,000 steps per day down to 1,500 per day, caused changes […]

Obesity associated with abnormal bowel habits – not diet, reveals study

While obesity is known to be associated with increased risk of other health conditions - such as heart disease, diabetes and gastrointestinal diseases - less is known about the relationship between obesity and abnormal bowel habits

Obesity associated with abnormal bowel habits – not diet, reveals studyObesity affects approximately 40 per cent of Americans, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). In the most comprehensive analysis of the relationship between Body Mass Index (BMI) and bowel habits to date, published today in Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics, a team of physician-researchers at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) found […]

‘Night owl’ girls more likely to gain weight, reveals study

According to a study published in the journal JAMA Pediatrics, for girls, staying up late is associated with an average 0.58 cm increase in waist size and a 0.16 kg/m2 increase in body fat. Each hour of social jet lag was associated with a 1.19 cm larger waste size.

‘Night owl’ girls more likely to gain weight, reveals studyA new research shows that teenage girls who stay up late nightly could gain extra weight. This trend could even lead to increased risks of diabetes and heart disease among the age group. Researchers could not find the same inclination in teenage boys that might be due to the low number of boys who participated […]

Obesity linked to a nearly 6-fold increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes, reveals study

Obesity is linked to a nearly 6-fold increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes (T2D), with high genetic risk and unfavourable lifestyle also increasing risk but to a much lesser extent

Obesity linked to a nearly 6-fold increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes, reveals study  These are the conclusions of new research presented at this year’s Annual Meeting of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes in Barcelona, Spain (16-20 Sept), by Hermina Jakupovic, University of Copenhagen, Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Basic Metabolic Research, Copenhagen, Denmark, and colleagues. Genetic predisposition, obesity, and unfavourable lifestyle have an important […]

World hunger is still not going down after three years and obesity is still growing, states UN report

An estimated 820 million people did not have enough to eat in 2018, up from 811 million in the previous year, which is the third year of increase in a row

World hunger is still not going down after three years and obesity is still growing, states UN reportThis underscores the immense challenge of achieving the Sustainable Development Goal of Zero Hunger by 2030, says a new edition of the annual The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World report released today. The pace of progress in halving the number of children who are stunted and in reducing the number of […]

Standing burns more calories than sitting or lying down, finds study

Compared with sitting or lying down for the same amount of time, standing uses more energy. This could help to burn calories that would otherwise end up in fat storage

Standing burns more calories than sitting or lying down, finds studyNew research supports the idea that spending more time standing during waking hours can help to counteract some of the negative consequences of sedentary lifestyles. These are among the findings and conclusions of a recent PLOS One study from the University of Granada (UGR), in Spain. Many scientists believe that lying, sitting, and standing use […]

Cocoa shells may help prevent obesity-induced insulin resistance, finds study

Obesity alters cells in ways that can lead to long-term health problems. Examples of obesity-induced cell changes include inflammation and damage to metabolic functions, such as the ability to use insulin and make energy

Cocoa shells may help prevent obesity-induced insulin resistance, finds studyNow, new research from the University of Illinois at Urbana‐Champaign and other institutions has shown that extract of cocoa bean shells contains three compounds that could potentially reduce or prevent some of these cell changes. Cocoa, green tea, and coffee also contain the same three compounds, which are: protocatechuic acid, epicatechin, and procyanidin B2. A […]

Know about the best health secrets to maintain a healthy weight

Know about the best health secrets to maintain a healthy weightShedding weight is one of, if not, the biggest health conundrums of the twenty-first century that is plagued by worldwide epidemics of diabetes and obesity. Certain people take the unhealthy route and resort to quick-fix solutions such as liposuction and anti-obesity medication, which may not always be the safest alternative. Consistent effort and commitment to […]

Maha: Mantralaya canteen goes ‘Cheeni Kum’ to fight against lifestyle diseases

The Mantralaya canteen has decided to cut down on the usage of sugar. This is being done with the primary objective of preventing diabetes among employees and visitors

Maha: Mantralaya canteen goes ‘Cheeni Kum’ to fight against lifestyle diseasesThe canteen serves around several thousand cups of each day. They have slashed the monthly consumption of sugar by a few 100 kilos. The incidence of diabetes and obesity is increasing across the country, a causative factor in the development of such diseases is excess consumption of sugar, The staff in the canteen at Mantralaya, […]
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