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High-fat diet can make you depressed

Tuesday, 20 October 2015 11:22
London: A diet high in fat content can lead to anxiety and depression by causing measurable changes in the brain, researchers report.Also, the beneficial effects of an antidepressant were blunted in mice fed with a high-fat diet.When treating depression, there…

Weight discrimination may cut short your life

Friday, 16 October 2015 13:24
New York: Victims of weight discrimination have a greater risk of dying early not because they may be overweight, but because of the apparent effects of the discrimination, says a new study.The results confirm previous studies that had indicated that…

Sit-stand desk can help fight obesity

Sunday, 04 October 2015 18:49
New York: Replacing sitting desks with sit-stand desks in offices could offer a cost-effective and sustainable approach to reducing sedentary behaviour and fighting obesity, says a new research.In this study, employees with sit-stand desks stood 60 minutes or more a…

High-quality carbs may lower heart disease risk

Friday, 02 October 2015 11:21
New York: Eliminating saturated fats can improve the health of the heart, but what you replace them with makes all the difference, says a study.Replacing saturated fats with unsaturated fats and high-quality carbohydrates has the most impact on reducing the…

Junk food may shrink your brain: Study

Monday, 14 September 2015 19:10
Melbourne: The part of the brain believed to be integral to learning, memory and mental health is smaller in people who regularly consume unhealthy foods such as sweet drinks, salty snacks and processed meats, new research has found.Although the study…

Mediterranean diet plus olive oil may prevent breast cancer

Monday, 14 September 2015 19:02
London: Eating a Mediterranean diet supplemented with extra virgin olive oil may lower risk of breast cancer in women, a new study suggests.The Mediterranean diet is known for its abundance of plant foods, fish and olive oil."The results of the…

Yo-yo dieting not linked to higher cancer risk

Tuesday, 04 August 2015 14:35
New York: Repeated loss and regain of weight due to dieting or what is also called yo-yo dieting may not put you at increased risk of contracting cancer, says a new study that could be the largest of its kind.Weight-cycling…

Opt for substitutes for fried snacks in monsoon

Saturday, 11 July 2015 16:46
New Delhi: It's pouring and all you crave is fried snacks like pakodas and samosas but consuming all that isn't healthy. Look for healthy substitutes instead, says an expert.Vijayant Rawat, executive chef of Mosaic Hotel, Noida, shares a list of…

Healthy beverage index developed

Saturday, 11 July 2015 16:40
Washington: Researchers have developed a scoring method for assessing beverage intake that can be used to accurately evaluate dietary consumption of all types of fluids.The Healthy Beverage Index (HBI) scores were associated with more favourable lipid profiles, decreased risk of…

Eat tree nuts, stay slim

Saturday, 04 July 2015 12:41
New York: Including tree nuts in your daily diet could be an easy and inexpensive way to stay slim and fit, suggests a research.Tree nuts include almonds, Brazil nuts, cashews, hazelnuts, macadamias, pecans, pine nuts, pistachios and walnuts.The study of…