Body Works

29 MARCH 2013

Fruit flies fed organic diets live longer, study finds

Here is an interesting study from the Southern Methodist University in Dallas where biologist Johannes H. Bauer ran a study on fruit flies and he found that the fruit flies that were raised on organic diets performed better on several tests for general health than those that were raised on non-organic diets.

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28 MARCH 2013

Can You Smell Obesity?

It turns out that obesity may be detectable as a gas, thanks to organisms that inhabit our gut. In a study pqblished in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism, researchers extend our knowledge about the hidden universe of the that live within us to show that obesity is associated with certain populations of microbes that give off a distinctive gas.

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27 MARCH 2013

Kids Who Exercise Are Less Likely to Have Fractures in Old Age

Physical activity, such as the exercise children get in school gym classes, is important for fighting obesity, but the latest research suggests it may help to keep bones strong as well.

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24 MAY 2012

The Evolutionary Diet

When we look at how many diseases there are connected to excessive weight gain and high blood pressure and we see the numbers of these diseases seem to be on the increase day by day, it does rather raise the issue about whether or not our current Western diet is actually the major factor, or cause, of these cardiovascular diseases, such as hypertension, stroke and diabetes.

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