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Antenatal, postnatal nutritional intervention needed to decrease linear growth stunting in young Indian children

Stunting—a low height for age, also called linear growth retardation—is on the decline in India in certain age groups, but more attention still needs to be paid to it as an indicator of undernutrition in children younger than 5 years, according to an article published recently in Indian Pediatrics. Underweight… 

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Changing diet and better hygiene in India may be factors in the increase in Crohn’s disease

There is a worldwide increase in Crohn’s disease (CD), with an increasing number of cases in the developing world. India, undergoing rapid industrialization, is experiencing changes in diet and hygiene—and these changes are accompanied by an increase in CD. A recent hospital-based study tested the hypothesis that lifestyle and hygiene-related… 

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Vegetarian diets may have protective effect against antioxidant stress

Oxidative stress is implicated in the pathogenesis of a variety of diseases and conditions, such as cancer, cataracts, diabetes mellitus, rheumatoid arthritis, atherosclerosis, viral autoimmune diseases, and aging. A recent study conducted by researchers at the KLE University and the Navodaya Medical College in Karnataka, India, examined the relation of… 

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Polyphenol resveratrol may boost effect of oral hypoglycemic agents in Indian patients

A daily resveratrol supplement used for 3 months improved glycemic control in a small study of Indian patients with type 2 diabetes who were already taking oral hypoglycemic agents, found researchers from the JSS College of Pharmacy in Tamilnadu, India. Key Point: Oral supplementation of resveratrol improves glycemic control and… 

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Healthful diet and exercise help prevent cardiovascular disease in Indian patients

A healthful diet and exercise have a significant positive effect on serum lipid profiles, and obesity constitutes a major risk factor for the development of hypercholesterolemia and hypertriglyceridemia, a recent Indian-based study found. Key Point: A healthful diet and regular exercise are effective reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease. Prevention… 

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Caregiver education improves dietary intake, growth, and development of rural Indian toddlers

Inadequate feeding and care may contribute to high rates of malnutrition and stunting among children in rural families in India. An international team of researchers, led by Shahnaz Vazir, PhD, from the National Institute of Nutrition in Hyderabad, India, report that a combination of caregiver education and psychosocial stimulation improved… 

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Low levels of plasma vitamin B6 are associated with systemic markers of inflammation

Low levels of pyridoxal-5-phosphate (PLP), the active form of vitamin B6, have been measured in patients with cardiovascular disease, rheumatoid arthritis, inflammatory bowel disease, and diabetes. Key Point: This study supports the hypothesis that inflammation is associated with a functional deficiency of vitamin B6. It is important to note that… 

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