Want to avoid risk of bowel cancer? Cut processed red meat, alcohol from your diet

Want to avoid risk of bowel cancer? Cut processed red meat, alcohol from your diet

Are you a meat lover? We have some important news for you. According to a new study, a group of researchers have found strong evidence of links between lifestyle and colorectal cancer risk. Physical activity and whole grains lowers risk of this cancer; too much alcohol and red meat, processed meats and obesity increase the risk. Eating whole grains daily, such as brown rice or whole-wheat bread, reduces colorectal cancer risk, with the more you eat the lower the risk and there was strong evidence that physical activity protects against colon cancer. Edward…

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Eat fatty foods like cheese and butter if you want a long, healthy life

Eat fatty foods like cheese and butter if you want a long, healthy life

People who consume foods that are low in fats but high in carbohydrates may be at an increased risk of an early death as compared to those who consume fat-rich foods such as cheese and butter, a study has claimed. The findings, published in the journal Lancet, showed that contrary to popular belief, consuming a higher amount of fat – about 35% of energy – is associated with a lower risk of death compared to lower intakes. The association was seen for all major types of fats – saturated fats,…

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Want a healthy heart? Eat small portions of dark chocolate having extra virgin olive oil every day

Want a healthy heart? Eat small portions of dark chocolate having extra virgin olive oil every day

Dark chocolate enriched with extra virgin olive oil may improve your heart health by increasing good cholesterol levels and preserving the ‘repairing cells’ critical for maintaining blood vessels, a study has found. “A healthy diet is known to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease,” said Rossella Di Stefano, a cardiologist at the University of Pisa in Italy. “Fruits and vegetables exert their protective effects through plant polyphenols, which are found in cocoa, olive oil, and apples,” Di Stefano. “Research has found that the Italian Panaia red apple has very high…

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Want to keep dementia away? Make sure you get a good night’s sleep every day

Want to keep dementia away? Make sure you get a good night’s sleep every day

Older adults who get a good night’s sleep with the least disturbance and are able to dream well may be at a lower risk of developing dementia later, says a recent research. The study showed that spending less time in REM (rapid eye movement) sleep – which is when most of our dreaming occurs – and taking longer to enter REM sleep can both raise the risk of dementia. Each percentage reduction in REM sleep was associated with a nine per cent increase in the risk of all-cause dementia and…

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Want to cut back on alcohol consumption? 11 minutes of mindfulness is all you need

Want to cut back on alcohol consumption? 11 minutes of mindfulness is all you need

A brief training in mindfulness strategies may help heavy drinkers cut back on alcohol consumption, claim researchers (including one of Indian origin). After an 11-minute training session and encouragement to continue practising mindfulness — which involves focusing on what is happening in the present moment — heavy drinkers drank less over the next week than people who were taught relaxation techniques, researchers said. “We found that a simple exercise in mindfulness can help drinkers cut back, and the benefits can be seen quite quickly,” said Sunjeev Kamboj from University College London (UCL) in the…

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Want to cut back on alcohol consumption? 11 minutes of mindfulness is all you need

Want to cut back on alcohol consumption? 11 minutes of mindfulness is all you need

A brief training in mindfulness strategies may help heavy drinkers cut back on alcohol consumption, claim researchers (including one of Indian origin). After an 11-minute training session and encouragement to continue practising mindfulness — which involves focusing on what is happening in the present moment — heavy drinkers drank less over the next week than people who were taught relaxation techniques, researchers said. “We found that a simple exercise in mindfulness can help drinkers cut back, and the benefits can be seen quite quickly,” said Sunjeev Kamboj from University College London (UCL) in the…

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Want to roll around in snow or ski in summer? 4 places to visit in March, April

Want to roll around in snow or ski in summer? 4 places to visit in March, April

The Step into the Void glass skywalk overlooking the French Alps on top of a 3842-metre peak in Chamonix. The installation is made of three layers of glass and can withstand winds of up to 200kmph.(AFP) Not everyone’s definition of a winter getaway involves beach, sand or surf. For snow bunnies who love a good old-fashioned wintry wonderland getaway, Booking.com has compiled a list of the best last-minute destinations for rolling around in the snow, donning ski or skate, and sipping on a mug of marshmallow-topped hot chocolate in your…

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Want to reduce your heart attack risk? Try eating breakfast for once.

Want to reduce your heart attack risk? Try eating breakfast for once.

MAYBE THIS IS just an American thing, but no meal seems more controversial these days than breakfast. The debate has raged for decades: Should eat breakfast every day? Can planning out the timing of your meals help you be healthier? Past studies seem to go both ways one the subject—and some people just don’t like to eat in the morning. But here’s a new volley of evidence: Doing both can help reduce risk of cardiovascular disease, the leading cause of death for men and women in the U.S., according to …

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Want to run? Here’s how to start from scratch

Want to run? Here’s how to start from scratch

The world is clearly divided on the matter of running – some hate it, others love it. While some would do the harshest of dead lifts to dodge their trainer’s mandate to run on the treadmill, others would rather be running than doing anything else inside the gym (and even outside). Differences aside, running is one of the most effective cardio exercises and going by the term ‘runners high’, it is indeed one that gives a high adrenaline rush too. Now if you happen to be a beginner and are…

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Men Want Quick Results from Therapy, Women Happy to Talk

Men Want Quick Results from Therapy, Women Happy to Talk

Men prefer quick fixes whereas women prefer talking about their feelings during therapy to battle depression. According to this new study, men apparently commit suicide at three to four the rate in comparison to women, and yet men don’t seek psychological help as much as women. “This might be because the types of treatment on offer are less appealing to men because many psychological interventions are more about talking than about fixing problems,” said John Barry from University College London. “It is likely that men benefit as much as women…

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