UN health agency highlights lifestyle choices that can prevent onset of dementia, as millions more succumb each year

In recommendations to counter an expected tripling in the number of people with the degenerative condition in the next 30 years, the World Health Organization (WHO) guidelines are designed to help medical professionals and governments to develop national policies. Today, around 50 million people globally suffer from dementia and there are nearly 10 million new cases every year. “We need to do everything we can to reduce our risk of dementia,” said WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus. “The scientific evidence gathered for these guidelines confirm what we have suspected for…

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10 excellent food choices that can improve your vision

1. Good food for beautiful eyes ! There is a beautiful quote by Margaret Wolfe Hungerford that ‘’beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder’’, and to admire it you need to keep your eyes healthy so that they see the best of this world. One of the most important sense of human anatomy is our ‘’Eyes’’, which turn weak due to age and deficiencies. Deteriorating vision is often a repercussion of stress, disbalanced lifestyle, wrong eating habits and diabetes to name a few. However, some right choices in food…

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Heart disease risk: Genetics vs lifestyle choices – Which is higher?

New Delhi: Heart disease is the single largest cause of death in India, with heart attack claiming one life every 33 seconds, making it responsible for one-third of all deaths caused by heart conditions. Currently the country is seeing nearly two million heart attacks a year and majority of the victims are youngsters, as per cardiologists. Heart disease, also known as cardiovascular disease, is also the number one killer in the Unites States. Most people have a family history for heart disease that increases an individual’s risk of developing the…

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Chicken korma, Eton mess and a genetic variant provide clues to our food choices

People who carry variants in a particular gene have an increased preference for high fat food, but a decreased preference for sugary foods, according to a new study led by the University of Cambridge. The research has provided insights into why we make particular food choices, with potential implications for our understanding of obesity. This is one of the first studies to show a direct link between food preference and specific genetic variants in humans. Most people find high fat, high sugar foods particularly appetising. This can lead to eating…

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