Is eating too quickly bad for your health?

Is eating too quickly bad for your health?

Fast food: wolfing it down can lead to obesity, diabetes, heart disease and stroke. Photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto Do you savour mealtimes or do you wolf your food down? Eating at your desk or on the run can mean you can gulp down your breakfast or lunch in less than five minutes. And this means you are more likely to get obese or develop metabolic syndrome, both of which increase your risk of heart disease, diabetes and stroke, says research presented at last week’s American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2017. The researchers from Hiroshima…

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Breakthrough: This new pill might just treat diabetes and help you lose weight too

Breakthrough: This new pill might just treat diabetes and help you lose weight too

The silent and deadly disease diabetes is on the rise in India. While a low calorie diet might reverse diabetes, a team of researchers has recently created a new pill that might be a breakthrough. It can significantly improve the health of people with diabetes and help to shed those extra kilos from their waistlines. The findings indicated that among patients with type 2 diabetes, the drug semaglutide taken by pill resulted in better glycemic control than placebo over 26 weeks. The results from 632 patients indicated that semaglutide allowed 71% of…

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Trump doesn’t think Mueller should look into his business transactions. Too late.

Trump doesn’t think Mueller should look into his business transactions. Too late.

Just yesterday, President Donald Trump told a trio of New York Times reporters that if special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation turned to his finances, he’d view it as a “violation” of Mueller’s charge. “This is about Russia,” Trump said. But according to a new report by Bloomberg’s Greg Farrell and Christian Berthelsen, investigators had already been investigating several Trump business transactions with Russians. The Bloomberg reporters quote “a person familiar with the probe” as confirming that several transactions in particular have piqued investigators’ interest, including: The 2013 Miss Universe pageant, which was held…

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Use of mobile phones banned for teachers too in govt schools of Chandigarh

Use of mobile phones banned for teachers too in govt schools of Chandigarh

School heads have been asked to prohibit carrying of mobiles by students to schools and teachers to classrooms, laboratories and other academic areas The DEO has stated that the use of mobile phones by teachers even when they are on a silent mode impairs the teaching performance in the class.(AFP/LiveMint photo) District education officer (DEO) Rajinder Kaur has revised the circular of the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) and banned the use of mobile phones by teachers in the schools of Chandigarh. The heads of government and government-aided schools…

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Having Sleep Trouble? Poor Sleep May Be Making You Negative Too

Having Sleep Trouble? Poor Sleep May Be Making You Negative Too

Sleep is vital for one’s well-being. The hectic lives we lead, constantly on the move and chasing deadlines, our body takes a toll after a while. As such you make yourself more vulnerable to all kinds of diseases because you are stressed and have been neglecting your health. A good night’s sleep is what can turn things around by giving your body enough time to recuperate and recharge itself so that it can perform better the next day. It is not without reason that health experts highlight the importance of…

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Love Salt a Bit Too Much? It Could Be Dangerous For Your Heart

Love Salt a Bit Too Much? It Could Be Dangerous For Your Heart

Come summer, come winter, we Indians love salty food. We can’t imagine snack time without munching on chatpata fries, samosas, chaats and other namkeens. While most of us are aware of the fact that too much salt is not good for our health, we often turn a blind eye, or forget to keep a check amidst all the celebrations and get-togethers. Just a little pinch of it can transform an ordinary dish into a lip-smacking treat. The truth is salt as an ingredient is not completely bad for our health….

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Too Much Phosphorous May Harm Your Kidneys!

Too Much Phosphorous May Harm Your Kidneys!

Health experts and doctors have issued a warning against excess phosphorous in the human body claiming that it may increase the risk of chronic kidney disease where the phosphate levels in the body shoot up to abnormally high levels. According to them, muscle cramps, numbness, tingling, bone or joint pain, and rash are all the symptoms of hyperphosphatemia and people who experience them quite often should consult a doctor at the earliest. Phosphorous is an essential nutrient needed for proper cell functioning and regulation of calcium in the body for strong…

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Is It Possible to Be Too Flexible?

Is It Possible to Be Too Flexible?

Can you actually be too flexible? It depends. Some people are just naturally bendier than others. Flexibility, in general, comes down to the range of motion of your joints and the elasticity of your muscles and connective tissues. Your muscles and some connective tissues are malleable and can lengthen and become more flexible if you stretch regularly. So it’s not necessarily a bad thing to be, say, a yogi who is becoming more lithe, if you’ve been working at your flexibility safely. On the other hand, joints are stabilized by…

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Are You Drinking Too Much Sugar?

Are You Drinking Too Much Sugar?

It would be a sad state if the only solution to optimal health were to cut out all sugar. To avoid the birthday cake, milkshake, ice cream and the oh-so-perfect chocolate chip cookie would be a true shame. Yet we hear so much about the need to decrease added sugars. Research strongly indicates that sugar consumption is associated with excess body weight and Type 2 diabetes. The 2015 U.S. Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee recommended that Americans consume no more than 10 percent of total calories in the form of added…

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Non-Smokers too at Risk From Second-Hand Smoke

Non-Smokers too at Risk From Second-Hand Smoke

A ban on smoking in public places came into effect across India eight years ago — but India still remains home to 12 per cent of the worlds smokers and they with their second-hand smoke pose a threat to those who don’t smoke. Healthy non-smokers exposed to second-hand tobacco smoke are at an increased risk of developing coronary atherosclerosis, warns a senior cardiologist here, citing earlier findings which new studies have bolstered. Investigators have observed a dose-response relationship between second-hand smoke exposure and atherosclerosis as documented by CT angiography, said…

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