Are All Calories Equal With Regards To Disease and Obesity?
May 18, 2018 | Nutrition | A.McCarthy
While calories from any food have the potential to increase the risk of obesity and other cardiometabolic diseases, 22 nutrition researchers agree that sugar-sweetened beverages play a unique role in chronic health problems. The disease risk increases even when the beverages are consumed within diets that do not result in weight gain.
Heart Attacks and Strokes Can Be Predicted By Our Gut Bacteria
May 16, 2018 | HumanBody | M.Chan
A novel relationship between our gut microbiome and atherosclerosis means the bacteria in our gut could be linked to risk of heart attack and stroke, say researchers.
The Biggest Addictive Drugs To Humanity Are The Threats of Alcohol and Tobacco
May 14, 2018 | Toxins | M.Torres
A new review published online in the journal Addiction has compiled the best, most up-to-date source of information on alcohol, tobacco, and illicit drug use and the burden of death and disease. It shows that in 2015 alcohol and tobacco use between them cost the human population more than a quarter of a billion disability-adjusted life years.
Forgetting Things More As You Get Older?
May 11, 2018 | Memory | M.Torres
Yale University researchers can't tell you where you left your car keys -- but they can tell you why you can't find them.
Artistically Creative People 90 Percent More Likely To Develop Mental Illness
May 10, 2018 | MentalHealth | J.Battaglia
Many studies have addressed the question of whether mental disorder is associated with creativity, but high-quality epidemiological evidence has been lacking. According to a study of people in Sweden, artistic education and may really increase the odds of experiencing mental health conditions.
What Nonverbal Cues Tell Us If Others Find Us Pleasant, Attractive Or Not?
May 9, 2018 | Lifestyle | A.McCarthy
How can you tell if someone likes you? New research led by University of Dayton associate professor of psychology R. Matthew Montoya helps answer that question by identifying a list of nonverbal behaviors to watch for -- identified by the most comprehensive analysis ever.
Regenerative Ability Of Stem Cells Is Boosted By Fasting
May 7, 2018 | HumanBody | K.Foster
As people age, their intestinal stem cells begin to lose their ability to regenerate. These stem cells are the source for all new intestinal cells, so this decline can make it more difficult to recover from gastrointestinal infections or other conditions that affect the intestine. This age-related loss of stem cell function can be reversed by a 24-hour fast, according to a new study from MIT biologists. The researchers found that fasting dramatically improves stem cells' ability to regenerate.
Walnuts Improve Gut Bacteria Improving Health
May 6, 2018 | Nutrition | M.Chan
In addition to a valuable source of nutrients including omega-3 fats, copper, manganese and many others, walnuts have incredible health benefits including prevention of cardiovascular disease, metabolic syndrome and even diabetes.
Listening To Music With Children Enhances Their Relationships With Adults
May 4, 2018 | ChildHealth | A.McCarthy
Researchers found that young men and women who shared musical experiences with their parents during childhood -- and especially during adolescence -- report having better relationships with their moms and dads as they enter young adulthood.
5 Healthy Habits Increase Life Expectancy By Decade Or More
May 2, 2018 | Lifestyle | A.McCarthy
Maintaining five healthy habits add more than a decade to life expectancy, according to a new study led by Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.
Med Diet Pattern Leads To Healthier Gut
May 1, 2018 | Nutrition | M.Chan
Eating a Mediterranean-type diet, rich in vegetables, fruits and nuts, olive oil, and legumes, may boost the diversity and composition of the gut microbiota, compared to a high-fat and high-sugar Western-style diet.