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Three to five coffee cups a day may cut heart disease risk

Three to five coffee cups a day may cut heart disease risk

Drinking three to five cups of coffee per day could cut an individual’s cardiovascular disease (CVD) mortality risk by up to 21 percent, says new research. “It is important to acknowledge factors which might have a protective effect against CVD mortality. Moderate coffee consumption could play a significant role in reducing CVD mortality risk, which

Smoking linked to breast cancer in young women

Smoking linked to breast cancer in young women

Smoking may increase the risk of dying early in pre-menopausal women with breast cancer, a research said. “Overall, this work is monumental in advising patients about how smoking might affect breast cancer outcome,” said co-author Yuko Minami from Tohoku University Graduate School of Medicine, Sendai, Miyagi, Japan. This study included 848 patients admitted to a

Eat nuts to cut cancer risk

Eat nuts to cut cancer risk

Consuming nuts is associated with a decreased risk of certain types of cancer, but not Type-2 diabetes, says new study. For the study, researchers conducted a systematic review of 36 observational studies, which included 30,708 patients on the disease-preventive powers of nut consumption to create a comprehensive analysis. The study was published in the journal

Cinnamon may prevent bowel cancer

A compound derived from cinnamon is a potent inhibitor of colorectal or bowel cancer, a study shows. The study found that adding cinnamaldehyde, the compound that gives cinnamon its distinctive flavour and smell, to the diet protected mice against colorectal cancer. The animals’ cells had acquired the ability to protect themselves against exposure to a

Avocados may help beat blood cancer

Avocados may help beat blood cancer

Compounds derived from avocados could be effective in treating leukemia, a cancer of the blood cells, a research has found. A molecule in avocados combats acute myeloid leukemia (AML) by targeting the root of the disease – leukemia stem cells, the results showed. The results suggest that the new avocado-derived drug could significantly increase life


50 everyday use chemicals found to trigger cancer

A cocktail of 50 chemicals we are exposed to on a daily basis, including some found in mobile phones, detergents and pesticides used on fruits and vegetables, may trigger cancer, says a research. “This research backs up the idea that chemicals not considered harmful by themselves may be combining and accumulating in our bodies to


Your chance to meet Baba Ramdev in Melbourne

For the first time, Melburnians will get to attend yoga sessions from none other than yoga guru Swami Ramdev or Baba Ramdev as he is popularly known. In Australia from April 2-13, Ramdev will hold yoga camps across three cities – Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne. His Melbourne camps are scheduled for April 10-12. As one


Allergic to food allergens?

Researchers have identified the level of five of the most common food allergens which would cause a reaction in the most sensitive 10 percent of people. The five foods they considered were — peanut, hazelnut, celery, fish and shrimp. Between 1.6 and 10.1 milligrams of hazelnut, peanut and celery protein produced a reaction in the

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58 percent Delhiites have high cholesterol

A total of 58 percent Delhiites have high cholesterol level, a trend which is a direct result of sedentary lifestyle and over-eating, said a study. Out of 9,596 samples tested for lipid profile, LDL levels were high in 58 percent of the people whereas total cholesterol and triglycerides were high in 20-30 percent of the