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Poor diet linked to 1 in 5 deaths globally: study

Paris, Apr 4: One in five deaths globally are linked to poor diet, experts said Thursday, warning that overconsumption of sugar, salt and meat was killing millions of people every year.

The United Nations estimates that nearly a billion people worldwide are malnourished, while nearly two billion are "overnourished".

But the latest study on global diet trends, published...

Tobacco use makes precancerous cells that fertilize cancer growth: Study

Apr 3: A recent study has found that tobacco consumption leads to the formation of precancerous cells that fertilize cancer growth. There have been a lot of studies dedicated to cancer-related topics, exactly how this precancerous field influences cancer has been often overlooked. As part of the study, the researchers wanted to understand how these precancerous cells may impact...

White people's diet most harmful for environment: Study

Washington, Mar 31: Eating habits of white individuals disproportionately affect the environment as their foods require more water and release more greenhouse gases during production, a study claims.

The study, published in the Journal of Industrial Ecology, takes an in-depth look at what different demographic populations eat, how much greenhouse gas those foods are responsible for, and how much...

Beware! Sugary drinks may accelerate cancer growth

Washington, Mar 25: Consuming just one or two cups of sugar-sweetened drinks daily may accelerate the growth of intestinal tumours, say scientists who also discovered how sugar can directly feed cancer growth.

Researchers at Baylor College of Medicine and Weill Cornell Medicine in the US conducted the study on mice.

"An increasing number of observational studies have raised...

Eggs may not be good after all: New study

New York, Mar 17: The latest US research on eggs won't go over easy for those who can't eat breakfast without them.

Adults who ate about 1 ½ eggs daily had a slightly higher risk of heart disease than those who ate no eggs. The study showed the more eggs, the greater the risk. The chances of dying early...

Green tea beneficial for more than just obesity: Study

Mar 15: Green Tea has once again been found as the Hail Mary for not just obesity but various other inflammatory biomarkers linked with poor health, finds a recent study.

The study was done on mice to find out what other benefits can green tea actually provide and was published in the Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry....

Just one cigarette a day in pregnancy can spur death risk for baby

New York, Mar 12: Just one cigarette a day during pregnancy can double the risk of sudden unexpected infant death (SUID), warned a study. SUID is defined as sudden and unexpected death of a baby below one year of age, in which the cause is not obvious before investigation.

For women, who smoked an average of 1-20 cigarettes a...

Indians feel older earlier than Japanese, Swiss Study

Washington, Mar 11: People living in India experience the health problems associated with ageing at an early stage than those living in Japan or Switzerland, according to a first-of-its-kind study published in The Lancet Public Health.

Researchers at the University of Washington in the US and colleagues found that a 30-year gap separates countries with the highest...

Blood holds key to liver regeneration, study suggests

The liver is the only organ in the body that can regenerate. A recent study shows that the blood-clotting protein fibrinogen may hold the key as to why some patients who undergo a liver resection, a surgery that removes a diseased portion of the organ, end up needing a transplant because the renewal process doesn't work.

"We discovered that...

Home chemical pollutants degrade fertility in men

Here's another reason to take environmental degradation seriously. Suggests that environmental contaminants found in the home and diet have the same adverse effects on male fertility in both humans and in domestic dogs.

There has been increasing concern over declining human male fertility in recent decades with studies showing a 50% global reduction in sperm quality in the past...