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Are We All Getting Fatter?

While Body Mass Index (BMI) is found to be rising across both sexes and within all social groups, there has been a significantly larger increase in those who already have the highest BMIs, reveals a new study. The BMI average was found to be at a higher level …

Binge Drinking May Increase the Risk of Hypertension in Youth

Young adults in their twenties who regularly “binge” drink have higher blood pressurewhich may increase the risk of developing hypertension, says a new study. Binge drinking was defined in the study as consuming five or more alcoholic beverages in less than two hours. “We found that the blood …

Eating Potatoes Ups Potassium, Fiber in Kids

Potatoes tend to be well-liked by kids and can be a good source of potassium and dietary fiber for children aged one-three years, a study has found. It showed potatoes provide eight percent of the recommended daily value of fiber — important for growth, development and overall health …

Healthy Lifestyle May Cut Short Heart Risks in Diabetics

Just two months of healthy living classes can significantly reduce the risk of commondiabetes complications, including cardiovascular disease, stroke, limb amputation and microvascular complications, says a study. At present, nearly 30 million people in the US suffer from diabetes and one in three from pre-diabetes. Community-based interventions provide …

Poor Sleep May Lead to Weight Gain During Pregnancy

  Other than proper exercise, and balanced diet there is one more crucial thing that ensures our overall well-being – proper sleep. For those of you who compromise on good sleep, some of the most recent studies warns against the lack of it. Not only does lack of …

The Smart Guide for Healthy Eating While Dining Out

Just because you’re making healthier choices, does not mean you can’t ever eat at your favourite restaurants. The guidelines below will help you choose the best options available at some of the most popular eateries for dining your favourite cuisine. However, you can’t dine out every night as …

Why Kids Are Most Likely to Develop Food Allergies

You may have ignored the symtoms as flu or common cold but a child we frequently sneezes or coughs a lot, often develops rash or hives and gets stomach stomach ache may be allergic to certain foods. If left untreated, allergies can lead to a potentially lethal anaphylactic …