Swamped with patients who have diabetes and are obese, it is often difficult for physicians to dispense advice on a single food item. For instance, often, we give no specific diktat on edible oils. Sometimes, a casual advice when patients are leaving the clinic is: “Don’t take fried food.” Well,Read 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 →

Analysing the DNA may help predict whether a person will live longer or die sooner than average, according to a study. Researchers at the University of Edinburgh in the UK analysed the combined effect of genetic variations that influence lifespan to produce a scoring system. People who score in theRead More →