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Saturday, May 9, 2015

Food Research: Herbal supplement may successfully treat glaucoma ♦ Environmental exposure to hormones used in animal agriculture ♦ Eat dark chocolate to beat the midday slump

Substantial benefits for health, environment through realistic changes to UK diets Making a series of relatively minor and realistic changes to UK diets would not only reduce UK diet-related greenhouse gas emissions by nearly a fifth, but could also extend average life expectancy by eight months.
Herbal supplement may successfully treat glaucoma Scientists have found that baicalein significantly lowers eye pressure and may act as an all-natural treatment for glaucoma
Antioxidant effects of coffee by-products 500 times greater than vitamin C The coffee industry has a significant impact on the environment, producing more than 2 billion tons of coffee by-products annually. Coffee silverskin (the epidermis of the coffee bean) is usually removed during processing, after the beans have been dried, while the coffee grounds are normally directly discarded.
Eat dark chocolate to beat the midday slump? An EEG study shows chocolate can increase brain characteristics of attention and significantly affect blood pressure levels. Historically, chocolate has been recognized as a vasodilator, meaning that it widens blood vessels and lowers blood pressure in the long run, but chocolate also contains some powerful stimulants. Researchers wanted to investigate if people who consume chocolate would see an immediate stimulant effect.
Environmental exposure to hormones used in animal agriculture greater than expected Research by environmental scientists finds that potentially harmful growth-promoting hormones used in beef production are expected to persist in the environment at higher concentrations and for longer durations than previously thought

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