The easy ways to build muscle fast

Get back into Body shape, now. Use this everyday whenever you want to build muscle speedy.

We all misplace our way. We fall for the newest exercise gimmick or try some New Age workout with disappointing results.


This agenda will help you get back on track fast, producing gains correct out of the box. Call it the "Go-To Workout." 

Whenever you need to build quick progress or rebound into shape after some lesser routine wasted your time, do it and begin growing again.

HOW IT WORKS :

The first exercise in each exercise is a heavy or explosive movement, providing the majority of your gains. 

The remaining exercises hold that primary lift. To keep it testing, add weight to each exercise as often as you can. 

After that, eat as much lean protein and carb dense foods as you can to support growth. You will gain muscle for six weeks instantly.

DIRECTIONS : 

The entire each workout day (I, II, III, and IV) once per week for six weeks. Some of the exercises, sets, and reps will change weekly to keep your body guessing.

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Cell Phone Usage Affects Brain


Cell phone radiation "affects brain function" in human subjects, according to a new study published February 22, 2011.

The radiation leads to "increased brain glucose metabolism in the region closest to the antenna," according to the study.

The cause of the change in brain function, or its potential effect on the human body is not yet understood.

The cell phone industry claims that cell phone radiations cause no effect on the brain other than heating due to radiation absorption by brain tissue. However, study authors have ruled out heating as the cause of changes that they observed.

The study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association was led by Dr. Nora D. Volkow, a pioneering brain imaging scientist who heads the National Institute on Drug Abuse.

It's the first investigation to document changes in brain glucose metabolism after cell phone use.

"This research offers an important insight into potential effects of cell phone radiation on the human brain," Renee Sharp, director of the Environmental Working Group (EWG) California office said. "It joins the growing list of studies that have raised concerns about cell phone use and the brain."

While scientists continue investigating the question, EWG recommends cell phone users limit their exposure to cell phone radiation by taking easy steps such as getting a headset, using speaker-phone mode, keeping the phone away from their body, and looking for low-radiation phone models.

Study Details

The research team explored the impact of cell radiation on the brain by placing cell phones on both ears of 47 healthy volunteers. The volunteers, seated in a darkened room, were directed to keep their eyes closed and remain still for 50 minutes. On the first day, both phones were turned off. On the second day, one was turned on.

The volunteers' brains were subjected to positron emission tomography, commonly known as PET scans, a medical imaging technology, to measure glucose metabolism. "Compared with no exposure, 50-minute cell phone exposure was associated with increased brain glucose metabolism in the region closest to the antenna," the study said.

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Coca Cola Poisonous


Dyes based on caramel which are used in the production of Coca-Cola and Pepsi beverages can trigger cancer. It was stated by the U.S. fighters for a healthy lifestyle, as the British newspaper The Daily Mail informs. According to the activists, the statement of the manufacturer that “Cola” has the color of caramel is a lie. This is a dark-brown alloy of carcinogens which is completely artificial.

It is only in commercials the Coca-Cola ingredients are entirely natural: caffeine, vanilla, cinnamon, and coriander. In fact, according to the activists for healthy food, if there is anything natural there, it is totally spoilt by the “caramel” dye, as manufacturers prefer to call it. However, it shares nothing but the name with the real caramel. According to the British newspaper The Daily Mail, it is not the sweet thing you can get at home while melting sugar. Caramel for “Cola” is produced as a result of a complex chemical reaction between sugar, ammonia, and sulfites under high pressure and temperature. As a result of this reaction, the dye contains new substances which are harmful for the human being.

According to the group of activists for healthy eating which is based in Washington, the scientists in U.S. laboratories have discovered that these substances cause lung and liver cancer, thyroid cancer and leukemia. In this case, a significant quantity of the dangerous mixture of substances has been found in five different products of the Coca-Cola brand. The representatives of the company do not respond to the accusations; they are silent and reluctant to say why they reject using another dye in “Cola” which does not require the adding of ammonia when boiled. The experts explain that most American manufacturers use four types of artificial caramel. While cooking the first two, ammonia is used. Prominent American oncologists insist on banning such caramel as a Cola, beer, and soy sauce ingredient.

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Eternal Youth in Food


Anti-aging cosmetics with the addition of antioxidants, collagen, elastin and other ingredients has long been a familiar instrument in one’s struggle for young skin. But the gastronomic delights with approximately the same components are the newest fashionable trend.

In Japan, for example, you can already find dishes with collagen in some restaurants. This protein is produced by the body and makes the skin firm and elastic by protecting it from aging.

An unusual menu titled “Eat to stay young” contains a roll filled with collagen, a frosting of the same kind, as well as a salad made from seaweed and collagen.

The scientists, however, do not share such views saying that the skin is unlikely to benefit from oral taking of collagen. According to them, collagen is a protein that is cleaved in the body into amino acids, such as meat and fish.

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Probiotics Help Digestion


The experts claim that the general passion of the people leading a healthy way of life for the products with probiotics is, in fact, of no use.

About 800 claims from companies which produce yoghurts with probiotics have been checked by the European Center for Food Safety.

In the course of an independent examination it has been discovered that such products simply do not have the declared miraculous effect of normalizing digestion or improving the immune system.

The scientists’ assertion was greeted by the manufacturers with certain outrage. In the nearest future, they are likely to be forbidden to indicate some healthy characteristics of the products with probiotics on the package.

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Lack of Life Goals Kills


Italian magazine Psiche reports that Japanese scientists discovered that lack of life goals kills people.

The group of specialists held a large-scale study with 45000 participants of different genders and ages between 40 to 80. The study was conducted over seven years. Periodically, the participants responded to a special survey, which was designed to determine how much or how little progress they have made at setting goals.

The authors of the experiment report that around 59% of the respondents admitted having specific goals in life and were working on achieving them; a little more than 5% said that they do not have clear goals in life, and the remaining participants (over 40%) had difficulty answering this question.

By the end of the study, the scientists discovered that over three thousand participants had passed away, either due to some illness or suicide.

The authors of the study note that among the deceased participants, the number of those who did not have a goal in life was over 1.5 times greater than of those who did have it.

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Pregnant Woman May Oversleep the Delivery Day


A pregnant English woman, Nathalie Hoyland, is worried that she might oversleep the delivery day of her own child. As reported by Daily Mail, the resident of England suffers from a rare ailment called Klein-Levin syndrome which enables a human being to sleep for a month or longer.

The first attack of the disease appeared when Nathalie was 17 years old. She felt tired at work and sat down to have a rest. Just a couple of minutes later she was soundly sleeping in her chair. All her colleagues’ attempts to wake Natalie were in vain. During her lifetime, Nathalie Hoyland has already overslept a few of their birthdays and her friends’ weddings, as well as many months of work. In the intervals of wakefulness, the girl feels good, except for the periods of physical collapse and confusion of consciousness.

Now the Englishwoman has been pregnant for six months and feels extremely worried that she might oversleep the most significant moments in her life. The girl admits that she cannot help thinking she loses a lot of great moments and sensations during her pregnancy. But what terrifies her most of all is the fact that another attack may happen to her after giving birth.

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Soldier Found out She Was Pregnant When She Went into Labor


The 21-year-old British woman Kayla Donnelly had been on military service in Afghanistan having no idea about her pregnancy until she went into labor during the seventh month. While pregnant, she thought she was just gaining weight because of the army’s high-calorific food, The Daily Mail informs.Despite the everyday danger his mother had been facing for half a year, little Josh was born healthy. Kayla herself is on maternity leave now.

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Hearty Breakfast Doesn’t Promote Weight Loss


For a long time, hearty breakfast had been considered a key to slenderness. That was because it presumably helped to consume fewer calories during the day. However, the experts from the University of Munich are convinced this theory is a myth.

In the process of a special experiment, the scientists investigated food habits of a few hundred people. For two weeks, the participants of the study had to keep a diary recording everything they ate or drank. Some of them would refuse to eat in the morning, and others, on the contrary, preferred a hearty breakfast.

As a result of the experiment, the scientists noted that proponents of hearty breakfasts and those who neglected their morning meal both had the same amount of calories for their lunch and dinner, as it was said in the research published in the Nutrition Journal.

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Long Does Marriage Romance Last


Romantic feelings start to develop a rift after a little more than a year of marriage – so say the findings of a married couples survey commissioned by BetterBathrooms.

A poll of 2,000 couples revealed that the honeymoon period of the average marriage lasts no longer than 14 months, as a rule. After the expiration of the span husband and wife begin to omit to tell one another that they love each other. Women get more careless about being well-groomed in the home and go for wearing dressing gowns in a way which makes them look more insipid. Men don’t keep up their appearance either, forgetting to shave or leaving the toilet door open after coming in.

The turning point tends to set off far more wrangles, over the family plans, ways to spend money, getting things done – and over shoddy home habits as well.

A spokesperson for BetterBathrooms grabbed at the chance to remind married couples that the companionship stage that succeeds the honeymoon period offers even better opportunities for satisfying relationships. The growing comfort and intimacy of being together ought to compensate fully for the gilt that has rubbed off – if both spouses make an effort to keep the early romance alive.

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How to Relief from Leg Cramp

Healthy tips : A muscle cramp occurs while a muscle involuntarily contracts. It often occurs during a sport or other exercise, but a muscle can ripple even during sleep.

The ADAM Encyclopedia offers these suggestions for preventing a muscle cramp:

  • Stop your activity right away, and do some gentle stretching or massage.
  • Heat the muscle while It is cramping. Apply ice for pain later.
  • Acquire a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug to help manage pain.
  • Drink plenty of water, a sports drink or take a salt tablet.
  • Don't push yourself outside your limit while working out.
  • Be sure to take in enough potassium in your diet.
  • Stretch your muscles frequently.



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Tips for keep Control of Your Diabetes

Healthy tips : Keep your blood glucose levels as close to regular as possible can help prevent complications of diabetes.

The American Diabetes union offers these suggestions:
  • Make changes regularly, rather than trying to do everything at once. Start with a single change, such as inspection your blood sugar more regularly.
  • Take an honest look at how you are coping with being diabetic, and transaction with any issues such as anger or depression.
  • Be sensible about what you can accomplish, and understand that you can't always have perfect blood sugar. With perform you can learn to administer the right insulin dose for unusual situations.
  • If the difficulty of the disease gets overwhelming, allow yourself a small break from the new routine, then start again as quickly as possible.

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    Things Men Do on Valentine’s Day


    Romantic behavior is in order on and around St. Valentine’s Day. Gifts is gifts, but hearts want to be fluttered in more ways than one. The main thing is that when you believe you’re being romantic, make sure that you drive the feeling home… And the two sexes have very different ideas of what is romantic, it has been found by a Valentine survey.

    Of 2,000 people polled men chose to be romantic by actions like doing the ironing, yielding the TV remote control to their wife or girlfriend without demur or being gentlemanly in the toilet by putting down the toilet seat.

    Another place for being romantic is the bedroom, where 10% of men think they behave romantically when they suppress the wish to fart in bed. It sounds as if they ought to let their partner know every time they do it so that their attitude receives due appreciation.

    Here is the list of some of the odd things men tend to look upon as romantic:

    1. do the ironing
    2. wash up the dishes
    3. take out the garbage bins
    4. give a hand with the hoover
    5. clear up things they left lying around
    6. avoid farting in bed
    7. watch a chick flick with partner
    8. serve her a cup of tea or coffee
    9. let her choose a channel to watch
    10. help tackle a heap of washing

    While men hold that being courteous, helpful and willing to come in for a share of housework is awesomely romantic, women stick to notions that are completely different. As put by a spokesman from Sainsbury’s, who are responsible for the poll, “it seems men truly are from Mars and women from Venus.”

    Now what women expect from a truly romantic fellow:

    1. prepare a meal on their own initiative
    2. listen to her description of her day
    3. look after the child(ren) while she steps out to shop
    4. hold her by the hand in public
    5. leave love messages in unexpected places
    6. not to forget anniversaries
    7. kiss her before going out
    8. make her a CD with her favorite music
    9. open the door for her
    10. prepare a bath.

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    Makes Men and Women Sexy


    Hardly will we stroll outside without our favorite handset, but they provide little help when we want to catch the eye of the opposite sex. There are better ideas – as revealed by a survey carried out by Retrevo. Dogs, it says, fare much better! According to the blog on the site, women up to 35 admit to being attracted to a man walking a dog more than to a bloke flashing a cool smartphone.

    Altogether, owners of cool phones attract men more than women – 36% of women polled admitted to being susceptible to the charms of a cool phone to men’s 50%. A smashing laptop, again, is men’s preference with 46% of men confessing to paying their attention to them, while 38% of women make laptops a shade more popular for the image. iPads are an attraction for 36% of males and 29% of females.

    What women seem to prefer is Bluetooth headsets that show 33% of ladies to men’s 31%. Phone holsters fell flat, for no one said they add to your fascination.

    Book reading, mark, make you look more attractive to 42% of men and 30% of women.

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    Appear Sexy


    Scientists affirm that having your head poised right will get your attractiveness to the opposite sex quite a few notches up – a simple expedience whose effectiveness is well proved by tests.

    We are indebted for this excellent advice to Australian researchers from the University of Newcastle who were conducting an investigation into human facial features in an attempt to get a clearer definition of what makes a face look more masculine or feminine.

    Lead researcher Dr. Darren Burke said they wanted to fill in gaps in what he described as “human facial attractiveness from an evolutionary perspective.” According to him, the angle at which we tilt our faces can enhance or diminish the effect we produce on the opposite sex.

    The Australian boffins generated 3D faces on the computer and asked for people’s impression of the faces they saw as they changed the tilt.

    Women’s faces were considered to be more alluring when bent forward at a certain angle; with men a backward tilt was found to play up their attractiveness.

    This phenomenon can be explained by a difference in height between men and women.

    “Looking at the face from different perspectives as a result of the height differential,” comments Dr. Burke, “influenced perceived masculinity or femininity”.

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    Contacts Are Bad for Eyes


    The enthusiasm young people have about the unusual contact lenses may have a ruinous effect on their eyesight, the oculists warn. Colored contacts of any size can be bought anywhere without a doctor’s recommendation and prescription. In their zeal to look like their favorite movie and cartoon characters, a lot of teenagers buy and wear lenses without any investigation conducted by an ophthalmologist.

    As a matter of fact, young people do not take into account the individual peculiarities of their eyes and do not have the least notion about how dangerous for their health contacts are. Sometimes lenses fit the eye so tightly that it may lead to the reduction of oxygen which is delivered to the eyes. And if one does not get medical help, the blood vessels will malfunction, and it will lead to the worsening of eyesight, as the Associate professor of the Department of clinical ophthalmology in the School of Medicine at Indiana University Melanie Pickett says. And what is even worse, if the infection strikes the eye, loss of eyesight may happen within 24 hours.

    Do not use contact lenses if you have not consulted the doctor.

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    Antioxidants and Conception


    The scientists have made a startling announcement: antioxidants can be the cause of sterility. The reason is that nowadays these substances are being added everywhere: into food products, beverages and even into make-up. However, the final impact of antioxidants on the human organism has not been studied yet. The most widespread antioxidants are well-known to people vitamins C and E.The scientists’ opinions vary as to the question of useful effect of the antioxidants on the process of conception. A recent experiment has proved that antioxidants reduce ovulation. In the course of the study, the scientists added antioxidants in the ovaries of laboratory mice, and as a result, the ovaries produced too few ovules, which in its turn would reduce the probability of conception significantly.

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    Make IVF More Effective


    It was revealed during the experiment, conducted among Israeli patients in the process of in vitro fertilization (IVF), that a 15-minute encounter with a professional “medical clown” increased the chances of getting pregnant up to 36%, compared with the women who did not meet the clown.

    The essence of the experiment was in the fact that a professional “medical clown” spent half an hour in the patients’ wards after the placing of the embryo into the uterus. The main purpose of this visit was to reduce the patient’s stress.

    It had been earlier reported that a nerve-point massage, aimed at reducing stress during the placement of the embryo into a woman’s uterus, doubled the chances of getting pregnant. Scientists believe that the more relaxed a woman is during the placement of the embryo in the uterus, the greater the likelihood is that it will consolidate and begin growing.

    In addition, as in any study, there is a possibility that the result is a pure coincidence. Nevertheless, it is worth trying. The clowns are not intrusive and do no harm. As for the people, suffering from infertility, they will have one more reason to smile and forget about the problem.

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    Flu Vaccine Dangerous to Kids’ Health


    The dispute about the safety of children’s vaccination has recently reached its climax – more and more parents refuse to have their kids vaccinated. Finnish experts have decided to clarify whether it is right or wrong by studying the chance of developing narcolepsy among children who have been vaccinated against flu.

    Narcolepsy is a complicated disease of the central neural system which practically does not yield to any treatment. It is characterized by languor and sudden falling asleep. But it is not all: the person suffering from this illness is subjected to hallucinations and complete or partial loss of muscular tone.

    The National Institute for Health and Welfare in Finland has published the results of the study which show evident connection between vaccination and the development of narcolepsy in children’s age. According to the researchers’ words, all children and teenagers, vaccinated against the flu with Pandremrix, were in the high-risk group.

    More than 31 million draughts of this vaccine have been imported into 47 countries. 162 cases of side effects and development of narcolepsy among vaccinated people have been officially admitted.

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    Alcohol Harms Digestion


    Almost any feast, especially when it is a festive meal, implies the intake of alcohol with calorie-rich and fat food. The combination of these two elements is a heavy blow to the body. Swiss gastroenterologists at the University Hospital of Zurich found that alcohol slows down digestion to a significant degree.

    Besides, fat food washed down by alcohol overburdens the liver. Besides wine, the scientists also investigated the influence of black tea, cherry liquor and water on the human body. They were assisted by a group of healthy volunteers aged between 23 and 58. They were requested to partake of a substantial supper and wash it down by one of the stipulated beverages.

    The research revealed that digestion went on much slower with the volunteers who drank wine during the meals. Nevertheless the participants didn’t feel any discomfort. Experts urge to avoid drinking large amounts of alcohol during meals because they may cause digestive disorders.

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    Avoid Sex with the Spouse


    The man of Turkish descent who lives in Germany has addressed the police with a plea to protect him against his wife’s sexual importunity.

    The Turk who lives in the town of Waiblingen in Baden-Wurttemberg federal land came to the local police station and announced that he had been sleeping on a sofa for the previous four years to avoid his wife’s importunity.

    The spouses had been living together for 18 years and brought up two children. But the man lost his temper after his wife had begun to demand the performance of conjugal duty in bed, despite the fact of his frequent being tired after work and wishing to just have a rest in the evening, The Local informs.

    The man wants to get divorced from his wife. The reaction of the police to the man’s request about protecting him from the woman is unknown so far.

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    Study the Benefits of a Bone-Density Test

    Healthy Tips : A bone-density test can help your doctor decide if you have osteoporosis or are at risk of the disease. 

    The test measures the quantity of bone in your spine, hip and other parts of your bones.



    The National Osteoporosis institution says a bone-density test may help:

    1. Your doctor diagnoses osteoporosis or a weakness in the bones. This can give you and your doctor new information after you have already broken a bone, or help you to avoid a future splinter.
    2. Check the improvement or advance of your bone density.
    3. Check the value of osteoporosis medication.

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      Valentines Day Celebration Ideas


      A romantic dinner, a bath with rose petals, and sex for dessert is a familiar scenario for St. Valentine’s Day. This year we suggest that you make your beloved person a pleasant surprise. So, get acquainted with five ideas for St. Valentine’s Day celebration.

      1. Valentines Las Vegas

      2. Most men are fond of gambling and fun. It is not necessary that you should lead him to the casino on this romantic day or buy a ticket to Las Vegas. You can arrange a casino at home. Buy a usual game set, consisting of cards, chips, a roulette and dice. The highlight of the evening will be the fact that the chips won can be exchanged for notes with erotic desires

      3. Romantic Night Race

      4. A rare man does not like to drive fast, when the speed and the ability to control the car, to keep the situation in his hands takes his breath away. Rent a fast car that will appeal to your boyfriend (husband) and grant to your beloved an opportunity to drive at night through deserted suburban streets. Firstly, it is romantic, and, secondly, it will give you an adrenaline rush which you can give way to in bed.

      5. Favorite Food

      6. Treat him with something delicious. Recollect what your man likes, but do not rush to prepare all these dishes. You’d better invite him to the kitchen, dressed in an apron, and suggest cooking supper together. You’ll be surprised how funny and interesting it is. In addition, cooking together brings you closer and creates a romantic mood. Then you can taste it all, lying in bed.

      7. Valentines Day Body Massage

      8. Grant him an unforgettable experience. When the night falls over the city, arm yourself with massage oil and organize an erotic body massage for the man. Your warm hands and gentle touches will make him relaxed and give energy for a night of love.

      9. Vine Sampling

      10. If you want something special, go to a wine boutique. When you are there, choose various sorts from different countries (not necessarily the most expensive wine) and arrange a home vine sampling together (just do not drink too much alcohol). Decorate the house with candles and other romantic attributes, including light music. You’ll surely want to continue the celebration in bed.

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      Traits Men Appreciate Most in Women


      The rules of the mating game, evolutionary psychologists tell us, have been laid down since the earliest times and have hardly changed with the passing of centuries. What modern males and females consider attractive in the opposite sex is virtually the same set of biological and psychological factors that were held desirable by our forefathers. So, while scientists keep on speculating about the original purposes behind human behavior, there are a number of proven traits that make for that inevitable pull we call love. Here’s the top 10 list of what men fall for invariably.

      Trait 10 – the right touch of neuroticism

      Anxiety and neuroses have been plaguing women more than men for ages, and it’s a double-edged sword. For while highly neurotic women tend to grow dissatisfied with their relationships as compared to their quieter counterparts, there are psychologists that argue that a certain level of neuroticism makes a woman more attractive. Men find anxious women who express concern over the well-being of their males and their children preferable to ones who may seem more indifferent.

      If your partner grows more anxious and you feel that it starts rocking the boat, there is a simple expedient of having more sex.

      Trait 9 – the excitement of red

      It’s public knowledge that the red color is regarded as the color of love, passion and sex; these associations have deep biological roots, as revealed by a study carried out by Andrew Elliot and Daniela Niesta. There are other species in the animal world that also associate red with mating.

      Trait 8 – the allure of the waist and hips

      The waist and hip curves have always attracted the eyes of male, but the esthetic joy of the sight has rigid mathematic ratio behind it. Occidental people commonly find the ratio of 0.7 the most attractive, meaning that the waist circumference should be 70% of the hip circumference. And while the ratio was assessed as a little higher or lower for other cultures, it’s never far off the mark. The evolutionary viewpoint suggests that a ratio lower than 0.6 can mean that the hips are too slender for a comfortable childbirth, and a significantly higher ratio can stand for excessive weight that can also cause difficulties during birth.

      Trait 7 – the tale the mouth and eyes tell

      There are distinct notions as to how an ideal mouth and eyes should look. A female mouth that is regarded as ideal, as stated in the study on attractive features by Michael Cunningham, should run half the width of the face.

      There is plentiful experimental evidence showing that men believe large eyes to be a purely feminine feature. Biologically large eyes can be an indication of general sound health and, therefore, a witness of healthy reproduction.

      Trait 6 – the beauty of the body

      As the ancient caveman, on the lookout for a sexual partner, wished to estimate the nearest cavewoman’s fertility aptitude, he ran his eyes over her body that told him whether she was already pregnant or ready enough to become so. It was sufficient information for the next half-hour, and the facial features didn’t come into the picture.

      As later as 2010 the same was confirmed by a study (researchers: Jaime Confer, Carin Perilloux and David Buss). When men were asked to decide the worth of a woman as a preferable short-term date by photographs, they went by her body and not by her face. A sexy body comes high as a priority.

      Trait 5 – the comfort of empathy

      According to the findings of a study by Daniel Nettle from the University of Newcastle, a survey of personality differences shows that the average female rates far above the average male as regards the ability to empathize. The study includes empathy in the list of traits forming agreeableness.

      The researcher’s theoretic explanation of this difference runs that as of old the ability to form and build up social alliances ranked high among a woman’s priorities as that providing for the survival of her children. In the language of our time, extroverted women who show empathy and a high level of agreeableness may be held as possessing superior female qualities than those less inclined to behave in this fashion.

      Trait 4 – the thrill of ovulation

      Men’s reaction to an ovulating woman is habitually stronger, as shown by a 2009 study conducted by Saul Miller and Jon Maner. The phenomenon is grounded on people’s subconscious ability to detect (and react to) a large number of physical substances apart from pheromones that relate to the reproductive status of the potential sexual partner. The researchers asked men to smell soiled T-shirts of women at various stages of their menstrual period. Whenever a man smelled the shirt of an ovulating woman his testosterone level invariably went up in comparison with men whose shirts belonged to non-ovulating women.

      While all men found themselves excited by an ovulating woman, the study revealed, it goes more for single blokes than for men already engaged in a relationship. It goes to show that behavior and desire can be strongly swayed by other considerations like the preference of the existing relationship to a potential new one.

      Trait 3 – the value of a sacrifice

      An Arizona State University research conducted by a team led by Vladas Griskevicius in 2007 concluded that women, when in a romantic mood, act more charitably than men and are more prone to self-sacrificing deeds.

      On the other hand, the study discovered that charitable and self-effacing behavior is generally observed in public places, which shows that women may be aware of the value men put on that trend and unconsciously use it as additional sexual motivation.

      Trait 2 – the joy of appreciation

      In long-term relationships mutual appreciation often tends to deteriorate and get replaced by a demanding and criticizing attitude towards one another – which produces an adverse influence on the couple’s bond, sex life and the atmosphere that surrounds them. Marriage expert John Gottman proved in his research that mutual expression of appreciation towards your partner forms the basis of a satisfaction with the relationship.

      Trait 1 – the fairness of the face

      In terms of a mating strategy aimed at building a committed relationship that is meant to last, it is the woman’s face that wins the man. The University of Austin scientists who investigated into a long-term mating strategy in men found that 75% opted for a woman’s face as the factor of prime importance. This consideration was borne out by another study carried out at the Kinsey Institute – it emerged that, when having sex, men look at their partner’s face more often than women do.

      Small wonder, then, that most of the time women spend on preening themselves is devoted to caring for and treating their faces, biologically and psychologically their main asset!

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      Earth Population Is Overweight


      It turns out that every ninth inhabitant of the Earth suffers from overweight, which is about 11% of the planet’s population. The scientists are worried that people gain weight at incredible speed. Even 30 years ago, the number of corpulent people was two times lower.

      Such data have been published by the medical journal The Lancet. It is the result of many years of work of the group of scientists from Harvard and their colleagues from Britain’s Imperial College. They have been studying the level of cholesterol, blood pressure, and the body mass index (BMI) of people from the whole world since 1980. The researchers’ conclusions prove that women suffer from overweight more often than men. The biggest number of corpulent people lives in the countries with high levels of people’s profit.

      But the highest increase of BMI during the recent 28 years has been recorded among the citizens of the USA, with New Zealand ranked second and followed by Australia and Great Britain. This problem has the least effect on the Japanese. Female citizens of Russia and Moldova have been named the plumpest in Europe. Among European men, the citizens of Czech and Ireland suffer from overweight most of all. The most corpulent people on the planet inhabit the islands of the Pacific Ocean. The slimmest ladies live in Switzerland, with French and Italian women ranked second and third respectively.

      The citizens of many states have recently been able to improve the levels of cholesterol and blood pressure. According to the researchers, the risk factors fall due to people’s more regular examination, reduced use of salt and predominant consumption of unsaturated fats which are useful for our health.

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      Chocolate Smart Car for Yummy Valentine’s Day Ride


      Valentine’s Day in Japan is more closely associated with chocolate than anywhere else (the local tradition suggests women buy chocolate bars for men), which may be the reason why the first chocolate fortwo Mercedes Benz was unveiled in Tokyo.

      Smart city car, the child of a brainwave and gastric juices of designer Tadaaki Wakamutsu working for luxury jeweler/chocolatier Q-Pot, isn’t actually made of chocolate, but looks as close to it as possible.

      The unique chocolate-themed color scheme is probably responsible for the price that comes to $28,000 (2.36 million yen in Japan) as compared to a common fortwo’s $22,000.

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      Perfect Valentine’s Day Date


      St. Valentine’s Day is such a romantic, long-awaited, and moving holiday! And, of course, the best thing that can happen to you on the Day of Lovers is a date with your beloved one. Such dates surely do not occur just on St. Valentine’s Day only, but the appointment on this particular holiday can play a decisive role in you relationship.

      Champaign and Sex

      If your relationship is running through the period of passion, it is clear that you will want to spend the Day of Lovers together with your beloved one. It is doubtful that you will ask for anything else except a bottle of champagne and a pair of glasses.

      But if the dinner you are having together is aimed at consolidating your relations and giving them some romantic mood you will need to prepare for it beforehand.

      Where to Celebrate the Valentine’s Day?

      Where to celebrate? At your place, at his place or on some neutral territory? It is not important. There, where you will not feel reserved. If you are going to start every time rustle comes from behind the door, anticipating the untimely return of some relative, the whole romance will vanish.

      It will not be good either to visit a place which embarrasses you with its atmosphere, whether it might be a pathos-filled expensive restaurant or a strip-jazz party. For your romantic date, find the place where you will feel at ease.

      Romantic Light

      If your romantic dinner is to take place at home, you will first of all need to think about the light. Light is one of the key moments. Candles, muted light of the table lamp – as a rule, that is all one needs. You can buy gel candles. They keep burning for a long time and will not distract you from the main object of your attention. And, of course, do not postpone all the preparations till the last possible moment. Take care of the candlesticks beforehand, and choose the most suitable places for them so that you could only light the candles as you hear the doorbell. Do not forget about the safety measures! You can also use gadgets – electric candles.

      Valentine’s Day Romantic Dinner

      Remember that your romantic dinner should be very beautiful, and not only tasty. Simple things can help you create the desired mood and make the meal unforgettable. The appearance of the dish is an important condition of its correct presenting. The color of the plates should be in harmony with the color of the dish itself – not to mute the hues, but to underline the general mood of the culinary masterpiece. A heart pierced with an arrow can be drawn on a plate using sauce.

      Romantic Food Decoration

      Cold hors d’oeuvres should be given with leaves of lettuce. It is simple, but it makes the dish look different and more festive. As a kind of decoration of meat dishes, one can take cherry tomatoes and not sweet berries such as wild cherry or cowberries. Desserts are trimmed with ground-cherry and other sweet berries. Chocolate embellishment looks great. But the main thing is to cook everything with love, and in a good mood!

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      Pet Fodder Dangerous to Children’s Health


      T out that ordinary foods and fodders for pets which live in the same house with their master may conceal no petty danger, especially for little children.

      The experts from Westchester Hospital in the USA have found out that fodders for dogs, cats, and other pets may contain dangerous bacteria of salmonella which cause salmonellosis. Having studied the outbreaks of the disease, the scientists learned that the majority of those who got ill were two years old or even younger kids.

      According to the organizers of this research, pet fodder was the source of harmful microbes in the majority of cases, and these pathogenic microbes reproduced very quickly in it. With the pets infected, children could easily get the microbes while playing with them.

      As the source of the infection in pet fodder had been established, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services issued a decree aimed at closing one of the enterprises producing pet fodder in Pennsylvania.

      Nevertheless, after the exposure of pet fodder as a source of salmonellosis pathogens, the researchers give simple advice on how to prevent this disease – you should always wash your hands carefully after playing with pets, cleaning their places, and washing the pets’ dishes.

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      Artificial Ovary Created


      American scientists have created a functioning artificial ovary which, according to their data, became the first three-dimensional tissue structure with three cellular lines of different types to have ever been created.

      In order to create the ovary, the researchers from Brown University in Rhode Island primarily formed “honeycombs” from donor thecal ovary cells. When these cells grew to reach the required shape, granular cells and oocytes (immature female gametes) were inserted in the created “cells”. In such a way, the artificial organ got the structure analogous to a real ovary.

      In the course of the experiment, the artificial ovary proved able to secure full maturing of the ovules so that they were ready for impregnation which showed its complete functionality.

      According to the creators Sandra Carson and Steven Krotz, their invention is not aimed at being implanted into a woman’s organism. The scientists’ purpose is to use it for studying the normal work of ovaries and their functioning under the influence of various outer factors. In future, the artificial organ will be possibly applied to preserve the ovules of the women experiencing radiotherapy or chemotherapy.

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      Choosing Between Beauty or Health


      Choosing between beauty or health in terms of spending money, a British woman would invariably opt for beauty, as a recent study showed. A poll involving 3,000 women of all ages from 18 to 65 was commissioned by Benenden Healthcare Society to look into the motivation of the average woman when she has to decide what she buys.

      Trying to get herself preened up properly, a Brit lady will shell out £336 each year purchasing make-up, skin and hair products, while only £228 go to provide her with vitamins and workouts.

      75% admit they delight in getting home loads of beauty stuff against 41% of women who go store-hunting for products that benefit their health. Of course, there are those 56% who claim they have to make themselves up to obliterate the facial effects of the night before.

      A spokesman for Benenden Healthcare Society urged women to heed the results of the poll which, though predictable, indicate “a real danger” of believing that a cared-for appearance could fully indicate the overall state of health and well-being. He reminded that the obsession with fashion trends is “just a mirage” whereas our bodies need the attention and support they don’t always get.

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      Benefits of Broccoli Depend on the Cooking


      Scientists from the University of Illinois have conducted a research which has proved that the way of cooking immediately influences the effectiveness of broccoli in the process of treating cancer. What is the right way to cook broccoli?

      A lot of people are aware of the curative characteristics of broccoli. However, not all of them guess that this vegetable should be cooked for not more than 3-5 minutes; otherwise it is of no use.

      Some experts claim that broccoli cabbage helps to prevent oncology. The secret is in the special ferment called myrosinase and the sulforaphane substance. They treat inflammations and metastases. Thermal processing of food destroys myrosinase. To achieve the best result, one should eat cabbage sprouts.

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      Heavy Drinking in Teen Years May Continue Into Adulthood

      Healthy Tips : Heavy drinking in the late teen years often continues into adulthood and is associated with long-term alcohol-related problems, researchers warn.


      There is sufficient evidence to show that reducing drinking among older teens not only prevents immediate harm, but also may lower the risk of long-term problems, the study authors pointed out.

      The researchers reviewed 54 studies that examined the effects of alcohol consumption in adulthood, including alcoholism, criminal offenses, mental health problems, smoking, educational achievement and death.

      "Late adolescent alcohol consumption appears a probable cause of increased drinking well into adulthood, through to ages at which adult social roles have been achieved," study author Jim McCambridge, from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine in London, and colleagues wrote in their report.

      But, the researchers said, although they found consistent evidence that heavy use of alcohol by older teens often is associated with high rates of consumption into adulthood, and even alcohol dependence, many of the studies they reviewed were poorly designed, so there is an urgent need for better studies in this area.

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      Healthy Tips: Why Diabetics Can Become Hyperglycemic

      It's important for diabetics to keep their blood sugar (glucose) levels stable. That means taking all medication as prescribed, and following a healthy lifestyle.

      When blood glucose levels become too high, the medical condition is called hyperglycemia. The American Diabetes Association offers this list of potential causes:

      1. If you're a type 1 diabetic, getting insufficient insulin.
      2. If you're a type 2 diabetic, the insulin your body produces may not be processed effectively.
      3. Overeating, or lack of exercise.
      4. Having an illness or infection.
      5. Being under emotional stress.

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        First Date Sex OK for These Women


        Women who turned 40 are less inclined to hesitate when the feeling is right. More often than younger women they would end their first date in bed, as can be seen from a survey carried out by Men’s Health.

        1,400 women in their 20s, 30s and 40s were polled, resulting in a large gap between younger and older females. Only 17% of them aged from 20 to 30 are ready to have sex after a first date if they liked the man. With those in their 30s the percentage comes up to 28, still rising to 29% after the lady has reached the age 40.

        One of the reasons for that can be a growing enjoyment found in sexual encounters, for while of 20-year-olds 38% admitted to having experienced orgasm during their latest sex, with the 30-year-olds it is 48%. Women of 40 plus, though, show 86% of orgasms.

        It looks as if it takes age to derive full pleasure from sex!

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        British Women to Have Abortions at Home


        British Pregnancy Advisory Service (BPAS), providing services on pregnancy abortion questions the local law about abortions. According to the BPAS experts’ opinion, the regulations of this law (adopted in 1967) should allow women to have abortions at home, and not in hospital.

        The corresponding law should be applied to early abortions (during the first nine weeks) which are conducted with the help of medicines, as BPAS claims. In 2009, there were 69,000 such abortions in Great Britain. 55,000 abortions per year fall to the share of BPAS, The Independent informs.

        According to the legislation in force, a woman who is on the early stage of her pregnancy and willing to have a medicinal abortion should attend hospital twice to get her pills. The first portion of drugs blockades the production of hormones connected with pregnancy, and the second one provokes an abortion.

        However, BPAS believes that women are to be provided with two medicines simultaneously as well as with clear instructions on how to take them. The representatives of the organization are sure that lack of necessity to visit the hospital one more time is better for a woman’s health and psychological state. But the government objects to such interpretation of the law. According to the experts from the Health Protection Agency, the law adopted in 1967 means that the woman should take both pills for a medicinal abortion on the territory of a medical institution. The decision on this issue will be made by the Supreme Court of the UK.

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        Wills and Kate Royal Condoms


        A special place in the range of memorabilia to be unveiled against the glorious occasion of Prince William and Kate Middleton wedding will certainly belong to prophylactic items released by a company of condom manufacturers. Some time prior to the royal wedding scheduled for April 29 boxes of protection will be available to buyers.

        A beautifully-colored pack will include three condoms, a leaflet with a photo of the illustrious couple and will bear the slogan “Lie back and think of England.” The box is described as a “timeless souvenir heirloom” collector’s piece.

        Commenting on this quaint commemorative product from Crown Jewels Condoms of Distinction, Hugh Pomfret, on behalf of the company, referred to it as a unique way to carry the memory of the British Royal Wedding through years and years. He assured that the “Royal Wedding Souvenir prophylactics” are the result of tireless toil of the Crown Jewels staff who looked forward to creating a peerless memento of the historic occasion.

        The condoms are described as a perfect combination of “strength” symbolizing the Prince and “yielding sensitivity” symbolizing the future lady his wife.

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        Beauty Candy Created


        An unusual product dubbed Beauty Candies has been launched on the market. Beauty Candy was created within the recent Brazilian brand Beauty’in. The creators of these ingenious sweets claim that their product that combines several functions can bring the notion of beauty into a new dimension.The candies contain no fat, no preserving agents, sugar, salt or soda. Having minimum calories, each candy is rich in collagen and vitamins serving to make the body beautiful both inside and out. The candies are supposed to be salubrious, replenish the energy store, inhibit the ageing process, cure skin diseases. Beauty Candies are already going fast at home in Brazil and will hit the stores in Europe in the nearest future.

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        Electronic Cigarettes Unhealthier Than Common Cigarettes


        Electronic cigarettes are often referred to as a harmless alternative of smoking. However, this issue has been doubted by the scientists.

        The researchers from the University of California have urged to ban the sale of electronic cigarettes. They have evaluated five brands and discovered plenty of disadvantages. The most harmless of them were design faults and lack of corresponding marking.

        Unlike usual cigarettes, electronic cigarettes produce nicotine with vapor, and not with fume. Thus, apart from nicotine, toxic substances too enter the smoker’s organism. They emerge in the process of heating a special holder which is at the base construction of e-cigarettes.

        Moreover, according to the researchers, electronic cigarettes can lead to a stronger nicotine addiction because the producers tend to make them “tastier” due to various fragrant additives. The consumers are surely not informed about the consequences.

        Earlier, the scientific group of the World Health Organization which regulates tobacco products reached the conclusion that there could not be any proofs showing that smoking electronic cigarettes is harmless to people’s health. Having tested electronic cigarettes last year, U.S. Food and Drug Administration found a discrepancy between the declared level of nicotine in e-cigarettes and the real one.

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        Healthy Dieting Rules


        The beginning of a year is the best time for various changes, including nutrition. You can take into account 9 simple rules, and in a short period of time you will get used to eating correctly.

        Do not endure hunger for a long time

        You should have a meal only when you feel hungry, and not when you are invited to sit down to table – it is quite logical. However, one should not endure hunger for more than 20 minutes. On completion of this period of time, you can no longer control yourselves snatching everything you find close at hand – sweets, sandwiches or fast food. Moreover, if a person is very hungry, he/she can eat much more than the usual rate. A good interval between substantial meals should not exceed 5 hours. Between the meals do not forget about “snacks” – a glass of yoghurt or an apple will help your metabolism to function without fail. We have already written about the research proving that the women who drink a glass of water or eat an apple an hour before their meal consume 200 calories less.

        Learn to mix the products

        Some products cannot be combined because they can cause flatulence. For instance, it is absolutely impossible to have grapes, cabbage and milk during one meal – they intensify the processes of fermentation in the intestines. Moreover, if to mix sour products (cranberry, tomatoes etc.) with alkaline products (milk), the risk of having disordered stomach will be rather big. Other mixtures of products will inevitably lead to extra centimeters in your waist. It primarily concerns the combinations of fats and carbohydrates. For example, a sandwich with bacon or a pastry and a cup of coffee with cream will surely turn into fats and will be deposited in the least suitable places.

        Some kinds of fruit, such as pomegranate, grapefruit cowberries or shaddock, will mix with meat and vegetable dishes in a good way because gastric juices of the same acidity are needed to digest these products. You can surely add these “dessert” ingredients to the main course dishes.

        Fresh fruits

        Choose drinks correctly

        It is very important to make a correct choice of what you are going to drink. For example, such drinks as tea, coffee, fruit drink, compote, and juice cannot be mixed with food. The maximum of what you can have is a simple dessert like fruit jelly, pastila (a Russian dessert dish) or dark chocolate. In other cases, the drinks are to be taken half an hour before eating of 1-1,5 hours after the meal. As for alcohol, if you drink wine during the meal, it should be diluted with 1/3 water, and the spirits should be taken closer to the end of your meal, as a digestive.

        Chew the food carefully

        To begin with, it will be much easier for your stomach to cope with well-chewed food. Moreover, those who eat slowly, have fewer chances to gain excess weight. Our brain receives the satiety signal only 20 minutes after the beginning of the meal. While a slow eater is chewing what he has only once put in his fork, the faster one will deliver three of them into his mouth! Thus, if you eat slowly, you will never eat extra food and will not gain extra calories. And the good old rule about “leaving the table with a slight feeling of hunger” has not been canceled yet.

        Use dessert plates

        Firstly, you cannot put a huge amount of food onto a small plate. Secondly, psychologically you will find the food on your plate to be enough. Finally, you will have to make extra movements of your body to add something tasty. Using a bigger plate, you run the risk of eating everything that can be placed on it. Thus, instead of a usual plate you can use a dessert one, and you will eat 20% less than your usual norm.

        Do not console your stress with food

        Against the background of emotional concerns, it is next to impossible to control anything that is why you might get extra calories during the meal. Moreover, when having a stress, the organism is unable to choose healthy food like a sandwich with wholegrain bread and a boiled brisket. Instead you want your hands to grasp a bar of chocolate or a pastry with cream. Such choice is usually motivated by a big amount of hydrocortisone. In order to get rid of this bad habit, try not to have hunger. And, of course, you should learn to find pleasure not only in eating.

        Do not watch TV while eating

        During a meal it is important to concentrate merely on eating that is why you should switch off your TV, close the magazine and postpone the hot discussion of news until you finish the meal. Any outer irritants divert our attention from food and make us eat more than needed. It is very important to listen to your body: while being hungry, you feel the bright and juicy taste of the food. When satiety comes, food becomes practically tasteless. It is a signal for you to stop eating.

        Choose the right dessert

        If you dream of a slim and neat figure, you should better refuse eating desserts. But if the desire to give yourself a tasty treat is strong, postpone the time of having dessert till an hour or an hour and a half after the main course. It concerns fruit as well. The reason is that in order to digest meat and fruit products the digestive system has to make completely different efforts and use different sets of ferments.

        Fruit must be better eaten before 6.00 p.m. They give energy before this time and cause excessive fermentation after it, accumulating on the sides.

        Learn to know if you are full

        Unfortunately, many people have completely wrong nutrition. They keep chewing something all the time feeling neither hunger nor satiety. Others do not eat anything the whole day long, and then they pounce on the food. Everyone remembers the rule about leaving the table with a slight feeling of hunger, but few people use it effectively in reality. Partly, it happens because they are guided by their messmates or the amount of food in the plate.

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        Pregnant Woman’s Diet and the Child’s Nutritional Habits


        Foods preferred by prospective mothers influence the eating habits of their children in future. It is has been proved by a group of scientists from the University of Colorado (USA).

        A pregnant woman’s diet affects the foetus and the development of its brain due to specific smells and tastes. Therefore, certain products later seem more attractive to the child and vice versa.

        The author of the research, Dr. Josephine Todrank, states the importance of a healthy diet and alcohol avoidance during pregnancy and lactation. If a would-be mom consumes alcoholic drinks, her child may experience the consequences of alcohol addiction in future, because the developing foetus is “sure” that everything that comes from the mother is “a priori safe”. This fact has an important role in terms of healthy lifestyle strategies implementation among both children and adults.

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        Weight Loss Bacteria Created


        A break-through in dietetics: the specialists from the University of Cork and Irish Agriculture and Food Development Authority have created an unusual product for weight loss – the yoghurt enriched with special bacteria. In the process of their vital functions, these microorganisms produce some molecule which is able to reduce the amount of hypodermic and adipose cellular tissue in the organism.

        According to Dr. Catherine Stanton, head of the research, fat does not seem to be an inert layer girding human body. It is very active and able to cause inflammation, being a risk factor for a number of diseases, including cancer. And her colleagues’ work at a new bacterium has shown that the principle of influencing the adipose tissue through the gastro-enteric tract is quite effective.

        The new bacterium is the synthesis of the Lactobacillus bacterium used for food digestion and another one – Propionibacterium acnes – which synthesizes polyunsaturated fatty acids t10, c12 and the conjugated linoleic acid.

        The experiments on mice were successful. One more advantage of the new bacterium is its ability to resist rectum cancer. It is interesting when the products containing these bacteria will go on sale.

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        Winter Weight Loss


        Winter brings on several factors that are directly correlated to gaining or losing extra weight, a study published in the recent issue of Obesity Review shows. The temperature inside your home and office and the time you spend outdoors can be a matter of a few pounds on or off even during the current month.

        If your home temperature is lower and you have to stay outdoors for prolonged periods of time, your body is called upon to generate extra heat to keep warm, and as energy keeps getting burned, the body weight begins a countdown.

        On the other hand, if you remain indoors and try to keep your heating system working at full throttle, your body doesn’t have to cope with the drop in temperature, and this kind of thermal comfort may result in putting on a few unwanted pounds on the waistline.

        The scientists from University College London say that a sedentary life with a habit of maintaining a warm surrounding atmosphere and lack of outdoor activities in winter makes a significant contribution to eating habits and general physical activity as factors aggravating obesity. Lead researcher Fiona Johnson writes that, while it’s too early to affirm that energy expenditure in winter will undoubtedly lead to dropping excessive weight, exposure to cold can be regarded as a reliable method for treating obesity.

        The authors of the study urge everyone to go easy on heating, thus decreasing energy consumption and making your body work out warmth. They concluded that when your body is fighting cold it produces brown fat that does not just store energy (like white fat does) but assists in the heat generation process.

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        World’s Oldest Woman Passes Away at 114


        Until her death on Monday a woman from Jacksonville, Texas, was believed to be the oldest person alive on the Earth. Eunice Sanborn, born, according to census records, in Lake Charles, La., on July 20, 1896, was officially 114 years old at the time of her demise – although she had claimed that she was even older.

        Going by the records, the Gerontology Research Group from Los Angeles had Sanborn registered as the world’s oldest person. Still, it is known that Sanborn used to insist that the Census Bureau had been mistaken in putting down the year of her birth, which was actually 1895. Therefore, Agence France-Presse, repeating the good lady’s words, reported her 115th anniversary on July 20.

        The Jacksonville Daily Progress informs that Sanborn died at her home at 6 am Monday, the news reported by her long-time friend and caretaker David French. She has been, as French described it, the Lord’s “powerful witness for 115 years.”

        He also said that she died peacefully, suffering no discomfort.

        The Houston Chronicle published Sanborn’s profile in 2008, which outlines the woman’s life story. She outlived three husbands and one daughter (the only child she had). Her last husband died in 1979.

        Eunice Sanborn was proclaimed as the one holding the distinction by the Associated Press on November 4 upon the death of the then oldest person, one Eugenie Blanchard, a French nun residing on the island of St. Barthelemy, the Caribbeans.

        The Gerontology Research Group lists other people who were born in 1896 and who are now 114. Sanborn’s successor as the world’s oldest person title holder is Besse Cooper who lives in Georgia, she was born on August 26. The second oldest is now Walter Breuning (Montana), born on September 21.

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