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CANCER: CAUSES AND PREVENTION
Every year more and more people worldwide are expected to be diagnosed with cancer, a disease commonly believed to be preventable. Only 5–10% of all cancer cases can be attributed to genetic defects, whereas the remaining 90–95% has their roots in the environment and lifestyle. The lifestyle factors include cigarette smoking, diet (fried foods, red meat), alcohol, sun exposure, environmental pollutants, infections, stress, obesity, and physical inactivity. The evidence indicates that of all cancer-related deaths, almost 25–30% are due to tobacco, as many as 30–35% are linked to diet, about 15–20% are due to infections, and the remaining percentage are due to other factors like radiation, stress, physical activity, environmental pollutants etc.


There is growing medical evidence that when excessive free radicals are allowed to exist near the nucleus of the cell, DNA of the cell can be damaged. The DNA of the nucleus is especially vulnerable whe…

Diet for Glowing Skin

Skin Care

This is era is all about looking smart. You may be genius, outstanding at the work. But if your appearance is not good, you may not fetch good value for yourself. Your external appearance makes your image in the public and within yourself. When you look smart, you feel confident; you attract good thoughts in mind. And to look smart, your skin plays an important role than your cloths. Bright, radiant, hydrated, oil balanced and allergy free skin is a one that everyone dream about and has right to get it. Your skin is a symbol of your mood, physical state and attractiveness.

How can I get a glowing, radiant skin?                                       What is the Diet for glowing skin?
What is the treatment for good skin?

The skin is the outer covering of the body and the largest organ. The skin has multiple layers of tissues and guards the underlying muscles, bones and internal organs. It is the only organ which has highest exposure to outside pollution, radiation. Ski…

Weight Management Tips

Now a days, it is very largely discussed topic among men and woman of all age groups. Everybody dreams to be in well shape and look good. However, very few people achieve their dream weight. It is very common now for people to take a gym subscription but seldom had they hit the gym regularly. Even after regular exercise many fail to reduce weight or some actually tend to gain little. So what are the causes of weight gain?
What is restricting my weight loss?
Well, there are several reasons. If weight loss/gain is sudden and abrupt you must consult your doctor and get diagnosed. However weight gain is gradual that means there is something wrong with energy balance. You heard it right! Law of conservation of Energy. That says “Energy can neither be created nor be destroyed. Energy can be converted into one form to another”
The food you consume, gives you energy. This energy can then be utilized to do different forms of day to day work ranging from sedentary to heavy work. However our body …

Weight Management

Weight Management – Part 2


Empty Calories

The term applies to food that supplies food energy but little or no other nutrition. Foods containing empty calories typically contain processed carbohydrates and ethanol (alcohol), and to some extent fats. Also known as a discretionary calorie, an empty calorie has the same energy content as any other calorie but lacks many accompanying nutrients such as vitamins, dietary minerals, antioxidants, amino acids, or dietary fiber. The Body requires certain essential nutrients, but food energy intake must be balanced with the physical activity to maintain a proper body weight. People who engage in heavy physical activity need food energy as fuel, which can be supplied by empty calories in addition to foods with essential nutrients. Sedentary person and those eating less to lose weight may suffer malnutrition if they eat food supplying empty calories but not enough nutrients. The following foods are often considered to contain mostl…