Two in three of regular smokers end up dying due to habit

New Delhi, Feb 26 (ANI): A new study has demonstrated that smoking kills two out of three people if they continue their habit.According to the study smokers have around three-fold the risk of premature death of those who have never smoked and they also found that smokers might die 10 years earlier than non-smokers. Researchers said that higher tobacco prices have been shown to be the most effective intervention available to governments to reduce demand for tobacco and with smoking being a major cause of cardiovascular disease, including heart attack and stroke the more deterrents people have between them and smoking, the better. Feb 26, 2015

Kids watching TV for more than 2hrs at greater risk of blood pressure

New Delhi, Feb 26 (ANI): A new study has demonstrated that children are likelier to have a higher risk of high blood pressure if they watch more than 2 hours of TV a day. The study showed that spending more than two hours a day in front of a screen increases the probability of high blood pressure by 30 percent. The study shows the number of new high blood pressure cases and the connection between physical activity and different sedentary behaviors with the risk of high blood pressure in children. Experts have recommend that young people carry out physical activity for more than 60 minutes a day, and advise that sedentary activities last no longer than two hours a day. Feb 26, 2015

Vitamin D deficiency causes Diabetes, not Obesity

New Delhi, Feb 24 (ANI): A new study has examined that people who have low levels of vitamin D are more likely to have diabetes, regardless of how much they weigh. The study found that people who have low levels of vitamin D are more likely to be obese and they also are more likely to have Type 2 diabetes, prediabetes and metabolic syndrome than people with normal vitamin D levels. Vitamin D helps the body absorb calcium and maintain bone and muscle health. The skin naturally produces this vitamin after exposure to sunlight. According t the study, vitamin D deficiency and obesity interact synergistically to heighten the risk of diabetes and other metabolic disorders.The average person may be able to reduce their risk by maintaining a healthy diet and getting enough outdoor activity. Feb 24, 2015

Kerala style - Cabbage Thoran

Cabbage Thoran Ingredients Cabbage -1 finely chopped Shallots - 1 cup Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp Chilli powder - 1 1/2 tsp Salt to taste Coconut oil - 2 tbsp Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp Cumin seeds - 1/2 tsp Red chilli - 3 A few Curry leaves Grated Coconut for garnish Method: 1. In a mixing bowl, add cabbage, turmeric powder, shallots and mix them well. Keep aside. 2. In a wide pan, add coconut oil, mustard seeds, cumin seeds and pieces of red chilli. Once the mustard seeds starts splattering, add curry leaves and the cabbage mixture. 3. Sauté it for a few minutes and then add chilli powder, salt. Mix it well. 4. Cover the pan and let it cook for a few more minutes. 5. Finally, garnish it with grated coconut. Like us on FACEBOOK - Follow us on TWITTER - Subscribe to YouTube - A Ventuno Production : Feb 23, 2015