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Saturday 7 July 2018

Anti-ageing through regular fasting

Delaying the ageing process is a ‘hot’ subject of research. Over the past ten years, numerous studies have been carried out into the effect of fasting, also known as calorie restriction. But exactly what happens at the cellular level? A study has revealed that a calorie-restricted diet can prolong life. However, the extreme variations of fasting are reserved for just very few people. A form of fasting that does work for many people is intermittent fasting, where normal meals...

Friday 6 July 2018

Physical exercise against addiction

Recent research into addiction, performed at the ‘Buffalo Research Institute on Addictions’, unravelled an important neurobiological mechanism. By influencing the dopamine metabolism, it has been found that aerobic physical exercise possibly helps to treat addictions. Cardiovascular training, also known as aerobic training, accelerates the heart rate and respiration. During exercise of this type, the body consumes more oxygen. This type of exercise is associated with several...

Wednesday 4 July 2018

Toxic metabolites affect the development of atherosclerosis

Some people are more susceptible to developing atherosclerosis. Toxic metabolites from the intestinal microbiome play an important role in this. Treatment with, amongst other things, probiotics may offer a solution.  Too few healthy gut bacteria are linked to all sorts of disorders, such as type 2 diabetes, obesity and inflammation of the stomach and intestine. In a recent study, this was also associated for the first time with atherosclerosis, or hardening of the arteries, which is...

Wednesday 4 July 2018

Toxic metabolites affect the development of atherosclerosis

Some people are more susceptible to developing atherosclerosis. Toxic metabolites from the intestinal microbiome play an important role in this. Treatment with, amongst other things, probiotics may offer a solution.  Too few healthy gut bacteria are linked to all sorts of disorders, such as type 2 diabetes, obesity and inflammation of the stomach and intestine. In a recent study, this was also associated for the first time with atherosclerosis, or hardening of the arteries, which is...