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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 […]

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Eating yogurt on a daily basis can reduce your heart attack risk

According to a new research, consuming yogurt daily can help reduce the risk of a stroke or heart attack by at least 30%, on people with high blood pressure. Scientists found out that a daily dose of ‘good bacteria‘, or probiotics present in yogurt, boosts the microbes in the gut, protecting against the effects of […]

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Irritable Bowel Syndrome is the 2nd most common cause of work absenteeism

Irritable Bowel Syndrome is the 2nd most common cause of work absenteeism

A study conducted by the Heart Foundation of India (HCFI), a leading national health NGO has revealed that about 5 to 10% of the population surveyed experiences symptoms of Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) such as abdominal pain, diarrhoea, constipation or incomplete evacuation. Yet, a majority of them do not seek medical help. The study aimed […]

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Probiotics may help boost mood and cognitive function

Probiotics may help boost mood and cognitive function

Research shows that the gut and brain are connected, a partnership called the gut-brain axis. The two are linked through biochemical signalling between the nervous system in the digestive tract, called the enteric nervous system, and the central nervous system, which includes the brain. The primary information connection between the brain and the gut is […]

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Pros and cons of probiotic food

In recent times, curiosity around probiotics food has increased tremendously. Probiotic foods play an important role in supplementing good bacteria in the body. Probiotic means ‘for life’ and these foods help boost immunity. But there are various pros and cons of probiotic food you must be aware of. Dr Usha Kiran Sisodia, a clinical nutritionist, […]

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Consuming a high-fibre diet proven to be beneficial for cancer patients, finds study

Patients who had a high-fibre diet were found five times likely to reduce the growth or shrink tumours while taking an immune therapy. The researchers unveiled the findings at the recent news conference held by the American Association for Cancer Research, Science News reported late last week. Researchers have found a new potential way to […]

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Can fermented dairy products like cheese and yogurt protect your heart?

Although the researchers cannot yet confirm the underlying mechanisms that are possibly at play in these associations, they speculate that certain compounds that form during the fermentation of milk-derived products may have a protective cardiovascular effect. You may have heard of fermented foods and the hype surrounding them from nutrition experts and enthusiasts. By using […]

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Probiotics may help boost mood and cognitive function

Probiotics do not ease stomach flu, reveals study

Researchers studied 971 children 3 months to 4 years old who arrived in emergency rooms with the typical symptoms of gastroenteritis – nausea, vomiting, watery diarrhoea and dehydration, stomach pain and cramps. They were randomly assigned to a five-day course of Lactobacillus rhamnosus, a commonly studied probiotic, or a placebo. The researchers tracked the duration […]

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Probiotics may help boost mood and cognitive function

Antibiotic plus probiotic combination may kill off superbugs

Researchers are hard at work trying to develop ingenious ways of tackling so-called superbugs – bacteria that have become immune to antibiotic treatment. Lately, researchers have added probiotics to their arsenal against superbugs. Probiotics are beneficial bacteria found in foods, such as yogurt, kefir, or pickles. Only a month ago, for example, a study suggested […]

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