Archive for June 27th, 2013

Good balanced diet must for glowing skin: Dr. Shefali Trasi

Thursday, June 27th, 2013

Dr. Shefali Trasi is a M.B.B.S., MD ( dermatology, leprology and venerology). She has 3 years of PG training in dermatology, venerology and leprology. She practices at Dr. Trasi’s Clinic. She is also attached to Ramakrishna mission hospital, Khar and B.C.J General hospital, Santacruz West. She is a member of the European Academy Of Dermatology and American Academy Of Dermatology.Here are excerpts from her exclusive interview with Sify.

Why do some kids get more acne than others ?

Various factors play an important role in exaggerating acne. Some of them are- hereditary factors, hormonal imbalance, stress, smoking and rarely dietary factors. When the patient’s parents had pimples in their youth then there is a high chance that their kids also suffer from the same problem. Young girls with hormonal imbalance like Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) also get severe acne. Stress of studies and peer pressure of collegues can lead to more acne. Diet containing junk, oily food and milk- milk products can lead to increased acne.

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Even a few extra pounds can be deadly for your heart

Thursday, June 27th, 2013

Researchers have proved for the very first time that being overweight can raise the risk of heart disease as well as diabetes and high blood pressure.

A large-scale study, conducted on 200,000 people by a team at Uppsala University in Sweden, proved that an increase of one unit of Body Mass Index, between four and 12lbs depending on height, makes people at least 20 per cent more likely to develop heart failure.

The group also analyzed whether an alteration in a gene, that regulates hunger and increases BMI, was also linked to cardiovascular diseases.

Dr Tove Fall said that obesity and cardiovascular disease often occur together and it has been hard to determine whether increased BMI as such is dangerous.

It was also found that obesity caused higher levels of insulin, blood pressure, cholesterol and more cases of diabetes, the Daily Express reported.

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Its official: Exercise does help people with diabetes

Thursday, June 27th, 2013

A new study has revealed that moderate-intensity exercise reduces fat stored around the heart, in the liver and in the abdomen of people with type 2 diabetes mellitus, even in the absence of any changes in diet.

Type 2 diabetes occurs when the body does not produce enough insulin, a hormone that regulates the movement of sugar into the cells, or when the cells resist the effects of insulin.

The disease can lead to a wide range of complications, including damage to the eyes and kidneys and hardening of the arteries.

Exercise is recommended for people with diabetes, but its effects on different fat deposits in the body are unclear, according to the study’s senior author, Hildo J. Lamb, M.D., Ph.D., from the Department of Radiology at Leiden University Medical Center in the Netherlands.

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Natural Wonder: Bitter gourd

Thursday, June 27th, 2013

We are all aware that good health comes at a price and in some cases at a slightly ‘bitter’ price. Yes, we are talking about the ‘universally’ disliked fruit – the bitter gourd!

But today we’ll tell you the not so bitter truth about the bitter gourd which can actually sweeten your health as it is loaded with vitamins and nutrients. And yes, we said fruit, because, bitter gourd actually belongs to the family of fruits and is considered the most bitter of all fruits.

Health benefits of bitter gourd

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