Boys seem to get a greater kick out of caffeine than girls, according to the results of a double-blind study.
Boys also credited caffeine with having a positive effect on their athletic performance, not so girls.
The study, conducted by Jennifer L. Temple, neurobiologist and assistant professor of nutrition sciences at the University at Buffalo in the US, is the first to show how genders respond to caffeine consumption.
“We are hoping that our … full story
Drinking coffee boosts women’s brainpower but addles that of men.
While sipping a cappuccino or quaffing an espresso boosts women’s performance, the same drink impairs men’s memories and slows down their decision-making.
And given that Britons alone down 70 million cups of coffee a day, the implications are significant, reports the Journal of Applied Social Psychology.
Psychologist Lindsay St. Claire, Bristol University, who led the study, said: … full story
A cup of coffee activates attentiveness and memory if it is taken with sugar.
University of Barcelona scientists found that taking caffeine and sugar together boosts the brain’s performance – more than taking them separately.
Researchers now believe each one boosts the effect of the other on brain functions such as attention span and working memory, the Daily Mail reports.
The findings come from brain scans carried out on 40 volunteers who were … full story
What is Cellulite
Cellulite is the word used to refer to the fatty deposits that cause a dimpled or uneven appearance of the skin, usually found around the thighs and buttocks and is wanted on the body about as much as a cockroach is wanted in your salad.
People often mistake cellulite for fat, however fat is an insulator for the body and cushions the organs, muscles and nerves and is smooth in appearance. Cellulite, on the other … full story
Water is the most needed chemical compound of our body. Without the daily necessary amount of water our body functions would be forced to shut down. The human body is anywhere from 55% to 78% water depending on body size. To function properly, the body requires between one and seven liters of water per day to avoid dehydration; the precise amount depends on the level of activity, temperature, humidity, and other factors. Most of this is ingested … full story
Have you experience waking up from an 8-hour sleep finding yourself still feeling tired and sluggish and want to crawl back to bed? Alteration of your brain chemistry is the cause why you feel fatigue. There are lots of factors that triggers why we feel fatigue. Poor eating habit, wrong choice of food, taking of caffeinated products, fond of consuming sugar-laced food and beverages, consumption of salty foods, alcohol, cigarettes, lack of exercise, … full story
It is always intriguing to me when science discovers a food that has a positive effect on one gender and quite the opposite on the other. An example has arisen in a study on Amyotrophic Lateral sclerosis (ALS) orLou Gehrig ’s disease. As a reminder, Lou Gehrig’s disease or (ALS) is a deadly disease that damages key neurons in the brain and spinal cord. It causes progressive paralysis of voluntary muscles and often death within five years of onset … full story
Were experiencing a heat wave, and its not just in Cleveland. Nearly every person Ive spoken to from California to Massachusetts has told me how unusually hot these past few weeks have been. Seniors, the elderly and small children are susceptible to overheating and this can cause some serious health problems.
Those with a history of stroke, heart disease, high blood pressure, kidney disease and respiratory disease need to take special care. However, … full story
Whenever you think of someone who has frequent headaches, you may often think about adults. The latest headache pains surveys reveal a surprising fact that is, headaches in a child occur just as frequently as headaches in adults. Itâ€™s a very startling fact that generally, before being admitted in schools, almost 30% of children have had experienced their first headache. Unfortunately nobody really knows what triggers headaches in a child.
Causes … full story
5-step plan to optimal health
By Murray Middlemost
The first step a program is Healthy Nutrition and there are ten basic rules:
1. Never skip a meal again (keep the calorie burning furnace burning)
2. Eat real, unprocessed foods (if man made it do not eat it)
3. Eat balanced meals (protein, fat, and carbs in every meal)
4. Choose a protein as the main nutrient in your meal
5. Add some healthy fats (avocado, nuts, seeds, cold water fish, and olive … full story
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