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Why Labradors are overweight?

Why Labradors are overweight? Labradors are more prone to being overweight in comparison to other breeds and scientists have now identified genetic variation that causes obesity in these dogs. According to researchers, in developed countries, 34-59 percent of dogs are overweight -- a condition associated with reduced lifespan, mobility problems, diabetes, cancer and heart disease -- as it is in humans. The findings, published in the journal Cell Metabolism, showed that one in four (23 percent) Labradors carry at least one copy [...]

Chocolate to suppress diabetes and heart disease risk

Fancy eating chocolates every day? You may soon have the recommendation of doctors to indulge a little as researchers have found that a dark chocolate bar daily could reduces the risk of developing diabetes and heart diseases. For the study, the researchers analysed data of 1,153 people aged 18-69 years old who were part of the Observation of Cardiovascular Risk in Luxembourg study. It was found that those who ate 100 g of chocolate a day -- equivalent to a bar [...]

Daily stress can lead to diabetes

Daily stress can lead to diabetes Be it physical or emotional, taking unnecessary stress can not only give you headache or neck pain but, if left unattended for long, can also trigger elevation in blood sugar levels leading to Type 2 diabetes, health experts have warned. Owing to changes in lifestyle and daily routine, stress is now seen as a reason behind several health hazards, including the rise in diabetes in India. Marked stress causes release of several stress hormones like adrenaline [...]

Diabetes and Obesity in pregnancy hastens foetus growth

The child in the womb of an obese mother, who develops gestational diabetes, is five times more likely to grow larger in size by the sixth month of pregnancy, finds a study, adding that the child is more prone to developing obesity and diabetes later in life. The study shows that excessive foetal growth begins weeks before women are screened for gestational diabetes. It suggests that screening programmes must take place early to prevent lasting health benefits on the babies. The [...]

Foods to Keep diabetes in Control

Foods to Keep diabetes in Control With diabetes being the theme for World Health Day this year, an expert says one should include millets, beans and fish in regular diet to keep diabetes away. . * Millets: These are very good source of protein, resistant starch, vitamins and minerals like iron, calcium, phosphorus and potassium. They are rich in anti-oxidants. * Beans: They are rich in fibre and protein, and also provide satiety and help control hunger pangs. * Fish: They are a good [...]

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

Over the last few years, there has been an increase in the number of people who suffer from Polycystic Ovary Syndrome. Let us find out in detail about this common problem. Polycystic Ovary Syndrome is a common endocrine disorder in women. It is a condition which can affect a woman’s menstrual cycle, fertility, hormones and appearance. Ultrasonography shows 10-12 multiple follicles 8-10 mm in size usually arranged peripherally in the ovary. These women usually undergo decreased bleeding during menstruation with [...]