LOWER SPERM MOTILITY IN MEN EXPOSED TO COMMON CHEMICAL

Men with higher exposure to the substance DEHP, a so-called phthalate, have lower sperm motility and may therefore experience more difficulties conceiving children, according to a Lund University study. Many phthalates are found in soft plastics in our daily surroundings: wallpaper, sandals, nail polish, perfume, floors, carpets and more. Since phthalate molecules leak out of.. read more →

GLASS OF WATER BEFORE EACH MEAL COULD HELP IN WEIGHT REDUCTION

Researchers from the University of Birmingham have shown that drinking 500ml of water half an hour before eating main meals may help obese adults to lose weight. Each of the participants, all adults with obesity, 41 of those recruited were asked to preload with water, and 43 were advised to imagine that they had a.. read more →

MEN – USING YOUR LAPTOP CAN AFFECT YOUR FERTILITY

You may recall being told to keep your laptop off of your lap to prevent the heat from damaging your sperm count, but you may not know that even a computer’s Wi-Fi connection can hinder male fertility. A recent study published in the journal Fertility and Sterility collected 29 sperm samples from healthy men that were placed underneath laptop.. read more →

OBESITY MAY INTENSIFY HOT FLUSHES IN MENOPAUSE

A new study from Brazil says that women who are obese have a more hot flushes during menopause. The study looked at data for 749 women between the ages of 45 and 60. This new piece of research supports the thermoregulatory theory, which basically states that fat insulates the body and helps retain heat, which disrupts.. read more →

MEMORY LOSS CAN BE REVERSED BY COCOA

According to recent studies naturally occurring flavanols found in cocoa may reverse memory decline by as much as 20 or even 30 years. For one study, 37 healthy individuals aged 50-69 were randomized to either consume a high-flavanol diet containing 900 mg of flavanols each day or follow a low flavanol diet containing only 10.. read more →

FERMENTED FOODS REDUCE ANXIETY

PEOPLE WHO CONSUME FERMENTED FOODS (LIKE YOGHURT, KIMCHI, AND SAUERKRAUT) HAVE FEWER SOCIAL ANXIETY SYMPTOMS. The new study involved 700 university students, who completed questionnaires as to food consumption, exercise frequency, personality, and also social anxiety levels. They also conducted genetic tests to establish if there was a genetic tendency to anxiety. As well as.. read more →

VITAMIN A HELPS PROVIDE DIRECTION TO IMMUNE CELLS

VITAMIN A HELPS PROVIDE DIRECTION TO IMMUNE CELLS It is known that vitamin A deficiencies lead to increased susceptibility to disease. This is how Vitamin A protects you from disease. Vitamin A directs a key set of immune cells that protect the body from infection. Within the immune system there are two categories of cells.. read more →

BEANS AND PEAS INCREASE FULLNESS MORE THAN MEAT

Meals based on legumes such as beans and peas are more satiating than pork and veal-based meals according to a recent study by the University of Copenhagen. Results suggest that sustainable eating may also help with weight loss. Numerous modern dietary recommendations encourage high protein consumption to help with weight loss or prevent the age-related.. read more →

UTERINE MICROBIOTA PLAY A KEY ROLE IN IMPLANTATION AND PREGNANCY SUCCESS IN IVF

Endometrial microbiota (bacteria in the uterine cavity) play an important role in determining whether women are able to get pregnant via in IVF according to a new study published in the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Endometrial fluid and vaginal fluid samples were collected at pre-receptive and receptive phases within the same cycle from 22.. read more →

DO YOU SUFFER FROM INSOMNIA?

DO YOU SUFFER FROM INSOMNIA? Gratitude Promotes Quality Sleep There are many factors that affect one’s quality of sleep. One of them is stress. But researchers In England found a great way to promote sleep at night. The only thing they would have to do is close their eyes, stop worrying, and be grateful for.. read more →