Do you take bodybuilding supplements? It could be damaging a vital organ

L-norvaline is an ingredient widely used in body building supplements and is promoted as a compound that can boost workouts and aid recovery. Similar compounds have been linked to neurodegenerative diseases, and a study on human cells suggests L-norvaline may also cause damage to brain cells

Do you take bodybuilding supplements? It could be damaging a vital organPeople taking the protein supplement L-norvaline should be aware of its potential for harm, scientists say. L-norvaline is an ingredient widely used in body building supplements and is promoted as a compound that can boost workouts and aid recovery. Similar compounds have been linked to neurodegenerative diseases and a study on human cells, by scientists […]

Study reveals oversized meals play a key crucial role in encouraging obesity

Restaurants frequently serve oversized meals, not only in the United States but also in many other countries, according to a study conducted by an international team of researchers and supported by FAPESP - São Paulo Research Foundation

Study reveals oversized meals play a key crucial role in encouraging obesityThe study which was conducted in Brazil, China, Finland, Ghana, India and the United States found 94 per cent of meals served in restaurants contain more than the recommended number of calories according to the UK’s National Health Service Published in the British Medical Journal (BMJ), the study weighed and measured the energy content of […]

Gum disease may be the cause of Alzheimer’s disease, here’s how to avoid it

Bacteria that cause gum disease have been implicated as a cause of dementia.  Here’s what you need to know

Gum disease may be the cause of Alzheimer’s disease, here’s how to avoid itAn enzyme of the bacteria Porphyromonas gingivalis has been found in the brains of patients with the disorder, and causes neurodegeneration in mice. Traces of the bacterium Porphyromonas gingivalis, which causes chronic gum disease, have been found in the brains of people who had Alzheimer’s disease. The result suggests the bacterium may play a role […]

Health benefits of consuming pineapple juice

Bromelain is an enzyme contained in the pineapple stem and juice that helps to break down and digest proteins. Bromelain in capsule form has also been shown to reduce swelling, bruising, healing time, and pain after surgery

Health benefits of consuming pineapple juicePineapple, named for its resemblance to a pinecone, has long been used as an ancient home remedy for digestive issues and inflammation. It has also been studied for its potential benefits to the immune system and ability to reduce healing time. There are more than 100 different varieties of pineapple, but only eight varieties are […]

A dozen benefits of eating eggs

Eggs are a very good source of inexpensive, high quality protein. More than half the protein of an egg is found in the egg white along with vitamin B2 and lower amounts of fat and cholesterol than the yolk

A dozen benefits of eating eggsEggs are an important and versatile ingredient for cooking, as their particular chemical makeup is literally the glue of many important baking reactions. Since the domestication of the chicken, people have been enjoying and nourishing themselves with eggs. As a long time symbol of fertility and rebirth, the egg has taken its place in religious […]

Key signs that your body is craving for more protein

The recommended daily intake for adult women and men is 46 grams and 56 grams respectively. It is possible for vegetarians, vegans, or people under other restrictive diets to experience a mild or severe deficiency without realising it. Here are a few signs to watch out for

Key signs that your body is craving for more proteinYou feel hungry all the time Find yourself overeating throughout the day? Your increased appetite may be a sign of inadequate protein in your diet, as noted by a 2013 study from the University of Sydney, Australia. “We found that regardless of your age or BMI, your appetite for protein is so strong that you […]

Eating a low-carb diet can raise early death risk, cautions study

A low-carb diet could shorten life expectancy by up to four years, a study suggests. The large scale study debunks 'cult of low carb' and shows moderate intake gives best chance of a long life but type of proteins and fats make big difference. Eating a moderate amount of carbohydrates best for healthy lifespan, say researchers

Eating a low-carb diet can raise early death risk, cautions studyLow-carb diets, such as Atkins, have become increasingly popular for weight loss and have shown promise for lowering the risk of some illnesses. But a US study over 25 years indicates that a moderate cut in carb consumption – or switching meat for plant-based protein and fats – is healthier. The study relied on people […]

Only fat consumption causes weight gain, suggests new study

Researchers say dietary fats, not sugars or proteins, are the only cause of weight gain. They found that carbohydrate and protein intake had no effect on body weight

Only fat consumption causes weight gain, suggests new studyScientists from the University of Aberdeen and the Chinese Academy of Sciences have undertaken the largest study of its kind looking at what components of diet – fat, carbohydrates or protein – caused mice to gain weight. Since food consists of fat, protein and carbs, it has proven difficult to pinpoint exactly what aspect of […]

Diet and exercise, the two pillars for losing weight

Diet and exercises remains the cornerstone of an attempt to lose weight. The successful outcome is largely based on long-term compliance with the same

Diet and exercise, the two pillars for losing weightHow diet and exercise play a role in weight loss? Obesity has become an Achilles heel for many. Most obese people realise, often late, that it is extremely difficult to lose and maintain weight. However, medical or surgical intervention cannot be the only answer for the millions of overweight individuals in the world. Diet The […]

Alzheimer’s progression can be eased when we disrupt this particular protein

Alzheimer's is characterized by an accumulation of amyloid plaques between nerve cells. Amyloid is a protein found in healthy brains. In Alzheimer's, however, the protein is folded incorrectly, creating a form known as beta-amyloid, which is toxic to brain cells

Alzheimer’s progression can be eased when we disrupt this particular proteinInhibiting an interaction between two specific proteins may be a new way to target dementia. A recent study using a fruit fly model could help to design a way of slowing the progression of Alzheimer’s and other neurodegenerative diseases. An estimated 1 in 3 seniors dies with one form of dementia. Affecting more than 5 […]