Year 12 | 01 April 2020 | TO ENTER | TO REGISTER


The genetic switch regulates satiety and body weight

New mechanism that regulates the effect of the satiety hormone leptin. The study identified the enzyme HDAC5 as key factor in our control of body weight and food intake and potential target against the Yoyo dieting effect

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Higher dietary fiber intake in young women may reduce breast cancer risk

Breast cancer risk was 12%-19% lower among women who ate more dietary fiber in early adulthood. High intake of fiber during adolescence was also associated with 16% lower risk of overall breast cancer and 24% lower risk of breast cancer before menopause

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Antimicrobial wash reduces health risks in fresh produce

A combination of lactic acid, fruit acids, and hydrogen peroxide can be used in a produce rinse for commercial food distributors against E. coli, Listeria, Salmonella and other foodborne pathogens

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Fiber-rich diet may reduce lung disease

A diet rich in fiber may not only protect against diabetes and heart disease, it may reduce the risk of developing lung disease. Fiber consumption was calculated based on the amount of fruits, vegetables, legumes and whole grains participants recalled eating

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Blueberries associated with reduced risk of erectile dysfunction

Flavonoid-rich foods are associated with a reduced risk of erectile dysfunction, according to a new collaborative study from the University of East Anglia (UEA) and Harvard University

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Walnut health benefits for brain, heart, fertility and sleep

Due to their uniquely high amounts of healthy fats and potent plant chemicals, recent studies are showing evidence that walnuts can reduce brain stress, lower cholesterol, increase fertility in men and reduce inflammation

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The glyphosate is unlikely to pose a carcinogenic hazard to humans

The conclusions were reached on the basis of the evaluation of the representative uses of glyphosate as a herbicide on emerged annual, perennial and biennial weeds in all crops and foliar spraying for desiccation in cereals and oilseeds (pre-harvest)

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Eating poorly and depressed? Yale team finds connection

Chronic overeating and stress are tied to an increased risk of depression and anxiety, and in a new study, Yale researchers explain why that happens and suggest a possible solution

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Low zinc levels may suggest potential breast-feeding problems

Zinc levels in breast milk may be able to serve as an indicator of breast function during lactation, according to Penn State health researchers

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Olive oil against chronic degenerative diseases

Extra virgin olive oil rich in polyphenols may account for a reduction of oxidative stress inflammatory-related sequelae. Previous studies have shown the antiinflammatory, antioxidant and antiangiogenic properties by pure olive oil polyphenols


Links between processed meat and colorectal cancer

IARC’s review confirms the recommendation in WHO’s 2002, which advised people to moderate consumption of preserved meat to reduce the risk of cancer.

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Eating more fruits, veggies in youth linked to healthy heart decades later

Young adults who ate more than five daily servings of fruits and vegetables were less likely to have developed plaque deposits in their coronary arteries 20 years later

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Women with moderate beer consumption run lower risk of heart attack

Women who drink beer at most once or twice per week run a 30% lower risk of heart attack, compared with both heavy drinkers and women who never drink beer. The study shows also a statistically significant connection between high consumption of spirits and an almost 50% higher risk of dying of cancer

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Capsaicin in chili peppers could help kill cancer cells

The study showed that capsaicin lodges in the membranes near the surface. Add enough of it, and the capsaicin essentially causes the membranes to come apart

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Refined carbohydrates and saturated fat are unhealthful

Only those who replace saturated fats with unsaturated fats or whole grains lower their heart disease risk. It's sufficient to replace 5% of energy intake from saturated fats with equivalent energy intake from either polyunsaturated fats, monounsaturated fats, or carbohydrates from whole grains

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The health benefits of garlic: proven health and beauty boosts

Garlic is the biggest jewel in the crown of all medicinal herbs. It prevents colds and shortens their duration, enhances exercise ability, is a therapy for hair loss, prevents arthritis and lung cancer and lowers blood pressure

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Soybean oil could be danger for your health

UC Riverside scientists found mice on high soybean oil diet showed increased levels of weight gain and diabetes compared to mice on a high fructose diet or high coconut oil diet

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Resveratrol is found to reduce depression

A new study finds that resveratrol — a natural anti-inflammatory agent found in the skin of red grapes — can prevent inflammation as well as depression-related behaviors in rodents exposed to a social stres

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