Eating lima beans may boost longevity

Our study provides novel insights into plant bioactive research

London: If new research in male fruit flies holds up, eating lima beans might help men live longer. Our study provides novel insights into plant bioactive research The researchers found that administering an oral dose of prunetin, found in lima beans, to male fruit flies extends lifespan, increases fitness levels, and improves their glucose balance. “Our More...

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Fish sauces are a standard condiment and ingredient in various Southeast Asian cuisines
By Agencies On Wednesday, February 3rd, 2016
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Looking for an alternative to salt? Try fish sauce

Kuala Lumpur: If you’re aiming to reduce your salt intake, fish sauce can provide an effective alternative. New research has found that this condiment may be used as a partial substitute ingredient for salt More...

Earlier studies have shown that when owners interact with dogs, they appear to release oxytocin
By Agencies On Sunday, January 31st, 2016
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Your dog loves you five times more than your cat!

London: When it comes to showing affection, get a dog home as they score better than cats in showering love on their owners. Earlier studies have shown that when owners interact with dogs, they appear to release More...

People who start exercise programmes to lose weight often see a decline in weight loss
By Agencies On Friday, January 29th, 2016
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Exercising alone won’t lose weight: Study

New York: Exercising is important in order to burn calories and stay fit. But a recent study says that exercise alone is not always enough to shed weight as our bodies adapt to higher activity levels and do not More...

When injury occurs, cells proliferate and migrate into the blood vessel, creating scar-like tissue
By Agencies On Thursday, January 28th, 2016
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How vitamin A can reduce scarring in blood vessels

New York: A team of US researchers has developed a new biodegradable material with built-in vitamin A which has been shown to reduce scarring in blood vessels. When injury occurs, cells proliferate and migrate into More...

Shifting behaviours and routines in a family can be unsettling
By Agencies On Wednesday, January 27th, 2016
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Weight loss surgery may kill romance

New York: Want to shed those extra kilos through weight loss surgery? Do it before you get hitched! According to a study, being married might actually work against those who want to put off weight, reveals a study. Shifting More...

The cells can sense glucose and secrete insulin in a controlled manner
By Agencies On Tuesday, January 26th, 2016
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Encapsulated pancreatic cells offer new diabetes treatment

New York: A team of US researchers has designed a material that can be used to encapsulate human pancreatic cells before transplanting them. The cells can sense glucose and secrete insulin in a controlled manner In More...

The greatest benefit is to simply exercise, regardless of the intensity
By Agencies On Tuesday, January 19th, 2016
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Regular exercise important for heart health, longevity

New York: Regular physical activity reduces a person’s risk of death from cardiovascular disease — a disease of the heart or blood vessels, said a new study. The greatest benefit is to simply exercise, More...

This beneficial effect may be most prevalent in overweight and obese patients
By Agencies On Sunday, January 17th, 2016
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Diabetes drug slows down growth of pancreatic cancer

New York: Researchers are likely to have uncovered a novel mechanism behind the ability of the common diabetes drug – metformin — to inhibit the progression of pancreatic cancer. This beneficial effect More...

People who start exercise programmes to lose weight often see a decline in weight loss
By Agencies On Friday, January 15th, 2016
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Eat fibre-rich diet for better sleep

New York: If you are suffering from sleep problems, a little change in diet can make a big difference. It was most surprising that a single day of greater fat intake and lower fibre could influence sleep parameters Researchers More...