Eating Chili Peppers reduced all cause Mortality rates by 23%

Eating Chili Peppers reduced all cause Mortality rates by 23%

Eating Chili Peppers reduced all cause Mortality rates by 23%

Now Italian research shows that people who consume Chili Peppers on a regular basis have a mortality risk for every cause reduced by 23% compared to those who do not like it. The study, published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.

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Marialaura Bonaccio et al, Chili Pepper Consumption and Mortality in Italian Adults, Journal of the American College of Cardiology (2019). DOI: 10.1016/j.jacc.2019.09.068

Green tea molecule could prevent heart attacks

Green tea molecule could prevent heart attacks

Green tea molecule could prevent heart attacks

Scientists have discovered that a compound found in green tea, currently being studied for its ability to reduce amyloid plaques in the brain in Alzheimer’s disease, also breaks up and dissolves potentially dangerous protein plaques found in the blood vessels.

David Townsend, Eleri Hughes, Geoffrey Akien, Katie L. Stewart, Sheena E. Radford, David Rochester, David A. Middleton. Epigallocatechin-3-gallate remodels apolipoprotein A-I amyloid fibrils into soluble oligomers in the presence of heparin. Journal of Biological Chemistry, 2018; jbc.RA118.002038 DOI: 10.1074/jbc.RA118.002038

Lung Scarring Reversed

Lung Scarring Reversed

Lung Scarring Reversed
In an unexpected discovery scientists witnessed fibrosis going into remission and the lungs begin to normalize function in only 4 weeks, with the introduction of RAGE into the cells.

Homeostatic nuclear RAGE–ATM interaction is essential for efficient DNA repair Nucleic Acids Research, Volume 45, Issue 18, 13 October 2017, Pages 10595–10613, DOI:10.1093/nar/gkx705

Lipstick chemical alert: Ingredient in hundreds of household products ’causes heart problems’ -Triclosan

By Tamara Cohen

PUBLISHED:19:56 EST, 13  August 2012| UPDATED:07:52 EST, 14 August 2012

chemical commonly used in lipsticks, face  washes and toothpaste may cause heart and muscle problems, according to  scientists.

They found triclosan, which is in hundreds of  household products, can hinder the process by which  muscles, including the  heart, receive signals from the brain.

In tests on mice, they noted a ‘dramatic’ 25  per cent reduction in heart function within 20 minutes of exposure, and warned  there is ‘strong evidence’ it could affect human health.

However regulators and other experts insist  triclosan levels in products are safe, and that the doses injected into the mice  were higher than those to which humans would ever be exposed.

Although previous studies have found that  triclosan may have links to thyroid and fertility problems, this is the first  time its effects have been tested on muscles.

Scientists had thought that the chemical – which was devised to prevent bacterial infections in  hospitals – was  metabolised quickly by the body without harmful effects.

However, the researchers at the University of  California say it may remain active and be transported to organs, causing  damage.

Professor Isaac Pessah, who led the study,  published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, said: ‘These  findings provide strong evidence that it is  of concern to both human and  environmental health.

‘For someone who is healthy a 10 per cent  drop in heart function may not have an effect, but if you have heart disease it  could make a big difference.’ His team injected a group of mice with triclosan.  They saw a ‘significantly reduced’ function in the heart’s left ventricle within  20 minutes.

Another test looked at the mice’s skeletal  muscles by getting them to grip wire mesh. Those injected in the past hour had  an 18 per cent fall in their grip strength – although it was restored within a  day

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