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Good news! Green tea may benefit people with bone-marrow disorders

The green tea that you drink to lose those extra pounds has many other powerful effects as a compound found in this ‘super-drink’ may have a life saving potential for people with bone-marrow disorders, reveals a study. The research appeared in the Journal of Biological Chemistry. Researchers from Washington University in St. Louis in the U.S. and their German collaborators found that a compound epigallocatechine-3-gallate (EGCG), a polyphenol found in green tea leaves, may be of particular benefit to patients struggling with multiple myeloma and amyloidosis, often-fatal medical complications associated…

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7 Signs and Symptoms of Vitamin D Deficiency People Often Ignore

Once considered an ageing problem, vitamin deficiencies have now become very common amongst all ages – especially teenagers and adolescents. It is during the growing years that one needs an extra dose of healthy vitamins and nutrients but instead of loading up on a balanced diet most people seem to be depending on supplements to meet various vitamin deficiencies that perhaps their diet cannot fulfil. Our sedentary lifestyle, unhealthy eating habits and need for convenience are all to blame. Vitamin D is one such essential nutrient that helps your bones…

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5 Healthy Snacks for People With (or Without!) Diabetes

Yes, you can snack if you have diabetes When your stomach starts to rumble, you need a snack that can curb your hunger without blowing your blood sugar. Just like meals, snacks should be a combination of fat, protein, and carbohydrates. Aim for one that consists of 15 to 30 grams of carbohydrates and 100 to 200 calories (depending on your meal plan and medication). Here are five that typically get a seal of approval from diabetes educators and nutritionists. Whole-grain crackers, grapes, and cottage cheese Nutrient-rich whole grains like…

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People with metabolic syndrome may need more vitamin E

People with metabolic syndrome need significantly more vitamin E, an antioxidant important for cell protection, suggests a new study. Conducted by researchers in the Linus Pauling Institute at Oregon State University and the Human Nutrition Programme at the Ohio State University, the study was a double-blind, crossover clinical trial focusing on vitamin E levels in people with metabolic syndrome, which is often related to obesity, Xinhua news agency reported. Maret Traber, a professor in the Oregon State University College of Public Health and Human Sciences, and Ava Helen Pauling, Professor…

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What triggers people to eat more

Regular intake of a “western diet” — consisting of foods that are high on sugar and fat levels — is behind an alarming rise of conditions such as overeating and obesity, researchers warned. However, according to the study, the increased “peripheral endocannabinoid signalling” in the western food is the key factor that triggers an anxiety in the people to eat more. The endocannabinoid system — located throughout the mammalian body, including the brain and all peripheral organs — helps in many aspects inside our body with major functions related to…

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Fast Food Options for People with Diabetes

It is important for people suffering from diabetes to be selective while picking up fast food items to munch on, says an expert. Amarjeet Singh Bhatia – Chief Medical Officer at Doctor Insta (a telehealth app), lists some fast food picks for diabetics: 1. Pizza- Pizza is one of the best choices for people suffering from diabetes. Just make sure that you order a tortilla and top it with vegetables rather than extra cheese and high fat toppings. 2. Burgers- Instead of burgers with double or triple patties, go for…

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