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Biochemists develop substances fighting obesity

Biochemists develop

A team led by biochemistry professor Felix Hausch of the TU Darmstadt is working on substances that are to help fighting three widespread diseases: depression, chronic pain and obesity. In Germany, around four million people suffer from depression. And according to a study by the Deutsche Schmerzgesellschaft, the German Pain Society, as many as eight to 16 million people are ...

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Here’s what you should know about strawberries

Here’s what you should know

– Strawberries are considered a springtime fruit by excellence, they are refreshing and poorly caloric. In fact, some 10 medium-sized pieces of strawberry contain about 50 calories. – Strawberries are rich in vitamin C and potassium and they contain a good quantity of fibres. – Unfortunately, strawberries are at the top of the global list of fruits that mostly contain ...

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‘Sleeping Beauty’ Diet Is Bad For Your Health

‘Sleeping Beauty’ Diet

There are always new diets percolating, and one you might have heard about recently is the so-called “Sleeping Beauty Diet.” But don’t let the name fool you: It’s anything but a fairy tale. The diet promotes taking sedatives when you’re hungry to avoid eating – meaning that you’re sleeping at various times throughout the day instead. Doing so could be ...

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What are the best foods to fight aging?

What are the best foods

Eat well for a long and healthy life – that’s a mantra that we’re all familiar with, but what are the best foods to help us achieve that goal? In this article, we give you an overview of some of the most healthful and nutritious foods. Official figures indicate that, currently, the top three countries in the world with the ...

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Pumpkin seeds: 9 amazing benefits and each portion is equal to…

Pumpkin seeds

– Pumpkin seeds fight insomnia and stimulate sleep. This is because they are rich in the “Tryptophan” amino acid which contributes to alleviate anxiety and get a good sleep. – They help acquire a fresh and fully vital skin because of their richness with antioxidants, especially carotenoids and vitamin E. – They are useful for the health of hair and ...

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5 Reasons Why We’re Gaining More Weight Than Our Ancestors

5 Reasons Why

We’re losing the war on weight. Overweight and obesity rates are on the rise, even in children. Along with the extraneous weight come the associated chronic diseases: diabetes, heart disease, cancer, and immune system dysfunction, to name the worst. The rate of obesity worldwide has almost doubled since 1980. A recent review of the obesity epidemic states: “Despite growing recognition ...

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6 foods to keep away when dieting…

6 foods to keep away

Luncheon meat (mortadella) and delicatessen: In general, these are very rich in harmful saturated fats and calories. They contain sugar and are rich in salt which contributes to bodily water retention. They also contain a large quantity of harmful nitrates and nitrites which are often used to prolong such products’ validity and to give them that appealing pink color. Donuts ...

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