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Why grandmasters like Magnus Carlsen and Fabiano Caruana lose weight playing chess
You wouldn't think that chess players, who sit for hours on end and only extend their arms from time to time, would struggle with weight loss. But they do. Inside the very real, very bizarre metabolic phenomenon gripping chess.
health  diet  nutrition 
2 days ago by geetarista
Records Found in Dusty Basement Undermine Decades of Dietary Advice - Scientific American
Scientific American is the essential guide to the most awe-inspiring advances in science and technology, explaining how they change our understanding of the world and shape our lives.
health  biology  nutrition 
3 days ago by geetarista
‘Unsafe’ levels of antibiotics found in rivers in 72 countries
Rivers worldwide are polluted with antibiotics that exceed environmental safety thresholds by up to 300 times, according to research unveiled at a conference Monday.
environment  science  health 
12 days ago by geetarista
Depression, anxiety rising among U.S. college students - Reuters
(Reuters Health) - Suicidal thinking, severe depression and rates of self-injury among U.S. college students more than doubled over less than a decade, a nationwide study suggests.
anxiety  education  depression  health  healthcare  psychology 
17 days ago by geetarista
The Science of How to Build Muscle: Full Guide
How to build muscle according to evidence-backed science. A complete guide that takes you from A to Z. Learn how long it takes to build muscle when following the standard bodybuilding diet and workout plans.
health  exercise  fitness 
4 weeks ago by geetarista
Independent Analysis on Supplements & Nutrition | simplifies nutrition and supplementation to help you answer your questions on how to be healthier.
supplements  science  research  reference  health  medicine  diet 
5 weeks ago by geetarista
‘It’s a superpower’: how walking makes us healthier, happier and brainier | Life and style | The Guardian
Neuroscientist Shane O’Mara believes that plenty of regular walking unlocks the cognitive powers of the brain like nothing else. He explains why you should exchange your gym kit for a pair of comfy shoes and get strolling
exercise  walking  fitness  health  happiness 
7 weeks ago by geetarista
How Weight Training Changes the Brain - The New York Times
In animals, weight training appeared to promote the creation of new neurons in the memory centers of the brain.
health  exercise 
8 weeks ago by geetarista
Cutting 300 Calories a Day Shows Health Benefits - The New York Times
Calorie restriction led to weight loss, lower cholesterol and less inflammation. Whether it extends life span and wards off disease long-term remains unproven.
health  food 
8 weeks ago by geetarista
Brush your teeth -- postpone Alzheimer's | EurekAlert! Science News
Researchers at the University of Bergen in Norway have discovered a clear connection between oral health and Alzheimer´s disease.
alzheimers  health  teeth 
9 weeks ago by geetarista
The surprising benefits of talking to strangers - BBC News
We consistently underestimate the benefits of interacting with strangers, research suggests.
psychology  health  communication  relationships 
9 weeks ago by geetarista
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This style of earbud, which rests next to your ear canal but not quite inside it, offers practically zero noise isolation. In other words, AirPods, by far the most popular wireless earbuds, do a…
health  headphones 
10 weeks ago by geetarista
Many of the things we’re told to do for our dental health aren’t supported by systematic reviews.
health  teeth  dentistry  healthcare 
april 2019 by geetarista
CNN - Breaking News, Latest News and Videos
View the latest news and breaking news today for U.S., world, weather, entertainment, politics and health at
health  diet 
april 2019 by geetarista
Opinion | Oliver Sacks: The Healing Power of Gardens - The New York Times
Even for people who are deeply disabled neurologically, nature can be more powerful than any medication.
health  positivity  gardens 
april 2019 by geetarista
The Brain Needs Animal Fat | Psychology Today
Do fatty animal foods contain within them a secret to human intelligence?
food  health 
april 2019 by geetarista
The China Study and longevity — Steemit
The China Study and longevity Today I want to revisit a subject I did a post on earlier. I recently started using… by engineerdiet
health  food  statistics  python  pandas 
march 2019 by geetarista
Supplements Won’t Prevent Dementia. But These Steps Might. - The New York Times
Scientists still have no magic shield against Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. Yet there is evidence that some strategies may help.
march 2019 by geetarista
Does Sunlight Through Glass Provide Vitamin D? - The New York Times
You can’t get adequate UVB exposure sitting indoors or in a car.
february 2019 by geetarista
Beans may be the very best thing you can eat for your microbiome. Here is why. : nutrition
r/nutrition: A subreddit for the discussion of nutrition science. Macronutrients, micronutrients, vitamins, diets, and nutrition news are among the many topics discussed.

Civil discourse is required.
food  health  microbiome 
february 2019 by geetarista
Gut bacteria may have impact on mental health, study says | Science | The Guardian
Research opens door to possible treatments for depression based on probiotics
microbiome  depression  health 
february 2019 by geetarista
What MDMA Therapy Did For Me – Tucker Max – Medium
I would rank it as one of the top 3 most important things I’ve done in my life, at least in terms of my personal development. I’m writing about it because I think this therapy could help a lot of…
health  drugs  mdma 
january 2019 by geetarista
BBC - Future - A high-carb diet may explain why Okinawans live so long
Emerging evidence suggests a 10:1 ratio of carbohydrates to proteins may protect the body from the ravages of ageing
food  health  japan 
january 2019 by geetarista
50 Years Ago, Sugar Industry Quietly Paid Scientists To Point Blame At Fat : The Two-Way : NPR
Documents show that in the '60s, the sugar industry funded Harvard researchers who, examining risk factors of heart disease, dismissed concerns about sugar and doubled down on the dangers of fat.
health  sugar 
january 2019 by geetarista
How fasting can improve overall health: Protects against aging-associated diseases -- ScienceDaily
Researchers found evidence that fasting affects circadian clocks in the liver and skeletal muscle, causing them to rewire their metabolism, which can ultimately lead to improved health and protection against aging-associated diseases.
health  fasting 
january 2019 by geetarista
This Is How To Have A Long Awesome Life: 7 Secrets From Research - Barking Up The Wrong Tree
Researchers have found a handful of communtiies that have unlocked the secret to a long awesome life. Here's what you can learn from them...
life  health  happiness 
january 2019 by geetarista
What Deep Breathing Does to Your Body
Why, physiologically speaking, does taking a deep breath make you feel slightly less rattled, at least temporarily? It has to do with your vagus nerve.
breath  health 
january 2019 by geetarista
BBC - Future - The world’s most nutritious foods
The surprising ingredients that you're not eating (yet)
food  health 
december 2018 by geetarista
A New Connection between the Gut and Brain - Scientific American
Scientific American is the essential guide to the most awe-inspiring advances in science and technology, explaining how they change our understanding of the world and shape our lives.
health  biology  microbiome 
december 2018 by geetarista
Breathing Through the Nose May Offer Unique Brain Benefits - The New York Times
Could nasal breathing be more helpful for our brains than breathing through the mouth?
breath  health 
november 2018 by geetarista
It's not what you eat, but when you eat that matters.
health  food 
october 2018 by geetarista
Quite a Stretch: Stretching Hype Debunked
Stretching science shows that it doesn't do most of what people hope it does. Detailed article.
health  exercise  stretching 
october 2018 by geetarista
Hunger is a gatekeeper of pain in the brain
A neuronal population has now been found that regulates two competing needs — hunger and pain. Urgent pain overrides hunger, but appetite-inducing neuronal activity dampens long-term pain responses to enable feeding.
pain  brain  food  health 
april 2018 by geetarista
This Is How To Sleep Better: 5 Secrets From Neuroscience - Barking Up The Wrong Tree
Warm milk not cutting it? We'd all like to know how to sleep better. Here are answers from a neuroscientist and sleep researcher that will help you get the rest you need.
sleep  health 
april 2018 by geetarista
One bad night’s sleep may increase levels of Alzheimer’s protein | New Scientist
A bad night’s sleep may lead to a protein linked to Alzheimer’s building up in the brain, but whether this raises the risk of the condition is unclear
health  alzheimer 
april 2018 by geetarista
Could it be your gut keeping you awake at night? | Life and style | The Guardian
An increasing number of scientists are waking up to the idea of a link between the digestive system and problems with sleep
health  food  microbiome  sleep 
march 2018 by geetarista
Staying awake: the surprisingly effective way to treat depression | Mosaic
Using sleep deprivation to combat severe depression may seem odd, but for some it’s the only thing that works.
psychology  health  sleep  depression 
march 2018 by geetarista
Fiber Is Good for You. Now Scientists May Know Why. - The New York Times
A series of unusual experiments in mice finds that dietary fiber fine-tunes the immune system and may help prevent chronic inflammation.
bacteria  health  fiber  digestion 
march 2018 by geetarista
Yes, bacon really is killing us | News | The Guardian
The long read: Decades’ worth of research proves that chemicals used to make bacon do cause cancer. So how did the meat industry convince us it was safe?
health  food  cancer  bacon 
march 2018 by geetarista
To solve problems caused by sitting, learn to squat — Quartzy
Westerners have forgotten how to squat, and it's causing health problems.
health  posture  squatting 
february 2018 by geetarista
Back Pain May Be The Result Of Bending Over At The Waist Instead Of The Hips : Shots - Health News : NPR
No, we're not talking about squatting. We're talking about a way to bend over that's nearly disappeared in our culture. And it could be one reason why back pain is so common in the U.S.
health  posture 
february 2018 by geetarista
Standing desks 'increase pain' and slow down mental ability, study suggests
Standing desks increase bodily pain and slow down people’s cognitive functions at work, new research suggests.
desk  health 
february 2018 by geetarista
BBC - Future - Does wearing glasses weaken your eyesight?
Many people believe that the longer you wear spectacles the worse your eyesight becomes. But are they right? Claudia Hammond takes a clear look at the evidence.
glasses  health 
february 2018 by geetarista
BBC - Future - An effortless way to improve your memory
A surprisingly potent technique can boost your short and long-term recall – and it appears to help everyone from students to Alzheimer’s patients.
health  memory  learning  brain 
february 2018 by geetarista
The Beginner's Guide to Intermittent Fasting
Intermittent fasting is one of the simplest strategies that can help you lose fat, gain muscle and live healthy. Read this article to learn more.
health  fasting 
february 2018 by geetarista
With teen mental health deteriorating over five years, there's a likely culprit
According to a new analysis, the number of US teens who felt "useless" and "joyless" grew 33 percent between 2010 and 2015, and there was a 23 percent increase in suicide attempts.
psychology  children  depression  health 
january 2018 by geetarista
Mysterious explosion of a deadly plague may come down to a sugar in ice cream | Ars Technica
C. diff kills tens of thousands each year. Its puzzling rise links to trehalose.
health  microbiome 
january 2018 by geetarista
Longevity FAQ — Laura Deming
A beginner's guide to longevity research
health  aging  medicine  age 
january 2018 by geetarista
Older Adults' Forgetfulness Tied To Faulty Brain Rhythms In Sleep : Shots - Health News : NPR
As people get older, brain waves that occur during deep sleep become less synchronized. This appears to disrupt a system that saves new memories.
health  sleep  memory 
january 2018 by geetarista
Brain inflammation sows the seeds of Alzheimer’s | Cosmos
Scientists have found out how the body’s own immune response can trigger Alzheimer’s disease. Elizabeth Finkel reports.
neuroscience  inflammation  health  brain  alzheimers 
january 2018 by geetarista
Addiction Inc. - The New York Times
Marketing wizards and urine-testing millionaires: Inside the lucrative business of America’s opioid crisis.
health  drugs  addiction 
january 2018 by geetarista
In just four months, high-doses of vitamin D reduce arterial stiffness in young, overweight/obese, vitamin-deficient, but otherwise still healthy African-Americans, researchers say.
health  vitamind 
january 2018 by geetarista
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