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Caffeine from four cups of coffee protects the heart with the help of mitochondria

Date: June 21, 2018 Source: PLOS Summary: A new study shows that a caffeine concentration equivalent to four cups of coffee promotes the movement of a regulatory protein into mitochondria, enhancing their function and protecting cardiovascular cells from damage.

Ultimate Guide to Low Carb Sweeteners | Blood Testing

One thing this “test” didn’t address is what happens to the insulin levels after consuming the various sugars. This video couple ate 2 tablespoons of sugar equivalent in artificial sweeteners and checked for glucose levels after 30mins of ingestion.  The out can be…

Glycemic Index for Sweeteners

The glycemic index for sweeteners is a function of three things: The amount of carbohydrate present.  The type of carbohydrate present.  The presence of other substances (soluble fiber for example) that slow metabolism of carbohydrates.   Glucose has a glycemic index (GI) of 100…

Possible link found between diabetes and common white pigment

Date: June 20, 2018 Source: University of Texas at Austin Summary: In a pilot study, crystalline particles of titanium dioxide — the most common white pigment in everyday products ranging from paint to candies — were found in pancreas specimens with Type 2…

Our intestinal microbiome influences metabolism — through the immune system

Study teases out how 'good bacteria' keep us metabolically fit Date: June 21, 2018 Source: Boston Children's Hospital Summary: The innate immune system, our first line of defense against bacterial infection, has a side job that's equally important: fine-tuning our metabolism. The fruit…

Leg Exercise is Critical to Brain and Nervous System Health

Summary: Weight bearing leg exercises send signals to the brain which are vital for the production of healthy neural cells, researchers report. Source: Frontiers. Groundbreaking research shows that neurological health depends as much on signals sent by the body’s large, leg muscles to…

Herpes virus may play role in Alzheimer’s, study says

Updated 6:39 PM EDT, Thu June 21, 2018 Researchers saw double the concentration of herpes virus in the brains of people who had Alzheimer's The study could lead to new pathways for medical treatment (CNN)Doctors don't know what causes Alzheimer's disease or the…

How to sell yourself in 30 seconds and leave people wanting more

The elevator pitch can be harder than it seems. Selling yourself quickly and efficiently is key when you meet someone new. But crafting and delivering a solid elevator pitch can be harder than it seems. We asked marketing strategist Dorie Clark for her…

Social Networking before the web

ah the good ol days…..   *original author unknown

I can’t be bothered….

No seriously, don’t bother me…

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