Grey matter contains most of the brain’s 100 billion nerve cells, while the white matter is filled with nerve fibres that connect the brain regions. Excess belly fat can probably shrink the grey matter volume in your brain, a new study finds. read more
While Metformin has been used in previous studies of obesity in pregnancy, this study is the first to include women who were overweight, as well as obese and the first to combine the medication with dietary and lifestyle advice. read more
The findings of the study are published in the Journal of Pediatrics. It was performed with data of over 2,700 pregnant women, who filled in a questionnaire on dietary intake in the first and third trimester of pregnancy. read more
Every morning Buddhist monk Pipit Sarakitwinon walks around his temple and does hundreds of arm exercises, part of a new regimen aimed at shedding pounds as a health overhaul for members of the clergy gathers pace in Thailand. “Before I dieted I could barely walk 100 metres without getting tired”, Pipit, 63, said during a check-up at a hospital for monks in Bangkok, adding that he used to weigh 180 kgs.
After adjusting for age, sex, country of birth, marital status and level of education, the researchers found that those who were bullied or experienced violence (or threats of violence) at work had a 59 per cent and 25 per cent higher risk of CVD respectively... read more
The Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha, and Homeopathy (Ayush) ministry celebrated the first Naturopathy Day on Sunday with the aim of promoting the drug-less system of medicine to prevent diseases by altering the diet and lifestyle. read more