Eating chicken instead of red meat can help lower breast cancer risk

Red meat refers to the flesh obtained from cows, pigs and lambs, that is, beef, pork and lamb/mutton respectively. These contain more of the muscle protein called myoglobin which carries oxygen to the muscle tissue, similar to haemoglobin in the blood. The presence of myoglobin contributes to the red colour. Processed red meats also contain […]

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Pregnancy care during winters

Babies born with a healthy weight have a lower risk of health problems at birth and later in life. During winters, you should take care against flu-like infections, common cold, chills, among others. Pregnancy care should comprise measures to elevate immunity levels by consuming the right kind of food in the right quantity. Foods to […]

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Healthy high-fibre diet could help reduce preeclampsia risk

Plant-based fibre is broken down in the gut by bacteria into factors that influence the immune system. Researchers from the University of Sydney’s Charles Perkins Centre, the Barwon Infant Study from Deakin University, Monash University, James Cook University and the Australian National University collaborated to investigate the role of these metabolic products of gut bacteria […]

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Eating nuts daily can help prevent weight gain, reveal Harvard scientists

Harvard University experts tracked almost 300,000 people for two decades. They were asked about how many nuts they ate and how much they weighed. Participants who ate half an ounce (14g) of nuts every day gained less weight. Eating half a serving of nuts every day could stop you from gaining weight as you get […]

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Regular tea drinkers have 50% reduced risk of cognitive decline

Want to lose weight? Sip these 5 bedtime beverages

There’s not much worse than a night of tossing and turning in the sack. After all, poor sleep is intricately tied to weight gain, skewed hormone levels, next-day munchies, and blood sugar and insulin issues, says Bridget Murphy, R.D.N., C.D.N., at NYU Langone Medical Center. To score some quality shuteye, you’ve got to be careful […]

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Consuming extra protein at breakfast helps control hunger, finds study

Researchers assigned 32 healthy adults to eat a breakfast containing two servings of a high-carbohydrate cereal, with either 1 cup of commercial milk that contained 12.4 grams of protein, or 1 cup of milk mixed with a whole-milk protein concentrate or a whey protein powder that boosted protein intake to 28 grams. The participants then […]

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Adequate intake of milk in different life stages helps prevent chronic diseases

For example, there is a positive link between moderate intake of milk during pregnancy and birth weight, length and bone mineral content during childhood. In addition, daily intake of milk and dairy products among elderly people may reduce the risk of frailty and sarcopenia. These are just some of the conclusions of a systematic review […]

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Red and white meats are equally bad for cholesterol, finds study

The study, led by scientists at Children’s Hospital Oakland Research Institute (CHORI), the research arm of UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland, surprised the researchers with the discovery that consuming high levels of red meat or white poultry resulted in higher blood cholesterol levels than consuming a comparable amount of plant proteins. Moreover, this effect was […]

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