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Lipid Disorders

Lipid disorders are a group of medical conditions which refer to excessive levels of fatty substances in the bloodstream. These fatty substances include cholesterol and triglycerides. An excess of bad cholesterol increases your risk of heart disease and stroke. Types of Lipids Lipoproteins carry cholesterol in the blood. High Density Lipoprotein (HDL) Cholesterol – HDL […]

Sugar-Sweetened Drinks Not Heart Smart for Men

Recent research led by professor of nutrition and epidemiology at the Harvard School of Public Health adds to the growing evidence that sugary drinks are detrimental to cardiovascular health. Men who drank a 12-ounce sugar-sweetened beverage every day had a 20% higher risk of heart disease than men who didn’t consume any sugar-sweetened drinks. Researchers […]

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

What is IBS Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a disorder that affects the large intestine (colon). IBS is a functional disorder, meaning that the bowel does not work, or function as per normal. This disorder more commonly affects women than men.   Causes & risk factors The exact cause of IBS is not known. People […]

10 Ways To Avoid Holiday Weight Gain

It is the time of the year when those unwanted calories seem to be all around you: cakes in the office pantry, cookies from your neighbours, chocolates stuffed in your stockings on the Christmas tree etc. A nibble here and there, by New Year’s Day you will weigh 2-3 kgs more. Gosh! So you tell […]

Cancer. What You Can Do To Prevent It

Each day, 36 people are told that they have cancer. Cancer remains the No.1 principal cause of death in Singapore for the past few years and it remains the top cause of death with one in three dying of cancer. There has been a worrying rise in the country’s top killer disease. Cancer cases have […]

Learning about your Health: Pneumonia

What is Pneumonia? Pneumonia is an inflammation in one or more parts of your lungs. Pneumonia may be caused by either a bacteria or virus and it affects people differently depending on age, general health, and the type of bacteria or virus. The symptoms will depend on factors such as the type of germ causing […]

Cardiovascular Disease: How it affects us

Based on a press report in October 2015, almost 1 in 3 deaths in Singapore in the year 2014 was because of cardiovascular disease, including heart disease and stroke. According to the Singapore Heart Foundation, high blood pressure is known as the “silent killer” as it often does not result in any visible warning signs […]

Diet And Exercise Matters For Cancer Prevention

We have heard over and over again, that by not smoking it will lower our risk of many cancers. If we are to avoid excessive alcohol intake it will also lower our risk of liver cancer. Now, it is also affirmed that eating a healthy diet along WITH regular exercise will also lower our risk […]

Life after Stroke

Life after Stroke: Back to the Gym to help to restore the body function   “Stroke is Singapore’s fourth leading cause of death, comprising 10–12% of all deaths. Its prevalence is estimated at 3.65% for adults > 50 years of age. Approximately three quarters of strokes are ischaemic in nature and one-quarter are haemorrhagic. Stroke […]

Develop Guilt Free Snacking Habits

Snacking as part of a healthy diet or weight-loss plan is possible and it can help you lose weight. However, uncontrolled and spontaneous craving-based snacking simply adds empty calories which leads to weight gain. While eating more frequently may boost your metabolism. it really comes down to what, when and how you eat, and how […]

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