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Yogurt consumption may improve bone health in elderly

Yogurt consumption may improve bone health in elderly

Yogurt consumption may improve bone health in elderly

Increased yogurt consumption is associated with a higher hip bone density and a significantly reduced risk of osteoporosis in older men and women, researchers say. Osteoporosis is a chronic condition associated with a reduction in bone strength and an increased risk of bone fracture. The study showed that each unit increase in yogurt intake in

Sushi lovers warned of parasite danger in raw fish

Sushi lovers warned of parasite danger in raw fish

Sushi lovers are being warned of the dangers of ingesting parasites from raw and undercooked fish, a study revealed. The study published in the British Medical Journal Case Reports said sushi’s (Japanese rice rolls with raw fish) growing popularity in the West could be linked to a rise in parasitic infections, the BBC reported. The

Energy drinks could be deadly for people with heart disease

Energy drinks could be deadly for people with heart disease

Drinking even a small amount of caffeinated energy drinks may trigger serious cardiac events in some people with a genetic heart condition that can cause rapid, irregular heartbeat, a study has warned. The researchers assessed the risk of cardiac events following consumption of energy drinks in patients diagnosed with congenital long QT syndrome (LQTS), a

Common sweetener in low-calorie foods may increase obesity

Common sweetener in low-calorie foods may increase obesity

Sugar alcohol — erythritol — commonly used as a sugar-replacement sweetener in low-calorie foods, may be associated with weight gain and increase in fat mass in young adults, researchers have found. The findings revealed that erythritol, found naturally in pears and watermelons and increasingly used as a food additive, can be metabolised by and even

Why extra virgin olive oil is good for health

Why extra virgin olive oil is good for health

A compound commonly found in extra-virgin olive oil can significantly reduce symptoms of insulin resistance and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease — the negative effects of a high-fat diet, a study has found. Hydroxytyrosol is a polyphenol found in extra-virgin olive oil, which is known to have antioxidant properties and may play a key role in

Salty diet reduces thirst, increases hunger

Salty diet reduces thirst, increases hunger

A salty diet causes people to drink less water while increasing hunger due to a higher need for energy, suggests new research. The findings, published in the Journal of Clinical Investigation, are based on a study carried out during a simulated mission to Mars. “Cosmonauts” who ate more salt retained more water, were not as

Pick banana, melon, cold milk to fight acidity

Pick banana, melon, cold milk to fight acidity

Avoid chances of acidity during the hot days by indulging in bananas, melons and coconut water, say experts. Mehar Rajput, nutritionist and dietitian, FITPASS – app for fitness enthusiasts, and Prerna Arora, dietician and nutritionist, Konsult App, which connects doctors and patients, shares a list: * Bananas: It is the best antidote for acid reflux

Obesity can lead to 13 types of cancer, says study

Obesity can lead to 13 types of cancer, says study

Obesity leads to 13 types of cancer, including that of pancreas and esophagus, as fat cells affect the processes that regulate the growth of cancer cells in the human body, says a study. Due to excess fat in the body, fat cells produce hormones and proteins, according to the study conducted by the United Kingdom’s

Meat-based diet linked to fatty liver disease

Meat-based diet linked to fatty liver disease

A diet high in animal protein is associated with a higher risk of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), a condition in which fat builds up in the liver, in overweight people, says a study. Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease is a major health concern as it can lead to permanent scarring (cirrhosis) and subsequently to cancer

Enjoy benefits of pudina

Enjoy benefits of pudina

Pudina (mint leaves) aids in digestion, improves oral health, treats cold and more, say experts. JLN Sastry, Head of Healthcare Research, Dabur Research and Development, and Parameshwar Arora, Senior Ayurveda Consultant, Sir Gangaram Hospital, Delhi have shared a list of benefits you can get from pudina: * Mint leaves are loaded with anti-oxidants and phytonutrients

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