Kids Watch Out: Obesity Can Raise Cardiovascular Risks Even In Young

Kids Watch Out: Obesity Can Raise Cardiovascular Risks Even In Young

Obesity occurs when there is an accumulation of excess or abnormal amounts of fat in the body. At a time when the world is grappling with the rampant condition, it is important to distinguish between obesity and being overweight. People are considered to be obese when their body mass index is more than 30 kg/m2, when the normal range is 25-30 kg/m2. Obesity ties alongwith it multiple risks such as diabetes, high blood pressure etc. According to a new study, it can also act as a clarion call to a…

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6 Anti-Aging Foods That Could Keep You Young and Beautiful

6 Anti-Aging Foods That Could Keep You Young and Beautiful

We’ve all grown up listening to the following phrases almost every day of our lives – “age is just a number”, “age doesn’t determine your capabilities”, etc. While it is true that age is limited to being just a number, age does not conceal its arrival when it dawns upon someone. It is easily visible unless the person might have resorted to alternatives such as plastic surgery to conceal signs of ageing of skin and hair. Growing old is often accompanied with wrinkles, dry skin, blemishes or darkened skin. However,…

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Why Heart Attacks Are Increasing Among Young Adults

Why Heart Attacks Are Increasing Among Young Adults

Myocardial infarction or “Heart attack” as it is commonly known is increasing and now reaching epidemic proportions. Knowledge that heart attack can cause early and unexpected death is now widespread. Many young adults, especially men, come routinely to do a health check-up even if they have no symptoms. Many times this is because someone near or dear has suddenly succumbed to the disease. Despite this, vast majority of youngsters and young adults fail to identify the warning signs, which occasionally leads to tragic outcomes. Heart attacks in the young   Indians have heart attack almost a decade earlier than the west. In a recent study done in a large tertiary…

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‘Young blood’ latest age-fighting fad

‘Young blood’ latest age-fighting fad

Jesse Karmazin, a 32-year-old Princeton graduate and competitive rower who has an MD but no licence to practise medicine, claims he can reverse ageing with transfusions of a young person’s plasma. He is now launching a clinical trial on the potential of “young blood” through his startup Ambrosia. Karmazin claims most participants see improvements within a month of getting the $8,000 one-time infusion of a two litre bagful of plasma, which is blood with the blood cells removed. But many scientists and clinicians say Karmazin’s trial is so poorly designed…

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Choking on grapes can kill young children, doctors warn

Choking on grapes can kill young children, doctors warn

Young children can choke to death on whole grapes, warn the authors of a new report. Doctors in Scotland describe three choking cases — two of them fatal — that involved boys aged 5 and younger who were eating whole grapes. “There is general awareness of the need to supervise young children when they are eating… but knowledge of the dangers posed by grapes and other similar foods is not widespread,” according to Dr. Jamie Cooper and colleague Dr. Amy Lumsden. Cooper works in the emergency department at Royal Aberdeen…

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Young women with high-fibre diet may have lower breast cancer risk

Young women with high-fibre diet may have lower breast cancer risk

“Teenage girls who get their five-a-day cut breast cancer risk by up to 25 per cent,” the Daily Mirror reports. A US study suggests teenagers and young women who eat a high-fibre diet based on eating plenty of fruit and vegetables have a reduced risk of breast cancer in later life. This large and lengthy study tracked around 90,000 US female nurses over 20 years. It found that women whose dietary habits during adolescence and early adulthood placed them in the top fifth highest average fibre intake group (top quintile) were around…

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Young smokers at more than 8-fold risk of heart attack: Study

Young smokers at more than 8-fold risk of heart attack: Study

If you are under the age of 50 and a regular smoker, you may be more than eight times at risk of suffering a major heart attackas compared to non-smokersor people who quit smoking, researchers have warned. The study showed that smokers of all age-group were more than three times likely to have a STEMI than ex- and non-smokers combined. But the highest risk was among the under-50s who were nearly 8.5 times as likely to do so as former and non-smokers of the same age. According to researchers, this…

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Walnuts can help reduce stress in young men

Walnuts can help reduce stress in young men

A handful of walnuts every day can help young men happily tackle life’s daily stress as this nutrient-dense snack can lead to a happier state-of-mind, suggests a new study. The researchers found a significant improvement in mood in young, healthy males who consumed walnuts every day for eight weeks. “In the past, studies on walnuts have shown beneficial effects on many health outcomes like heart disease, diabetes and obesity,” said researcher Peter Pribis, Professor at University of New Mexico in the US. “Our study was different because we focused on…

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Why acne may help keep your skin young

Why acne may help keep your skin young

A recent study conducted at King’s College London has found that people with acne infection on their faces tend to have younger-looking skin as they grow older. Comparing genetic information from women with and without acne, the study found that acne-prone women had significantly longer telomeres (or chromosome caps) than their clear-skinned counterparts, which means their cells were better protected from the deterioration that usually comes with age. Lead researcher Simone Ribero said, “For many years, dermatologists have identified that the skin of acne sufferers appears to age more slowly…

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Heart Disease Fast Catching Up With Young Indians: Experts

Heart Disease Fast Catching Up With Young Indians: Experts

Heart disease has affected the young Indian population 10 years ahead of their Western counterparts  particularly over the last three decades owing to sedentary lifestyles and lack of exercise, the nations top cardiologists have warned. Heart disease or cardiovascular disease (CVD) is a collective term for diseases of the heart and blood vessels. The term commonly includes diseases such as coronary heart disease, heart failure, cardiomyopathy, congenital heart disease, peripheral vascular disease and stroke. “We have witnessed an increase of approximately 10.5 per cent in young heart patients from urban…

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