Linking Vitamin C & Cancer Treatment

“VITAMIN C might give cancer treatment a boost – but it would have to be injected at high doses. Some blood cancers, including chronic leukaemia, often involve problems in a gene called TET2. The gene usually helps ensure a type of stem cell matures properly and later dies. Suppressing it allows these cells to divide uncontrollably, leading to cancer.… Read More

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Is the Consumption of Fruit & Vegetables Inversely Associated with the Incident Risk of Cognitive Disorders?

Research Paper Title Intake of Fruit and Vegetables and the Incident Risk of Cognitive Disorders: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Cohort Studies. Background No quantitative assessment has been performed to specifically link the consumption of fruit and vegetables with the incident risk of cognitive disorders. Methods The researchers searched the PubMed and the Embase… Read More

Linking Nutritional Status, Weight Perception, & Weight Control Practices among Office Employees

Research Paper Title Nutritional status, weight perception and weight control practices among office employees in Sokoto, Nigeria. Background Overweight and obesity have become the fifth leading risk for global deaths. Office employees have been identified as a high risk group due to the sedentary nature of their work, and accurate weight perception is believed to… Read More

‘Range Stew’: One of the British Army’s Best Known Secrets!

“The Band were somewhat buoyed by the provision of ‘range stew’. Range stew is a delicacy provided primarily by Military chefs in a large thermos flask, known as a Norwegian. The contents of the stew are a closely guarded secret and it is widely believed that to give any stew a name might constrain the chef to such… Read More

How Much Protein Should I Consume?

Protein is an essential macronutrient needed by the human body for growth and maintenance. Foods rich in animal protein are meat, fish, eggs, poultry, and dairy products, while plant foods high in protein are mainly legumes, nuts, and grains. With this in mind, what is the current recommended dietary allowance (RDA) for protein for an… Read More

The ‘Power’ of An Energy Drink on Two Selected Sport Performance Activities

Research Paper Title Effect of Energy Drink Consumption on Power and Velocity of Selected Sport Performance Activities. Background Energy drinks comprise a multi-billion dollar market focused on younger, active and competitive individuals. Marketing includes claims of improved alertness and performance. The purpose of this study was to assess power (W) and velocity (m·s) of a… Read More

Whey Growth Factor Extract & Resistance Training

Research Paper Title No Effect of a Whey Growth Factor Extract during Resistance Training on Strength, Body Composition, or Hypertrophic Gene Expression in Resistance-Trained Young Men. Background Growth factors can be isolated from bovine milk to form a whey growth factor extract (WGFE). This study examined whether WGFE promoted activation of the AKT/mTOR pathway enabling… Read More