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Want to avoid memory difficulties in old age? Switch to a Mediterranean diet

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If you love Mediterranean cuisine, rejoice! While past research has shown that a Mediterranean diet (rich in fresh fruits, vegetables, protein-rich legumes and whole grains) may cut colorectal cancer risk by 86%, and may help treat HIV, diabetes patients, new research highlights more benefits. It could lower the risk of memory difficulties,… Read more »

Here’s another reason to take up yoga. It prevents memory decline in old age

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Doing yoga for a long time could change the structure of your brain and protect it against cognitive decline in old age, suggests new research. When the researchers imaged the brains of elderly female yoga practitioners, they found that the “yoginis” have greater cortical thickness in the left prefrontal cortex,… Read more »

Yoga may protect against memory decline in old age : Research

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Doing yoga for a long time could change the structure of your brain and protect it against cognitive decline in old age, suggests new research. When the researchers imaged elderly female yoga practitioners’ brains, they found that the “yoginis” have greater cortical thickness in the left prefrontal cortex, in brain… Read more »

Mental health, rather than physical, determines well being in old age, finds study

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A positive frame of mind, it seems, is even more important than the right diet. New European research suggests that psychosocial factors such as anxiety and depression may have an even larger impact on well-being in later life than physical health. The study, carried out by researchers from the Helmholtz… Read more »

Irani Cafes in Mumbai: From Bun Maska to Keema Pao and Old World Charm

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Pretty much everyone knows about Mumbai’s iconic Irani cafés: how their owners came to Mumbai from Iran, lured by the promise of financial growth; how they took over the corner locations that were considered inauspicious by local businessmen; how they have a lengthy list of dos and don’ts chalked onto… Read more »