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Posted by on Sep 30, 2013 in Featured, Food & Nutrition, General, Home Remedy, Homeopathy, Lifestyle & Fitness, Yoga, Lifestyle, Diet & Fitness | 2 comments

Latest BMI classification for South Asians: WHO

Latest BMI classification for South Asians: WHO

Body Mass Index (BMI) is a simple index of weight-for-height that is commonly used to classify underweight, overweight and obesity in adults. It is defined as the weight in kilograms divided by the square of the height in meters (kg/m2). Fit-O-lyzer is first fitness app to provide the details of calories & nutritional data of International food, along with regional raw & cooked food of India. It also uses the latest algorithm for calculating the Ideal body weight, BMI & other calculations for Asian population, based on the recommendations of WHO & Government Health Departments. Table 1: The International Classification of adult underweight, overweight and obesity according to BMI Classification BMI(kg/m2)   International Asian and Pacific populations Underweight <18.50 <18.50 Severe thinness <16.00 <16.00 Moderate thinness 16.00 – 16.99 16.00 – 16.99 Mild thinness 17.00 – 18.49 17.00 – 18.49 Normal range 18.50 – 24.99 18.50 – 22.99 Overweight ≥25.00 ≥23.00 Pre-obese 25.00 – 29.99 23.00 – 27.49      Obese ≥30.00 ≥27.50 Obese class I 30.00 – 34.99 27.50 – 32.49...

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Posted by on Sep 18, 2013 in Featured, Home Remedy, Homeopathy, Yoga, Lifestyle, Diet & Fitness | 6 comments

Brush your Heart Disease away

Brush your Heart Disease away

Brushing your teeth twice a day not only keeps your teeth & gums healthy, it also prevents heart disease, according to a new study. The Scottish study of more than 11,000 adults backs previous research linking gum disease with heart problems. The researchers said more work is needed to confirm if poor oral health directly causes heart disease or is a marker of risk. “Good oral hygiene can help to protect you against endocarditis so it’s really important to clean your teeth everyday.” Streptococcus gordonii normally contributes to plaque forming on teeth and if it loiters in the mouth for too long and reaches the bloodstream, the bacteria mimics the protein in the body that controls the blood clotting process. This causes the blood to clot and significantly increases the risk of endocarditis (a dangerous heart infection). This potentially fatal heart condition is caused when blood clots grow on the heart valves and restricts the blood flow to the heart. Also “Our team has now identified the critical components of...

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Posted by on Sep 14, 2013 in Featured, Home Remedy, Yoga, Lifestyle, Diet & Fitness | 0 comments

Cinnamon to curb Diabetes-II

Cinnamon to curb Diabetes-II

Cinnamon might improve not only the taste of biryani but also the health of people with diabetes, a new review study suggests. Cinnamon also good source of Potassium, Dietary fiber, Calcium, Iron, Vitamin B-6, Magnesium. Researchers found that people with type 2 diabetes who took cinnamon supplements had lower fasting plasma glucose levels compared with people who didn’t take cinnamon. The review also found that cinnamon benefited several important measures of heart health: It reduced total cholesterol, LDL “bad” cholesterol and triglyceride levels, and increased HDL “good” cholesterol. In the review, researchers looked at data collected from 10 randomized control led trials involving 543 patients with type 2 diabetes. These studies compared people who took cinnamon in a pill form, in doses ranging from 120 milligrams to 6 grams a day, for a period of four to 18 weeks, to people who did not take cinnamon. The most popular form of the supplement, which was used in six out of 10 trials, was Cinnamomum cassia, which participants were advised to...

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