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How high-intensity interval training can reshape metabolism

Scientists have shed new light on the effects that high-intensity interval training (HIIT) has on human skeletal muscle, according to a study in men published today in eLife. The findings suggest that HIIT boosts the amount of proteins in skeletal muscle... Continue Reading →

The ‘Runner’s High’ May Result From Molecules Called Cannabinoids – The Body’s Own Version of THC and CBD

Interesting article via The Conversation: ''Many people have experienced reductions in stress, pain and anxiety and sometimes even euphoria after exercise. What’s behind this so-called “runner’s high”? New research on the neuroscience of exercise may surprise you. The “runner’s high”... Continue Reading →

Metabolism changes with age, just not when you might think

Most of us remember a time when we could eat anything we wanted and not gain weight. But a new study suggests your metabolism, the rate at which you burn calories, actually peaks much earlier and starts its inevitable decline... Continue Reading →

Gluten in wheat: What has changed during 120 years of breeding?

In recent years, the number of people affected by coeliac disease, wheat allergy or gluten or wheat sensitivity has risen sharply. But why is this the case? Could it be that modern wheat varieties contain more immunoreactive protein than in... Continue Reading →

Study of 418,000 Europeans finds different foods linked to different types of stroke

Different types of food are linked to risks of different types of stroke, according to the largest study to investigate this, published in the European Heart Journal ). Until now, most studies have looked at the association between food and total stroke... Continue Reading →

Keto diet works best in small doses, mouse study finds

A ketogenic diet -- which provides 99% of calories from fat and only 1% from carbohydrates -- produces health benefits in the short term, but negative effects after about a week, Yale researchers found in a study of mice. The... Continue Reading →

We love coffee, tea, chocolate and soft drinks so much, caffeine is literally in our blood

Scientists at Oregon State University may have proven how much people love coffee, tea, chocolate, soda and energy drinks as they validated their new method for studying how different drugs interact in the body. In conducting mass spectrometry research, Richard... Continue Reading →

Ketogenic diet helps tame flu virus

A high-fat, low-carbohydrate diet like the Keto regimen has its fans, but influenza apparently isn't one of them. Mice fed a ketogenic diet were better able to combat the flu virus than mice fed food high in carbohydrates, according to... Continue Reading →

New evidence links ultra-processed foods with a range of health risks

Two large European studies published by The BMJ find positive associations between consumption of highly processed ("ultra-processed") foods and risk of cardiovascular disease and death. The researchers say further work is needed to better understand these effects, and a direct (causal)... Continue Reading →

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