Apart from smoking and alcohol, parents’ health including obesity and poor diet can have a strong impact on the growth and development of their children before their conception. Recent research findings show that smoking, alcohol intake, caffeine intake, diet, obesity and malnutrition in either or both parents increases the child’s risk of developing heart attacks, […]

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Kids of the current generation are so glued to their gadgets that is eventually making them cranky and irritable always. Recent studies were conducted on children between the ages 5-17 years from around the world and it was found that 90% having more screen time is associated with delated bedtimes, lesser hours of sleep and […]

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Diabetics have a new option available to help them lose weight and regulate sugar levels. The endobarrier device is a new alternative to gastric bypass surgery as it does not require invasive surgery to get it fitted. This device is made of a 60 cm long sleeve which coats the small intestine from inside and […]

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A recent study suggests overweight or obese children may have a bad impact on their liver. A higher waist circumference at the age of three increases the chances of developing a non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. Type 2 diabetes and other metabolic disorders are known to occur due to childhood obesity. This can also lead to […]

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A new research states that artificial sweeteners are associated with long-term risks of obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure and heart disease. Consumption of artificial sweeteners like aspartame, sucralose, stevia etc. has increased manifold in the past decade. Studies show that artificial or non-nutritive sweeteners may have bad effects on body metabolism, gut bacteria and overall […]

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Water from plastic bottles must be avoided by pregnant ladies, as it increases the risk of obesity in babies. The study was done by The Endocrine Society based in Washington DC, where they found that the chemical bisphenol A (BPA), a hormone disruptor and the chemical found in food containers and plastic bottles, is followed […]

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The dangers of inactivity have become increasingly well-recognized. Obesity is just one side effect of insufficient movement. The scientific literature has linked inactivity to a whole host of diseases and ailments. For example, physical inactivity raises your risk of general ill health by 114 percent, your risk of Alzheimer’s disease by 82 percent, and your […]

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After years of high obesity rates, some states are finally making a dent in this American epidemic. You can’t eat healthy food if you can’t find it. That’s the premise behind programs in four states that have seen their obesity rates drop. A new report revealed these and other findings on the obesity rates in […]

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A new position paper from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics highlights the health benefits of vegetarian diets, claiming they can reduce the risk of obesity, heart disease, diabetes, and some forms of cancer, compared with non-vegetarian diets. Updating their 2009 position on plant-based diets, the Academy say an “appropriately planned” vegetarian or vegan diet […]

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Pepsi releases its 2025 sustainability plan with a promise to reduce sugar in its beverages, but nutritionists say the company’s plan may be misleading. If you want a larger variety of diet Pepsi sodas, you are apparently about to get your wish. If you want less sugar in that bottle of regular Pepsi, you are […]

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