Archive for May 9th, 2013

How aerobic exercise helps lower breast cancer risk

Thursday, May 9th, 2013

Aerobic exercise influences the way our bodies break down estrogens to produce more of the `good` metabolites that lower breast cancer risk, according to a new research.

Observational studies suggest physical activity lowers breast cancer risk, but there are no clinical studies that explain the mechanism behind this, said Mindy S. Kurzer, Ph.D., professor in the Department of Food Science and Nutrition at the University of Minnesota in Saint Paul.

Kurzer and her colleagues conducted the Women in Steady Exercise Research (WISER) clinical trial, which involved 391 sedentary, healthy, young, premenopausal women. They randomly assigned the women to two age-matched, body mass index-matched groups: a control group of 179 women and an intervention group of 212 women.

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Boosting the fibre in your diet

Thursday, May 9th, 2013

Looking to add more fibre in your diet? A diet rich in dietary fibre will keep your digestive tract clean and healthy, in addition to reducing risk of heart disease and diabetes.

Choose high fibre foods.

Fibre, an essential food component

Fibre is a significant component of your diet, as it helps move the food you eat relatively easily through the digestive tracts, helping your digestive system function efficiently.

A diet that is rich in fibre is also known to reduce the risk of health conditions such as heart disease and diabetes.

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Getting around a buffet table

Thursday, May 9th, 2013

Nothing upsets a diet like an invitation to a swanky and happening buffet party that you just can’t get yourself to say no to.

Buffets are like a black hole – they suck you in without any warning. What starts off as a meal quickly transforms into a food frenzy and before you know it, you find yourself going back for seconds and then thirds and before you know it you’ve lost count.

Have no fear! Help is near! I will tell you how to get around that tempting and delicious buffet without feeling like a stuffed turkey. Don’t think it’s possible? Think again!

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Feed your bones the right nutrients

Thursday, May 9th, 2013

We all know BONE is one of the important organ that provides support and structures to our body parts. But with age Bones density is lost due to various factors? What is this bone density? Bone is made up of important minerals and vitamins which help to maintain bone strength and prevent from its degeneration and to perform various other important metabolic reaction inside our body. Now days bone diseases are common with age and mostly affecting women than men. Eight out ten women suffer from bone diseases like osteoporosis, osteopenia and osteomalacia. After age of 50 it is very essential that we supply more of bone nutrients to prevent fractures.

How to test your bone minerals?

Science and technology is so advanced that we can do a Ultra sound scan named dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry (DEXA) scan to test if all the bone minerals are in correct values. This test will help us to predict osteoporosis or osteopenia condition if exits. We can avoid future bone fractures by doing this test.

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