Low Levels of Vitamin D in Childhood Linked to Heart Disease

Results showed a direct link between low level of vitamin D (25-OH) in childhood and development of increased carotid intima-media thickness (IMT) or thickening of the innermost layers of the artery wall, a well-known factor which can increase the risk of atherosclerosis. Feb 12, 2015

Swap sweets for berries to cut down weight

New Delhi, Feb 11 (ANI): Munching on berries instead of sweets can help you lose weight, says a new research. The study claims that the change could make a person lose a pound a month, even if there was no physical exercise done, an online portal reported. 'Super berries' like acai and goji are already popular for their weight loss qualities, but researchers found a snack of strawberries, raspberries, blackberries and blueberries cuts down calorie intake at the next meal. Researchers estimated that people switching from an afternoon confectionery snack to mixed berries might expect to reduce their energy intake by 938 calories a week on average. According to the study crazy diets for losing weight often demand huge sacrifices, but this study showed that by compromising on one snack and replacing it with delicious berries could help shed up to a stone in a year. Feb 11, 2015

Red Wine Can Help Burn Excess Fat

Latest research from the Oregon State University in US recommends overweight people to eat dark-coloured grapes or drink its juice or wine in moderation to best manage obesity and medical conditions caused by it, particularly fatty liver. Feb 11, 2015

Love Your Chili Peppers to Prevent Weight Gain

Scientists in US have identified a chemical compound in chili peppers which can neutralize the negative impact of a high-fat diet and prevent weight gain without restricting food intake. Feb 10, 2015

Red Wine, peanuts may help prevent age related memory loss

New Delhi, Feb 6 (ANI): A new study has recently revealed that compound found in grapes, red wine and peanuts may help prevent age-related memory loss. Researchers has been studying the potential benefit of resveratrol, an antioxidant that is found in the skin of red grapes, as well as in red wine, peanuts and some berries. Resveratrol has been widely touted for its potential to prevent heart disease, but researchers believe it also has positive effects on the hippocampus, an area of the brain that was critical to functions such as memory, learning and mood. Resveratrol might even be able to help people afflicted with severe neurodegenerative conditions such as Alzheimer's disease. Feb 6, 2015