What does weight loss really depend on: Diet, genes or insulin levels?

What does weight loss really depend on: Diet, genes or insulin levels?

A precision nutrition approach to weight loss didn’t hold up in a study testing low fat versus low carb depending on dieters’ DNA profiles. Previous research has suggested that a person’s insulin levels or certain genes could interact with different types of diets to influence weight loss. Stanford University researchers examined this idea with 600 overweight adults who underwent genetic and insulin testing before being randomly assigned to reduce fat or carbohydrate intake. Gene analyses identified variations linked with how the body processes fats or carbohydrates, which the researchers thought…

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Hormonal changes: Does menopause worsen rheumatoid arthritis symptoms?

Hormonal changes: Does menopause worsen rheumatoid arthritis symptoms?

Hormone changes caused by menopause make rheumatoid arthritis symptoms worse in women, according to a study. After studying 8189 women with rheumatoid arthritis, researchers found that pre-menopausal women experienced a slower physical decline than those that were post-menopausal. Physical function is an important aspect of study in patients with rheumatoid arthritis as it impacts their quality of life. Women experience rheumatoid arthritis at a rate three times greater than men, and also have more severe decline and increased disability, yet the sex-based differences in the condition remain poorly understood. Previous…

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Does your child avoid eye contact? Anxiety might be the cause

Does your child avoid eye contact? Anxiety might be the cause

A study recently revealed that children, aged nine to 13, pay close attention to potentially threatening information and avoid eye contact when anxious. According to researchers, the shorter and less frequently they look in the eyes of others, the more likely they are to be afraid of them, even when there may be no reason to be. They also found that the child continues feeling fearful of that person even though he/she may no longer be threatening or scary. Kalina Michalska from the University of California, Riverside said that looking at…

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Does sweating mean more fat loss?

Does sweating mean more fat loss?

We have all been down this lane. Followed our gym instructor’s advice and done 10 minutes of treadmill, 20 minutes of cycling and 10 minutes of cross-trainer. And happily by the end of each gym session, we are soaked in layers of sweat. We step of the gym thinking these droplets of our hard work have translated into tremedous fat burn (and weight loss). But is your weight monitor showing the same on the scale? What does sweating mean? Sweating is your body’s mechanism of cooling down. This means that when…

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England’s obesity hotspots: how does your area compare?

England’s obesity hotspots: how does your area compare?

besity is an increasing concern in the UK, with the latest figures showing that a quarter of the English population are obese. Across England, some 64.8 per cent of people are of excess weight – comprised of 40.4 per cent of people who are overweight and a further 24.4 per cent who are obese. Between January 2013 and January 2016, the fattest areas in England were Rotherham, Doncaster and Halton, where three in four people were overweight or obese. In Rotherham – the area with the most people of excess weight in England – some…

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Does Your Personal Website Need an SEO Strategy?

Does Your Personal Website Need an SEO Strategy?

If you have built a personal blog or a resume website, you may wonder if you need to promote it. Most websites that conduct promotional activities are intended for monetizing. However, your personal website is just for your personal brand, you probably won’t be able to make a lot of money out of it. When that’s the case, it’s worthwhile to spend money on an SEO strategy? Does your personal website even need an SEO strategy? Read ahead to find out: The Short Answer is “Yes” Whether your personal website…

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​Does your child really need all the prescribed vaccines?

​Does your child really need all the prescribed vaccines?

The biggest association of paediatricians in India is heavily dependent on funding from vaccine manufacturers. The influence allegedly leading to immunisation guidelines being tweaked to include products of the funding companies. Technical committee members deciding the guidelines being on the board of vaccine manufacturers and getting paid by them. Hefty margins on vaccines being given to paediatricians administering the vaccines. These and several others skeletons came tumbling out of the cupboard of the Indian Academy of Paediatricians (IAP) when the convenor of its Advisory Committee on Vaccines and Immunization Practices…

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​Does your child really need all the prescribed vaccines?

​Does your child really need all the prescribed vaccines?

The biggest association of paediatricians in India is heavily dependent on funding from vaccine manufacturers. The influence allegedly leading to immunisation guidelines being tweaked to include products of the funding companies. Technical committee members deciding the guidelines being on the board of vaccine manufacturers and getting paid by them. Hefty margins on vaccines being given to paediatricians administering the vaccines. These and several others skeletons came tumbling out of the cupboard of the Indian Academy of Paediatricians (IAP) when the convenor of its Advisory Committee on Vaccines and Immunization Practices…

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Raw Milk, Toned Milk and Other Types: Which One Does Your Family Need?

Raw Milk, Toned Milk and Other Types: Which One Does Your Family Need?

The world of milk is unclear. We were barely getting our head around the concept of full cream vs toned milk or whole vs pasteurized milk when the market was flooded with soy milk, almond milk and so many other varieties. And this left the consumer absolutely baffled. Here is an attempt to decode the world of milk and help you understand the various options available today. Benefits of MilkThat milk is healthy is common perception. But the benefits are not often fully understood. Every other day, new studies discover…

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Happy Birthday Rajinikanth: How Does the Superstar Look Ageless Even at 66?

Happy Birthday Rajinikanth: How Does the Superstar Look Ageless Even at 66?

Rajinikanth turns 66 today, and is charting a new path with his upcoming movie 2.0 which will be released in 2017 on Diwali. Rajinikanth is acting in Shankar’s 2.0 with Akshay Kumar and Amy Jackson, and the movie has already created quite the fan frenzy all over the world. Rajinikanth rules the hearts of many fans across the world, and is not just loved, but worshiped. The Thalaiva of South Indian cinema is still delivering hit after hit, blasting sales not only in India but even in the United Kingdom…

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