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

A new study suggests that higher yogurt intake is associated with lower cardiovascular disease risk among hypertensive men and women

Eating yogurt on a daily basis can reduce your heart attack riskAccording 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 […]

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

The condition also negatively impacts quality of life. Medical practitioners surveyed feel that peppermint oil is a safe and better treatment option that can help alleviate symptoms. Over 3,000 patients and 300 medical practitioners participated in the survey

Irritable Bowel Syndrome is the 2nd most common cause of work absenteeismA 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 […]

Probiotics may help boost mood and cognitive function

Probiotics can do more than improve your gut health. They also may indirectly enhance your brain, too

Probiotics may help boost mood and cognitive functionResearch 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 […]

Pros and cons of probiotic food

Nutritionists say while probiotic foods are good for your body, consuming it in excess can cause equal harm

Pros and cons of probiotic foodIn 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, […]

Can the bacteria on our bodies help us heal?

Although antibiotics are used in wound treatments, multidrug resistance is common and infections persist. Could bacteria provide much-needed strategies to prevent life-threatening infections? Scientists are searching for alternatives

Can the bacteria on our bodies help us heal?Our skin provides a natural barrier to the environment. This is crucial for our health, as skin protects us from invasive pathogens such as bacteria and viruses. When the skin barrier is damaged, these pathogens are ready to make their way into the body to colonise it. This is particularly dangerous if the bacteria in […]

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

Eating more foods high in fibre has been recommended to prevent cancer. Now researchers say high-fibre diets may also help a type of immune therapy work better against tumours

Consuming a high-fibre diet proven to be beneficial for cancer patients, finds studyPatients 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 […]

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

Many experts have debated the effect of dairy on cardiovascular health. A recent study in Finland has shown that consuming a particular type of dairy product, namely fermented dairy, may actually have a protective effect against heart disease

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 […]

Probiotics do not ease stomach flu, reveals study

Treatment with probiotics did not speed recovery from gastroenteritis in children. Probiotics, the beneficial bacteria that live in our digestive tracts, are widely used to treat gastroenteritis or ‘stomach flu, an inflammation of the stomach and intestines usually caused by a virus or bacterium. But a randomised clinical trial has found that the treatment is ineffective

Probiotics do not ease stomach flu, reveals studyResearchers 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 […]

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 […]

Antibiotic plus probiotic combination may kill off superbugs

An innovative approach uses a biocompatible material to encapsulate probiotic bacteria and combines them with antibiotics to tackle treatment-resistant infections

Antibiotic plus probiotic combination may kill off superbugsResearchers 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 […]