Gut microbes produce proteins that reduce food intake

test-gut-bacteriaAppetite control is controlled by hormones from gut signalling to brain circuits when people are hungry. Twenty minutes after a meal, microbes produce proteins that can suppress food consumption.

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Meat-cooked mutagens create harmful compounds and increase cancer risk

downloadA new study, published in the Cancer journal, has revealed that individuals with specific genetic mutations have an increased cancer risk due to the harmful compounds created when cooking meat at high temperatures.

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Avocados lower bad cholesterol, improve cardiovascular health

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A study published in the Journal of the  has revealed that consuming one avocado a day improves bad cholesterol (LDL) levels in overweight and obese individuals. Continue reading “Avocados lower bad cholesterol, improve cardiovascular health”

Cocoa flavanols improve blood vessel function, in kidney disease patients

coca flavenolsA new study published in the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (CJASN) specified that consuming a beverage containing flavanols improves blood vessel function in patients with kidney failure.

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High BMI and low aerobic capacity (but not muscular strength) associated, with increased risk of blood pressure

bmiA new study, published by the Stanford University by JAMA Internal Medicine has revealed that body mass index (BMI) and aerobic capacity in adolescents is linked to increased risk of high blood pressure. Continue reading “High BMI and low aerobic capacity (but not muscular strength) associated, with increased risk of blood pressure”

MIND diet easiest to follow, second best diet in U.S. and impacts on Alzheimer’s disease

here-are-the-best-diets-for-weight-loss-men-over-40-men-over-50-16-638A new report, released in the 2016 U.S. News World Report by Rush University Medical Center, has specified that the MIND diet has considerable impact and is the easiest to follow. The name of the MIND diet is short for Mediterranean-DASH Diet Intervention for Neurodegenerative Delay. Continue reading “MIND diet easiest to follow, second best diet in U.S. and impacts on Alzheimer’s disease”

Endurance performance increased with Caffeine

150929101049-black-coffee-stock-super-teaseA new study published by the University of Georgia in the International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism has revealed that caffeine increases endurance performance by 24%.  Continue reading “Endurance performance increased with Caffeine”

Teens can be dissuaded from risky behavior, such as smoking and drinking, through a health campaign

riskybehaviorTeens can be dissuaded from risky behaviors such as smoking and drinking, with health campaigns, that target teens based on their social groups and subcultures. Continue reading “Teens can be dissuaded from risky behavior, such as smoking and drinking, through a health campaign”

Protein predictor of heart disease and kidney disease, caused by high blood pressure.

A study by the University of Mississippi Medical Center and the Mayo Clinic has revealed that “Troponin” is a predictor for end-stage renal disease and all-cause death. High blood pressure, is a common cardiovascular disease in the U.S., and more than 40 percent of the population will have some form of disease, including hypertension by 2030. End-stage renal disease or end-stage kidney failure often is associated with hypertension and affects approximately 600,000 people at a cost of nearly $50 billion annually.

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Childhood cancer increased with agricultural crop density

A new study, published in the Environmental Health by the University of Illinois, has determined that the risk of childhood cancer (leukemia, acute lymphoid and acute myeloid leukemias (AML)), increases with exposure to agricultural crop density. There was a statistically significant association for a positive relationship between crop density of dry beans and incidence of total leukemia, oats and acute myeloid leukemia, sugar beets and total leukemia and all leukemias in specific states. Continue reading “Childhood cancer increased with agricultural crop density”