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New health warning: beware of weight-loss smartphone apps

A study based on the usage of calorie-counting or weight loss apps by a set of volunteers has revealed that most of the apps did not provide authentic information and had no significant impact on weight or eating behaviour.................

Father of nutrition science in India passes away

A former DG of ICMR, Dr Coluthur Gopalan was responsible for initiating nutrition research in independent India leading to a number of interventions such as the Integrated Child Development Services, midday meal scheme for school children, goiter prevention programme....................

NIN scientists’ study finds vitamin deficiency widespread among urban Indians

National Institute of Nutrition (NIN) conducted a study on 270 apparently healthy adults (147 men and 123 women) between 30 and 70 years of age to check their vitamin levels. Blood levels of vitamins (A, B1, B2, B6, B12, folate and D) and homocysteine were assessed....................

India’s ‘Nutrition Atlas’ becomes a reality

Developed by the Hyderabad-based National Institute of Nutrition (NIN), the country’s first Nutrition Atlas provides information and data on nutritional status of population groups at national and state levels...........