It involved about 6,800 people in Iran, ages 50-75, some with previous heart problems and others without them. All got advice on healthy lifestyles and half also were given polypills.
If you are popping fish oil supplements to protect yourself against diabetes, you may be mistaken. According to the researchers, Omega-3 fats have little or no effect on risk of Type 2 diabetes.
In the UK, the obesity rate for children doubles during primary school years – and then increases again in secondary school. This is in part because teenagers in the UK consume poor quality diets, low in nutrients and high in processed foods.
Obesity is posing an increasingly heavy global challenge. Once considered a problem only in high-income countries, overweight and obesity are now on the rise in low and middle-income countries, particularly in urban settings. The main reason for the increase in the prevalence of obesity and overweight is the inability of food systems
On the International Yoga Day, Modi who performed yoga, along with around 30,000 people at Ranchi addressed the participants saying ‘Poor people suffer more from diseases and it makes them poorer... Yoga is a medium to come out from poverty.’ Great message! But I was just wondering if his advice could be of any help
Sometimes it’s absolutely imperative to go and have yourself checked out. It doesn’t matter if you do not exhibit symptoms of anything. Even if you feel 100 per cent well you should still have yourself checked out. Recently a British television journalist was diagnosed with colon cancer even though he felt absolutely fine and showed no sign or symptoms. The only reason it was discovered was because he went and had his annual physical.
Intermittent fasting is cutting yourself off from any food, other than water, for a certain amount of time. Some fasting is for religious reasons, while others fast for weight loss. But is it a healthy way to lose weight?
Germany and the UK have suspended refugee funding to Uganda, the world’s second-biggest host country for refugees. The almost 2 million displaced people in Uganda will be the victims of this, driving them into the hands of ruthless people traffickers – and perhaps to the shores of Europe. Uganda is a humanitarian superpower that is almost
The Take the Stairs challenge designed to encourage people young and old to swap the lifts for the stairs is a great initiative.The Take the Stairs challenge designed to encourage people young and old to swap the lifts for the stairs is a great initiative.
We wrote of “the national DNA” in a comment article about Nigel Farage’s return from the wilderness, saying that it includes “the presumption … of denying extremists parliamentary seats”. Julian Self wrote to draw my attention to this flagrant breach of my Banned List, the DNA metaphor being one of its prohibited cliches.