Treat cow milk allergy with probiotics

And now, if you’re allergic or intolerant to cow’s milk, the good bacteria can help you. The gut bacteria of infants who developed tolerance to cow’s milk after treatment with probiotic formula showed significant differences from those who remained allergic, according to a new study published September 22, 2015, in The ISME Journal by scientists from the University of Chicago, Argonne National Laboratory and the University … Continue reading Treat cow milk allergy with probiotics

Finally, the government woke up!

The first time I realised that Maggi noodles were bad was when my daughter, then 7, had them and had a severe asthma attack. Slowly, I started observing other kids. The Maggi kids had swollen adenoids, bronchial problems and frequent coughs, colds and flus, just as any kid with a junky diet. But this was not all. Kids who ate healthy all week and indulged … Continue reading Finally, the government woke up!

Common anti-depressant increases atherosclerosis risk 6-fold

Imagine this scenario: 42 middle-aged female monkeys were fed a Western-like diet containing fat and cholesterol for 18 months. During this pre-treatment phase, depressive behaviour in the animals was recorded. Observation number 1: Western-like diet causes depression. Then they were randomly given Zoloft, a common anti-depressant, or a placebo, once a day, for 18 months. The monkeys that received Zoloft developed three times the amount of atherosclerosis … Continue reading Common anti-depressant increases atherosclerosis risk 6-fold

Bad proteins give you disease

Have diabetes, cancer, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, spine issues, pain related conditions? An international team of more than 18 research groups has demonstrated that the compounds they developed can safely prevent harmful protein aggregation in preliminary tests using animals, as per the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB). “Diseases caused by protein aggregation affect millions of people around the world,” said Gal Bitan, Ph.D., associate professor … Continue reading Bad proteins give you disease

To avoid cancer and death, stay fit

Yes of course it’s a no-brainer. But some of us need research to prove it. So here it is: Men with a high fitness level in midlife appear to be at lower risk for lung and colorectal cancer, but not prostate cancer, and that higher fitness level also may put them at lower risk of death if they are diagnosed with cancer when they’re older, … Continue reading To avoid cancer and death, stay fit

Female? Obese? You’re at higher risk for cancer

Women have always had it tough. As if hormones blocking weight loss, making skin pigmented, hairfall more weren’t enough, now there’s the risk of cancer. Obese women have around a 40 per cent greater risk of developing a weight-related cancer in their lifetime than women of healthy weight, according to new figures released by Cancer Research UK. While we all know that our cancer risk … Continue reading Female? Obese? You’re at higher risk for cancer

Eat less later to control diabetes

This is what nutrition experts call the “D-U-H” moment for research findings. It’s always been known that a good breakfast, a moderate lunch and a miserly dinner is the key to good health and weight loss. Now, Tel Aviv University study published in Diabetologia that proposes a “new” way to suppress deadly glucose surges throughout the day — eating a high-caloric breakfast and a more modest dinner. They found … Continue reading Eat less later to control diabetes

Eat less after 6 pm to be disease free

You always knew this, right? Every time you eat less post 6 pm, your face looks less bloated the next morning, and you feel half a pound lighter. Right? And now, we have research to prove it. In a new study published today in Science, researchers at San Diego State University and the Salk Institute for Biological Studies found that by limiting the time span … Continue reading Eat less after 6 pm to be disease free

Survived a heart attack? Protect with omega 3

Most cardiologists will tell you this: getting a by-pass or a stent is no guarantee of not getting another heart attack. So for those who have damaged their heart muscle after a heart attack, taking omega 3 fatty acids decreases inflammation in the heart and guards against further decline, as per a controlled study by  the American College of Cardiology. Patients in the study taking 4 grams … Continue reading Survived a heart attack? Protect with omega 3