Faster walkers more likely to live longer, finds study

People who report that they have a slower walking pace have a lower life expectancy than fast walkers, according to a new study conducted by researchers at the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Leicester Biomedical Research Centre – a partnership between Leicester’s Hospitals, the University of Leicester and Loughborough University

Faster walkers more likely to live longer, finds studyNew research claimed that brisk walkers live longer. The researchers even said that the theory holds true regardless of the weight class of fast walkers. In their study published in the Mayo Clinic Proceedings, the researchers claimed that brisk walkers who had a speed of three miles per hour or about 100 steps per minute […]

Cancer: Compound found in broccoli, kale can suppress tumour growth

The decreased risk of cancer has for long been associated with consumption of broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, collard greens, Brussels sprouts and kale, but the actual gene which works for it was not known. The current research has found that these cruciferous vegetables contain a molecule which inactivates a gene known as WWP1

Cancer: Compound found in broccoli, kale can suppress tumour growthThe body has its own mechanisms for fighting cancer, but sometimes they are too weak to suppress tumour growth. Now, scientists have found that broccoli, kale, and other cruciferous vegetables contain a compound that could reinvigorate one of these innate mechanisms. Researchers from Harvard Medical Schools Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, Massachusetts, saw […]

Osteoporosis in women is your calcium intake right

Dr Sachin Bhonsle, a Senior Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, and Rasika Parab, Head of the department, Nutrition therapy, Fortis Hospital, Mulund, share the importance of calcium in women, and how to maintain calcium required for daily life

Osteoporosis in women is your calcium intake rightOsteoporosis is a bone disease in which there is a reduction in bone density, which make the bones easily breakable. Low bone mass and tissue deterioration affect the bone structure, which reduces the strength of the bones leading to repeated fractures. 1-2 women and 1-4 men over the age of 50 will experience Osteoporosis-related fracture […]

Smoking and drinking alcohol raise the risk of osteoporosis, reveals study

Osteoporosis is usually an age-related disease that makes our bones brittle, but new research suggests that drinking and smoking can greatly increase the risk of developing it

Smoking and drinking alcohol raise the risk of osteoporosis, reveals studyDrinking alcohol can cause a lot of problems down the line. Of course, there’s no denying the pleasurable effects of alcohol, which only increase the more you drink it. Unfortunately, every part of your body is affected negatively by too much drinking, especially the brain and liver. On the other hand, there’s smoking, which is […]

Majority of stroke survivors not screened for osteoporosis, despite increased risk

The majority of stroke survivors are not screened or treated for osteoporosis, broken bones, or fall risk - despite stroke being a risk factor for these conditions

Majority of stroke survivors not screened for osteoporosis, despite increased riskThe risk is up to four times greater than in healthy people, according to new research in the American Heart Association’s journal Stroke. Stroke survivors often face reduced mobility – a trait that decreases bone mineral density and increases risk for bone breaks. Less than one-third of older women living in the United States are […]

Osteoporosis in women: Is your calcium intake right?

Dr Sachin Bhonsle, a Senior Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, and Rasika Parab, Head of the department, Nutrition therapy, Fortis Hospital, Mulund, share the importance of calcium for bones and its role in day-to-day life

Osteoporosis in women: Is your calcium intake right?Osteoporosis is a bone disease where there is a drastic reduction in bone density, rendering bones easily breakable. The low bone mass and tissue deterioration affect the bone structure, which reduces the strength of the bones lead to repeated fractures. Men and women over 50 years may experience an osteoporosis-related fracture in their lifetime. Women […]

Regular walking may increase longevity

The Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans recommend that adults engage in at least 150 minutes of moderate physical activity, or 75 minutes of intense physical activity, each week to reap "substantial" health benefits

Regular walking may increase longevityA new study published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine suggests that even a little walking can significantly reduce mortality risk, compared with inactivity. Some of these benefits include a reduced risk of premature death, cardiovascular diseases such as coronary heart disease and stroke, cancer, type 2 diabetes, and osteoporosis. Mental health is also believed to benefit from a more active lifestyle, as exercise improves […]

12 minutes of yoga each day can help treat osteoporosis

A recent study suggests that yoga may be a good addition to the list of weight-bearing exercise that keep osteoporosis and osteopenia at bay

12 minutes of yoga each day can help treat osteoporosisYour doctor has told you that you have bone loss or thinning. Is this a reason to stop exercising? Not at all. Weight-bearing exercise has been proven to help avoid these conditions, which are called osteoporosis and osteopenia. Weight-bearing exercise forces you to work against gravity. Some examples include weight training, walking, hiking, jogging, climbing […]

Osteoporosis: Risk in young mothers

While we are all aware that osteoporosis is most common in older people, there has been a considerable rise in the number of younger people being affected by it, including premenopausal women in their 20s, 30s and 40s. The term ‘premenopausal’ refers to women who are still having regular menstrual periods and have not yet reached menopause, says Dr AbhijitKale, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, S.L Raheja Hospital - A Fortis Associate Hospital

Osteoporosis: Risk in young mothersOsteoporosis is bone loss that is serious enough to result in fragile bones, increasing the risk of fracture by multifold. Younger women who tend to restrict what they eat in order to lose weight are at a higher risk of Osteoporosis and fractures. This also includes young mothers, since the baby growing in its mother’s […]

Regular yoga practice linked to reduced blood pressure, states research

Adults who practice yoga with breathing and relaxation exercises at least three times a week may have lower blood pressure than people who don’t, a research review suggests

Regular yoga practice linked to reduced blood pressure, states researchFor the study, researchers analysed data from 49 trials with a total of 3,517 participants who were typically middle-aged, overweight women and men who already had high blood pressure or were close to developing the condition. These smaller trials assessed blood pressure before and after participants were randomly assigned either to doing yoga or to […]
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