High doses of vitamin D don’t strengthen bones, reveals study

Vitamin D supplements may even lead to decreases in bone density, the study suggested

High doses of vitamin D don’t strengthen bones, reveals studyHigh doses of vitamin D do not increase bone density, and they may even lower it, researchers report. In a double-blinded, three-year clinical trial published in JAMA, scientists randomised 311 healthy adults without osteoporosis to daily doses of 400, 4,000 or 10,000 units of vitamin D. At the beginning and end of the study, they […]

Children with birth defects may be at increased risk for childhood cancer, new study finds

Compared to children without a birth defect, those with genetic defects were almost 12 times more likely to develop cancer by age 18

Children with birth defects may be at increased risk for childhood cancer, new study findsResearchers analysed data from more than 10 million children born in Texas, Arkansas, Michigan and North Carolina between 1992 and 2013. Compared to children without a birth defect, those with genetic defects were almost 12 times more likely to develop cancer by age 18. Those whose birth defect had no known genetic cause, also known […]

E-cigarette use, flavourings may increase heart disease risk, study finds

The flavouring liquid for electronic cigarettes, or e-cigarettes, may increase the risk of cardiovascular disease when inhaled, according to a study led by researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine

E-cigarette use, flavourings may increase heart disease risk, study findsThe scientists investigated the effect of the e-liquids on cells called endothelial cells that line the interior of blood vessels. They found that, when grown in a laboratory, endothelial cells exposed to the e-liquids, or to blood collected from e-cigarette users shortly after vaping, are less viable and exhibit significantly increased levels of molecules implicated […]

Following a Mediterranean diet can help reduce risk of depression later in life

Maintaining a Mediterranean-type diet may protect against symptoms of depression in later life, according to new research presented here at the American Psychiatric Association’s 2019 Annual Meeting

Following a Mediterranean diet can help reduce risk of depression later in lifeAdherence to a Mediterranean-type diet has long been recognised as being good for physical health and has been associated with longer life and reduced risk of cancer and cardiovascular disease. It may also have protective effects against cognitive decline in older individuals. A Mediterranean-style diet generally emphasises eating fruits and vegetables, whole grains, legumes and […]

Here’s why you need to include more spinach in your diet this winter

We all know the numerous health benefits that all the vegetables offer. But there are some vegetables that are incredibly nutritious and one must include them in their diet. One such vegetable is spinach. It is one of those winter vegetable that is not only nutrient-dense, but also replete with health benefiting properties is spinach

Here’s why you need to include more spinach in your diet this winters One can say that spinach definitely deserves the ‘superfood’ title after taking a look at its impressive nutritional content. Armed with a variety of vitamins and minerals, here are some of the health benefits the vegetable can offer. Better energy levels Are you a constant victim to the dreadful afternoon slump? Try adding a […]

Taller people more likely to get certain cancers due to cell numbers, finds study

A researcher at the University of California’s Department of Evolution, Ecology and Organismal Biology has found evidence that taller people are more prone to getting cancer due to their larger number of cells

Taller people more likely to get certain cancers due to cell numbers, finds studyIn his paper published in Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B, Leonard Nunney describes his study, involving comparing height with cancer risk and factoring in the total number of cells in the body. Prior research has suggested that taller people might be more prone to getting cancer—a finding that has also been seen […]

Eating ‘ultra-processed’ foods linked to increased cancer risk

The results published in the British Medical Journal showed that if the proportion of ultra-processed food in the diet increased by 10%, then the number of cancers detected increased by 12%

Eating ‘ultra-processed’ foods linked to increased cancer riskA link between highly processed foods and cancer has been suggested by French researchers. They classified foods including cakes, chicken nuggets and mass-produced bread as “ultra-processed”. A study of 105,000 people hinted the more of such foods people ate, the greater their risk of cancer. A lot of caution is being expressed about the study, […]