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Why `tree nuts` are good for your health revealed

Why `tree nuts` are good for your health revealed

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 30, 2014, 16:13

A new study has revealed that eating tree nuts can help in reducing two of the five markers for metabolic syndrome that could lead to life threatening problems such as strokes and heart diseases.

The stigma of being fat

Last Updated: Sunday, July 27, 2014, 22:41

Being overweight is a stigma in our society. Aren`t overweight people human beings? Why do people have wrong notions about fat people? I am overweight but does that necessarily mean that I am unhealthy? Obesity is a disease afflicting children in urban population and definitely on the rise in India. And being fat also does not imply being obese.

Brain activity influencing protein may help treat obesity, diabetes

Last Updated: Sunday, July 27, 2014, 16:06

A new study has found that a particular protein that controls gene and has a crucial role in certain brain areas to regulate metabolism, and could help in treatment of obesity and diabetes.

Five health benefits of Zucchini

Last Updated: Sunday, July 27, 2014, 09:30

Zucchini, a popular summer squash, belongs to the cucumber and melon family. It is a nutritious fruit but it is treated as a vegetable as it can be consumed in both cooked and raw form. There are many healthy benefits of eating zucchini as they are low in calories and helpful to curb obesity and high cholesterol levels.

New gut virus lives in half the world`s population

Last Updated: Friday, July 25, 2014, 18:13

More than half the world`s population is host to a newly described gut virus, scientists have found.

Bacteria linked to obesity and diabetes found

Last Updated: Friday, July 25, 2014, 14:06

Biologists have discovered an extremely widespread virus that could be as old as humans and could play a major role in obesity and diabetes.

Pesticide causes kidney disease, ovarian disease and obesity in future generations

Last Updated: Friday, July 25, 2014, 13:04

A new study has revealed that ancestral exposures to the pesticide methoxychlor may lead to kidney disease, ovarian disease and obesity in future generations.

Healthy living: 5 essential foods for a balanced diet

Last Updated: Friday, July 25, 2014, 10:55

Eating well plays an important role in maintaining good health. So, it is important to eat a balanced diet so that the body is not deprived of essential nutrients.

Obesity tied to low endurance, increased fatigue in workplace

Last Updated: Thursday, July 24, 2014, 17:48

Obese workers experience more fatigue and have significantly shorter endurance times when performing workplace tasks, compared with their non-obese counterparts, a new study has found.

Brain next frontier to treat obesity

Last Updated: Thursday, July 24, 2014, 16:21

Therapies aimed at areas of the brain responsible for memory and learning could lead to better treatment of obesity and dementia, says a study.

Adults eat 92% of what they put on their plate

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 23, 2014, 18:53

A new study has revealed that the average adult eats 92 percent of whatever he or she puts on his/her plate.

Soon `therapeutic bacteria` to help win `battle of bulge`

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 23, 2014, 12:45

Researchers have discovered a probiotic that could help prevent obesity.