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Extreme obesity increases risk of dying

Extreme obesity increases risk of dying

Adults with extreme obesity have increased risk of dying at a young age from cancer and many other causes, including heart disease, stroke, diabetes, and kidney and liver diseases, says a new research.People with class III (or extreme) obesity had a dramatic reduction in life expectancy compared with people of normal weight, the findings showed.“While once a relatively uncommon condition, ...

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Tomato: The lycopene in tomatoes is a great antioxidant, helping to keep your immune system healthy and prevent ostereoporosis, among other benefits. They are also great for your heart, and reduce cholesterol.Amazing raw beetroot dipIngredients:1-cup raw beetroot, roughly chopped¼ cup red onion, roughly choppedBunch of fresh parsley, roughly chopped2 tbsp tahini (preferably raw, optional ingredient)1 clove garlic¼ cup sunflower seeds ...

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Charming Cherries

Cherries are the ultimate rare treat with many health benefits.

Cherries are the ultimate rare treat with many health benefits. Bursting with antioxidants, essential vitamins and nutrients, cherries are chock-full of the good stuff and an indulgent snack that’s good for you.This year, the total production of cherries are expected to reach 4,000 tonnes with British growers predict that this year’s crop will be the longest and largest season on ...

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Fasting 8 days a year can boost your immunity

Fasting 8 days a year can boost your immunity

For those who hate fasting, starving for just eight days a year can bolster your immune system like never before.Fasting encourages body to replace old and damaged cells – especially if the immune system has been damaged by aging or cancer treatment, researchers said.“When you starve, the system tries to save energy, and one of the things it can do ...

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Long hours in front of the computer? Beware of RSI

Long hours in front of the computer? Beware of RSI

Pain around the neck and upper limbs? Beware! It could be Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI) that comes from spending long hours before a computer.At the NH Narayana Multispeciality hospital in Bangalore, an average of 200 patients, all in the age group of 20-30 and mostly from the IT crowd, come with complaints of RSI), which is increasingly becoming common among ...

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With 41 million obese, India third after US, China

With 41 million obese, India third after US, China: Report

 India, with 41 million obese people, ranks third after the US and China in having the highest number of overweight people in the world, says a study.Together, India and China represent 15 percent of the world’s obese population.The “Global, regional, and national prevalence of overweight and obesity in children and adults during 1980-2013: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden ...

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Exercise to quit tobacco

Exercise to quit tobacco: Fitness expert

 If you are looking to ditch tobacco, make sure you include at least 15-20 minutes of physical exercise each day to maintain unwavering focus on quitting, a fitness expert said Saturday on the occasion of World No Tobacco Day. According to WHO estimates, tobacco use kills someone every six seconds, while nearly six million people die from tobacco-related illness each ...

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Coffee can cheer you up, but affect mood too

Coffee can cheer you up, but affect mood too

Whether it’s a latte on the way to work or an espresso to get through the afternoon slump, coffee has become a routine formula for several youths. However, think twice before sipping on it as it can also have some side effects.Health guidelines recommend a maximum of 400 mg of caffeine per day, but as there is caffeine in tea, ...

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Dental care highly ignored: Lara Dutta

Dental care highly ignored: Lara Dutta

Actress-producer Lara Dutta, who Thursday launched the new Colgate toothpaste, said people do not give sufficient attention to dental care.“As a mother, I try to regulate as much as I can. I have been a strong believer of prevention before cure and there is one area which we very largely ignore. Dental care is a highly ignored area,” Lara told ...

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Autism, an individual disorder

Autism, an individual disorder

The International Centre for Neurological Restoration (CIREN) here is developing a project aimed at validating and measuring the effectiveness of interventions in patients with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). Hector Vera Cuesta, neuro-pediatrician and deputy director of CIREN, explains to Prensa Latina that the strategy “established just over a year ago in collaboration with a prestigious Brazilian university” is based on ...

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