10 portions of fruits, veggies daily may cut premature deaths

​London, Feb 23 (IANS) Intake of 10 portions or 800 grammes of fruit and vegetables a day may potentially prevent approximately 7.8 million premature deaths worldwide every year, say researchers. The results, published in the journal International Journal of Epidemiology, revealed that eating up to 800g fruit and vegetables a day - or 10 porti...
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Chewing gum may adversely affect digestive system

​New York, Feb 20 (IANS) Chronic exposure to a common food additive found in everything from chewing gum to bread can decrease the ability of small intestine cells to absorb nutrients and act as a barrier to pathogens, warns a study. Ingestion of the compound, known as titanium dioxide, is nearly unavoidable. It can enter the digestive system ...
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Soda, pizza and salty food up liver disease in kids: Study

​Children who regularly intake fructose present in soda, sweetened beverages, pizza and salty food, biscuits, yogurt may be be prone to liver disease, researchers warn. According to a study, led by researchers from Bambino Gesu Hospital in Italy, dietary fructose increases serum uric acid concentrations. Both uric acid concentration an...
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Cutting down on calories can slow ageing: Study

New York, Feb 14 (IANS) While anti-ageing moisturisers only go skin deep, reducing calorie consumption can slow the ageing process at cellular level, suggests new research. The study, published in the journal Molecular & Cellular Proteomics, showed that when ribosomes -- the cell's protein makers -- slow down, the ageing process slows too. T...
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Weight loss through surgery may cut diabetes risk

New York, Feb 13 (IANS) Losing weight through surgical approaches appears to reset chemical messages that fat cells send, substantially reducing people's risk of developing Type 2 diabetes, a study has found. Fat cells -- also known as adipocytes -- send messages to other cells in the form of exosomes -- nanosised blobs whose contents regulate w...
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We like taking selfies but not looking at them

​London, Feb 12 (IANS) Although taking selfies is hugely popular, most people would prefer to see fewer selfies on social media, a study has found. Selfies are enormously popular on social media. According to Google statistics estimates, about 93 million selfies were taken per day in 2014, counting only those taken on Android devices. The f...
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Feeling stressed? Try prebiotics

New York, Feb 11 (IANS) Finding it tough to cope with stress in your life? Eat prebiotics fibers that may help protect the beneficial bacteria in your gut and restore healthy sleep patterns after a stressful event, researchers suggest. Prebiotics are certain types of non-digestible fibers that probiotic bacteria feed on, such as the fibers found...
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Facebook use impairs your perception of time: Study

London, Feb 8 (IANS) Using Facebook can be a fun way to while away the hours -- but a new study suggests that updating your status or commenting on a friend's holiday pictures can make us lose track of time as we do it. People who are using Facebook or surfing the web suffer impaired perception of time, said the study published in the Journal of...
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Brisk walk helps you block work frustrations reaching home

​New York, Feb 8 (IANS) Besides keeping you physically fit, a brisk walk or a long swim may be the key to preventing a bad day at the office from spilling over into the home, says a study. "Research shows employees who are mistreated at work are likely to engage in similar behaviours at home," said one of the researchers Shannon Taylor from Un...
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Here's why you should eat more Pasta

​New York, Feb 7 (IANS) People who regularly eat pasta -- the fundamental component of Italian Mediterranean cuisine -- may have better diet quality, greater intake of vitamin and minerals and can better manage blood sugar levels, compared to those who do not eat pasta, new research shows. Pasta is a low-sodium and cholesterol-free food with a...
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