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How what you eat can impact your brain health

New Delhi, 27 Jan (ANI): A new study describes that what we eat are responsible for our gut bacteria which has a significant impact on behavior and brain health. The study presents the most up-to-date understanding of the relationship between the proteins produced by intestinal bacteria and the human central nervous system and explores the various mechanisms through which the microbiome can influence the brain: by stimulating and over-stimulating the immune system, releasing hormones identical to those made by the human body, or through stimulation that sends signals to the brain. The new study describes many ways gut bacteria could impact normal brain activity and development, affect sleep and stress responses, play a role in a variety of diseases, and be modified through diet for therapeutic use. Jan 27, 2015
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Is eating an orange really better than orange juice?

New Delhi, Jan 24 (ANI): While it is believed that eating an orange is better than having orange juice, scientists have explained in a new study that it may not be that clear. Although juice is indeed high in sugar, the scientists found that certain nutrients in orange juice might be easier for the body to absorb than when a person consumes them from unprocessed fruit.The researchers found that the production of pasteurized orange juice slightly lowered the levels of carotenoids and vitamin C.Oranges are packed with nutrients such as carotenoids and flavonoids that, among other benefits, can potentially help lower a person's risk for certain cancers and cardiovascular disease. But many people prefer to drink a glass of orange juice rather than eat the fruit. Jan 24, 2015
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Blame your taste bud for your obesity

New Delhi, Jan 24 (ANI): A new study claims that health awareness campaigns fail to help obesity cases as people still make their eating choices based on just taste, and tend to avoid healthy food due to same. Despite a recent trend toward healthy eating behaviors, many consumers still tend to over-consume unhealthy foods because of two facts that work in combination.Unhealthy is widely associated with being tasty, and taste is the main driver of food decisions. According to the research policy planners must find ways to make healthy foods more appealing, by improving the actual taste as well as the packaging and marketing, and by investing in social campaigns which work on consumer's emotions and encourage a sense that healthy eating is 'cool' and prestigious. Overall, a holistic approach is urgently needed to find mutually beneficial strategies to combat the world's alarming obesity epidemic Jan 24, 2015

Australian Boy Gets the World's First Artificial Pancreas

Xavier Hames, from Perth, developed diabetes when he was just 22 months old and had been on daily insulin injections until Wednesday, when a team of doctors at the Princess Margaret Hospital for Children (PMH) fixed the wearable insulin pump to his body. Jan 23, 2015

Walnuts Boost Memory, Prevent Dementia

In a study reported in Journal of Nutrition, Health and Aging, eating just 13g walnuts per day helped improve memory, concentration and other important cognitive functions in the participants. Jan 23, 2015
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Hormonal Contraceptives Can Give You Brain Tumour

Women in the study who used hormonal contraceptives for five years increased their risk of getting glioma, a deadly cancer that starts from the brain tissues called glia, which help support the nerve cells. Jan 23, 2015