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Did You Know – 10/29/2014

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1. Did you know that 2/3rds of the proportion, by which education achievements are down to genes, not classroom environment or the involvement of parents. 

Source – UK researchers 

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2. Green tea compound may improve power of Cancer drugs. It has been revealed that a molecule that is a key ingredient in green tea can be used as a carrier for anti-cancer proteins. While this does not mean drinking green tea will cure cancer, scientists have discovered the molecule, which has the catch name of epigallocatechin -3-0gallate – May improve the effectiveness of anti cancer drugs used to treat breast and stomach cancers.

Source – Journal Nature Nanotechnology

 

 

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3. Norway is the best place to grow old. Australia came in 13th which puts Australia behind the US, Japan, New Zealand, and the UK. The report card for Australia shows that the Aussie oldies are highly educated and healthy, but there are too many living in “poverty” and worried about their personal safety.

Source – Body and Soul – Aust Sunday Mail

 

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4. Laughter can cause the tissue that forms the inner lining of blood vessels to expand and this in turn increases blood flow. It is recommended that you laugh at least 15 min per day to get the best benefits 

Source – University of Maryland , US

 

 

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5. Brushing you teeth less than twice a day may increase your risk of heart disease by 70 percent. Participants in a test who had bad oral hygiene,  tested positive for inflammatory markers. Researchers said their results confirmed and further strengthened the suggested association between oral hygiene and the risk of cardiovascular disease. 

Source – University college London

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6. Women who routinely practice yoga may have lower amounts of cytokine interleukin-6 (a substance that increases inflammation and heart disease risk) in their blood. It is also equally effective for novices and pros

Source – Ohio State university

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Did You Know « 12/27/2010

Studies show that you can think yourself younger. In the Journal of Gerontology. The benefits of this has been proven that they are less likely to get ill than those who feel old. So never let the words “I am too old” pass your lips. (Well that is my motto anyway and it seems to work.)

According to Deepak Chopra people who alter their lifestyle significantly by eating better and exercising more and practising meditation cause changes affecting over 500 genes. Even a strong emotion may be enough to alter a gene, because brain cells secrete new chemicals for sadness, happiness, confidence or shyness when their genes tell them to.

As I am “Down under” at the moment I found this statistic rather interesting. According to the magazine Nature and Health that it is estimated that at least 900,000 Australians are kept awake every night by a snoring partner.

According to Animal behavior Science study – If you are aggressive by nature there is an increased likelihood that your dog will be too. The reverse is also true – Shy people are apparently more likely to have quiet, passive pups.

Watching a movie tonight? Pick a comedy. According to a British study, people will eat up to 30 percent more when they watch a sad film.

According to England’s Luton University, Redheads are less likely to care for other people’s opinions; Brunettes are more socially conservative, while blondes are 10 percent more likely to be outgoing.

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