Day: December 22, 2015

Action of Compound in Olive Oil on Gut Bacteria Decreases Heart Disease Risk

The action of a compound (DMB) in some varieties of olive oils has been linked with a decreased risk of developing heart disease. The study is published in the journal Cell. When compound DMB, naturally occurring in some extra virgin olive oils, balsamic vinegars, grape seed oils and red wines, was used to target the

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Eye Lens Cells Eat Dying Cells Before They Become Toxic

What do you do if you’re a cell and your neighbour is dying because of exposure to pollutants? You eat it before it becomes toxic! A new study published in the Journal of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology shows that a PAC-MAN-style mechanism occurs in the eye lens to get rid of dying cells. The eye lens,

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Negative Body Image Keeps One Away From Healthy Behaviours

More and more researchers are suggesting that a negative body image might be more detrimental to one’s health than one’s actual weight while a positive mindset will contribute to engaging in healthy behaviours more. Nearly a decade ago, body dissatisfaction was found to be a budding problem among the youth, specially teenagers. Now, years later, researchers have

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