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Babies slow to gain weight catch up by teens

Monday, 25 February 2013 14:03
London, Feb 25 (IANS) Most babies slow in gaining weight within the first nine months catch up by the age of 13, but remain lighter and shorter than their peers, a new study has found.The University of Bristol study is…

Asthma drug shows promise in treating diabetes, obesity

Monday, 11 February 2013 13:13
Washington, Feb 11 (IANS) Amlexanox, a drug prescribed for asthma in Japan, also reverses obesity, diabetes and fatty liver in mice, according to a new study by US researchers."One of the reasons that diets are so ineffective in producing weight…

Healthy diet helps limit excess weight gain in pregnancy

Monday, 11 February 2013 11:55
Wellington, Feb 11 (IANS) A healthy diet and avoiding eating for two during pregnancy helps limit excess weight gain for both women and their babies, says a new research."Big babies become big children and big adults later on. If we…

Bad stomach bug may benefit diabetics

Sunday, 10 February 2013 17:05
Washington, Feb 10 (IANS) A stomach bacterium thought to be responsible for ulcers and gastric cancer can also do good by balancing the stomach's ecosystem and controlling body weight and glucose tolerance, say American researchers.Usually the villain in studies of…

Diet fizzy drinks come with higher diabetes risk

Sunday, 10 February 2013 13:05
London, Feb 10 (IANS) Diet fizzy drinks, touted as healthier substitutes are likely to push up diabetes risk by 60 percent, rather than the regular versions, says a European study involving more than 66,000 women.Diet drinkers also consume more or…

Milk and yogurt promote healthy bones

Sunday, 03 February 2013 10:46
Washington, Feb 3 (IANS) Dairy products such as milk and yogurt promote healthier hip bones than cream, says a new finding from a Harvard Medical School affiliate.Choosing low-fat milk or yogurt over cream can increase intake of protein, calcium and…

Binge drinking heightens Type 2 diabetes risk

Thursday, 31 January 2013 14:10
Washington, Jan 31 (IANS) Binge drinking causes insulin resistance, which spurs a greater risk of Type 2 diabetes, according to the results of an animal study.Insulin resistance (IR) arises when cells fail to respond to the normal actions of the…

Greens charge you with optimism

Friday, 18 January 2013 17:19
London, Jan 18 (IANS) People who prefer to eat fruit and vegetables are likely to be more optimistic thanks to higher levels of plant compounds called carotenoids in their blood, says a new research.Previous studies have shown that high blood…

Dietary trends behind higher phosphorus use

Friday, 18 January 2013 12:53
Toronto, Jan 18 (IANS) Dietary trends are behind greater quantities of mined phosphorus being used in producing food consumed by an average person over a year, says a new study.Between 1961 and 2007, rising meat consumption and total calorie intake…

Whole grain food not always healthy

Friday, 11 January 2013 12:24
Washington, Jan 11 (IANS) Whole grain foods may not always be healthy because the current norms for labelling them as such are inconsistent and possibly misleading, says a new Harvard study. One of the most widely used industry criteria, the…