Sugary drinks more harmful to diabetics than sweetened foods, warns study

Lay off the sugary drinks. Sweetened drinks pose a greater risk of type 2 diabetes than most other foods containing fructose, a naturally occurring sugar, according to a study. The findings, published in The BMJ, suggest that fruit and other foods containing fructose seem to have no harmful effect on blood glucose levels. However, sweetened drinks and…

Almond or peanut butter, find out which nut butter is best for you

Almond butter is garnering attention in the health world lately. The most popular of the alternative nut butters – other varieties include, walnut, cashew, hazelnut butter – almond butter might seem like the next food fad, but it has some legit health benefits. It is a good source or magnesium, vitamin E, and potassium. It’s also…

Diverse trends in diseases need state-specific remedies

Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) and their risk factors have gone up in every state in India and now cause more disease and death than infections, maternal, neonatal, and nutritional diseases put together in each state, according to the first comprehensive analysis of disease trends and their risk factors in all states from 1990 to 2016. NCDs,…

Being fat may actually be good for you, here’s why

With growing awareness about fitness, obesity is considered to be harmful for health. Numerous studies have linked obesity with diabetes and heart disease, among other illnesses. And the numbers of people struggling with obesity are rising at an alarming rate. But, it turns out, obesity can also be good for you. A study conducted by the European Association…

Obesity and depression, dependence on antidepressants may make you fat

Prolonged use of antidepressant may lead to increased risk of weight gain associated with high risk of many diseases including diabetes, heart disease and even cancers, say researchers. The study showed that normal weight and overweight people who took antidepressant for long time had a higher risk of being overweight or obese. “It’s important to…

Switch off the TV, too much screen time can cause heart disease and cancer

Spending too much time watching TV can be injurious to health. A new study done by the University of Glasgow and published in BMC Medicine reveals a link between higher risk of mortality and cardiovascular disease. The effect was more among those with low fitness, low muscle strength or physical activity levels. Previous studies linked increased…

Dear moms-to-be, take care of your health to prevent serious disease in kid

Pregnant women should ensure they are getting proper nutrition and physical care. A mother’s health affects the child’s well-being and proper management can prevent serious lifestyle-related diseases, such as heart disease and obesity. A study conducted by Institute of Physiology revealed that the body has an internal clock that regulates sleepiness over a 24 hour…

Obesity during pregnancy, this is the ideal weight gain for mums-to-be

Most mothers are encouraged to eat healthy during pregnancy. This obviously means a fat-rich diet, so that your growing baby gets all the nutrition she needs. However, this also puts mothers at the risk of being obese. According to a recent study, there’s an optimal weight gain that’s recommended.The researchers devised a calculator to help…