Tag: "fibre" at biology news
Finished Your Lunch? Now Eat The Wrapper
...y recently most scientists had believed it was the fibre
contentof foods which gave people protection again...wever, nowit appeared resistant starch æ not fibre
æ was responsible. Dr Topping observes some of the new plant-based plastics now coming ontoth...
High fibre diet lowers risk of prostate cancer: study
...igh-fibre diets, specifically those high insoluble fibre
such as oat bran and legumes, protect against pros...esearchers found that men on a diet high insoluble fibre
for four months had lower levels of prostate specific antigen (PSA) -- an indicator of prostate canc...
Why muscle strength seeps away: a new cause for muscular dystrophy
...muscle diseases. The subtle disturbance of muscle fibre
architecture identified in three Brasilian families may play an important role in other patients with similar disorders including age-related deterioration of heart and limb-girdle muscles. Identification of telethonin as a disease-causing gene will ...
Tailoring new cotton genes for industry
...have suffered accordingly. The other major natural fibre
is cotton. Traditionally grown offshore, it has re...ment are interested in the regulatory aspects of fibre
development. They have already characterised several genes that are expressed only in fibre
Bifidobacteria act as a barrier against infection
...in breast milk and can be increased by eating more fibre
rich foods and "live" yoghurt....
British men favour beer and fast food diet
...h in refined sugars, fats, and cereals, and low in fibre
and alcohol. The fourth group, comprising 15 per cent of the sample ate more healthily but with a moderately high intake of cakes and pastries-"a healthier but sweet diet." Contact: Dr Jane Pryer, Department of Primary Care and Population Sciences, U...
Dietary fibre supplements may be harmful
and the risk of colorectal cancer (Editorial)2001; 48: 587-9 Not all dietary fibre
is as good for us as we have been led to believe, says an editorial in Gut. Instead of protecting u...
Tent caterpillars and their parasites
...ear cycle) could be reduced by just one year, then fibre
production would be increased by almost 10% over-all. The research also focused on four species of parasitic flies that are the main enemy of these caterpillars and various viral diseases that also kill forest tent caterpillars. Says Roland, "We we...
Higher fibre intake linked to later periods, scientists say
Prepubescent girls who consume more fibre
in their diets can decrease by 50 per cent the ris...r girls who consumed more than 25 grams of dietary fibre
a day [in the form of cereals, whole grains, vegetables and fruit] was approximately half that of gi...
Muscles are smarter than you think
...without interfering with the ability of the muscle fibre
to contract normally to electrical stimulation. Th...er trick'. Muscle contraction in a skeletal muscle fibre
in response to a nerve impulse is the result of a complex series of events known as excitation-contr...
Stuck on you: Scientists lay bare secrets of bacterial attachment proteins
...subunit, known as AfaE. These subunits make up the fibre
and cannot fold properly as proteins as they are synthesised with a piece of sequence information missing. In nature, the adjacent subunit possesses this bit of missing information, and 'lends' it to complete the subunit and build the fibre, in a pr...
Termites could hold the key to self-sufficient buildings
...the mound. They supply the fungus with chewed wood fibre
which the fungus breaks down into nutritious food. The structure of the mound ensures a constant and optimum environment for the fungus to thrive. The human equivalent of these 'smart' mounds would be buildings that meet all energy, waste management...