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Diet
Science  /  Published 14.03.19

A taste for f-words

Changes in human diet over the centuries gave rise to f-words, says a study that provides the strongest evidence yet for a theory that diet-induced changes in teeth shaped humans’ capacity to make c...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 03.12.19

Lean budgets, thin children

The Comprehensive National Nutrition Survey was recently released by the ministry of health and family welfare. While the progress in reducing stunting (short stature or low height-for-age) is encoura...
By Chandrika Singh in

Health  /  Published 19.12.18

Keep away BP, diabetes the Yanomami way

The reason blood pressure tends to rise with age may be a Western diet and lifestyle, concludes a study of remote tribal communities that has been recently published in the journal, JAMA Cardiology.Hi...
By Prasun Chaudhuri in

Opinion  /  Published 28.06.19

How AI can save your life

Artificial intelligence is by turns terrifying, overhyped, hard to understand and just plain awesome.For an example of the last, researchers at the University of California, San Francisco, were able t...
By David Brooks/New York Times News Service in

Opinion  /  Published 18.04.19

Dietary supplements may be useless – or worse

Sir — Leading a healthy life is important. But popping vitamin pills incessantly will not help. Researchers at the Tufts University have revealed that taking dietary supplements does not ensure a lo...
By The Telegraph in

Health  /  Published 02.06.20

Zinc: An essential metal

Zinc is a metal, a mineral mined in many places all over the world, including India. The adult human body, when reduced to ash, is found to contain about two to three grams of zinc. During life, zinc ...
By Dr. Gita Mathai in

Education  /  Published 14.10.19

Imposing a veg diet in schools will hamper nutrition

YESHealth benefitsA non-vegetarian diet includes meat, eggs and fish. It has several health benefits because this type of food is rich in protein and Vitamin B. Non-vegetarian food strengthens our mus...
By The Telegraph in

World  /  Published 29.04.20

How poor diet can contribute to coronavirus risk

Of the many heartbreaking stories I’ve read or heard during this ghastly pandemic, one stands out as especially distressing, almost criminal. The headline, on Page 1 of The Times on April 12, read: ...
By Jane E. Brody/ NYTNS in New York

Health  /  Published 10.10.18

Grandmother knew best, says this nutritionist

Nutritionist Kavita Devgan has recently written Ultimate Grandmother Hacks: 50 Kickass Traditional Habits For a Fitter You. She believes there was inherent logic and intrinsic value in traditional Ind...
By Rushati Mukherjee in

Football  /  Published 03.08.19

Vegan Sunil Chhetri hungry for success

Diet is the most important part of a sportsperson’s life, especially if he is in his 30s. Roger Federer, Serena Williams, Rafael Nadal, Lionel Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo — all these superstars who...
By Angshuman Roy in Calcutta


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