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Global Diet Getting Sweeter, Impose Sugar Tax, Says Researcher

Researchers of University of North Carolina have sounded alarming bells citing increased sugar consumption all over world, especially in beverages which include aerated and energy drinks and they sought imposition of sugar tax and urgent governmental intervention. They found that currently 68 percent of packaged foods and beverages in the United States contain caloric sweeteners, 74 percent include both caloric ...

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US Study Finds Link to Rise in Kidney Cases to Additive Food Phosphates

Phosphates artificially added to packed dairy and cereal products lead to spike in blood phosphorus levels than naturally occurring phosphates, affecting kidneys and stiffening blood vessels, among other related complications, said a study by Houston Methodist researchers. “The Institute of Medicine recommends 700 milligrams of phosphate per day and we think that’s a good number. What we were seeing in ...

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Now keep Diabetes complications at bay with new ‘game plan’

The World Health Organization has predicted recently that diabetes will become the 7th leading cause of death by 2030, thanks to modern lifestyle beset with addiction to junk food, alcohol and tobacco intake. It just few years away before we wake up to it.   With diabetes, you have to get going with a game plan. According to the Centres for ...

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Stop Junk Food, Follow ‘Responsible Consumerism’, advises Harsh Vardhan

India’s Science and Technology minister Dr Harsh Vardhan has asked people to be conscious about consumerism and shun it in favour of a culture of responsible consumerism, while addressing a CSIR institute in Nagpur on Friday, on the sidelines of World Environment Day. After the National Environmental Engineering Research Institute of CSIR in Nagpur function, the Minister said metros face ...

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Junk Food? Here’s Why Some Women Can’t Say No But Men Do!

Junk food is not confined to youngsters or teenagers but some women in particular can’t say no to it, while some men could reverse their addiction, found a new study by Australian researchers. The new research found that eating a healthy diet during adolescence could reverse the junk-food cravings in males but not in females, according to its findings published ...

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Diabetes in Childhood on Rise: 70,000 Children below 15 Suffer

When November 14 is observed as Diabetes Day, about 70,000 children below 15 years are reportedly being suffered from type 1 diabetes. An increasing number of children are developing diabetes with up to 90 percent of all childhood diabetes being type 1, where children are dependent on insulin for survival. "Most children with type 1 diabetes are not diagnosed on ...

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