The MTHFR gene is one of 20,000 genes in our body that run the entire show of life. While its job is to produce an enzyme called methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase that helps you utilize vitamin B9 (folic acid) efficiently, its mutations can put you at an increased ris..
A gene plays an important role in carrying genetic information in most of the living cells. It is basically, found in the nucleus of the cells and together forms the chromosomes. A gene also helps to understand the genetic history and the cause of a disease which eventu..
India has slowly accepted the concept of physical activity and exercise. The importance of having a healthy body has been highlighted as a result of the shortcomings in the daily routine. They have an adverse effect on the body. Physical fitness is beneficial for everyo..
A healthy diet is essential to have a healthy lifestyle. However, a healthy diet becomes crucial when you are pregnant. A healthy diet is essential for you and the baby. Healthy eating gives you and the baby all the essential nutrients to keep them fit. The overall aim ..
Hormones and bacteria have a deeper impact on our health than we think. Both these factors have the ability to demolish our health. On the other hand, regulating the hormones can also boost the health. Symptoms such as fatigue, skin problems, gaining or losing weight..
Obesity is when the body has a lot of fat. It definitely causes the problem to the body. Those who are severely obese are more likely to get affected by other diseases. They are diabetes, high blood pressure and much more. Such diseases along with obesity lead to the de..
Compulsive gambling is often known as a disorder that breaks homes, ruins live by causing a financial meltdown. People’s decision making under risk is often an uncommon tendency not seen among every individual. The variability can be due to many sources such as pe..
The terms ‘genetics’ and ‘genomics’ are often used interchangeably when it comes to DNA testing, but actually quite different. Genetic testing assesses the risk posed to the patient for lifestyle disorders or diseases (Diabetes, PCOS etc.), while..
Increased weight condition is very common to women suffering from PCOS. Some studies suggest that half of the women with PCOS are overweight, who are recommended by doctors to lose weight to reduce the impact of lifestyle diseases. If you are also suffering from overwei..
Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) is known to be one of the common lifestyle diseases prevalent among the females of childbearing age. The symptoms of the condition can vary from being very severe like hirsutism to very mild like acne, weight gain and more. There is no..
We are not unknown with the fact that healthy habits are the need of time. Thanks to the changing way of life that is leading to lifestyle-associated diseases such as PCOS. This is the reason that the wellness industry is coming ahead to help people overcome t..
We all know that the most common reason behind PCOS is hormonal disorder due to your lifestyle. But do you know a major portion of the PCOS risk is determined by your genes? Yes, you read it right, as a certain part of the PCOS (Polycystic Ovary Syndrome) condition..
The understanding of the PCOS condition took place for the first time in the 20th century wherein researchers and doctors described it as a very complex hormonal disorder among the women of childbearing age. Apart from this, it also constitutes various health issues suc..
In previous blogs, we have discussed about PCOS in India with relevant statistics which shows almost every one in five women suffers from its menace. Nationwide surveys have been conducted by various organizations and institutions to understand the frequency of the cond..
To meet the hunger needs of the world’s growing population, farmers and cattle ranchers are implementing numerous techniques to increase food production. For instance, cows are injected with synthetic hormones like estrogen and testosterone to increase milk quanti..
Efforts have been made to decode the working of the biological Body Clock, which often reiterates the age-old nature versus nurture debate. But today’s scientists have conceded that neither nature nor nurture solely can illustrate the molecular mechanism which gov..
If you want your body to optimize itself to its best version possible, bio-hacking is a recently popular trend where you can use all things around you to make this possibility a reality. Biohacking is the process of creating a proactive lifestyle in regards to what we d..
Types of Screening Tests For Genetic Disorders Genetic screening tests are specific medical tests that help in the identification of changes that take place in a person’s genes, proteins or even the chromosomes. These tests play a crucial role when it come..
Right from waking up in the morning to hitting the bed at night, our lives are full of different activities, some chaotic, while others pleasant. Especially in today’s day and age, with increased networking and stress, it is not always easy to keep up with peace a..
“Wake up early and tackle the day before it tackles you. Be on offense, not defense.” – Evan Carmichael You must have often heard that early risers make for most successful people in the world. But, as young adults with a lot of responsibilities; ..
We often hear that waking up early in the morning is the ideal way to fast track your way to success. Remember the saying, the early bird gets the worm? Sure, morning routines give you the edge on doing certain personal tasks better than late risers, but we are here to ..
What are some of the factors that may restrict human performance in sports? Some of the common factors include the environment, nutrition, motivation, and even advanced equipment which help improve your athletic performance. But, apart from these environmental advan..
Statistics show that millennials, especially between the age of 21-36 start to suffer through a host of problems. These problems range from major disorders to substance abuse disorder to hypertensions and much more. While millennials are considered to belong to the ther..
Waking up in the morning seems like a challenge while your contemporaries are able to complete all their work before clock even hits 12 pm? Feel like you have all the energy at night while all your friends want their beauty sleep? Well, this is a common problem faced by..
Growing in India, ‘dadi maa ke nuske’ and home remedies have been a part of our lives. We have often eaten ‘ajwain’ for solving digestive issues and consumed ‘black pepper’ in tea for finding some relief with seasonal flu cold. So, in..
As per health experts, some of the most common illnesses to impact our respiratory health include respiratory tract illnesses and infections, throat issues, chronic sinus, bronchitis, cold, and flu outbreaks, amongst many others. Even a little infection in the body can ..
Covid 19 has had drastic effects on people’s health all across the world. The disease, as we’re aware, has put those with respiratory and immune-deficiency disorders at higher risk. Medical research is making slow but steady progress towards finding a cure, ..
Our genetic code holds the secrets to all aspects of our wellbeing. Recent studies have proven the existence of the unique bond between food and genes. With more and more people stepping into the field of managing health better with genes, the direct correlation between..
Key Yoga Asanas that are Simple yet Most Effective for your Lifestyle We are heading towards our fifth annual edition of the International Yoga Day Celebration on 21st June, 2020. While there are plenty of physical & mental benefits of doing yoga, the following y..
Our immune system needs to be alert at all times, supervising different types of invasions to the body. The most important factor in keeping the functioning of the immune system proper is our diet. During peaks of infection, the immunity cells may require higher amounts..
If you are close to someone having PCOS, you will be very much aware of the emotional distress one suffers from. It is one of the major concerns among women suffering from PCOS because most commonly doctors look at the physical symptoms of the disease and not the emotio..
Though in India we have 5 in 10 women suffering from PCOS, the awareness about the condition is at its lowest in the country. Lack of basic understanding of the condition and the biological function of the ovaries often creates fear and chaos among the patient. Having b..
Polycystic ovary syndrome is very common in today’s scenario. Irregular or absence of periods is the sign of having PCOS. It accounts for 25 – 30% of infertility in women. And about 80% of women with PCOS have infertility issues. According to WHO, 116 millio..
Though efforts have been made to create awareness about PCOS, there still exist some gaps where the stigma of PCOS is broadly prevalent. The question is what are the reasons that women suffer from such stigma? Is it a lack of awareness or misinformation in society or an..
Do you know PCOS and insulin resistance are interlinked? Statistics reveal that 30-40% of females with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) also suffer from insulin resistance. The question is why both these conditions are interlinked? What are the symptoms that d..
Insulin resistance is a very complex condition wherein a multitude of factors play a key role. There are intricate metabolic pathways and traits involved which govern the condition. Besides this, environmental and genetic factors are also a key component in the adv..
Some medical complications can have a powerful impact on your life and PCOS is one among them. Once diagnosed with it, people do have a tendency to learn more about it to gain a better understanding. However, in the process of gaining thoughtful insights, you may end up..
PCOS condition is known to affect women across the world irrespective of different races and regions they belong and this situation stands true for Indian females too. It is now a well-known fact that one in 5 women in India suffers from polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCO..
Are you suffering from mood swings, irregular period or acne? Even worse, you might be facing difficulties in getting pregnant or thinning of hairs. Well, though these are few signs and symptoms of PCOS, it is better to dive in the concept to get deeper insights. I..
There is no doubt about the array of treatment available for curing PCOS condition. But the question arises- Are these treatment effective? Do traditional methods have a long-lasting effect? Well, the answer to these questions is debatable as different people respond di..
From the beginning of the 20th century, human life has changed very at a previously unimaginable rate. With massive changes in technology came a easier life, with multitudes of new opportunities. However, like everything else, this lifestyle to has its disadvantage..
Science, for a long time has been working on accurately finding out about the determinants for athletic performance, and as a very complex field of research that is dependant on a large field such as genetics, psychology, physiology, and neurological connection for moto..
For several years people have been trying to improve their fitness and looks through a variety of diets. Unfortunately, most of these diets fail to deliver on what they promise. This is mostly because every person’s body is very different on a genetic level, which..
What do you think the latest trend in nutrition is? A fad diet? A specialized diet supplement? If you think so, you’d be wrong. In the past few years, the human DNA has been the focus of scientific research, in relation to every aspect of human health includi..
While everyone knows that regular exercise is exceedingly important for maintaining good health, what is not as well-known is the fact that your DNA is a major factor in how much your workout is effective in accomplishing your fitness needs. If you have been going to..
While a majority of the illnesses and diseases are caused by microbes in our environment, a handful is caused due to the genes inherited from parents, and other ancestors. When a person has abnormal, missing, extra, or inactive genes, they are predisposed to health diso..
The field of genetics has been widely recognized by the scientific community since the 19th century. However, the study of genomes, their functions and their relationship with human health has been given importance only in recent times. With around 4000 diseases th..
Is your cholesterol rising upwards? Then the doctor must have asked you to follow a specific diet and an exercise routine. In case you want to have great results, you will surely be looking for making one change at a time. You might be bidding a goodbye to some snacks a..
Obesity is one problem that has been bothering a lot of people since a long time now. We all know that obesity means that the body contains excess body fat. In case of adults, those above the age of 35 and have their Body Mass Index (BMI) crossing the mark of 30, are co..
Winter is that time of the year which is awaited by many as a result of the fun of the winter activities. However, there are many who have a fear about the winter season. The reason for this is that winter is filled with many illnessess such as cold, cough, fever and at..
Sex appetite may be influenced by genetics Since many factors are associated with male and female sexual function and dysfunction are believed to have a genetic basis, the field has shifted the focus of many behavioural geneticists. Many methodologies withi..
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