Strike a balance with calorie-restricted diet

According to a recent study published in the journal Cell Metabolism, those following a calorie-restricted diet not only burned fat but also underwent reduced cell damage — a crucial part of minimising the ageing process. The study has also reignited interest in the term ‘calorie-restricted’ with many wanting to know how it can be adapted for health benefits. Researchers define caloric restriction (CR) as reducing food intake while avoiding malnutrition. This usually means consuming 30-40% fewer calories than the standard daily requirement. That’s the equivalent of limiting daily intake to…

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Delhi’s Auto, Taxi Unions Withdraw Call for Strike on Monday

Delhi Autorickshaw Sangh and Delhi Pradesh Taxi Union tonight withdrew their call for strike on Monday after the city government gave them a written assurance that their demands would be fulfilled. The two unions account for the major chunk of the autorickshaw and taxi drivers in the national capital. Rajendra Soni, general secretary of both the unions, said Delhi Transport Minister Gopal Rai has given them assurance. The strike was proposed in protest against app-based cab operators, and eight other unions which met the minister Sunday had already “distanced” themselves…

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