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UW researchers show that the human genome is helpless in the face of chocolate
...es who were more sensitive to bitter flavors would drink
latts, rather than straight espresso coffee." The only genetic taste markers in humans involve a compound called 6-n-propylthiouracil or PROP. Some people find PROP extremely bitter and repulsive, whereas others cannot taste it at all. Though s...
Smoking, heavy drinking and poor nutrition tend to cluster
...an two drinks a day and for women as more than one drink
a day. According to the researchers, the relationship between nicotine and alcohol is not well understood. "Chronic use of one drug may increase tolerance to the other, or, conversely, nicotine may cause a stimulating effect that is depressed by et...
NASA space technology shines light on healing
...ucositis improves the patients' ability to eat and drink
and also may reduce the risk of infections in patients with compromised immune systems." Dr. Whelan's collaboration with NASA began when Ronald Ignatius, owner of Quantum Devices Inc. in Barneveld, Wis., learned about Dr. Whelan's brain cancer surger...
Natural selection for lactose tolerance
...ago presented humans with the first opportunity to drink
fresh milk throughout life. This provided a potential selective force for lactase persistence, whereby high levels of intestinal lactase, the enzyme that digests lactose, persist into adulthood. Individuals without significant levels of lactase are ...
Vanderbilt neuroscientists identify 'oops center' in the brain
...d its gaze to the new spot, it was rewarded with a drink
of juice. During some of the trials, the central spot reappeared during the time the monkey was preparing to shift its gaze to the peripheral spot. In these cases, the monkey was rewarded when it cancelled the eye movement it was planning and kept it...
Why some people just can't seem to pay attention
...ask-irrelevant stimuli. Alcoholics that begin to drink
heavily in their teens seem to be particularly sus...veninen, "this suggests that patients who begin to drink
heavily in their teens are particularly susceptible to developing impairments in their brain circuit...
Coffee may protect against bladder cancer
...on-smoking coffee drinkers. But smokers who didn't drink
coffee were seven times as likely to develop the disease as non-smokers. The authors conclude that the results show that smoking may be an even greater risk for bladder cancer than was previously thought. And they point to previous research which sho...
Fossil teeth of extinct North American rhinos reveal an aquatic lifestyle similar to modern hippos
... a population of deer, for example, one deer might drink
from a puddle that's been evaporating in the sun, another from a creek, and some live in hotter environments than others, so their isotope compositions will vary," Koch said. Since a tooth forms within a relatively narrow window of time, the oxygen...
Antibiotics, yogurt seen as potential treatment for common liver disorder
... see in fatty liver disease produced in humans who drink
alcohol to excess," says Diehl. "Whenever the bowel fails to move normally, the partially digested food material becomes a food source for the intestinal bacteria. These bacteria overgrow, ferment the food and produce alcohol," adds Diehl. "If what...
Report on dietary supplements containing ephedra makes urgent call for research to develop dose guidelines, safety warnings
...is much more intense," Benowitz said. "When people drink
coffee or other caffeine beverages while taking the supplements, the stimulating effect may become even more pronounced." Dozens of ephedrine-containing products are sold, with a great variability in the accuracy, completeness and adequacy of labels ...
Dietary patterns predict heart attack risk in middle-aged men
...estern pattern score were more likely to smoke and drink
alcohol and less likely to take a multivitamin or vitamin E supplements. Current smokers in quintile 5 of the Western pattern had more than three times the risk for CVD than current smokers in quintile 5 of the prudent pattern. In subjects who had a ...
Increased consumption of whole grain foods associated with decreased risk of stroke
...among subgroups of women who never smoked, did not drink
alcohol, did not exercise regularly, or who did not use postmenopausal hormones. According to background information in the study, although increased intake of grain products has been recommended to prevent cardiovascular disease, prospective data ex...
Beyond the French paradox
... we do. It was once thought this was because they drink
a lot of red wine." Emeson, lead author of a stu.... Thus, it is enticing to simply advise people to drink
moderately. Yet moderate drinking is not risk-free, and the tradeoff between risk and benefits sh...
Program shown to help non-alcoholics reduce drinking 66%
...lcoholic, Klykylo says. The same goes for many who drink
and drive. By educating those people about the problems that heavy drinking or drinking in risky situations can pose, coaching them on ways to cut back, and supporting them in their own decision to abstain or moderate their drinking, DrinkWise aims t...
Caffeine in colas: 'The Real Thing' isn't the taste
...ne are pretty stunning" The majority of people who drink
colas can't tell whether a soda contains caffeine ...is stands in sharp contrast to the claim some soft drink
manufacturers make that they add caffeine purely for taste," says psychopharmacologist Roland Griffi...
Drinking during pregnancy: American Indians and African Americans
...ring pregnancy. Some women nonetheless continue to drink
at relatively high levels while pregnant. This stu...and we also wanted to look very carefully at their drink
size." The ACER paper is part of the larger Developing Effective Educational Resources (DEER) proje...
Parents' escape drinking evokes children's negative response to alcohol smell
...nonalcoholics, and that preschoolers whose parents drink
heavily or to escape are more successful than othe...who reported drinking to escape also were found to drink
more alcohol than those who did not. Of the 150 children who participated in the study, 25 had mothe...
Binge drinking: a dangerous rite of passage
...th alcohol. Some adolescents binge drink, that is, drink
heavily during a short period of time. Adolescent ...also a time when most people begin drinking, often drink
the most, and for some, experiment with binge drinking. A study in the August issue of Alcoholism:...
Study: too much sugar, not enough milk may damage U.S. teens' health
... most profound being this immense increase in soft drink
and sugared-drink consumption in general," Popkin ...ious studies have shown recent highs level of soft drink
consumption and decreased physical activity, but the new research paper is the first to document the...
Scientists look to nature to cut greenhouse emissions
... screens on which algae grow. "The algae basically drink
the bicarbonates," says Bayless, who also serves as associate director of the university's Ohio Coal Research Center. "They get carbon through this system much quicker than trying to get it out of the air." Using a system of solar panels, satellite...
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