diabetes and heart disease

What babies eat determines risk of obesity


August 31st, 2012 - 1:47 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 31 (IANS) Baby rats which get normal levels of dietary fat right after birth, even though their mothers were fed high-fat diets, avoid obesity and related disorders as ... Read more...

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Strawberries prevent heart disease, diabetes


July 6th, 2012 - 5:07 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 6 (IANS) Strawberries, the traditional summer treat, could offer unexpected health benefits of preventing development of heart disease and diabetes, says a study.University of Warwick scientists have been ... Read more...

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Fast food can bring on diabetes, heart disease


July 3rd, 2012 - 12:06 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 3 (IANS) People who consume fast food even once a week elevate their risk of dying from coronary heart disease by 20 percent, compared to people who avoid ... Read more...

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Diet pill could help beat obesity


June 10th, 2012 - 11:56 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 10 (IANS) A diet pill aimed at curbing fat people's appetites could soon be a reality, Daily Mail reported.The pill would not only shrink waist lines but also ... Read more...

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Active kids more likely to avoid heart disease


February 3rd, 2012 - 1:06 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Feb 3 (IANS) Physically active children are more likely to keep diabetes and heart disease at bay, a new study reveals.The study, led by researchers Glenn McConell and Mary ... Read more...

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‘Use canola or olive oil for better health’


January 11th, 2012 - 8:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 11 (IANS) When a recipe calls for ghee or butter, substitute it with canola or olive oil for better health. Both these oils can help you to ... Read more...

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Eating nuts elevates mood, lower heart disease risks


November 6th, 2011 - 6:39 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 6 (IANS) Eating nuts helps lowers heart disease risk in people with metabolic syndrome (MetS) or those with excess abdominal fat, high blood sugar and high blood pressure, ... Read more...

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Facial hair growth suggests excessive male hormone


November 3rd, 2011 - 5:30 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 3 (IANS) Excessive hair growth on a woman's chin and abdomen can safely tell the doctor whether she has excess of male hormone."We wanted to find a way ... Read more...

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Female sex hormone regulates weight


October 20th, 2011 - 5:54 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 20 (IANS) Female sex hormone estrogen regulates appetite and body weight, while insufficient estrogen receptors in brain parts may lead to obesity.The findings are potentially important for millions ... Read more...

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Belly fat linked to development of asthma


September 26th, 2011 - 1:20 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 26 (IANS) Belly fat, linked with diabetes and heart disease, could also have a bearing on the development of asthma, research in Norway shows.Previous studies have found a ... Read more...

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Weight Watchers’ members lose twice as many kilos


September 8th, 2011 - 7:05 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 8 (IANS) Obese people on a Weight Watchers programme lose twice as many kilos as those following a doctor's advice, a new study shows. The core approach of ... Read more...

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Missing gene turns you into couch potato


September 6th, 2011 - 5:25 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 6 (IANS) Couch potatoes can't help being what they are -- a missing gene may explain why they are so lazy and inactive. Researchers rendered healthy mice slow ... Read more...

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Better body image helps weight loss


July 18th, 2011 - 3:50 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 18 (IANS) Improving body image helps in weight loss programs based on diet and exercise.Obesity is known to increase the risk of diabetes and heart disease and can ... Read more...

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Low body fat no protection against heart risk


June 27th, 2011 - 6:31 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 27 (IANS) A lower body fat level may not always lower your risk for heart disease and diabetes, researchers say. Douglas P. Kiel and David Karasik, researchers at ... Read more...

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Obese kids at greater risk of bone fractures and osteoporosis in old age


April 11th, 2011 - 1:38 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 11 (ANI): A new study has revealed that obese children are vulnerable to bone fractures and more likely to develop osteoporosis in old age.Overweight children develop bigger skeletons in order ... Read more...

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Molecular switch behind development of fatty liver disease identified


April 6th, 2011 - 6:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 6 (ANI): Scientists have identified a molecular switch that appears to be a common feature in the development of fatty liver disease.The discovery made in mice is consistent with ... Read more...

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Potbellied men ‘ likelier to go blind’


April 1st, 2011 - 2:43 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 1 (ANI): A new study has found that piling on pounds in middle age could significantly raise a man's risk of blindness later in life.Researchers at the University of Melbourne ... Read more...

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International Diabetes Federation backs surgery in fight against diabetes


March 29th, 2011 - 6:27 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 29 (ANI): Weight loss surgery can effectively treat diabetes in obese people, according to the medical fraternity.A new position statement from the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) says that bariatric surgery ... Read more...

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High consumption of omega-3s ‘cuts obesity-related disease risk’


March 25th, 2011 - 3:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 25 (ANI): A new study has suggested that a high intake of omega-3 fats found in fish helps prevent obesity-related chronic diseases such as diabetes and heart disease.The scientists come ... Read more...

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Global deaths from AIDS, malaria, diarrhea declining: Study


March 15th, 2011 - 1:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 15 (ANI): A new study has found that scientists working for healthier humans around the globe are making headway in fighting communicable diseases such as AIDS, malaria and diarrhea.The study ... Read more...

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Overweight adolescents may develop weak bones


March 6th, 2011 - 6:11 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 6 (IANS) Overweight adolescents may develop weak bones, besides facing a host of health problems. A study of 143 overweight 14-18-year olds shows those with risk factors such ... Read more...

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Some overweight teens may be at risk for weak bones


March 5th, 2011 - 2:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 5 (ANI): A new study has revealed that overweight teenagers already struggling with risk factors such as insulin resistance may need to add weak bones to their list of health ... Read more...

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Almonds ‘could help prevent diabetes, heart disease’


December 30th, 2010 - 12:14 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 30 (ANI): A new study - conducted at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey - has suggested that eating almonds could help prevent diabetes and heart disease.Scientists ... Read more...

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Women with wide waists face higher cancer risk


December 29th, 2010 - 1:36 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 29 (IANS) Almost half of women have a higher risk of cancer because of their bulging waistlines.Most people think men carry more weight around their tummy, but the reality is ... Read more...

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You are what your father ate


December 24th, 2010 - 1:50 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 24 (IANS) Environmental influences, including diet, that a father experiences can be transmitted to his offspring, "reprogramming" the latter's genes. A study has thrown up new evidence that environmental ... Read more...

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You are what your father ate - before you were born


December 24th, 2010 - 12:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 24 (ANI): Scientists have discovered evidence that environmental influences experienced by a father can be passed down to the next generation, "reprogramming" how genes function in offspring.The new study, ... Read more...

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Almonds may help reduce risk of type 2 diabetes, heart disease


December 17th, 2010 - 11:47 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 17 (ANI): A new research suggests that consuming an almond-enriched diet may help reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes and heart disease.The study, one of the first of its ... Read more...

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Retirement ‘leads to a substantial reduction in tiredness, depression’


November 24th, 2010 - 1:58 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 24 (ANI): A new study has shown that retirement leads to a substantial reduction in mental and physical fatigue and depressive symptoms.However, the research has also concluded that retirement does ... Read more...

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Potential new target for diabetes, heart disease treatments identified


November 17th, 2010 - 6:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 17 (ANI): A team researchers, including an Indian-origin boffin, has discovered a new cellular pathway that could help in developing therapeutic treatments for obesity-related disorders, like diabetes and heart disease.The ... Read more...

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Low testosterone ‘may raise risk of early death’


October 20th, 2010 - 1:26 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 20 (ANI): A new research has linked low testosterone levels to a heightened risk of premature death from heart disease and all causes.The finding refutes received wisdom that the hormone ... Read more...

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Variety in meals holds key to a long and healthy life


October 18th, 2010 - 2:19 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 18 (ANI): Food containing anti-oxidants, wholegrains and vital fatty acids are likely to cut the risk of killer illnesses including heart disease, Alzheimer's and diabetes, a new study has suggested.Scientists ... Read more...

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Viagra no good for men with low testosterone levels


September 28th, 2010 - 4:01 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 28 (IANS) Why doesn't Viagra work for more than half the men who use it? Reason: Many of the men prescribed the drug by their doctors are actually suffering from ... Read more...

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Viagra ‘doesn’t work for half the men who take it’


September 28th, 2010 - 12:09 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 28 (ANI): Viagra-the much-publicised cure for sexual dysfunction-fails to work for more than half the men who take it, warn leading doctors.They say the Health Service is wasting tens of ... Read more...

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Hit the gym to maintain health gains after weight loss


September 23rd, 2010 - 3:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 23 (ANI): Putting on the pounds after weight loss? Well, you need to hit the gym, suggests a new study.Although obesity is a major risk factor for disease, much of ... Read more...

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Short sleepers ‘at higher risk diabetes, heart disease’


September 8th, 2010 - 1:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 08 (ANI): A new research has suggested that people who sleep less than six hours a night may be three times more likely to develop a condition which leads to ... Read more...

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