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High cholesterol increases risk of heart disease; low-fat diet, exercise help keep health in check
India

High cholesterol increases risk of heart disease; low-fat diet, exercise help keep health in check

Cholesterol is present in every cell of the body and is important in digesting foods, generating Vitamin D, building cell walls and producing some hormones. While it is needed for good health, too much cholesterol can damage your arteries and increase the risk of heart disease.

FSSAI asks packaged food companies to voluntarily reduce salt, sugar and saturated fat in their products
Business

FSSAI asks packaged food companies to voluntarily reduce salt, sugar and saturated fat in their products

The FSSAI on Tuesday launched a national campaign 'The Eat Right Movement' to improve public health and combat lifestyle diseases

World Kidney Day: With just 0.01% Indians donating organs, an 'opt-out' model is nation's only hope of saving lives
India

World Kidney Day: With just 0.01% Indians donating organs, an 'opt-out' model is nation's only hope of saving lives

On World Kidney Day that falls on 8 March, it's important to highlight just how much India needs a national movement for organ donation to prevent thousands of people from dying due to lack of organ donors

India has grown healthy since 1990, but mother-child malnutrition and rise in lifestyle diseases are worrying
India

India has grown healthy since 1990, but mother-child malnutrition and rise in lifestyle diseases are worrying

While India is growing healthier, not every state and Union territory can be said to be growing healthy at the same pace, points out the India: Health of the Nation’s States

Go easy on junk food if you want to keep your kidneys healthy
Life

Go easy on junk food if you want to keep your kidneys healthy

Eating junk foods such as burgers, fries, biscuits and fizzy drinks may cause as much damage to kidneys as diabetes, a new study has warned.

60% deaths in India in 2014 due to non-communicable diseases: WHO
Life

60% deaths in India in 2014 due to non-communicable diseases: WHO

The probability of an Indian, in the age group of 30-70 years, dying at present from the four main non-communicable diseases -- diabetes, cancer, stroke and respiratory problems —is 26 percent, it said.

'Lifestyle' linked diseases kill 16 mn people prematurely each year: WHO
Life

'Lifestyle' linked diseases kill 16 mn people prematurely each year: WHO

Diseases linked to lifestyle choices, including diabetes and some cancers, kill 16 million people prematurely each year, the World Health Organization said.

Why gender-based health insurance premiums make sense
Investing

Why gender-based health insurance premiums make sense

There are various aspects that insurers consider to determine your health insurance premiums, like your age and the city where you are based in. In fact, insurers are looking to move to gender-based pricing in health insurance.