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Consumption of red, processed meats linked to higher risk of death | health

According to a new study, consuming red and processed meats even in small amounts may increase the risk of death from all causes, especially cardiovascular disease. Saeed Mastour Alshahrani, lead author of the study said that the research fills an important gap left by previous studies that looked at relatively ...

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Daily consumption of eggs increases risk of heart diseases | health

Don’t crack that egg. Here’s sombre news for all the egg lovers out there. A recent study found that egg yolk contains higher level of cholesterol which ultimately increases the chances of heart disease and early death. Egg yolks are one of the richest sources of dietary cholesterol among all ...

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With health and environmental concerns leading to a shift away from meat consumption, there’s now a growing attraction towards plant-based ‘mock meat’ that imitates the taste and texture of the real thing

With health and environmental concerns leading to a shift away from meat consumption, there’s now a growing attraction towards plant-based ‘mock meat’ that imitates the taste and texture of the real thing

For 30-year-old Shipra Grover, who lives in New York, increasing her protein intake was quite a challenge as she is vegetarian, and allergic to soy. She began experimenting with ‘mock’ meat two years ago and it has “been a favourite since”. In Minnesota, U.S., 29-year-old Mayuri Jain, who works in ...

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Smoking, alcohol consumption during pregnancy may lead to congenital deformities of face | fitness

Smoking, alcohol consumption during pregnancy may lead to congenital deformities of face | fitness

Smoking, alcohol consumption, exposure to chulha smoke or passive smoking, over-medication and radiation exposure during first few weeks of pregnancy along with nutritional deficiencies may lead to congenital deformities of the face such as cleft lip and palate anomaly, according to a study by AIIMS. Cleft lip or cleft palate ...

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Cold weather and less sunlight may increase alcohol consumption: Study

Avoid colder places if you have a drinking problem. (Source: File Photo) Do you feel like pouring yourself a glass of rum or toddy when the weather turns nippy? Looks like you aren’t the only one. As per a recent study conducted by the University of Pittsburgh, Division of Gastroenterology, it ...

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Processed meat consumption can increase risk of breast cancer | fitness

Processed meat consumption can increase risk of breast cancer | fitness

Consumption of processed meat is associated with an increased risk of breast cancer, according to a meta-analysis. Comparing the highest to the lowest category in the 15 studies included in the analysis, processed meat consumption was associated with a 9% higher breast cancer risk. Investigators did not observe a significant ...

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Probiotic consumption can reduce kids’ need for antibiotics | fitness

Benefits of probiotics: A recent study has highlighted that the use of probiotics is directly linked to the reduced need for antibiotic treatment in infants and children. According to the research compiled using results from 12 similar studies, infants and children were 29% less likely to have been prescribed antibiotics ...

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There is no healthy level of alcohol consumption, here’s why | fitness

There is no healthy level of alcohol consumption, here’s why | fitness

Contrary to claims that one or two glasses of wine a day keep you healthy, a study published in the prestigious journal The Lancet has warned that there is no safe level of drinking alcohol as it is associated with nearly one in 10 deaths among middle-aged people. The findings ...

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Packet tea consumption rising in India: Study

Packet tea consumption rising in India: Study

Driven by higher disposable income, perceived quality and better storage options, the demand for packet tea in India is rising, according to a study by Tea Board of India. The study, on domestic consumption of tea in the country, was undertaken to understand the consumption trends and purchase behaviour of ...

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Caffeine consumption during pregnancy can lead to overweight children | caffeine | pregnancy

According to a new study in the British Medical Journal, even moderate coffee consumption—just one to two cups per day during pregnancy—can lead to a risk of obesity in school age children. Although caffeine may not, by itself, be the direct cause of excess weight, researchers are encouraging increased caution.  ...

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