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  • Heart disease, stroke and cancer double in 25 years in India

    Heart disease, stroke and cancer double in 25 years in India

    New Delhi (ISW) - India has witnessed an alarming rise in the occurrence of heart disease, stroke, diabetes and cancers in the past 25 years, a series of new studies published in The Lancet and its associated journals have revealed. Detailed estimat...

    12 Sep 2018 1:11 PM GMT
  • US researchers develop oral insulin; test it successfully in rats

    US researchers develop oral insulin; test it successfully in rats

    Washington (ISJ) - Globally, an estimated 422 million adults were living with diabetes in 2014, compared to 108 million in 1980. The global prevalence (age-standardized) of diabetes has nearly doubled since 1980, rising from 4.7% to 8.5% in the adult ...

    18 July 2018 10:23 AM GMT
  • Fenugreek and onion prevent heart diseases and diabetes: study

    Fenugreek and onion prevent heart diseases and diabetes: study

    Mysuru (ISW): The role of fenugreek and onion in preventing cardio-vascular diseases has been a part of traditional knowledge in India. Now scientists from CSIR-Central Food Technological Research Institute, Mysuru have found out the mechanism by whic...

    17 July 2018 11:19 AM GMT
  • Vitamin D deficiency may be linked to diabetes risk in women

    Vitamin D deficiency may be linked to diabetes risk in women

    New Delhi (ISW): Lower vitamin D levels may be linked to higher blood glucose levels in Indian women with pre-diabetes condition, according to a new study. Vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin produced endogenously when ultraviolet rays from sunlight s...

    4 July 2018 4:35 AM GMT
  • Indian researchers develop isabgol-based material to treat diabetic wounds

    Indian researchers develop isabgol-based material to treat diabetic wounds

    Chennai (ISW) - Treatment of chronic non-healing wounds in diabetes is a major clinical challenge. Researchers at Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Madras have developed a new wound dressing material to address this problem. They have developed it...

    9 May 2018 11:36 AM GMT
  • Keralas traditional rice varieties are storehouse of nutrition: study

    Kerala's traditional rice varieties are storehouse of nutrition: study

    Kochi (ISW): Rice is a staple food for millions of Indians. It can also be a vital source of nutrition and health-benefiting substances if some of the nutritious varieties of rice traditionally grown can be popularized and polishing is kept to a minim...

    23 March 2018 11:05 AM GMT
  • Nutrition may help overcome genetic risk of diabetes: study

    Nutrition may help overcome genetic risk of diabetes: study

    Hyderabad (ISW) - For years, scientists have been engaged in finding human genes associated with lifestyle diseases like diabetes and heart disease to know if certain population groups are prone to these disorders. Now Indian scientists have found...

    20 Feb 2018 10:58 AM GMT
  • Consuming fruits, vegetables, and dals cuts risk of death: study

    Consuming fruits, vegetables, and dals cuts risk of death: study

    New Delhi (ISW) - People who consume around 375 to 500 grams of fruits, vegetables, and dal per day are at a reduced risk of death by nearly 23%, a new study published in The Lancet has found. While World Health Organization (WHO) recomme...

    9 Nov 2017 3:29 PM GMT
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