Replacing red meat with nuts and beans can cut heart disease risk

A new study suggests diets with high-quality plant protein sources could replace red meat to help reduce cardiovascular disease risk factors

Replacing red meat with nuts and beans can cut heart disease riskChoose plants over red meat to keep your heart healthy. That is the recommendation of a new study that found diets with high-quality plant protein sources could help reduce cardiovascular disease risk factors, mainly lowering risks of heart attacks. The findings, published in the journal Circulation, come from the first meta-analysis of trials that examined […]

Eating a low-carb diet can raise early death risk, cautions study

A low-carb diet could shorten life expectancy by up to four years, a study suggests. The large scale study debunks 'cult of low carb' and shows moderate intake gives best chance of a long life but type of proteins and fats make big difference. Eating a moderate amount of carbohydrates best for healthy lifespan, say researchers

Eating a low-carb diet can raise early death risk, cautions studyLow-carb diets, such as Atkins, have become increasingly popular for weight loss and have shown promise for lowering the risk of some illnesses. But a US study over 25 years indicates that a moderate cut in carb consumption – or switching meat for plant-based protein and fats – is healthier. The study relied on people […]

Vegetarians more prone to depression, suggest study

The researchers don’t assert that being vegetarian causes depression. Instead, they’re suggesting a link between plant-based diets and mental health. The primary theory for this link is that vegetarians receive fewer nutrients found in red meat, vitamin B12 specifically, and that could contribute to depressive symptoms

Vegetarians more prone to depression, suggest studyA study published in the Journal of Affective Disorders concludes that vegetarians have more depressive symptoms than non-vegetarians due to nutritional deficiencies like iron. ‘Nutritional deficiencies may account for these findings, but reverse causation and residual confounding cannot be ruled out’ it concluded. The study was conducted among 9,668 husbands of pregnant women and all […]

Vitamin B12 deficiency most common in Indians, say dieticians

Vitamin B12 is crucial for efficient functioning of central nervous system. Its deficiency leads to lack of concentration, memory loss and weakness

Vitamin B12 deficiency most common in Indians, say dieticiansA sizeable number of Indians are suffering from Vitamin B12 deficiency, one of the essential vitamins which help in maintaining healthy red blood cells for optimal body functioning. It is the most common deficiencies in Indians and experts say it non-vegetarians are also prey to it. “Vitamin B12’s deficiency is very common in India. Not […]