Rapeseed instead of soy burgers: Researchers identify a new source of protein for humans

Rapeseed has the potential to replace soy as the best plant-based source of protein for humans. In a current study, nutrition scientists at the Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg (MLU), found that rapeseed protein consumption has comparable beneficial effects on human metabolism as soy protein. The glucose metabolism and satiety were even better. Another advantage: The […]

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Study disputes notion that people of color have ‘flawed’ beliefs about pregnancy

Black and Latinx individuals are often the focus of health educational efforts to “correct” perceived flawed beliefs about pregnancy in order to increase contraceptive use and reduce unintended pregnancies. In a study published in the journal Ethnicity and Disease, CUNY SPH faculty Meredith Manze and Diana Romero sought to revisit the association between race, ethnicity, […]

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Scientists discover why a rare syndrome is giving people diseases linked to another group of genetic disorders

Zellweger syndrome is a rare disease which at its mildest form can cause developmental delays in childhood and vision and hearing loss in adulthood. At its most severe, it can mean weak muscle tone, feeding and respiratory problems, and neonatal seizures. Those who have its extreme form typically do not survive beyond age one. The […]

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Older men less able to regulate body temperature and hydration levels than young men

Our ability to regulate body temperature and keep our bodies from becoming dehydrated declines as we get older. New research published today in the Journal of Physiology improves our understanding of the relation between temperature regulation and dehydration. This research can help us to better tailor strategies for managing both body temperature regulation and hydration […]

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