Attention, women! Do you see symptoms of irregular menstruation, unwanted facial growth, weight gain, skin problem, infertility? Then it is time to get yourself analysed for polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). What is PCOS? Polycystic ovary syndrome is a hormonal disorder that occurs in women of reproductive age. Polycystic literally means “many cysts” and PCOS often causes clusters of small, pearl-sized cysts in the ovaries. The cysts are not harmful but lead to hormone imbalances. The ovaries produce a tiny amount of male sex hormones called androgens. In…
The metabolic syndrome is not a disease but a group of factors — increased blood pressure, high blood sugar, excess body fat around the waist and abnormal cholesterol or triglyceride levels — that occur together, increasing your risk of heart disease, stroke and diabetes. The prevalence of obesity and the metabolic syndrome is rapidly increasing in India and other South Asian countries, leading to increased mortality and morbidity. Chat with nutrition experts now
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For years, we’ve been told to switch from full-fat dairy to skim milk. The lower fat content was thought to help with weight loss and prevent diabetes. Recently, large population studies designed to look for links between full-fat dairy consumption, weight and disease risk are starting to call that recommendation into question.
Should I eat low fats, or more proteins? What time of day is best to have carbohydrates? Here’s the low-down on common weight loss myths.