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33 percent Indians over 30-years-old are victims of lifestyle diseases, says report

33 percent Indians over 30-years-old are victims of lifestyle diseases, says report

While men were found to be victims of diabetes, cholesterol and cardiac related problems, women were found to have issues related to low BP and thyroid.

Omega-6 fats may make girls lazy, elevate diabetes risk

Omega-6 fats may make girls lazy, elevate diabetes risk

Previously, heart disease was linked to saturated fats -- an idea that has become increasingly controversial in recent years. 

Eating fresh fruits daily may reduce risk of diabetes by 12 per cent

Eating fresh fruits daily may reduce risk of diabetes by 12 per cent

Want to lower the risk of diabetes? Well, a new study has showed that eating a bowl of fresh fruits daily may reduce the risk of developing the disease by 12 per cent.

Pet keepers, rejoice! Your love for tamed animals can earn you good health

Pet keepers, rejoice! Your love for tamed animals can earn you good health

The University of Alberta study showed that babies from families with pets--70 per cent of which were dogs--showed higher levels of two types of microbes associated with lower risks of allergic disease and obesity.

120 million Indians to be diabetic in next 20 years

120 million Indians to be diabetic in next 20 years

According to GVS Murthy, Director of Indian Institute of Public Health (IIPH), India has the second largest number of people with diabetes which is at 70 million, next only to China which has about 110 million. 

Reversing ageing: Elderly need as much sleep as younger people to turn back the clock

Reversing ageing: Elderly need as much sleep as younger people to turn back the clock

Similarly, researchers say that older people need as much sleep as those who are younger in order to turn back their clock on ageing.

How strong is your grip? Your strength could determine your future diabetes risk!

How strong is your grip? Your strength could determine your future diabetes risk!

Researchers found that for every 0.05 decrement in normalized grip strength in US and Chinese adults, respectively, there were 49 percent and 17 percent increased odds for diabetes.

Artificial pancreas can control diabetes in children

Artificial pancreas can control diabetes in children

The wearable artificial pancreas can track the patient`s blood sugar level and adjust the amount of insulin given to keep the blood sugar in a target range.

People working in night shifts find it harder to control diabetes, says study

People working in night shifts find it harder to control diabetes, says study

The findings expand on previous research showing that night shift work is associated with an increased risk for the development of diabetes.

Are you a night owl? You may be at greater risk of depression

Are you a night owl? You may be at greater risk of depression

Researchers found that people with type 2 diabetes who are 'night owls' and prefer the evening for activity have more symptoms of depression - regardless of the quality of their sleep - than those who sleep early and are early risers. 

Prefer to sleep late? You're making yourself an easy prey to depression!

Prefer to sleep late? You're making yourself an easy prey to depression!

The study supports an association between circadian regulation and psychological functioning in patients with Type 2 diabetes.

Consuming legumes may ward off diabetes risk

Consuming legumes may ward off diabetes risk

Legumes are a food group rich in B vitamins, contain different beneficial minerals -- like calcium, potassium and magnesium.

Tea lovers, rejoice! Your favourite hot beverage may reduce diabetes risk

Tea lovers, rejoice! Your favourite hot beverage may reduce diabetes risk

Researchers claim that by consuming tea, it helps to smooth out spikes in blood sugar levels that are triggered by snacking on sweet treats.

'Medicinal diet' can cut diabetes risk: Study

'Medicinal diet' can cut diabetes risk: Study

The starches in diet resist digestion and pass through to the colon or large bowel where they are broken down by microbiota or gut bacteria.

Insulin resistance linked to faster cognitive decline

Insulin resistance linked to faster cognitive decline

 Researchers have found that insulin resistance is linked to a faster decline in cognitive performance.

Type 2 diabetes can be reversed in just four months, say researchers

Type 2 diabetes can be reversed in just four months, say researchers

As it progresses, individuals with type 2 diabetes often need to use a healthy diet, exercise and an increasingly complex combination of medications to manage the condition.

Why prediabetic men should avoid carb-rich meals in evening?

Why prediabetic men should avoid carb-rich meals in evening?

The findings showed that the internal clock influences how people with impaired glucose metabolism react to foods rich in carbohydrate, fats and protein. 

Whole-body vibration may stave off obesity, diabetes: Study

Whole-body vibration may stave off obesity, diabetes: Study

A new study has found that indulging in a less strenuous form of exercise known as whole-body vibration could help combat obesity and diabetes.

Children at risk of developing diabetes if they spend more than three hours in front of a screen!

Children at risk of developing diabetes if they spend more than three hours in front of a screen!

The study, published in the journal Archives of Disease in Childhood, linked increased levels of body fat and insulin resistance in children to regular extended periods of screen time.

Diabetes: Reasons why it's becoming a major health problem in India, steps for prevention

Diabetes: Reasons why it's becoming a major health problem in India, steps for prevention

Most people with diabetes aren't aware that they have the condition because very often individuals do not develop the charecteristic symptoms even when theit blood sugar levels are in the diabetic range.