Know about the myths associated with obesity and bariatric surgery

Obesity is a disease and goes beyond just social image. The World Health Organization estimates that between one-fourth and one-third of cancer cases in the world are attributable to excess weight and physical inactivity. This also stands true to a host of other diseases such as diabetes, hypertension, cardiovascular diseases, asthma, sleep apnoea, depression, asthma etc

Know about the myths associated with obesity and bariatric surgeryObesity has been classified as a disease by various medical associations. Obesity is a metabolic, chronic and progressive disease with a significant genetic predisposition gives rise to comorbidities such as Hypertension, diabetes, Sleep Apnoea, infertility, asthma and cancer amongst others Although, obesity is an indicator of prosperity and abundance in India. It tends to affects […]

Know about the top 5 illnesses which affect women

Women and men share most of the common illnesses; but there are few distinctions that set them apart from each other. The health of a woman can be differentiated and deserves special attention. On the occasion of International Women’s Day, doctors elaborate on the five common illnesses witnessed largely in women

Know about the top 5 illnesses which affect womenMenstrual Irregularities These can have various presentations right from puberty to menopause. Periods may be prolonged, heavy, scanty, delayed or frequent. Often, this can be physiological; however, it is important to rule out any underlying medical cause. In young adolescent girls, the cause of an irregular bleeding pattern could be a polycystic ovarian disease, thyroid […]

7 per cent of all heart attacks could have been averted by cycling, say experts

The Danish study tracked 45,000 people aged between 50 and 65 for over the next two decades and found that consistent exercise has a huge impact on health, especially done as part of a routine

7 per cent of all heart attacks could have been averted by cycling, say expertsCycling to work in middle age dramatically reduces the risk of suffering a heart attack in later life, a major study reveals. As little as 30 minutes a week has a marked effect on the chance of developing coronary heart disease over the next 20 years, researchers found. The Danish study, which recruited 45,000 people […]

Eating dinner early can reduce risk of breast, prostate cancer

If you tend to eat your dinner later in the night and closer to bedtime, you may want to reconsider. An earlier dinner time was linked to a lower risk of breast and prostate cancer in a new study by the Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal) in Spain

Eating dinner early can reduce risk of breast, prostate cancerThe relationship between food and cancer has been investigated a great deal. For instance, regularly eating fresh vegetables has been shown to reduce cancer risk. Conversely, regularly eating red meat increases the risk of certain cancers. Over the years, there have also been a number of studies looking at the links between obesity and cancer. […]

Here’s why we tend to overeat even when we are feeling full

Almost everyone knows the feeling. You’re at a restaurant or a holiday meal, and your stomach is telling you it’s full, so logically you know you should stop eating. But what you’re eating tastes so good, or your friends and family are still eating, or you don’t get this treat very often. So you keep going

Here’s why we tend to overeat even when we are feeling fullBut why do we do this? Some may wonder if it has to do with the taste or being in an environment that encourages indulgence. But a new study on mice from the University of Michigan (UM) suggests that it all comes down to the brain. University of Michigan researchers have studied two groups of […]

What causes shortness of breath?

The medical term for shortness of breath is dyspnea. Despite being common, it can be uncomfortable and distressing to experience. Fortunately, when it is not a sign of a more serious condition, it can often be managed at home

What causes shortness of breath?Shortness of breath, or breathlessness, is when a person has trouble taking in enough air to breathe. It can range from mild to severe. When people know what is causing their shortness of breath and it is not a medical emergency, they may want to try treating it at home. The following exercises can help […]

Eating mushrooms can help manage blood sugar levels, finds study

The researchers wanted to see whether white button mushrooms could influence the production of glucose in the body, and if so, how. The findings have been reported in a paper now published in the Journal of Functional Foods

Eating mushrooms can help manage blood sugar levels, finds studyA new study looks at how eating a common type of mushroom can affect glucose, or blood sugar, regulation. The results may have implications for managing diabetes and other metabolic conditions, such as obesity. Researchers working in various departments at Pennsylvania State University have recently conducted a study in mice. They wanted to investigate the […]

Weight during adolescence may affect pancreatic cancer risk in adulthood, reveals study

New research has linked adolescent obesity with up to a four-fold increased risk of pancreatic cancer later in life

Weight during adolescence may affect pancreatic cancer risk in adulthood, reveals studyThe study’s results also suggest that overweight and even higher weight within the ‘normal’ weight range in men may increase pancreatic cancer risk in a graded manner. The findings are published early online in Cancer. Pancreatic cancer is the sixth most common cause of cancer-related deaths in the world, and studies have linked adult obesity […]

Belly fat tied to vitamin D deficiency, suggest study

Obese people who carry much of their excess fat around their waist are at risk of vitamin D deficiency, new research warns. The finding highlights yet another damaging health effect of obesity. Low vitamin D levels have been linked to poor bone health, as well as increased risk for respiratory infection, autoimmune disorders and heart disease

Belly fat tied to vitamin D deficiency, suggest studyProduced in our skin on contact with sunlight, vitamin D plays a myriad of roles in the human body. Recent studies have found that vitamin D might protect against heart failure, diabetes, and cancer, and that vitamin D deficiency causes hair loss. Vitamin D deficiency has traditionally been linked to bone health, but it may […]

Eating savoury foods can help promote healthy eating behaviours

Consuming savoury foods can cause subtle changes in the brain that promote healthy eating behaviours and food choices, especially in women at risk of obesity, a study has found

Eating savoury foods can help promote healthy eating behavioursResearchers have found that consuming a broth rich in umami – or savoury taste – can cause subtle changes in the brain that promote healthy eating behaviours and food choices, especially in women at risk of obesity. Umami is a Japanese word to express a delicious, savoury meal, and it represents one of the five […]
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