• Consuming yoghurt daily could lower diabetes risk

    Consuming yoghurt daily could lower diabetes risk
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    Including yogurt in your daily diet could lower your risk of developing Type 2 diabetes, a study says.

    Consumption of one 28g serving of yogurt per day is associated with an 18 percent lower risk of Type 2 diabetes, the findings showed.

    "We found that higher intake of yogurt is associated with a reduced risk of Type 2 diabetes, whereas other dairy foods and consumption of total dairy did not show this association," said senior researcher of the study Frank Hu from the Harvard School of Public Health in the US.

    The findings suggest that yogurt can be incorporated into a healthy dietary pattern, Hu added.

    Type 2 diabetes is a chronic condition that occurs when the body does not produce enough insulin, or the body's cells develop resistance to insulin.

    It has been shown that probiotic bacteria found in yoghurt improve fat profiles and antioxidant status in people with Type 2 diabetes and the researchers suggest this could have a risk-lowering effect in developing the condition.

    The researchers pooled the results of three prospective cohort studies that followed the medical history and lifestyle habits of health professionals. The study involved a total of 289,900 participants.

    Within the three cohorts, 15,156 cases of Type 2 diabetes were identified during the follow-up period.

    When adjusting for chronic disease risk factors such as age and BMI (body mass index) as well as dietary factors, it was found that high consumption of yogurt was associated with a lower risk of developing Type 2 diabetes.

    The findings were confirmed when the authors conducted a meta-analysis, incorporating their results and other published studies up to March 2013.Read more at:blue prom dresses

  • Overnight face masks for your skin

    Overnight face masks are becoming popular as a smart way to rejuvenate skin while you sleep.

    Through the day, your skin is exposed to sun and pollution and tends to lose its moisture. These masks help replenish lost hydration. How they work They are good for all skin types as most of them are oil-free, yet they are rich and deeply penetrating with skin repairing properties. Such masks are designed to be worn overnight so the effectiveness of the ingredients is not mitigated by UV rays.

    How to use them

    Use on clean skin because clogged pores will not allow the mask to work through the skin's layers. Massage it for a few minutes into the skin so that it gets absorbed well. Also, apply it 30 minutes before bedtime, else your pillow will soak up all the goodness.

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    Choose right

    Before buying an overnight face mask, know your skin type well. You also need to read the label and know the ingredients because if your skin reacts poorly, it will be exposed to them for 6-8 hours, leading to blotchy skin. If you are confused, run your product options through a dermatologist. If you have dull, dry skin, look for hydrating ingredients like hyaluronates, vitamins A and C, niacinamide and soya. For acne prone skin, a mask that soothes inflammation works well. But avoid using it if you have active acne, blackheads or whiteheads.

    Those with anti-ageing concerns should look for retinol, AHAs like glycolic, lactic, mandelic, vitamins A and C and hyaluronic acid. To lower the risk of side effects, avoid masks with chemical preservatives, parabens, artificial colours and alcohol-all of which are known skin irritants.Read more at:formal dresses

  • Mary Katrantzou for adidas Originals

    Mary Katrantzou for adidas Originals
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    Following the footsteps of Topshop, Pharrell Williams, Raf Simons, Rick Owens, Yohji Yamamoto and Stella McCartney, Mary Katrantzou is the newest entry on the golden list of designers to have teamed up with adidas Originals.

    The colourful plus super-comfy collection has hit the stores this November, with a 24-piece capsule collection, combining high-end fashion aesthetics with adidas Originals' urban sports style and hi-tech function.

    The collaboration is meant to be a long term 'relationship' between Katrantzou and the brand that will focus both on clothing and footwear.

    "I grew up, like so many other kids around the world, wearing adidas sneakers and I'm really excited about bringing my vision to such a global brand," Katrantzou says.

    "They have a fantastic heritage and their ability to innovate in sportswear makes them the perfect partner for us to work with in this market.

    "I'm really excited to be working with adidas on a line of apparel and footwear."

    The coveted Greek designer drew her inspiration by the medal winners in the early '70s and '80s. She managed to rework these iconic adidas looks

    presenting the world of fashion with a completely colourful and dare-to-say wild apparel line.

    "I admire Mary's extraordinary sense of printing techniques, colours and silhouette that will bring another amazing new aesthetic to the adidas Originals women's collection," adidas' sports global creative director, Dirk Schoenberger said.

    Often inspired by art, music, pop culture, this 'collision' with Mary Katrantzou takes printing techniques and sportswear to a whole new level altogether.

    For example, Katrantzou decided to embellish gold hardware on neon-coloured sneakers and track shoes, infuse architecture into fashion, opting for neoprene pullovers and body-con zip-up dresses, brought to life by abstract floral prints, stripes, mesh and lace. Subversive images, technicolour influences and a kaleidoscopic sense of femininity become one in her perfectly exaggerated collection. With only a few days in stores, the capsule apparel line has managed to sell-out at most selected selling points, making après-gym circuit of fashion lovers sprint to nab one of the triple-stripe creations.Read more here:white prom dresses