Shorter sleep may increase consumption of sugar-sweetened drinks

New York, Nov 11 (IANS) People who sleep five or fewer hours a night are likely to drink significantly more sugary caffeinated drinks, such as sodas and energy drinks, according to a new study "We think there may be a positive feedback loop where sugary drinks and sleep loss reinforce one another, making it harder for pe...

Healthy lifestyle improves brain function

​London, Nov 10 (IANS) If you exercise before work, or forego fried food for fruits and salads, you can expect brain functions to improve over time, according to a new study. Living a healthier lifestyle could increase executive function, which is the ability to exert self-control, set and meet goals, resist temptation...

Smartphone use near bedtime may lead to poor sleep

​New York, Nov 10 (IANS) If you want to improve your sleep, better cut down on smartphone use near bedtime, suggests a new study that found longer average screen-time is associated with poor sleep quality and less sleep overall. Poor sleep is associated with health conditions such as obesity, diabetes and depression....

Your love for sugary beverages may cause prediabetes

​New York, Nov 10 (IANS) Individuals who regularly consume sugar-sweetened beverages such as soda, colas and other carbonated beverages, and non-carbonated fruit drinks such as lemonade and fruit punch, may be at an higher risk of developing prediabetes, new research has revealed. Prediabetes is a condition in which bl...

Chronic health may reduce social participation in the middle-aged

​Ottawa, Nov 10 (IANS) Middle-aged adults suffering from arthritis, heart diseases, diabetes and depression are more likely to experience disability and limited involvement in society, a study has found. According to the study, physical and mental chronic conditions, alone and in combination, were strongly associated w...

Eating cheese may lower high blood pressure

​New York, Nov 7 (IANS) Consuming sodium in the form of a dairy product, such as cheese, may protect against some of sodium's effects on the cardiovascular system, such as high blood pressure, researchers say. According to researchers, the protection comes from antioxidant properties of dairy proteins in cheese. ...

Early dinner may help you lose weight

New York, Nov 7 (IANS) Struggling to shed those extra kilos? Worry not, as a new study suggests eating dinner early by mid-afternoon and following it by an 18-hour daily fast or until breakfast the next morning may help with losing weight. The new research revealed that eating a very early dinner, or even skipping dinner...

Sleeping time linked to poor self-regulation among teens

​New York, Nov 6 (IANS) Poor self-regulation among teens is strongly associated with when one sleeps in relation to their body's natural circadian rhythm, finds a study. According to the study, published in the journal Pediatrics, daytime sleepiness and being a night owl appear to be more strongly associated with poor ...

Fitness may guard you against stress related health issues

​London, Nov 3 (IANS) If you are physically fit and in good shape, you may be well-guarded against the health problems that arise when you feel particularly stressed at work, a study says. The findings showed that a high fitness level offers particularly effective protection for professionals who experience a high degr...

Regular exercise and healthy diet can help you stay sharpvvvvv

​Toronto, Nov 2 (IANS) People who engage in regular physical activity and consume plenty of fruits and vegetables are likely to stay sharp even in their old age, suggests new research. "Factors such as adhering to a healthy lifestyle including a diet that is rich in essential nutrients, regular exercise engagement, and...

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