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A healthy lifestyle may prevent the risk of inflammatory bowel disease

Time : 7th of December 2022 11:48:29 AM Nutrition & Fitness,Gastroenterology

An international study showed that adopting a healthy lifestyle could prevent around 60% of ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease cases. A healthy lifestyle comprised a BMI of 18.5 to 25, a minimum of 7.5 weekly MET-hours, 8 daily servings of vegetables and fruits, less than half a daily serving of red meat, 25 g of fibre a day, 2 weekly servings of fish, and never smoking.
  Today UK News


Exercise may protect against cognitive decline among older people

Time : 6th of December 2022 12:25:22 PM Nutrition & Fitness,Neurology & Neurosurgery

A study that tested the effects of exercises on cognitive function revealed that people who did high or low-intensity exercises for 12 months had no decline in cognitive function. Also, there were no differences in the effects of high or low-intensity exercises on the ADAS-Cog scores. This trial is believed to be the longest trial on the effects of exercise on cognition.
  Healio


What is calisthenics?

Time : 6th of December 2022 11:37:38 AM Nutrition & Fitness,Entertainment

It is a form of exercise that uses a person's body weight as resistance for doing full-body and complex exercises. It combines heart-pumping cardiovascular exercises and strength and resistance training. It has the advantages of being versatile and easy, does not need equipment, and can be done at home. It is associated with a very low risk of injuries.
  Twitter @ClevelandClinic


Review supports nutritional supplements use in hair loss treatment

Time : 5th of December 2022 10:09:55 AM Physician/Medicine,Nutrition & Fitness,Dermatology

The systematic review found high-quality evidence for potential benefits with omega 3 and 6 antioxidants, capsaicin, isoflavone, apple nutraceutical, glucosides of compound glycyrrhizin and paeony tablets, pumpkin seed oil, tocotrienol, zinc, and some supplement products. Low-quality evidence for benefits was found for vitamin D3, cheonggukjang, and kimchi.
  MPR


TikTok trend causes a shortage of a diabetes medication

Time : 1st of December 2022 10:34:19 AM Physician/Medicine,Pharma News,Nutrition & Fitness,Endocrinology & Diabetes

Ozempic is a weekly injection that will help patients with type 2 diabetes improve their insulin sensitivity and suppress appetite, causing weight loss. Some celebrities started using it to shed weight, which sparked people's interest. Now the demand for this drug is causing shortages and harm to needy patients. Another weight loss drug Wegovy's supply also reduced.
  USA Today


Adding less salt to your food at the table may lower heart disease risk

Time : 30th of November 2022 09:52:09 AM Physician/Medicine,Nutrition & Fitness,Entertainment,Cardiology

Adding more salt to food less often reduced the risk of heart failure, heart disease, and ischemic heart disease, as per a new study. Also, following behavioural interventions to reduce salt intake and the DASH-style diet could improve heart health. These findings could encourage patients as they suggest reducing salt intake but not removing salt entirely from the diet.
  American College of Cardiology


Obesity in children could cause structural changes in the brain

Time : 29th of November 2022 12:52:08 PM Paediatrics,Nutrition & Fitness,Neurology & Neurosurgery

Children aged 9 and 10 years who had the highest BMI scores also had brain impairment, including thinning of the cortex and degradation of white matter, as per a study. These impairments could affect kids' motivation, reward-based decision-making, and even cognitive control. These findings highlight that a healthy lifestyle in childhood promotes healthy brains.
  Healthline


Vegan diet could lower the chances of colorectal cancer in men

Time : 29th of November 2022 12:33:22 PM Oncology,Nutrition & Fitness,Gastroenterology

Consuming a diet rich in whole grains, vegetables, and beans can reduce the risk of colorectal cancer in men by almost 22%, according to a study. However, this benefit was not observed in women. Researchers believed that antioxidants in vegetables could be the reason for suppressing chronic inflammation, thereby reducing the chances of colorectal cancer.
  Today UK News


What are the natural ways of lowering blood pressure?

Time : 25th of November 2022 12:53:58 PM Physician/Medicine,Nutrition & Fitness,Entertainment,Cardiology

Eating less salt or sodium, consuming more potassium, adopting the DASH diet, being physically active by doing aerobic exercises, limiting alcohol use, achieving a healthy weight by shedding a few pounds, quitting smoking, getting enough and good quality sleep, and reducing stress and anxiety are some of the ways to lower blood pressure naturally.
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Our bodies might not need 8 glasses of water a day, say researchers

Time : 25th of November 2022 11:31:38 AM Physician/Medicine,Nutrition & Fitness

They estimated that we might have to drink around 1.3 to 1.8 litres of water a day than 2 litres, as believed. It is because half of our water intake comes from food. Intake of water from food might increase if we drink soups, juices, tea, or coffee. Researchers suggest 1.6 to 1.8 litres and 1.3 to 1.4 litres daily for middle-aged men and typical women, respectively.
  Today UK News