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Posts Tagged ‘circadian rhythms’

Melatonin: Sleep Like a Baby With This

Do you find yourself tossing and turning at night, counting sheep in a fruitless effort to sleep? Are you dragging all day long – but then wide awake again come bedtime? Do you travel so much that jet lag has become just another “normal” part of your life? You’re not alone.  According to polls, at least a quarter of American adults say they get less than 7 hours of sleep on weeknights.  No wonder so many of us are walking around like zombies! And no wonder so many people find themselves turning to over-the-counter and prescription pills, which can leave […]

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Why People Crave Evening Snacks

Researchers report that they may have found an explanation on why many people consume more food late in the evening but are less likely to eat breakfast. The study, published recently in the journal Obesity, found that the body’s internal clock, or the circadian system, increases hunger and cravings for high-calorie foods such as starchy, sweet, and salty foods at night. They explain that urge to consume more calories in the evening may have been helpful for early man to store energy to survive in times of food scarcity. However, in current times, late night snacking may result in significant […]

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Antioxidant Benefits from Acai Berries

A recently published study in Experimental Gerontology shows that acai berry prolongs the lifespan of fruit flies which are exposed to oxidative stress. Scientists at Emory University School of Medicine led by Alysia Vrailas-Mortimer, a postdoctoral fellow found that a simple sugar diet with acai supplementation could triple the fruit flies’ life spans, from eight to 24 days. Furthermore, they also found that acai also protected the flies against oxidative stress brought about by exposure to hydrogen peroxide or paraquat. Paraquat is a pesticide used to kill weeds and has toxic effects on nerve cells that resemble Parkinson’s disease. Paraquat […]

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