Low Fat Diet May Reduce Migraine, Headache

If you suffer from migraine, following a comprehensive diet that includes low fat may help to reduce those headaches, says a study conducted by an Indian-origin researcher. “The beauty of these diets is that they not only reduce headaches, but may produce weight loss and prevent heart disease,” said Associate Professor Brinder Vij from the University of Cincinnati, US. There have been three comprehensive diets so far whose very composition may prevent headaches, the study suggests. These include low fat and low carbohydrate diets and those that increase the amount…

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Awareness About Sepsis In India Quite Low: Study

A global health body today underlined the need for spreading awareness about sepsis, saying it kills more people than breast or prostrate cancer combined and awareness about it in the country is “quite low”. The George Institute for Global Health said sepsis arises when the body’s response to an infection damages its own tissues and organs. The condition kills up to 5.3 million people each year. According to a 2012 study, it affects one in four in intensive care units (ICUs) across the country every year. Very few people know…

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Babies Born With Low Birth Weight May Be Less Active Later in Life

Babies born with a low birth weight are less likely to be good at sports at school, or to engage in exercise later in life, according to a recent study.┬áThe findings showed that those with a low birth weight were less likely to take part in exercise and sports across adulthood, from 36 to 68 years. Although previous studies have shown that a low birth weight can affect sporting ability and exercise levels at a younger age, however, this is the first study that has revealed how low birth relates…

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New Dengue Vaccine May Up Infection In Low Affected Areas: Study

The newly licensed dengue vaccine may actually increase the incidence of infections if used in low transmission areas, a team of international researchers has warned. Dengue — a viral infection that records nearly 400 million cases per year — is spread by mosquitoes, and causes fever, headache, muscle and joint pain. The virus typically causes a mild first infection but a far worse one if someone is infected with the disease a second time, researchers said. The study found that the dengue vaccine with the trade name Dengvaxia can reduce…

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Low Carb Versus Low Fat: Should You Follow These Diets For Weight Loss?

For the past several decades, most people believed that a low fat diet was good for weight loss, largely because of its beneficial effect on metabolic risk factors such as high blood pressure, high blood sugar and obesity. In recent years, however, a growing body of research has pointed us in another direction, suggesting that a low carb diet could also help in weight reduction. Both types of diets, however, have their pros and cons so we need to look objectively at both to gain an educated, unbiased understanding.What is…

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What is sorbitol, and is it low FODMAP?

Sorbitol is not only a high FODMAP, it can also be a bit of a sneaky FODMAP as it likes to hide in fruits and is used as an artificial sweetener in processed drinks, foods and medications. This blog is going to discuss what sorbitol is, why it is high FODMAP and how to avoid it on a low-FODMAP diet. What is sorbitol and why is it a problem? Sorbitol is a sugar alcohol that belongs to the polyol FODMAP group. Commonly found in certain types of fruit and used…

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