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Last Updated Wednesday June 20 2018 01:01 PM IST
HEALTH

Sleep for 7 hours, keep your heart younger

Sleeping for seven hours a day may reduce the age of your heart as well as decrease the risks for cardiovascular disease, say researchers. The study showed that excess heart age is the lowest in adults who sleep seven hours a night. Sleeping times less than or greater than seven hours were

DIET

Eat peanuts, stay away from cholesterol

Eating a diet that includes peanuts, chickpeas, apples and a little amount of plant sterols may lower cholesterol and improve blood pressure, new research has found. The diet is based on the "Portfolio Diet," which is a plant-based dietary pattern that emphasises a portfolio of four proven

NUTRITION

Eggs? To eat or not to eat?

There’s a lot going in favor of eggs and against them too. Beaten with vegetables, cheese and meat, they make for wholesome rolls, spreads and omelets and are an ideal substitute for a full meal. Rich in protein, this food in a shell is the first thing one would reach out for when running short of

RESEARCH

Want to quit smoking? Facebook may help

Smokers were 2.5 times more likely to quit post a cessation intervention programme delivered entirely on social networking giant Facebook than by other online quit-smoking programmes, a clinical trial has showed.

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