Uproar after research claims red meat poses no health risk

 Critics of the study say many of the participants were young and unlikely to succumb to illness during the trial period. Photograph: Getty New research that claims red and processed meat is probably not harmful to our health has caused controversy among experts who maintain people should cut down. The World Health Organization has classified red and processed meats as cancer-causing. Public health bodies worldwide urge people to limit their intake of red and processed meat to reduce their cancer risk. The NHS advises that people who eat 90g of meat a…

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ESA’s Mars probe captures image of 82-km-wide ice-filled crater on the Red Planet’s surface

There was a time when the news that scientists may have found water on Mars fascinated and awed the world. And now is the time when there are actual pictures that show a hint of a possibility that it might be true. The European Space Agency has revealed images captured by its Mars Express probe which show a giant crater called ‘Korolev’ on the surface of the Red Planet. The crater has been named after chief rocket engineer and spacecraft designer Sergei Korolev, who has been dubbed as the father…

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Red Carrots (Desi Gajar) Versus Orange Carrots: Which Ones Would You Choose?

Its that time of the year again. The carrots are back in season and we can’t wait to chew into these red juicy and crunchy wonders. According to the book, Healing Foods, by DK Publishing, carrots are rich in beta carotene from which the body makes vitamin A. Carrots are high in fibre promotes feeling of fullness and aids digestion and bowel regularity. It also contains a form of calcium easily assimilated by the body which can help lower bad cholesterol levels. Apart from this, they also aid eye health…

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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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United Bank of India slips into red with Rs 211 crore net loss in first quarter

State-owned United Bank of India (UBI) on Saturday reported a net loss of Rs 211.46 crore during the first quarter ended June, on rise in Non-Performing Assets (NPAs) and higher provisioning. The bank had registered a net profit of Rs 38.32 crore in the April-June quarter of previous fiscal. Total income of the bank during the reported quarter was marginally up at Rs 2,852.61 crore as against Rs 2,819.37 crore year ago, the bank said in a regulatory filing. Bank’s bad loan proportion rose substantially as gross NPAs rose to…

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Red Meat Link to Common Bowel Disease: Study

A diet rich in red meat has been linked to a heightened risk of a bowel inflammation called diverticulitis, according to a study published Tuesday. The findings do not constitute evidence that meat is what causes the ailment, researchers said, but ought to be considered in designing healthier diets. Diverticulitis is a common condition which occurs when small pockets lining the intestine — called diverticula — become irritated. It accounts for some 200,000 hospital admissions every year in the United States alone, at an annual cost of about $2 billion…

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Health Benefits of Red, Green and Gold Coloured Vegetables and Fruits

It is that time of the year again when corridors are decked with holly and one is out and about, painting the town red in their best outfits. But with so many parties to attend, calorie counting becomes a tedious task. After all, the plum cakes and endless glasses of wine come at a price. A price tag that one repays in the form of additional inches on the waist. So, if you want your guests to go home with full tummies and yet have a healthy start to the…

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Eat Red, Live Longer

Nutrition gurus say fruits and veggies with big, bold colors may help you stay young. Which ones are best? Go red and you wont go wrong. Red cabbage has deep-red (almost purple) pigments containing 36 plant chemicals that researchers say may be useful for guarding against cancer, boosting brain function, and promoting heart health.Beet juice has a chemical that your body may convert into a compound capable of expanding blood vessels and lowering blood pressure, according to British scientists. Try mixing it into a smoothie.Tomatoes have lycopene and beta-carotene, antioxidants…

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How to Get Soft, Red & Gorgeous Lips: Home-Made Scrub, Lip Balm & More

Just like a bad haircut, flaky or dark lips can make or break your look. They’re seemingly obvious and can’t be concealed, no matter how hard you try; 20 dollar lipsticks, store-bought lip balms, you can try them all but eventually the real deal will give way. There could be many reasons why your lips could transition to being dull and dark: too much caffeine, UV rays, unexpected allergies, smoking, caffeine and hormonal imbalances. Once you identify the lifestyle change, you can work on treating your lips, armed with a…

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Delhi’s Air Quality Enters Red Zone Again

With a drop in wind speed and the return of fog, the air quality of the national capital turned ‘severe’ today, following a fairly long period when strong wind movement had helped keep the pollutants at bay. The air quality index of the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) had Delhi’s air in the ‘severe’ category with a reading of 410, which may affect healthy people and seriously impact those with existing respiratory ailments. (Reviews: Best Air Purifier 2016-17) Private agency Skymet has forecast that pollution levels are likely to increase…

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