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Bad diets kill more people than tobacco, say researchers

11m preventable deaths happen every year due to unhealthy eating

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April 5, 2019


Stone Cold Steve Austin has quit drinking beer

Stone Cold was known for drinking beer and attacking authority figures

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November 9, 2018


Keto is here to stay as long as people keep talking about it

Professionals believe this diet is more than just a fad

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October 9, 2018


Sweet tooth? Brain-tinkering study makes sugar taste vile

Have you ever been on a diet and wished that spinach excited your tastebuds? Or that chocolate left you cold? Neuroscientists said Wednesday they have discovered how to manipulate the brain to make sweet things off-putting, and bitter ones nice. But only in mice, for now. Mooting promise for an obesity treatment, researchers in the…

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May 31, 2018


Poor diet delays pregnancy, curbs fertility: study

Women who shun fruit or eat lots of fast food take longer to get pregnant and are less likely to conceive within a year, according to a study released Thursday. A nearly no-fruit diet compared to one loaded with three or more pieces per day added about two weeks, on average, to the time of…

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May 4, 2018


Eating better tied to lower risk of liver disease

People who make an effort to improve their diet may be more likely to have less fat in their livers and a lower risk of liver disease than individuals who stick to unhealthy eating habits, a U.S. study suggests. Researchers focused on what’s known as non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFDL), which is usually associated with…

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April 29, 2018


Eating slower can help you lose weight

ISLAMABAD: Changes in eating habits are strongly associated with lower obesity and weight (BMI), and smaller waist circumference. The researchers base their findings on health insurance data for nearly 60,000 people with diabetes in Japan who submitted claims and had regular health check-ups between 2008 and 2013. The study published in the journal BMJ Open…

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February 17, 2018


Watch out if you are fond of cookies and fizzy drinks

PARIS: Scientists suggested on Thursday a link between cancer and “ultra-processed” foods such as cookies, fizzy drinks and sugary cereals, though outside experts cautioned against reading too much into the study results. Researchers from France and Brazil used data from nearly 105,000 French adults who completed online questionnaires detailing their intake of 3,300 different food…

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February 15, 2018


It is not your fault if you have craving for chocolate

TOKYO: Under pressure and gobbling pizza or chocolate? It may not be your fault, according to Japanese researchers who have isolated the neurons that drive a craving for carbs. The team at Japan’s National Institute for Physiological Sciences found that activating neurons known to respond to social stress increased the appetite in mice for carbohydrates….

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January 19, 2018


Here’s one change that will help you lose weight in 2018

NEWS DESK: In case you are thinking of changing your diet completely as your New Year resolution, in reality it’s going to be exhausting, time-consuming and unsustainable. The point is not just to make a resolution for the heck of it but to stick to it as well. So, all you people out there who…

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January 1, 2018


Water fasting: an extremely worrying diet craze

NEWS DESK: A worrying new diet craze is sweeping social media under the hashtag #waterfast – but don’t try it, it’s potentially extremely dangerous, reported The Independent. The controversial “water fasting” diet does what it says on the tin, which, as you can imagine, doesn’t include a whole lot in terms of what you’re actually…

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December 21, 2017


Here are three myths about pregnancy that you should know

NEWS DESK: Pregnant women can be given all sorts of strange advice when friends and family find out they are expecting a child, reported BBC. While it is often well-meaning, however, in many cases, these tips have little scientific basis. Here we look at three of the most persistent myths. 1. Eating for two Disappointingly,…

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December 19, 2017


Here’s why you shouldn’t lose weight too quickly

NEWS DESK: “Drop two dress sizes by Christmas!” “Lose the festive bulge by NYE!” “Squeeze into your LBD with a two-week blitz!” Nowadays we’re bombarded with supposed quick weight loss fixes, and this is the time of year when they peak. According to a report published by The Independent, to many, the prospect of dropping…

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November 8, 2017


Did you know that a pinch of cumin seeds could help you lose weight in just 15 days?

NEWS DESK: Spices play an important role in making a dish more flavorful. Indian and Pakistani cuisine are especially known to have some of the healthiest traditional spices as their main ingredients. But who knew they could have more benefits than one. Speaking of this aspect, cumin seeds (zeera) is an essential Indian spice, which…

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October 10, 2017


When ‘healthy eating’ ends up making you sick

PARIS: People, it seems, have never been so afraid of their food -– and, say some experts, an obsession with healthy eating may paradoxically be endangering lives. Twenty-nine-year-old Frenchwoman Sabrina Debusquat recounts how, over 18 months, she became a vegetarian, then a vegan — eschewing eggs, dairy products and even honey -– before becoming a…

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October 7, 2017


Study finds high-fat diet linked to lung cancer risk

ISLAMABAD: People who eat a lot of saturated fat the “bad” kind of fat that’s abundant in foods like butter and beef are more likely to develop lung cancer than individuals on low-fat diets, a recent study suggested. Compared to adults who didn’t get a lot of fat in their diets, people who ate the…

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September 28, 2017


Eat six meals a day if you want to lose weight

NEWS DESK: When you want to lose weight, many of us are put off by the idea of starving ourselves, spending our days with rumbling stomachs and having to resist giving in to our hunger. But this needn’t actually be the case at all, reported The Independent. In fact, according to a new study, eating…

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September 18, 2017


5 ‘healthy’ foods that are making you FAT

NEWS DESK: There are certain ‘so-called healthy’ foods that we binge on without realizing how unhealthy they can be. We settle for the popular belief which counts them as healthy while they actually might be the culprits behind our weight gain. So, if you want to lose weight, eliminate the following foods from your daily…

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August 28, 2017


When Chicken Pox Comes To Roost

By Gulrukh Tausif “Mom, is it normal to have spots on the stomach like these ones?” When my 15 year old son asked me this question almost two weeks ago, bashfully lifting his shirt, I must admit my heart went a little pitter-patter. I had heard about a spike in chickenpox cases especially in Faisalabad…

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June 10, 2017


Eating taters pre-pregnancy may boost diabetes risk

PARIS: Eating lots of potatoes — especially chips or crisps — is linked to a higher risk for women of developing a type of diabetes that occurs during pregnancy, a study said Wednesday. So-called gestational diabetes can have long-term health consequences for both mother and child, including a higher chance of heart disease and other…

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January 13, 2016