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Switching to a Low Glycemic Diet May Reduce the Risk of Age-Related Eye Diseases

Your eyes connect you to the outside world. They are a sensitive and delicate part of your body that need a lot of care but are often ignored. Health experts believe that after the age of 40 your vision starts to change. These changes are a normal part of the process ageing and as you age you are at a higher risk of developing age-related eye diseases such as macular degeneration, cataract, glaucoma, low or dry eyes. Researchers at the Tufts University in the United States have found that switching to a…

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Why Your Water Intake is Essential in Preventing Urinary Diseases

As much as we love winters, the cold season brings along with it a few spoilers. What top the list are dryness and dehydration. They are almost inescapable. You need to constantly remind yourself to hydrate and smear yourself with moisturisers to keep your skin supple. The cold wind doesn’t help even a single bit to keep the energy levels high, as the only thought that runs in your mind is to snuggle in some heated corner and warm up. You have to make the extra effort to take care…

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Broccoli compounds may help combat chronic diseases

“Eating broccoli could lower your risk of having coronary heart disease, type 2 diabetes and several types of cancer, a new study suggests,” the Daily Mail reports. But there is little hard evidence to back up this claim – the study it reports on involved plants, not humans. Phenols, which are compounds found in broccoli and other cruciferous vegetables, have been linked for years to a lower risk of heart disease, certain cancers, type 2 diabetes and asthma. They are thought to play a part in reducing oxidative stress – cell damage caused…

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Why Do Autoimmune Diseases Affect Women More Often Than Men

My sister-in-law, Donna Cimons, 77, a retired nurse anesthetist who lives on a farm near Cambridge, Ohio, began losing her hair as a teenager. She woke up each morning to find tufts of hair scattered across her pillow. By age 50, she was bald. She knew this problem ran in her family – her mother had it, too – but not much else. “It had a name, alopecia areata, but that was all,” she says, speaking of the scant knowledge 60 or more years ago. “We really didn’t know what…

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Belly Fat May Increase Risk Of Heart Diseases

Increasing stomach fat — also known as the “hidden fat” in abdomen — can lead to worsening heart disease risk factors, according to a study. The study adds to the growing evidence that regional fat deposits are harmful and further suggested that the density of the stomach fat (measured by CT scan) is important. Previous studies have shown that people who carry excess abdominal fat around their midsection tend to face higher risks of heart disease compared to people who have fat elsewhere. In general, the higher the fat content,…

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9 Amazing Benefits of Oats: Does a Bowl of Oatmeal a Day, Keep Diseases at Bay?

There isn’t a single morning when my grandmother doesn’t start her day without a steaming bowl of freshly cooked oats doused in milk. It always made me look at her quizzically and wonder… Why oats? Yes, it’s healthy, but can one really have it every single day? Nutritionist Gargi Sharma says, “Oats are rich in soluble fibers which help in lowering cholesterol levels. These soluble fibers help increase intestinal transit time and reduce glucose absorption. Oats also contain beta glucan which is a lipid lowering agent. A very healthy breakfast option –…

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