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October 1, 2014
2 Numbers You Must Know For Dieting – Glycemic Index & Glycemic Load

Are you looking to lose weight and live healthier? Are you a diabetic looking to modify your diet for better control over your blood sugar? Are you switching from carbohydrate rich foods to protein and fiber rich foods? Are you avoiding sugary drinks and choosing sugar free alternatives? Do you look at the ingredients of […]

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September 24, 2014
Can junk food alter your DNA?

All of us know that eating a combo of cheesy supersize pizza, bulging burger, and an ice cream sundae is bad for our health. Yet, the craving for the yummy big Mac burger and a tasty cream cake from a roadside shop doesn’t seem to lessen. Genetic implications of junk food Are you someone who […]

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September 9, 2014
Manage stress, manage life!

Stress is one of the routine terms used by most of us, in the present day. Right from a 5 year old to a 50 year old, everyone is accustomed to some type of issue that causes stress. Stress has extreme after effects. But, do we really want to partner with Stress our whole life? […]

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September 9, 2014
Sulk at salt for health

Food without salt is tasteless and unappetizing. But, too much salt intake is not good for health. Of course, our body needs salt but not as much as we consume. Only one gram of salt is essential for an adult in a day and even lesser is the need for salt in children. But people […]

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August 7, 2014
7 things you can do today to prevent a heart attack

I am your heart. I work really hard to keep you alive. Every minute I pump out 5 litres of oxygen rich blood to every cell in your body so you can think, move, speak, work and live. In return all I ask is that you keep me healthy. Not many people around the world do […]

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July 18, 2014
Healthy bones, active body!

How To Keep Your Bones Healthy? Bones are a very important part of our body as they protect our organs. Strong bones are necessary to be physically fit and healthy. When we are young, our bones are stronger and harder. But, as we age and reach our 40s, they gradually lose their density. This problem […]

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June 28, 2014
Inheritance and interaction makes us what we are!

Gene-Environment Interaction Our traits are basically divided into genetic and environmental. Genetic factors are the ones a person is born with, and a large chunk of these factors are inherited from the previous generations. Environmental factors include chemical, physical, nutritional, infectious and behavioural factors. Many prevailing diseases such as diabetes and cancer are caused by […]

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January 5, 2014
Stress related health disorders in women

The multi-tasking woman of today, who takes pride in juggling both domestic and professional commitments simultaneously, has unwittingly allowed stress to get the better of her. While it’s true that everyday life has become a hassle to many, a woman’s response to the demands of modern life often takes a heavy toll on her mind […]

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May 24, 2013
Genetic testing for BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutations

Genes are the storehouse of all biological information Even as we inherit our genes from our parents, we also inherit some of the gene mutations that can cause significant changes in our body. Mutations are variations in the genetic code of a gene that can alter or affect its functions. These inherited mutations, however small […]

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May 14, 2013
Obesity and Genetics: variations in FTO, APOA2 and APOA5 genes

Obesity along with diabetes and high blood pressure, are considered as lifestyle diseases since they can, to a large extent, be prevented from occurring by adopting a healthy way of life. In obesity excess body weight, in the form of stored fat, has harmful effects on a person’s health. The obesity condition further raises the […]

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