High protein diet for weight loss may backfire as it increases risk of heart failure

High protein diet have always enjoyed a lot of popularity among fitness conscious folk. Many people who are looking to shed some weight are recommended a high protein diet. But is it really healthy, asks a new study. According to this study, a high-protein diet could increase the risk of heart failure in middle-aged men. However, proteins from fish and eggs were not associated with heart failure risk in this study. “As many people seem to take the health benefits of high-protein diets for granted, it is important to make…

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Romanian govt to buy Brancusi sculpture despite failure of subscription

Romania’s government said on Wednesday it would go ahead with the purchase of an acclaimed sculpture by modernist giant Constantin Brancusi despite the failure of a public subscription to raise its share of the price tag. The government announced in May it would contribute 5 million euros to the required 11 million euros ($12 million), hoping to raise the rest from the public by the end of September. The appeal has only brought in about one-fifth of the remaining 6 million needed to buy “Cumintenia Pamantului”, or “The Meekness of…

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Yemen Peace Talks End In Failure, But New Round Set

KUWAIT CITY:  The UN special envoy for Yemen announced the end of peace talks on Saturday without any major breakthrough, but also said a new round of negotiations would begin after one month. The announcement came as fighting intensified around the capital Sanaa and after the rebels named members of a controversial political council. “We will be leaving Kuwait on Saturday but the Yemeni peace talks are continuing,” Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed told a press conference. He said he will hold bilateral consultations with the two delegations in the coming…

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