Probiotics improve behavioral symptoms of chronic inflammatory diseases in mice Probiotics may improve the behavioral symptoms of chronic inflammatory diseases by altering communication between the immune system and the brain.
Sugar in your cuppa not just about a sweet tooth New research has given tea and coffee drinkers new information about why their favorite drinks taste as they do. The study shows that sugar has an important effect in reducing the bitterness of tea and coffee, not just by masking it but by influencing the fundamental chemistry.
Regular consumption of spicy foods linked to lower risk of early death Eating spicy food more frequently as part of a daily diet is associated with a lower risk of death.The association was also found for deaths from certain conditions such as cancer, and ischemic heart and respiratory diseases.
Excessive workout supplement use: An emerging eating disorder in men? In an effort to build better bodies, more men are turning not to illegal anabolic steroids, but to legal over-the-counter bodybuilding supplements to the point where it may qualify as an emerging eating disorder, according to research.
Paleo diet: Big brains needed carbs Understanding how and why we evolved such large brains is one of the most puzzling issues in the study of human evolution. A new study argues that carbohydrate consumption, particularly in the form of starch, was critical for the accelerated expansion of the human brain over the last million years. Eating meat may have kick-started the evolution of bigger brains, but cooked starchy foods together with more salivary amylase genes made us smarter still.