Tag Archives: Risk:

Delhiites, you are at higher risk of getting osteoporosis. Here’s why

A new study has found that people living in the city are at a high risk of suffering from brittle bones, which can cause fractures, even from simple acts like bending over or coughing. Nearly 60% of respondents in Delhi, including men and women, were found to be suffering from osteopenia and nine per cent already had osteoporosis. Osteopenia is ... Read More »

Slow walking speed in elderly could be an indicator of dementia risk

Older adults with slower walking speeds seem to have a greater risk of dementia than those with faster walking speeds, researchers have found. The findings, led by Ruth A. Hackett, from the University College London, showed that people who experienced a faster decline in walking speed over a two-year period were also at higher risk for dementia. People who had ... Read More »

Dear women, take note. Menopausal hormone therapy may decrease heart failure risk

Menopausal hormone therapy, used to treat hot flashes, sleep disturbances and vaginal dryness, may also have the potential to lower risk of heart failure, say researchers, led by one of Indian origin. The study found that menopausal hormone therapy caused significantly smaller change in the structure and function of left ventricle and left arterial chamber in the human heart. This ... Read More »

Vitamin D can cut heart failure risk after an attack. Here’s how

Besides helping build strong bones and muscles, Vitamin D may also protect heart tissue and prevent heart failure after a heart attack, finds a study conducted on mice. Heart failure is a life-threatening condition affecting an estimated 23 million people worldwide. A previous study had shown that people who have suffered from cardiovascular disease, and have a normal intake of vitamin ... Read More »

Age is just a number: Having a positive attitude towards growing old can reduce risk of dementia

Older persons who have acquired positive beliefs about old age from their surrounding culture are less likely to develop dementia, a study has found. The research, published in the journal PLOS ONE, examined whether culture-based age beliefs influence the risk of developing dementia among older people, including those who carry the high-risk gene variant. “We found that positive age beliefs ... Read More »

Vaping could increase lung, bladder cancers and heart disease risk: Study

Vaping may raise the risk of cancer because it leads to DNA damage, even though it contains fewer carcinogens than tobacco smoke, a US study has found. The report in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences did not compare the cancer-causing potential of traditional cigarettes to e-cigarettes. However, in studies on lab mice, those exposed to e-cigarette smoke ... Read More »

Can eating green leafy vegetables cut risk of stroke?

You may want to add green leafy vegetables to your diet as according to a recent study, it can help ward off strokes. According to researchers, reducing stress and increasing green leafy vegetable consumption may be a novel way to reduce the rates of brain bleeds. A previous study said that people who eat more fruits and vegetables are 42% less ... Read More »

Be aware: Certain bacteria may increase HIV risk for women

Scientists have identified seven bacterial species whose presence in high concentrations may significantly increase the risk of HIV infection in women. The findings, published online in the journal Lancet Infectious Diseases, add strength to a growing body of evidence that the make-up of bacterial communities in the vagina — the vaginal microbiome — may increase or decrease HIV risk for ... Read More »

Drinking tea every day could be linked to a lower risk of glaucoma, study shows

Scientific research has previously shown tea to have a whole host of health benefits – from boosting gut health to improving brain function – and now a new study suggests that it may benefit eyesight. US researchers have found that regularly drinking a hot cup of tea could substantially reduce a person’s likelihood of developing glaucoma – a fairly common eye condition that can result in ... Read More »

Eat more green leafy vegetables & fruits to live longer, reduce risk of heart failure

Here’s another reason to eat fruits, vegetables, whole grains and legumes, as according to scientists, a plant-based diet may help to reduce the risk of a deadly heart failure. According to the study, people who eat more fruits and vegetables are 42% less likely to develop the condition than those who consumed fewer plant-based foods. Another team of researchers also ... Read More »