Researchers have suggested that choline supplementation in pregnant women lowers cortisol in the baby by changing epigenetic expression of genes involved in cortisol production.
Researchers found that over nine months, a daily dose of curcumin appeared to prevent new cases of diabetes among people with abnormally high blood sugar levels that may progress to full-blown type 2 diabetes.
A latest research has found that eating apples regularly could help postmenopausal women lower the amount of blood cholesterol. They found that consuming the fruit for six months resulted in cholesterol levels going down by almost a quarter. Postmenopausal women are at the highest risk of heart attacks and strokes and consumption of apples was found to be most effective in the reduction of low-density lipoprotein (bad cholesterol) in them. The so-called 'bad' cholesterol is known to jam u...
A latest research says that being a couch potato might not be as much to be blamed for one's obesity, but the amount of food intake. According to the research, office workers burn no lesser calories than what their hunter gatherer ancestors used to burn centuries ago. This implies that it is not the amount of calories we burn every day but the amount of food we consume everyday that is to be blamed for the obesity epidemic.
European experts think that rather than asking people to choose healthier food, it is better that government increases tax on high salt and fat content foods and dangles subsidies on fruits and vegetables. The group from the European Association for Cardiovascular Prevention & Rehabilitation said that it is needed to cut salt and fat in processed food and also important to put a clear food labeling.
Everyone who wants to follow a healthy diet knows that they need to keep away from cheese.
A new study by researchers from the University of East Anglia suggests that a diet high in antioxidants such as selenium and vitamins C and E may reduces the risk of pancreatic cancer by up to 67 percent.
If you love eggs but have been avoiding eating it for the fear of saturated fat in it, here is good news. According to researchers, eggs these days are much healthier than they used to be, three decades ago. Eggs are more nutritious and beneficial with low levels of fat, cholesterol and calories. Also, eggs these days are much richer in vitamin D compared, claim researchers. The study funded by the Department of Health claims that a medium-sized egg now has around 25 per cent less saturated fat ...
Providing yet another evidence on how young girls are taking extreme steps to chase the media defined "perfect" and thin bodies, a recent research has found that schoolgirls as young as 12 are not happy with the way they look. They wish they were thinner and are skipping meals to lose weight. According to the research conducted by Schools Health Education Unit, half of the 12 and 13 year olds and 58 per cent of 14 or 15 year olds said that they wanted to lose weight.
According to a recent study, consuming food rich in vitamin E could lower the risk of liver cancer in older people.
Women suffering eating disorders to chase the image of a 'perfect' body have been in the realm of society's sub-conscious for time immemorial.
According to a latest research, energy drinks that claim to boost up energy are nothing more than a waste of money could also be harmful.
According to a latest research, consumption of oily fish could be very harmful for prostate cancer victims and could significantly increase their chances of succumbing to the disease.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved Qsymia to be taken in addition to a reduced-calorie diet and exercise for chronic weight management.
For many, retirement is very difficult to deal with. Life suddenly comes to a halt with nowhere to rush to everyday, and lying on the cozy bed for a major part of the day, becomes a routine. However, scientists say that sleeping for long hours in old age, might be harmful for the brain. Even, not getting proper sleep is also harmful. Now, the scientists say that restricting oneself to seven hours night sleep might be helpful in preventing the brain from ageing by extra two years. Care should be ...