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Do Doctors Know Much About Food And Nutrition? Probably Not!

When Americans hear about a health craze, they may turn to their physician for advice: Will that superfood really boost brain function? Is that supplement okay for me to take? Or they may be interested in food choices because of obesity, malnutrition or the role of diet in chronic disease. But a doctor may not be a reliable source. Experts ... Read More »

Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Approves First Marijuana-Derived Drug For Epilepsy

The Food and Drug Administration on Monday approved the first drug derived from marijuana, which will be used to treat two rare and severe forms of childhood epilepsy. The drug, called Epidiolex, is an oral solution containing highly purified cannabidiol (CBD), which is one of scores of chemicals in the cannabis sativa plant, commonly known as marijuana. The drug contains ... Read More »

Do you skip meals to eat junk food? It’s making you overweight and undernourished

Giant corporates selling processed foods are not only raising undernutrition but also obesity in a country that is seen as the hub of stunted and undernourished children, say experts. They cited how biscuits, savoury snack packets and the likes, costing between one and five rupees, have replaced many meals for a large chunk of population across rural and urban India. ... Read More »

Health Ministers Pledge To Set Up National Food Testing System

The ministers assured to work towards creating a culture of self-compliance among food businesses. New Delhi: Health ministers of all states today pledged to set up a robust national food testing system by ensuring adequate number of laboratories and focus on nutrition by promoting healthy dietary habits and addressing rising incidences of obesity and noncommunicable diseases. It was part of a ... Read More »

6 reasons you shouldn’t eat lunch at your desk, explains a food psychologist

New research by Grace Say Aloe has revealed that 40% of office workers typically opt for ‘al deskco dining’ when lunchtime rolls around. Multi-tasking your way through lunch by trying to eat whilst taking phone calls and typing emails may feel like the best way to get through everything at once. But according to top food psychologist,Dr Christy Fergusson, you ... Read More »

Soda, pizza and salty food up liver disease in kids: Study

Children who regularly intake fructose present in soda, sweetened beverages, pizza and salty food, biscuits, yogurt may be be prone to liver disease, researchers warn. According to a study, led by researchers from Bambino Gesu Hospital in Italy, dietary fructose increases serum uric acid concentrations. Both uric acid concentration and fructose consumption may be high in individuals with non-alcoholic fatty ... Read More »

Healthy food may benefit people with HIV, diabetes: Study

ANI | Jan 26, 2017, 02.26 PM IST   Healthy food may benefit people with HIV, diabetes: Study (Thinkstock photos/Getty Images) Mediterranean diet loaded with fresh fruits and vegetables, lean proteins and healthy fats for six months may benefit people with HIV and Type 2 diabetes. According to researchers, through healthy food and snacks HIV-positive people were more likely to ... Read More »

FSSAI sets nutritional benchmarks to fortify food items for PDS, midday meals

FSSAI sets nutritional benchmarks to fortify food items for PDS, midday meals Sushmi Dey| TNN | Jan 9, 2017, 11.51 AM IST FSSAI sets nutritional benchmarks to fortify food items for PDS, midday meals The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has released benchmarks to fortify the nutritional quality of food items used in social sector programmes such ... Read More »

Can’t breathe after Chinese food? It might be the MSG

Can’t breathe after Chinese food? It might be the MSG A very satisfying feast of kung pao chicken, sweet-sour pork or just about any Chinese dish could, at times, be accompanied with a bout of headache, giddiness or rashes. It’s aptly called the Chinese Restaurant Syndrome, but a doctor from Mahad, a four-hour drive from Mumbai, recently found out that ... Read More »

Heal with food

TNN | Dec 18, 2016, 12.00 AM IST HIGHLIGHTS • If you remember the previous article – Part 1 of PCOS and diabetes care through nutrition, you may remember that what both diseases had in common was excess fat. Heal with food If you remember the previous article – Part 1 of PCOS and diabetes care through nutrition, you may ... Read More »