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Solution for better digestion: celery

Celery is called superfoods and is mostly forgotten by other more expensive superfoods. It is very easily to grow on a home garden. 

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Genetic analysis as a present!

GenePlanet, winner of the gold award for innovation, enables now to purchase the genetic analysis in the form of a gift package. Allow your gift to make the entry to the year 2015 particularly innovative and original!

 

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How much coffee do you drink? It is in written in your DNA!

In new study, scientists have identified some genes that may play a role in how much coffee you consume. Apparent effect of identified genes is quite small; however, variations in such genes may modify coffee's effect on a person's health.

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Musical Talent is written in Genes

A new study from Karolinska Institute, Sweden suggests that practice doesn't always make perfect when it comes to musical skills. Researchers compared pairs of identical twins, and found that no matter how hard one twin had practiced up until that point in their life, the other twin who had practiced much less still had an equal level of ability in certain musical skills. Researchers suggested that this may be because some aspects of musical talent are rooted in the genes.

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Effects of stress can be passed down generations

Researchers at the University of Lethbridge in Canada  found that the inherited epigenetic effects of stress could affect pregnancies for generations. They investigated the influence of stress to preterm births. They used rats in these experiments because, in general, there is very little variation between rat pregnancies.

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Time of day crucial to accurately test for diseases

Researchers from the University of Surrey and from the Institute of Cancer Research London have found that time of day and sleep deprivation have a significant effect on our metabolism. The finding is important for deciding the best time of day to test for diseases such as cancer and heart disease, and for effective administration of medicines.

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Low levels of omega-3 fatty acids may cause memory problems

According to a new study published in the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology a diet lacking in omega-3 fatty acids may cause your brain to age faster and to lose some of its memory and thinking abilities.

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Male health linked to testosterone exposure in uterus

Scientists from the Centre for Reproductive Health at the University of Edinburgh have been researching men's predisposition to health conditions. They suggest that male health may be influenced by low exposure to testosterone in the uterus. 

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Impulsivity is risk factor for food addiction

Have you ever said to yourself that you would only have a little bit of potato chips from the bag but later you realized that you ate the whole package? A recent study shows that this type of impulsive behavior is difficault to control. This could be a risk factor in the development of food addiction and eating disorders. 

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Good sleep

It’s widely known that sleep is crucial for maintaining our good health. Now, a new study in The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology demonstrate its benefits, concluding that a lack of good sleep can increase the risk for metabolic disorders, type 2 diabetes and obesity.

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