Compound in broccoli could boost immune system, says new study

  Berkeley — A compound found in broccoli and related vegetables may have more health-boosting tricks up its sleeves, according to a new study led by researchers at the University of California, Berkeley. Veggie fans can already point to some cancer-fighting properties of 3,3′-diindolylmethane (DIM), a chemical produced from the compound indole-3-carbinol when Brassica vegetables…

Your gut has taste receptors

  Researchers in the Department of Neuroscience at Mount Sinai School of Medicine have identified taste receptors in the human intestines. The taste receptor T1R3 and the taste G protein gustducin are critical to sweet taste in the tongue. Research now shows these two sweet-sensing proteins are also expressed in specialized taste cells of the…

Current Life Expectancy in the U.S. (2007) #44 in the world

  #1 Andorra: 83.52 years #2 Macau: 82.27 years #3 Japan: 82.02 years #4 San Marino: 81.8 years #5 Singapore: 81.8 years #6 Hong Kong: 81.68 years #7 Sweden: 80.63 years #8 Switzerland: 80.62 years #9 Australia: 80.62 years #10 France: 80.59 years #11 Guernsey: 80.53 years #12 Iceland: 80.43 years #13 Canada: 80.34 years…

Negative effects of plastic’s additive blocked by nutrient supplements

In their most recent experiments, Duke University Medical Center investigators demonstrated that exposure within the womb to bisphenol A (BPA), an ubiquitous chemical used in the production of plastics, caused noticeable changes in the offspring without altering any of the offspring’s genes. Additionally, the researchers discovered that administration of folic acid or genistein, an active…