Year 12 | 23 January 2020 | TO ENTER | TO REGISTER


Why you need olive oil on your salad

The Mediterranean diet includes unsaturated fats found in olive oil, along with vegetables like spinach, celery and carrots that are rich in nitrites and nitrates

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Resveratrol fails to reduce deaths, heart disease or cancer

Excitement over resveratrol followed studies documenting anti-inflammatory effects in lower organisms and increased lifespan in mice fed a high-calorie diet rich in the compound


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3.3 million deaths in 2012 were due to harmful use of alcohol

WHO calls on governments to do more to prevent alcohol-related deaths and diseases

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Air quality deteriorating in many of the world’s cities

Only 12% of the people living in cities reporting on air quality reside in cities where this complies with WHO air quality guideline levels

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The antibiotic resistance reveals serious, worldwide threat to public health

The WHO report reveals that key tools to tackle antibiotic resistance–such as basic systems to track and monitor the problem–show gaps or do not exist in many countries

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Increasing daily coffee consumption may reduce type 2 diabetes risk

Results showed that participants who increased their coffee consumption by more than one cup per day over a four-year period had a 11% lower risk of type 2 diabetes in the subsequent four years compared to those who made no changes in consumption

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Why resveratrol has so much health benefits?

Scientists from the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have identified one of the molecular pathways that resveratrol uses to achieve its beneficial action

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Junk food makes people tired and sedentary

We are living in an environment with sedentary lifestyles, poor-quality diet and highly processed foods that is very different from the one we are adapted to through human evolution

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Heart-healthy benefits of Mediterranean diet

New Italian data uncover specific association between diet and blood cell markers of heart attack- and stroke-associated inflammation

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New evidence linking fruit and vegetable consumption with lower mortality

Eating seven or more portions of fruit and vegetables a day reduces your risk of death at any point in time by 42% compared to eating less than one portion, reports a new UCL study

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Natural plant compounds may assist chemotherapy

Falcarinol type compounds such as those found in carrots and parsley may support the delivery of drug compounds which fight breast cancer

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Why dark chocolate has health benefits?

People could experience even more health benefits when dark chocolate is combined with solid fruits like pomegranates and acai

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Risk of obesity from eating fried foods may depend on genetic makeup

The study showed that the association between overconsumption of fried foods and obesity was particularly pronounced among people with a greater genetic predisposition to obesity

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Research suggests that green tea, exercise boost weight loss, health

The mice on the green-tea-extract-and-exercise regimen also experienced a 17 percent reduction in fasting blood glucose level, a 65 percent decrease in plasma insulin level and reduction in insulin resistance of 65 percent -- all substantial improvements related to diabetic health

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New CDC study finds dramatic increase in e-cigarette-related calls to poison centers

Rapid rise highlights need to monitor nicotine exposure through e-cigarette liquid and prevent future poisonings

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