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Carbs Aids Recovery Following a Heavy Workout

Monday, February 20th, 2017

Heavy exercise puts the immune system under considerable stress. As a matter of fact, research shows that for a short period of time immediately after completing an intense workout, we have a greater risk of infections. Latest research analyses the best ways to recover quickly after heavy exercise. The long-term benefits of regular physical exercise […]

Unsaturated Fatty Acids Might Help Reverse Certain Effects of Obesity

Wednesday, February 15th, 2017

A diet rich in fat causes similar changes in the immune system as ageing. This is the conclusion of new research. This observation will help scientists better understand how obesity impacts the body’s capability to ward off infection. The researchers also noted that not all effects of obesity were irreversible. Certain effects can be reversed […]

Latest Evidence Shows Vitamin D Reduces Risk of Respiratory Infection

Tuesday, February 14th, 2017

According to a large meta-analysis, vitamin D supplementation might help prevent acute respiratory infections. Acute respiratory infections cause a large number of deaths worldwide. In 2013, about 2.6 million people died from them. Many factors increase a person’s risk of developing a respiratory tract infection, like air pollution, tobacco smoke, second hand tobacco smoke, allergens, and […]

Whole Grains Might Improve Gut Health & Immune Response

Saturday, February 11th, 2017

Whole grains are healthier than refined grains, a recent study suggests. The researchers found that whole grains might boost immunity and gut health. A grain has three components: the bran, endosperm, and germ. A refined grain contains only the endosperm as it is processed; whereas, a whole grain has all the three. Oats, rye, whole […]

Dietary Recommendations for Gout Patients

Thursday, February 9th, 2017

A type of arthritis, gout occurs because of excessive levels of uric acid, a common waste product, in the blood. Extremely high levels of uric acid in the blood lead to formation of crystals in the joints and this in turn causes inflammation, tenderness, redness, and severe pain. Gout primarily affects men. With that said, […]

Risk of Heart Attack Significantly Higher When NSAID is Used during ARI

Friday, February 3rd, 2017

Taking non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs in short) to alleviate flu symptoms might not be as harmless as we think. A new suggests it could raise heart attack risk. NSAIDs reduce inflammation and thereby provide relief from pain. Two most common NSAIDs are aspirin and ibuprofen. They are commonly used for providing relief from symptoms of […]

Uses, Benefits, and Side Effects of Magnesium Glycinate

Saturday, January 28th, 2017

An important nutrient, magnesium plays a vital role in a number of body processes, such as blood sugar levels, muscle function, nerve function, and blood pressure. The best way to tackle magnesium deficiency is by eating foods that are rich in magnesium, like nuts, dark leafy greens, dried fruit, bananas, yogurt, and dark chocolate. Magnesium […]

How to Lower Triglyceride levels

Sunday, January 22nd, 2017

We need some triglycerides, a type of fat present in blood, for healthy functioning. However, when triglycerides are present in high levels, they can cause health complications. High levels of triglycerides might be a sign of metabolic syndrome, which increases the risk of diabetes, stroke and heart disease. Metabolic syndrome is a cluster of health […]

Diet and Fibromyalgia

Saturday, January 21st, 2017

A rheumatic condition, fibromyalgia is characterised by muscle pain, stiffness, and tenderness. The exact cause of fibromyalgia is not known, nor is there any cure for it. Medicines can help improve the symptoms and there are many alternate therapies also available. A right kind of diet also helps, probably more than what many people currently think. While […]

Deficiency of a particular protein might cause kidney disease

Wednesday, January 18th, 2017

Hundreds of thousands of individuals in the U.S. are affected by chronic kidney disease. Recent research suggests that a protein that circulates in the blood might be the main cause behind deterioration of kidney function. The protein in question is klotho protein. Actually there are two types of klotho proteins and only one of them […]

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