Patients with type 2 diabetes should be prescribed physical activity to control their blood sugar and also to improve heart health, recommends a position paper from the European Association of Preventive Cardiology. The paper provides practical recommendations for doctors on how to motivate patients to incorporate physical activity into their daily routine,Read More →

A lot of people go on diets with one goal in mind: to lose weight. But if the diet is a sustainable one, its benefits often extend beyond shedding pounds. Many people find this to be the case with the Mediterranean diet, which mimics traditional eating patterns of people whoRead More →

In a recent study, researchers have compared the effects of a plant-based meal with those of a meal that includes animal-derived products on a person’s health. The study concludes that vegan meals may help a person stay healthy and manage weight gain. New research shows how plant-based meals contribute toRead More →

The researchers speculated that NSAIDs likely blocked tumour growth by reducing the production of an inflammatory molecule called prostaglandin E2. Aspirin, ibuprofen can improve survival rate of cancer patients (Representational Image)  |  Photo Credit: Thinkstock New York: Regular use of a common type of medication such as aspirin and ibuprofen significantly improvesRead More →

Modern diet advice has turned “carb” into a four-letter word, but the recipe for longevity may include lots of carbohydrates if you consider the lifestyle of some of the world’s healthiest super agers. For centuries, the residents in Okinawa, Japan — a “blue zone” where many people live to 100 and beyondRead More →

The Microbiome Diet is a new, trendy weight loss diet. It was created by Dr. Raphael Kellman and is based on eating and avoiding certain foods in the hopes of restoring gut health. It’s also claimed to offer other benefits, such as a faster metabolism and weight loss. This articleRead More →