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Diabesity 101: the worrisome combination of obesity and dia ..

This is a term I have coined to specifically address obesity and diabetes when they occur together.

I have spoken on this blog earlier about obesity, and the risks it poses. This week, I would like to talk to you about diabesity.

As a bariatric surgeon, I am approached by both obese and morbidly obese patients who are ridden with a host of related diseases. The most common one is diabetes.

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Did you know these not-so-sweet truths about sugar? ..

I am not a fan of fad theories. Neither do I believe in being alarmist. However, a raging current debate that I would like to participate in is the one about sugar.

A recent study published in the noted journal, JAMA Internal Medicine, states that higher sugar intake increased the risk of death from heart disease. (The study was conducted by Quanhe Yang and colleagues from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention.)

The study notes that the percentage of daily calories from ad ... Read more

What’s cooking? Quick tips on using your cooking oil ..

Last week, we spoke about non-dairy milks, and how to introduce them into your diet. This week, I’d like to take this dialogue forward, and talk to you about choosing cooking oils.

Again, there is always a trendy oil, just as there is always a trendy fruit, or vegetable, or superfood. While it is interesting sometimes, to try out what’s in the news, when it comes to nutrition and wellness, we always recommend that you have a routine that is healthy for you and your family no ... Read more

Dealing with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome in your daily life ..

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a common hormonal disorder among women of reproductive age. The name of the condition comes from the appearance of the ovaries in most, but not all, women with the disorder — enlarged and containing numerous small cysts located along the outer edge of each ovary (polycystic appearance).

(The Mayo Clinic)

Much like diabetes, obesity and lower backache, PCOS is now a disorder that’s part of our daily conversation. In India, alone, ... Read more

30 and thriving: taking care of yourself in your 30s ..


Is this the age box you tick on forms?

You need to pay attention, then. Because this post is for you.

(If you’re younger, please read this much more carefully and make notes. If you’re older, it’s never too late to make changes in your lifestyle.)

I believe that once you enter your 30s, you need to make changes to your diet and fitness in order to set wellness standards that will see you through the rest of your life. Our bodies reflect our lives ... Read more

Are you addicted to sugar: here’s how you can break the att ..

Do you need that 3 pm sugar rush?

Do you crave that chocolate bar immediately after dinner?

Can you not pass a bakery without popping in and treating yourself to something sweet?

Chance are you probably are addicted to sugar!! A bunch of French scientists conducted a study in rats and they found that they chose sugar over cocaine even though they were addicted to cocaine.

So when we are talking sugar, does it only mean the table sugar that we add to our cup of tea in t ... Read more