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Fungi in Humans Linked With Obesity

S u m m a r y : Changes in fungi residing in the human gut might be involved in the development of metabolic problems like obesity, says a new study published in the journal mSphere. The Micro-World Inside of Humans We are not alone—our body cells are in close proximity with foreign cells, that

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Healthy Gut Bacteria Linked With Healthy Ageing

S u m m a r y : Healthy microbes might be linked with healthy ageing, suggests a new study published in the journal mSphere. Healthy Gut Bacteria Means Healthy Ageing A healthy gut for healthy ageing—at least, this would apply to the Chinese. The new research, considered one of the largest microbiota studies involving

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Soybean Oil Makes Vegetables More Nutritious

S u m m a r y : Oil makes vegetables more nutritious by enhancing the absorption of vitamins and carotenoids, says a new study published in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. Eating Veggies is Not Enough Make sure to eat your greens, goes the advice. Well, this might not be enough for you

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Increase Workout If You’re Over 40 Years Old!

S u m m a r y : If you’ve nearing middle age—say, if you’re over 35 years old—you might want to increase your physical activity, says a new study published in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. More Years, More Kilos Age comes with a number of unwanted ramifications, and extra

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How C-Section, Bottle-Feeding, and Antibiotics Affect Infant’s Gut Bacteria

S u m m a r y : A new study looks into how infants’ gut bacteria are affected by C-section, formula feeding, and antibiotics. The findings are published in the journal Frontiers in Pediatrics. Babies & Bacteria Living intimately with microscopic organisms comes with ginormous implications. Our gut microbiome—the bacteria living in our alimentary

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Breathing Polluted Air Harms Kidneys

S u m m a r y : Air pollution might be causing kidney disease, says a new study published in the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology. Bad Air Quality is Bad For Your Kidneys When air quality is compromised, your kidneys feel it! Air pollution comes hand in hand with a range

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Sleep Deprivation Alleviates Depression

S u m m a r y : Sleep deprivation, when clinically ‘administered’, reduces the symptoms of depressions, says a new study published in the journal The Journal of Clinical Psychiatry. Less Sleep, Greater Results We, humans, need sleep. But, even though it is beneficial to us, too much of it is also harmful. But,

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Having Close Relationships Linked With Longer & Better Life

S u m m a r y : Close personal relationships have a positive impact on health, says a new body of research published in a special issue of American Psychological Association’s journal, the American Psychologist. We Are Social Beings Humans are gregarious: we live in organised communities—we mingle in society. This special trait is

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Fat Influences Cancer Development

S u m m a r y : Adipose tissue—fat—might affect cancer development, suggests a new study published in the journal Cancer Prevention Research. Watch out for obesity! Fat & Cancer Fat occurs naturally in our bodies, deposited as layers underneath the skin, and around certain organs; it makes up the bulk of a connective

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Cocoa Protects From Diabetes, Says Science

S u m m a r y : Cocoa compounds are shown to delay the onset of type 2 diabetes, says a new study published in The Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry. The researchers are now looking forward to harvesting these ingredients to treat diabetics. Chocolate, A Cure? Chocolate has been hailed as a healthy food

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Sleep (Dream) More To Protect From Dementia!

S u m m a r y : Less REM sleep is linked with a higher risk of developing dementia, says a new study published in the journal Neurology. What is REM Sleep? Rapid Eye Movement (REM) sleep is the sleep stage whereby one dozes off to dreamworld: the last of five phases of sleep,

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Lack of Sleep Increases Weight!

S u m m a r y: Poor sleep patterns are linked with being overweight and obese, says a new study published in PLOS ONE. Poor Sleep, Poor Metabolism Adults who do not enjoy proper and adequate sleep have a greater risk of being overweight or obese, and having poorer metabolism, says the study involving

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