March 12 – 18, 2018 is observed as the World Salt Awareness Week. The main purpose of the awareness week is to sensitize public about the high consumption of salt in our daily diets. This year the focus is on 5 ways to 5 grams – simple ways to control your salt intake. A major source of salt in our diet is the intake of processed foods. Compared to the salt added to our home cooked meals, the … [Read more...] about World Salt Awareness Week: Take Note of What You Eat!
Some of you might have come across this term before – ‘FATTY LIVER’. For some, your ultrasound reports might have introduced you to this term. Fatty liver is nothing but increased accumulation of fat in your liver. Previously, this condition was strongly attributed to alcoholism alone. When associated with alcohol consumption, it is clinically known as alcoholic liver disease. However, over the … [Read more...] about Fatty Liver …. Better Late than Never
In the past couple of months, I have come across posts or messages on social media and elsewhere regarding one of the most sought-after topics – CHOLESTEROL. There are all kinds of posts/articles floating around – some say cholesterol is no longer bad while some say it increases the risk for several heart ailments and diabetes. All this prompted me to write this piece to help us understand and get … [Read more...] about Cholesterol: My Friend or Foe?
Have you heard people saying “I hardly eat much sweets or sugar then, how did I land up with diabetes?” This is such a common perception among people. Popularly, sugar is considered to be the culprit leading to diabetes. Is this a fact or just a perception that has had a strong snowball effect? To answer this question in a sentence – high or excess intake of sugar can be one of the many culprits … [Read more...] about Sugar Causes Diabetes: A Myth or a Fact?
With the current scenario of global warming, every summer is promising to be hotter than the preceding one. These abnormally high temperatures frequently result in heat wave especially in the North-Western and Central parts of India. At present, heat wave conditions are prevailing in pockets of Maharashtra, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Odisha, West Bengal, Bihar, Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh and … [Read more...] about This Summer…..Stay Hydrated, Stay Cool!!!!!
On the other side of 35, overweight, stressed, leading a sedentary lifestyle…..is this you????? If so, you might need to check how are the lipids (fats) in your body behaving. How would you know this? You would know this after a simple blood test where the pathologist will analyze the different lipid components in your blood. This test is known as lipid profile. What are the pre-requisites of … [Read more...] about Interpret Your Own Lipid Profile