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Caffeine in coffee tied to lower risk of basal cell carcinoma

Caffeine consumption may result in a lower risk of skin cancer—specifically basal cell carcinoma, a recent study found. World coffee consumption is approximately 140 million to 145 million bags (60 kg per bag) per year, and it’s predicted that India’s consumption levels will

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Community-led initiative for iron supplementation improves hemoglobin status of children and adolescent girls

A community-based program for the control of nutritional anemia in children aged 6 months to 35 months and rural unmarried adolescent girls aged 12 years to 19 years in rural India led to improved hemoglobin status, appetite, and knowledge of iron-rich foods. In addition to weekly iron supplementation, the community… 

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Low-dose calcium supplements can effectively slow bone loss in peri- and postmenopausal Asian women

One out of 3 Indian females suffers from osteoporosis, making India one of the most affected countries in the world, according to the International Osteoporosis Foundation. Additionally, in most Western countries, the peak incidence of osteoporosis occurs at about 70 to 80 years of age; in India, it occurs 10… 

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A low-fat diet may help curb metabolic syndrome risk in women

Metabolic syndrome is a known risk factor for cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and cancer. The diagnosis is made based on the presence of 3 or more of the following clinical signs: waist circumference of 88 cm or more; serum triglycerides of 1.7 mmol/L or more; blood pressure of 130/85 mmHg or… 

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Adequate folic acid and vitamin B12 intake could help reduce vascular disease risk in Indian patients

Elevated plasma homocysteine levels (hyperhomocysteinemia) are increasingly considered to be an important marker for cardiovascular disease (CVD), especially in Indians. The relevance of this finding is highlighted by reports that suggest mortality attributable to CVD is rising in India—and is expected to continue to rise—by 103% in men and by… 

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Pistachios may reduce blood pressure in patients with dyslipidemia

Nut consumption is associated with significant reductions in cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk and mortality. Now, a recent study has found that a diet containing 1 serving per day of pistachios reduced systolic blood pressure by an average of 4.8 mmHg compared with a control diet. Furthermore, 2 servings of pistachios… 

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Dietary practices during childhood illnesses lead to nutritional restrictions

The beliefs, knowledge, and attitude of Indian caregivers toward dietary practices during childhood illnesses lead to nutritional restrictions, according to a recently published study. In India, 43% of children aged 5 years and under are malnourished or undernourished. In fact, a child with grade I or II malnutrition may appear… 

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