Not The Amount, But Where Your Fat Is Stored Critical For Heart Attack, Stroke and Diabetes Risk
During the past 20 years researchers have learned that people with apple-shaped bodies (fattest in the abdomen) have a greater risk of heart disease, diabetes, and stroke than those with pear shapes (fattest in the hips, buttocks, and thighs). The current study looked at the differences in fat distribution patterns among overweight and obese men and women and their associated cardiometabolic risk.
Researchers Discover How Antibiotic Power of Garlic Fights Chronic Infections
Garlic is probably nature's most potent food. It is one of the reasons people who eat the Mediterranean diet live such long healthy lives. An active sulphurous compound found in garlic can be used to fight robust bacteria in patients with chronic infections, a new study from the University of Copenhagen indicates.
New Genetically Modified Tomatoes May Soon Hit The Marketplace
Tomatoes were one of the first commercially available genetically modified (GM) crops ever. GM tomatoes are about to make a comeback in 2018 as Chinese and French researchers reveal details of how they genetically-engineered tomatoes to boost vitamins and other nutrients.
Cannabis Can End The Use of Prescription Pain Killers
Opioid prescriptions have jumped 300 percent in the last decade and they are the most commonly prescribed drugs on the market. They are the most dangerous and addictive drugs that often lose effectiveness with long-term use. Now a new study conducted by researchers at The University of New Mexico, involving medical cannabis and prescription opioid use among chronic pain patients, found a distinct connection between having the ability to use cannabis and significant reductions in opioid use.
Researchers Discover Effective Natural Anticavity Herb
As a natural traditional Chinese medicine, Galla chinensis has been widely used since ancient times for its astringency, stypticity, detoxification, and antibacterial activity. In a new finding, researchers in China report that active ingredients in the herb could one day lead to natural anticavity products.
How Does Your Consciousness Make Everything Real?
Does reality exist without us? Physicists have found it maddeningly difficult to write the observer out of quantum theory. Now some are contemplating a mind-boggling alternative: that a coherent description of reality, with all its quantum quirks, can arise from nothing more than random subjective experiences.
75 Percent of Reishi Supplements Don't Actually Contain Reishi Mushroom
Only a quarter of 19 supplement products labeled as Reishi mushroom purchased in the U.S. could be verified as genuine Reishi mushroom, says a new study that highlights quality issues in the category.
Yerba Mate Enhances Cellular Energy and Metabolism
In South America, Yerba Mate has been grown and taken medicinally for centuries. Researchers have shown that use of the herb over an extended period had significant effects on body weight and weight gain and was associated with lower levels of blood lipids and insulin in obese mice fed a high-fat diet.
Ingredient In Cow's Milk Primary Causal Trigger of Type I Diabetes
An ingredient in cow's milk has now been identified as a type 1 diabetes trigger in those with genetic risk factors, but researchers say they have been frustrated in efforts to make the findings available to the wider public.
The Anti-aging Potential of Mushrooms
Mushrooms may contain unusually high amounts of two antioxidants that some scientists suggest could help fight aging and bolster health, according to a team of Penn State researchers.
Hearing Opinions Spoken Aloud Humanizes Person Behind It
Specific aspects of speech, such as intonation and frequent pauses, may serve as cues that humanize the people who are speaking, making them seem more intellectual and emotionally warm than those whose opinions are written.
Massage Increases Regrowth of Muscle Tissue
Massage has been found to increase the regrowth of muscle tissue after an injury -- even when applied to the opposite, uninjured limb -- according to researchers from Colorado State University and the University of Kentucky.