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Too much sugar may causes Alzheimer's

Too much sugar may causes Alzheimer's

A diet, high in sugar, could lead to Alzheimers, as a study finds a link between sugar and the brain disease.

According to researchers from the University of Bath and King's College London, this is the first concrete evidence to explain why abnormally high blood sugar levels, or hyperglycaemia, have an impact on cognitive function, reports Telegraph.co.uk.

Unprecedented research has revealed the 'tipping point' at which blood sugar levels become so dangerous they allow the neurological disease to take hold.

Yo-Yo dieting might not be such a bad thing after all!

Yo-Yo dieting might not be such a bad thing after all!

Looks like Yo-Yo diet is not that bad!

According to a report in the Mirror, a leading researcher in the US has found evidence suggesting yo-yo dieting is better than not dieting at all.

On a related note, studies found that people, who go through an endless cycle of losing weight then piling it back on, could be harming their health.

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Consume Vitamin D pills to cut winter colds and flu

Consume Vitamin D pills to cut winter colds and flu

Consume a healthy dose of vitamin D supplements during winters, as a study finds that taking them may protect you from acute respiratory infections and flu.

The study, published in The BMJ, suggests that taking vitamin D - also known as the sunshine vitamin - may have benefits beyond bone and muscle health and protects against acute respiratory infections.

Researchers from Queen Mary University of London found that vitamin D supplementation cut the proportion of participants experiencing at least one acute respiratory tract infection by 12 percent, reports the Mirror.

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Good news! This 'miracle' pill can cure high blood pressure

Good news! This 'miracle' pill can cure high blood pressure

Combining four blood pressure drugs into a single pill could be twice as effective as existing treatments, researchers have found.

The results of the small pilot trial, published in the Lancet medical journal, could offer a new approach for the hundreds of thousands in the UK who take daily tablets for their blood pressure.

In a breakthrough trial, every patient given the four-in-one 'quadpill' saw their blood pressure drop to healthy levels within a month.

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Doing hot yoga? Make sure you drink plenty of water to keep a cool head

Doing hot yoga? Make sure you drink plenty of water to keep a cool head

If you are doing a hot yoga - a style of yoga that takes place in a room heated between 26°C - 40.5°C - make sure you are drinking plenty of water before, during and after the class as it makes people more susceptible to dehydration and muscle injuries.

According to researchers from Washington University in St. Louis of United States, people doing hot yoga should take a break, cool down and get themselves hydrated as proper hydration is the key, reports The Mirror.

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Good news! Swapping white rice with brown speeds up weight loss

Good news! Swapping white rice with brown speeds up weight loss

Researchers have found swapping white rice for its brown alternative speeds up weight loss and is the equivalent of a 30-minute brisk walk.

Making the small daily change to include more fibre can help to cut 100 calories each day, a study found.

This difference is about the same amount that would be burnt off by a brisk half-an-hour walk, experts discovered.

Researchers at Tufts University in Massachusetts took two groups of people and fed them diets similar in total energy, total fat, and the number of fruit, vegetable and protein servings.

Soak rice overnight to reduce risk of heart disease, cancer

Soak rice overnight to reduce risk of heart disease, cancer

Are your a rice lover? Then know the healthier method to cook it.

Before eating rice, soak them overnight to reduce the chances of increase in heart disease, diabetes and cancer, suggested a new study.

According to researchers from the Queens University Belfast in England, the chemical from the industrial toxins and pesticides in the soil contaminate the rice that is endangering the health of millions of people, reports The Telegraph.

The findings revealed that by soaking rice overnight the level of toxin - arsenic - was reduced by 80 percent.

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Pregnant women drinking from plastic bottle up risk of baby being obese

Pregnant women drinking from plastic bottle up risk of baby being obese

Pregnant women drinking from plastic water bottles could be driving up their risk of having obese babies, a new study has found.

Scientists have found that the chemical bisphenol A (BPA), a hormone disruptor, is linked to an unborn child's increased risk of obesity.

When the child is exposed to BPA, they become less sensitive to a hormone responsible for controlling appetite.

Experts admit they are not surprised by the results, and warned of the need to be aware of environmental factors that can lead to increased susceptibility of obesity.

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Weight loss surgery can alter your brain by reducing your obsessive urge to eat: Study

Weight loss surgery can alter your brain by reducing your obsessive urge to eat: Study

A team of researchers has found that a weight loss surgery can not only make your stomach smaller but can also reduce your obsessive urge to eat.

Researchers from Massachusetts General Hospital in the U.S. found that after Gastric surgery, the cravings for a slice of rich chocolate cake and ice cream disappeared and caused surprising changes in the taste of things as it alters the activity of thousands of genes as there is a complex relationship between the gut and the brain.

Taking shower too often can affect your immune system

Taking shower too often can affect your immune system

If you think that taking shower everyday can keep you healthy and hygienic then give it a second thought, as a study reveals that over-cleaning can damage the human microbiome, thereby affecting the immune system, digestion and even heart.

Not bathing for a few days can leave you a bit smelly, but showering too often can actually do more harm than good, reports the Independent.

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