• Wed, Jan 29, 2020
  • A ketogenic diet -- which provides 99 per cent of calories from fat and only one per cent from carbohydrates -- produces health benefits in the short term, but negative effects after about a week, say...
    Keto diet works best in small doses, harmful in long run
    The study, published in the journal Nature Metabolism, found that the positive and negative effects of the diet both relate to immune cells called gamma delta T-cells, tissue-protective cells that lower diabetes risk and inflammation. Our findings highlight the interplay between metabolism and the immune system, and how it coordinates maintenance of healthy tissue function, said study researcher Emily Goldberg from Yale University in the US, who discovered that the keto diet expands gamma-delta T-cells in mice.A keto diet tricks the body into burning fat, when the body's glucose level is reduced due to the diet's low carbohydrate content, the body acts as if it is in a starvation state -- although it is not -- and begins burning fats instead of carbohydrates, the study said. This process in turn yields chemicals called ketone bodies as...
  • Blood pressure drug linked to lower gout risk Blood pressure drug linked to lower gout risk

    Affecting more than seven million adults in the US, gout is characterised by a sudden onset of pain, swelling and stiffness in the joints and caused by the formation of urate crystal in small spaces...

  • Cosmetic nose surgery makes women 3 years younger Cosmetic nose surgery makes women 3 years younger

    Rhinoplasty is widely recognised as a facial beautification procedure, but it isn't commonly known for its anti-aging effects, said study lead author Robert Dorfman.

  • Eating an egg a day not bad for your heart Eating an egg a day not bad for your heart

    Moderate egg intake, which is about one egg per day in most people, does not increase the risk of cardiovascular disease or mortality even if people have a history of cardiovascular disease or...

  • MRI identifies notable breast cancer imaging biomarker MRI identifies notable breast cancer imaging biomarker

    In breast cancer, early detection remains key to improved prognosis and survival. While screening mammography has decreased mortality for breast cancer patients by 30 per cent, its sensitivity is...

  • Patients may suffer invasive treatments for harmless cancers Patients may suffer invasive treatments for harmless cancers

    Cancer treatments such as surgery, radiotherapy, endocrine and chemotherapy carry risks of physical harms, said the study authors from Bond University, University of Sydney and Griffith University in...

  • Forget fads, go for 'great-granny's diet': UK surgeon Forget fads, go for 'great-granny's diet': UK surgeon

    NHS doctor Andrew Jenkinson, who has watched thousands try - and fail - to shed the extra weight, says people should stick to the traditional fare, like a full English breakfast, reports Mail Online.

  • Living near highways linked to higher dementia risk Living near highways linked to higher dementia risk

    Researchers found that living less than 50 metres from a major road or less than 150 metres from a highway is associated with a higher risk of developing neurological disorders -- likely due to...

  • Ask the Doctor: Amputated finger needs to be operated within 6 hours from accident Ask the Doctor: Amputated finger needs to be operated within 6 hours from accident

    If you want your questions to be featured in this section, write to us at feedback.dtnext@dt.co.in with ‘Get well soon’ in the subject line

  • COPD can lead to heart disease in patients COPD can lead to heart disease in patients

    Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is no longer just a disease of the lungs, but patients reportedly have developed heart diseases that led to high mortality and a new study gives hope of a...