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Gurgaon-based food researcher and consultant Pritha Sen talks about how momos went on to become a popular street food in India Could you please talk about how momos became a popular snack in India? After the 1959 Tibetan uprising, a large number of refugees arrived in Delhi. As with refugees from any culture, the entrepreneurial lot set up local businesses, especially around food. I remember going to the Tibetan dhaba in the settlement near the Delhi University where a plateful of momos were sold for as less as Rs 2…

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For soon-to-be-parents: Our weekly wrap of key findings on pregnancy and IVF treatment

Whether you’re a pregnant woman, or a couple trying to conceive, you’re bound to receive advice from various quarters. However, it’s best to rely on medical research while making health and lifestyle choices. We round up 5 of the latest findings on pregnancy. 1) Cut down your sugar intake Women, consuming a lot of sugar during pregnancy might double the chance of your kid’s tendency to develop asthma. A recent study involving 9,000 mother and children pairs, found strong positive associations with allergy and allergic asthma. The sugar link with…

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Our weekly wrap of key findings about obesity that you should know

Obesity numbers have more than doubled in 73 countries and surged elsewhere around the world. In an earlier report by the New England Journal of Medicine, in 2015, excess weight affected close to 30% of the world’s population. That included a lmost 108 million children and more than 600 million adults with a body mass index (BMI) above 30. From an increased risk of stroke and various types cancer, to post-surgery infection and fatty livers, here are five scary facts about obesity that you need to know about. 1) Teenage…

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