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Dark choco a day, keeps doctor away

Craving for chocolates, but don’t want to gain those extra pounds? Worry not! Go for a dark chocolate, which contains a good amount of vitamins, minerals, iron, potassium and magnesium. Physicians suggest dark chocolates are good for the heart, and they help reduce cardiovascular ailments as they contain potassium and copper. High in iron content,

Workplace stress heightens diabetes risk

Scientists in Israel have linked development of diabetes to stress at the workplace, made worse by low social support. Cases of type 2 diabetes continue to rise in the US. And while the development of the disease is more commonly associated with risk factors such as obesity, high blood pressure, and physical inactivity, research has

Obese men in 20s may die in middle age

Families of chubby youngsters, beware! Men who turn obese in their early 20s are significantly less likely to reach their middle age, a new study published in the British Medical Journal has suggested. Also such youngsters are also up to eight times more likely to suffer diabetes, potentially fatal blood clots or a heart attack,

Drinking too much water can be risky

Excessive water in your system can dilute your body fluids so much that the sodium levels become life-threateningly low. Water may be the elixir of life, but it sure can send your health into a tailspin, even endanger your life, if you drink too much of it. While packaged water, juice and cola companies hard-sell their thirst-quenchers to you through TV and print

Strawberries prevent heart disease, diabetes

Strawberries could offer unexpected health benefits of preventing development of heart disease and diabetes, says a study. University of Warwick scientists have been studying the beneficial effects of strawberries on cardiovascular health, particularly around how they prevent the development of heart disease and diabetes. Paul Thornalley, professor at the Warwick Medical School, heads the team

Healthy lifestyle lowers mid-age cardiac risk

Washington: Maintaining a healthy lifestyle from your 20s into your 40s may spell lower cardiovascular risk in mid-age, says a new study. “The problem is few adults can maintain ideal cardiovascular health factors as they age,” said Kiang Liu, study co-author and professor of preventive medicine at the Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University. “Many

Vitamin D deficiency may cause infertility

Austrian scientists have found vitamin D’s deficiency, long held as a risk factor for diseases like diabetes, may cause infertility among men and women. This deficiency has also been a risk factor for diseases like osteoporosis, or the thinning of bone tissue and loss of bone density over time. After analysing numerous studies, the Austrian

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