Cholesterol-lowering 'portfolio diet' cuts BP

Monday, 09 November 2015 12:05
Toronto: A diet meant to cut cholesterol levels can also lower blood pressure, a new study has found.The "portfolio diet" lowered blood pressure by an average of two percent in study participants when compared with another diet recommended to reduce…

Used alone, apps for weight loss are quite ineffective

Thursday, 05 November 2015 14:41
New York: Used alone, a cell phone app that tracks exercise, calories and weight loss goals on an average is not enough to create meaningful weight loss in young adults, according to a new study.The randomised study included 365 people…

Living alone can kill healthy diets

Wednesday, 04 November 2015 11:46
Sydney: Loneliness can take a toll on your physical health as researchers have found that people who live alone tend to survive on unhealthy diets.The researchers also found that men living alone are more likely to have a poor diet…

Obese people need more vitamin E than others

Tuesday, 03 November 2015 11:40
New York: Obese people need to have a diet rich in vitamin E as they require more than normal levels of the vitamin and at the same time they get less of it, suggests new research.While their weight and other…

Diet lacking soluble fibre can lead to weight gain

Sunday, 01 November 2015 16:48
New York: A diet missing soluble fibre promotes inflammation in the intestines and poor gut health, leading to weight gain, suggests new research.Moreover, incorporating soluble fibre back into the diet can restore gut health, the research conducted in mice showed.Foods…

Eating 'everything in moderation' may be bad for you

Saturday, 31 October 2015 12:08
New York: Contrary to popular perception, eating 'everything in moderation' may actually lead to worse metabolic health as compared to eating a smaller number of healthy foods, says a new study."'Eat everything in moderation' has been a long-standing dietary recommendation,…

Low-fat diet won't make you slimmer in long term: Study

Friday, 30 October 2015 11:09
New York: Having low-fat diet does not lead to greater weight loss in the long term compared to higher-fat diets of similar intensity, says a Lancet study.The results are based on analysis of past studies involving more than 68,000 adults."Behind…

Monitor progress often to hike chances of success

Thursday, 29 October 2015 15:43
London: Whether you are trying to lose weight or quit smoking, the more frequently you monitor progress, the greater the chances of attaining your goal, suggests new research.If you report your progress publicly or physically record it, the chances of…

Mothers with unhealthy pregnancy weight risk obesity

Friday, 23 October 2015 14:56
Washington: Mothers who gain excessive weight during pregnancy are at higher risk of obesity even after seven years of delivery, according to a new study.Researchers at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health studied the association between gestational weight gain…

Everyday mindfulness can cut belly fat

Wednesday, 21 October 2015 12:40
New York: Those who are aware of each and every moment of their life have less fat around their belly than those who do not pay attention to the present, new research shows.The study of nearly 400 people found that…