Depression and anxiety like behavior caused by high fructose consumption.

fructNew research findings presented at Neuroscience 2014 suggest that consuming a diet rich in fructose throughout adolescence can worsen depression and anxiety like behavior, impacting on how the brain responds to stress. Continue reading “Depression and anxiety like behavior caused by high fructose consumption.”

Flavonoids reduce risk of developing ovarian cancer.

flavanolsFlavenoids are active compounds found in tea, red wine, apples, grapes, citrus fruit and juices. A study by the Department of at UEA’s Norwich Medical School has investigated 171,940 women aged between 25 and 55 for a period of 30 years. Continue reading “Flavonoids reduce risk of developing ovarian cancer.”

A mushroom a day improves the immune response

mushroomsA new study was released by the University of Florida which revealed that daily  of shittake mushrooms increased immunity. Twenty specifies of mushrooms are used globally for culinary purposes. Continue reading “A mushroom a day improves the immune response”

Sodium consumption causes 1.6 million deaths per year.

salt-300x118.pngA study analyzing populations across 187 countries found that high intake, of more than 2,000 mg per day, caused 1.6 million cardiovascular-related deaths per year. Continue reading “Sodium consumption causes 1.6 million deaths per year.”

Sodium consumption causes 1.6 million deaths per year.

salt-300x118-150x118.pngA study analyzing across 187 countries found that high intake, of more than 2,000 mg per day, caused 1.6 million cardiovascular-related deaths per year. The study was published in the New and reveals the extent of the damage that high (salt) intake can cause to the . Continue reading “Sodium consumption causes 1.6 million deaths per year.”

Junk food reduces appetite for healthy and novel foods.

Junk food diet has a demonstrated impact on the preference of healthy and novel foods. A study published in the Frontiers in Psychology journal explained how excessive of junk food can change behavior, weaken self-control and lead to overeating and obesity. Continue reading “Junk food reduces appetite for healthy and novel foods.”

Chocolate lowers heart disease and stroke risk

darkchocolate1 (1)A new study, published in the Heart journal, has specified that consuming 100 g of chocolate every day is linked to lowered heart disease and stroke risk.

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Cup of Java enhances memory

coffeeCaffeine has been associated with effects. According to the U.S. and Drug Administration, 90 percent of people worldwide consume caffeine in one form or another. In the , 80 percent of adults consume caffeine every day. The average adult has an intake of about 200  — the same amount used in the Yassa study — or roughly one strong or two small cups of coffee per day.The newest study points to the fact that of caffeine enhances memory. Continue reading “Cup of Java enhances memory”

Type 2 diabetes influenced by epigenetic changes.

type2Type 2 diabetes has a strong genetic predisposition and diabetic trends tend to run in the same families. New research has for the first time pointed out that the genes that predispose people to diabetes can be modified through epigenetics. Epigenetics refers to a link between hereditary and environment and is related to outside factors such as aging, chemicals, medication, diet, exercise and drugs. Continue reading “Type 2 diabetes influenced by epigenetic changes.”

Fruit and vegetable consumption increases your mental health.

fruitsandvegetablesA new study by the University of Warwick Medical School focused on mental well-being and determined that mental health was directly associated with an individual’s fruit and . Continue reading “Fruit and vegetable consumption increases your mental health.”