Health & Food

London, Nov 17: India is home to about 200 million adults with high blood pressure, according to the largest study of its kind which found that the number of people in the world with high BP has reached 1.13 billion. The study, led by scientists at Imperial College London, shows that the number of people with high blood pressure across the world has nearly doubled in 40 years. Over half of the...

London, Nov 17: Taking fish oil supplements could improve muscle function in older women and potentially increase their quality of life, according to a latest study. In the study led by the Universities of Glasgow and Aberdeen published today in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, scientists have found that supplementing the diet of older women with 3g of fish oil (omega-3) results in...

London, Nov 17: The number of people with high blood pressure has almost doubled in 40 years to over 1.1 billion worldwide, scientists said, with the burden of the condition shifting from the rich to the poor. In the largest study of its kind analyzing blood pressure in every nation between 1975 and 2015, the scientists said that it has dropped sharply in wealthy countries – possibly due to...

Nov 16: Drinking colas and other sugary drinks is tied to an increased risk of so-called pre-diabetes, a precursor to full-blown disease, but diet soda is not, a recent study suggests. Previous studies on the link between diet sodas and diabetes have been mixed; some research pointing to a potential connection has suggested this relationship may be explained at least in part by soda drinkers being...

Los Angeles, Nov 15: The molecules that you leave on your smartphone can be used to construct your personalised lifestyle 'read-out' - including diet, preferred hygiene products, health status and locations visited, a new study suggests. By sampling the molecules on cell phones, researchers at University of California San Diego in the US were able to construct lifestyle sketches for each phone's...

Nov 14: Getting bullied in school days may increase the risk of obesity in adults. A recent research found that children who are bullied in school are likely to be overweight in their adult age than the non-bullied ones. The study further suggested that children who were chronically bullied in school are 1.7 times overweight as young adults than non-bullied children. Previous research by the team...

Tokyo, Nov 13: Scientists from Japan have developed a wearable medical device that can help diabetic elderly or overweight people to lose fat and treat type 2 diabetes. The device developed by Kumamoto University affects visceral fat loss and improves blood glucose (sugar) by helping overweight or elderly people exercise, which is effective for the treatment of diabetes. Type 2 diabetes is a...

Washington, Nov 12: According to a new research, child obesity is linked to multiple factors such as mothers smoking in pregnancy, children skipping breakfast and not having a regular bedtime or sufficient sleep. All three issues appear to be important factors in predicting whether a child will become overweight or obese. Since they are early life factors, they can be modified and the research...

Washington, Nov 11: Higher levels of iron in pregnant women may lead to an increased risk of gestational diabetes, a new study has warned. The study by researchers from US National Institutes of Health (NIH) also raises questions about routine recommendations on iron supplementation in pregnancy. Iron is regarded as a double-edged sword in living systems, as both its deficiency and excess can be...

Nov 10: If you exercise before work, or forego fried food for fruits and salads, you can expect brain functions to improve over time, according to a new study. Living a healthier lifestyle could increase executive function, which is the ability to exert self-control, set and meet goals, resist temptation and solve problems, the study said. "People who make a change to their health behaviour, like...