What happens when you take too much caffeine

Caffeine is an active ingredient in some of the world’s favourite drinks and has a powerful effect on humans. What happens if you take too much? It is there naturally in your morning coffee and cup of tea or added to your favourite energy drink and many popular soft drinks. For many of us, a […]

Fructose-free sweets: New study suggests taste receptor role in regulating metabolism

The newly published research by scientists at the Monell Chemical Senses Center in Philadelphia, US, reveals that the stimulation and inhibition of the sweet taste receptor TAS1R2-TAS1R3 can regulate glucose metabolism in the human body. Paul Breslin, Ph.D. researcher at Monell and professor of nutritional science at Rutgers University, US, discusses what this means for […]

Managing chronic inflammation with psoriasis

Although the exact cause of psoriasis is unknown, doctors consider it an immune-mediated inflammatory disease. This means that inflammation is at the root of this condition. Up to 3% of adults in the United States have psoriasis. It causes skin symptoms, such as raised plaques and discoloration, and can also affect other parts of the body, […]

New research helps explain why people move slower as they get older

As human beings get older, our movements naturally start to slow down. New research suggests that older adults may move slower partly because it costs them more energy than younger adults. Scientists believe these findings could lead to new diagnostic tools for diseases such as Parkinson’s and multiple sclerosis. It’s common knowledge that our bodies […]

Can hormone replacement therapy help treat pulmonary hypertension in women?

About 1% of the global population has pulmonary hypertension, which currently has no cure. The condition is more common in females, and scientists believe it may be due to the hormone estrogen. Researchers from The University of Arizona College of Medicine Tucson say that hormone replacement therapy (HRT) may improve pulmonary hypertension in females. Researchers […]

Forecasted global aging trend drives surge in supplement innovation

With the global population of over 60 expected to double in the next two decades, supplement manufacturers have their R&D work cut out, formulating active nutrition products that are multifunctional and build the consumer up from the inside out. We get a glimpse of the future of product innovation in the specialized nutrition for active […]

Are there long-term health risks to using Botox?

Botox is a common – and largely safe – cosmetic treatment. But it has emerged there can be some lasting effects from long-term use. A safe and sure-fire way to smooth wrinkles and fine lines? Or a toxin that fixes your features into a permanent “frozen” expression? Either way, Botox is big business. Botox (a […]

Ultra-processed foods linked to higher risk of death in long-term study

Higher consumption of most ultra-processed foods is linked to a slightly higher risk of death, with ready-to-eat meat, poultry, and seafood based products, sugary drinks, dairy based desserts, and highly processed breakfast foods showing the strongest associations, finds a 30-year US study in The BMJ today. The researchers say not all ultra-processed food products should be universally restricted, but […]

Scientists Say This is the Best Temperature for a Good Night’s Sleep

New research shows the ideal sleep temperature among the aging population is between 68 to 77°F (20 to 25°C). Researchers also found climate change may be a potential reason for sleep problems. To improve your sleep quality, stick to a consistent sleep routine, maintain low light and low temperature in the bedroom and avoid overstimulating […]