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  1. Gut Health and Healthy Aging Intrinsically Linked

    Gut Health and Healthy Aging Intrinsically Linked

    One of the largest human microbiota studies ever conducted has found a strong correlation between gut health and healthy aging. According to the study, people who live to 100 have unique gut microbiome ecosystems similar to those found in healthy 30-year-olds. This study is just the latest in a growing body of research into the myriad of beneficial effects of...
  2. Chronobiology and the Circadian Rhythm: What You Need to Know

    Chronobiology and the Circadian Rhythm: What You Need to Know

    The circadian rhythm is a huge topic of discussion lately due to a group of three researchers winning the Nobel Prize for identifying the genes and proteins that coordinate our internal clocks. As the Nobel Laureate committee noted, a small mismatch between our bodies and the environment can lead to serious health problems. This makes understanding chronobiology and the circadian...
  3. Caution: Melatonin and Alcohol Don't Mix

    Caution: Melatonin and Alcohol Don't Mix

    Melatonin is a popular natural supplement used by millions who occasionally have trouble falling asleep. While melatonin can be effective, there are dangers to assuming natural compounds are always safe—especially when they are combined with other supplements, prescription medications or alcohol. Melatonin and alcohol taken together can lead to serious complications. Alcohol can also impact the effects of melatonin. Here's...
  4. Curcumin Shows Promise for Keeping Skin and Cells Healthy

    Curcumin Shows Promise for Keeping Skin and Cells Healthy

    Curcumin is the bioactive chemical in turmeric root, and is best known for its bright yellow color. This chemical has much more to offer than its distinctive color; there are also numerous health benefits of curcumin, including a variety that have just been discovered over the last few years. Here are some of the most important findings regarding this powerful...
  5. EGCG from Green Tea Helps Combat Negative Effects of a Western Diet

    EGCG from Green Tea Helps Combat Negative Effects of a Western Diet

    Researchers have found numerous health benefits of green tea over the last few decades. A new study has uncovered a new perk to the beverage: An active compound in green tea called EGCG may help combat the negative health effects of a Western diet. The compound was found to reduce the risk of obesity, insulin resistance and memory impairment in...
  6. Circadian Rhythm Discoveries win the Nobel Prize

    Circadian Rhythm Discoveries win the Nobel Prize

    Guest Post: Chronobiology.com The chronobiology community received one of the highest recognitions on Monday as the Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine was awarded to three Americans for their discovery on how internal clocks and biological rhythms govern human life. Jeffrey C. Hall, Michael Rosbash and Michael W. Young took home the prize "for their discoveries of molecular mechanisms controlling...
  7. Biology Behind Osteoporosis Revealed in New Study

    Biology Behind Osteoporosis Revealed in New Study

    A new study published in the journal PNAS has uncovered the biology behind age-related bone loss. Researchers from Zhejiang University in China and the University of Alabama in Birmingham found that a protein known as Cbf-beta is essential at controlling the rate at which new bone cells replace old, dying cells. Understanding Age-Related Bone Loss Age-related bone loss is a progressive and...
  8. Powerful Compound Found in Chocolate and Green Tea Could Protect Against Diabetes

    Powerful Compound Found in Chocolate and Green Tea Could Protect Against Diabetes

    Diabetes currently affects about 29 million Americans and nearly 86 million adults, i.e. one in three Americans are prediabetic. Diabetes is on the rise across the world due to rising rates of obesity and sugar consumption, with an estimated 592 million cases in the world by 2035. Preventing diabetes is a top concern for medical professionals and researchers. According to...
  9. Omega-3 and Gut Health: How Fatty Acids Encourage Bacterial Diversity

    Omega-3 and Gut Health: How Fatty Acids Encourage Bacterial Diversity

    While previous research has found that omega-3 fatty acids can help with inflammatory bowel disease and much more, a new study has shed more light on the link between omega-3 and gut health. According to the study, people who eat a diet high in omega-3 fatty acids have greater bacterial diversity in their guts. This can promote improved overall health...
  10. Study Links Adult Development of Schizophrenia and Diet During Pregnancy

    Study Links Adult Development of Schizophrenia and Diet During Pregnancy

    All expecting parents want to give their baby the best chance at a healthy and happy life. However, until recently there was very little data on exactly how to accomplish this goal. New research on the effects of nutrition in pregnancy is yielding hard data on exactly what comprises a healthy prenatal diet. Surprisingly, there may even be links between...

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