Fatty Fish and Type II Diabetes

A new study has revealed that the environmental pollutants that contaminate the fish we consume stop them from protecting us from type 2 diabetes. Image Credit: Sea Wave/Shutterstock.com A team of researchers from the Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden published a paper last summer in the Journal of Nutrition that outlines how pollutants eliminate the protective properties that fatty […]

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A newly discovered circuit helps fish to prioritize

Being constantly flooded by a mass of stimuli, it is impossible for us to react to all of them. The same holds true for a little fish. Which stimuli should it pay attention to and which not? Scientists at the Max Planck Institute of Neurobiology have now deciphered the neuronal circuit that zebrafish use to prioritize visual stimuli. Surrounded by […]

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Taking fish oil tablets for four weeks improves ‘night vision,’ study says

Fish oil supplements can significantly improve ‘night vision’, according to a new study. Researchers from Loughborough University wanted to know whether docosahexanoic acid (DHA), a polyunsaturated fatty acid found in fish oils, improved ‘dark adaptation capabilities’ – the process the eyes go through when adjusting to new light levels. DHA, found in mackerel, herring, tuna and halibut, is known to […]

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Type 2 diabetes: The plant extract proven to lower blood sugar levels

Type 2 diabetes is a chronic condition that occurs because a person’s pancreas doesn’t produce enough insulin to maintain normal blood glucose levels. If left untreated, unregulated blood sugar levels can lead to serious health complications such as heart disease and stroke. Fortunately, eating certain foods can compensate for the poor insulin production. Growing research suggests a natural plant extract […]

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How to live longer: Best diet to increase life expectancy – what foods you should eat

Life longevity is largely determined by the decisions people make along the way. Leading an unhealthy lifestyle can hike a person’s risk of developing a range of life-threatening health complications. Diabetes, high blood pressure and obesity often serve as precursors to more threatening conditions. Evidence suggests sticking to a mediterranean diet may act as a buffer against these common health […]

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Neural sleep patterns emerged at least 450 million years ago

Researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine have found that neural signatures in sleeping zebrafish are analogous to those of humans, suggesting that the brain activity evolved at least 450 million years ago, before any creatures crawled out of the ocean. Scientists have known for more than 100 years that fish enter a sleeplike state, but until now they […]

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Fish bogradski loach is recognized as the most useful

Fish bogradski char (char) is recognized as the most useful fish in the world, reported head of the Department aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems of Siberian Federal University (SFU) Mikhail Gladyshev. Bogradski char, as expressed by a scientist is an “absolute champion of usefulness.” The study showed that in such a fish as bogradski trout contain very high levels of docosahexaenoic […]

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