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New Swalloable Gastric Balloon Causes Considerable Weight Reduction

Friday, May 19th, 2017

Latest research reveals that a swalloable gastric balloon is an effective as well as a safe way to lose considerable amount of weight. For many decades, obese people across the world have used intragastric balloons to effect weight loss. An intragastric balloon helps a person to follow a reduced-calorie diet by promoting satiety. However, till […]

Greater Intake of Vegetables and Fruits Lowers PAD Risk

Thursday, May 18th, 2017

The risk of peripheral artery disease or PAD is lower in people who consume at least three servings of vegetables and fruits every day, according to latest research. Peripheral artery disease causes the arteries in the legs to become narrow, and this in turn restrict the flow of the blood to muscles, making it painful […]

Social Smokers Carry Similar Heart Risks as Regular Smokers

Tuesday, May 16th, 2017

Do you think smoking occasionally is not harmful? Well, you might be completely wrong. According to a new research, smoking occasionally is also bad for health. The latest study suggests that the social smokers have similar heart risks as those who smoke every day. Many think having a cigarette here and there is no big […]

People with Genetic Lactose Intolerance Have Lower Vitamin D Levels

Sunday, May 14th, 2017

According to a new study, individuals having genetic lactose intolerance should increase their consumption of non-dairy vitamin D rich foods. The researchers made this recommendation after they noticed that such people have a greater chance of having low vitamin D levels. In lactose intolerance, a person’s body is unable to properly digest lactose, which is […]

Hormone Replacement Therapy Linked to Increased Hearing Loss Risk

Thursday, May 11th, 2017

Hundreds of thousands of individuals in America experience hearing loss. Recent research analyses the connection between three things: menopausal age in women, oral hormonal therapy, and loss of hearing. According to WHO, when a person is not able to hear sounds of 25 decibels or less, he or she is said to be suffering from […]

Regular Exercise Reduces Cellular Ageing

Tuesday, May 9th, 2017

According to a new study, people who exercise regularly might live longer. In this study, the researchers found that jogging for thirty to forty minutes daily for five days in a week can reduce cellular ageing by nine years. Regular physical activity slows down the rate at which telomeres shorten. A marker for cellular aging, […]

Gluten-free Foods Might Be Less Healthy

Sunday, May 7th, 2017

More and more people are adopting a diet free of gluten. According to a study, food products that don’t contain gluten are not as nutritious as those with it. Gluten is a protein present in wheat grains, barley and rye, and in foods made from them, like cereals, baked goods, pasta, and bread. Gluten is […]

People without Celiac Disease Shouldn’t Avoid Gluten, New Study Suggests

Thursday, May 4th, 2017

A type of protein, gluten is found in abundance in grains like barley, wheat, and rye. In celiac disease, an autoimmune condition, the patients develop gluten intolerance. Doctors recommend these patients to avoid consuming gluten. However, an increasing number of people who don’t have this condition are also turning their backs on gluten. According to […]

A Particular Enzyme Might Contribute to Midlife Weight Gain

Wednesday, May 3rd, 2017

We tend to gain weight as we age. However, midlife weight gain is not all about unhealthy eating habits and lack of physical exercise. A new study has identified an enzyme that might be contributing to midlife weight gain. Encouragingly, the researchers also noticed that inhibiting this enzyme in mice lead to significantly less weight […]

Certain Antibiotics Might Increase Miscarriage Risk

Monday, May 1st, 2017

According to a new study, we should reexamine the safety of using antibiotics in early pregnancy. In this study, the researchers found that certain types of antibiotics when used in early pregnancy increase miscarriage risk by two times. It is estimated that nearly 15-20 percent pregnancy are prematurely terminated because of miscarriage. Nearly 50 percent […]

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