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Good news! That cuppa coffee is key to your long life

The finding that coffee drinkers tend to live longer than people who abstain has long puzzled scientists. US scientists believe they’ve found the answer – and it’s to do with caffeine. It helps to block chemicals in the blood that promote inflammation, they say. The study was published in Nature Medicine. Drinking coffee and tea may help people to live longer by reducing chemicals in the blood that can trigger heart disease, researchers have found. Now researchers at Stanford University believe they may have hit on a reason why having…

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Is a gelatin supplement the key to preventing injury and enhancing recovery?

THERE ARE STRANGE-SOUNDING supps (Yohimbine and Horny Goat Weed, for instance) that boost your penis and overall sex life, even supp stacks to further your muscle gains. Now, there’s new research from the University of California, Davis that suggests you could be safeguarding your body from injury by something pretty mundane: a gelatin supplement. If you only know about gelatin in the sense of eating jello, here’s a quick primer: Gelatin is actually an animal byproduct; it’s made by boiling down the bones, connective tissues, and tendons of animals (yum!), per research…

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Reducing Malnutrition is the Key Focus: Maneka Gandhi

Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi on Monday said that the key focus of her ministry was to reduce malnutrition. “The key focus is to reduce malnutrition for which the WCD Ministry is holding regular consultations with the states on improving the content of food being provided to the children in anganwadis and regular monitoring of their nutrition status,” she said at the second edition of “All India Women Journalists’ Workshop” bringing together over 100 journalists from various media organisations across the country. Gandhi also gave a brief overview…

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Carotid is key to high blood pressure

Carotid is key to high blood pressure (Thinkstock photos/Getty Images) Removing one carotid body from some patients with high blood pressure can provide immediate and sustained fall in blood pressure, finds a new study. Carotid bodies, a small cluster of chemoreceptors and supporting cells located near the fork (bifurcation) of the carotid artery that feed the brain with blood, appear to be a cause of high blood pressure. “The falls in blood pressure are impressive — more than pharmacological medication — and demonstrate the potential for targeting the carotid body…

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Sea-Snail Venom Holds Key to Diabetes Medication

The venom of a carnivorous sea snail could hold the key for artificial, fast-acting insulin for diabetes patients, an Australian study has found. Researchers from Melbourne’s Walter and Eliza Hall Institute (WEHI) discovered the unusual three-dimensional structure of the insulin, a hormone that turns glucose ingested into liver and skeletal muscle cells, within the cone snail’s venom, Xinhua news agency reported. Mike Lawrence, leader of WEHI’s participation in the research, said the discovery was a significant step and would enable scientists to engineer an artificial version of the fast-acting insulin….

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Fibre-rich food plan Key to long, wholesome existence: look at

Fibre is an vital part of a healthy balanced weight loss program. it is able to assist save you heart sickness, diabetes, weight advantage and some cancers, and also can improve digestive fitness. It comes exclusively from vegetation and is not present in meat, fish or animal products (inclusive of dairy). Fibre is a complicated carbohydrate (kind of sugar) which can not be digested by way of the human frame in contrast to different carbohydrates, that are broken down through the frame to offer gas within the shape of glucose….

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