Health

Vitamin K: A little-known but noteworthy nutrient

When Danish scientist Henrik Dam fed a cholesterol-free diet to baby chicks in his lab about 90 years ago, he noticed excessive bleeding in some of them. It did not stop after he replaced the cholesterol. Dam ultimately concluded ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Bhutan in virus lockdown for the first time

Bhutan has been largely shielded from coronavirus but on Tuesday, the remote Himalayan kingdom famous for measuring gross national happiness went into lockdown for the first time.

Neuroscience

Triglycerides control neurons in the reward circuit

Energy-dense food, obesity and compulsive food intake bordering addiction: The scientific literature has been pointing to connections between these for years. Scientists at the CNRS and Université de Paris have just shown ...

Health

Butter or margarine? The latest round in a long-running debate

(HealthDay)—Thanks to a federal ban on trans fats—commonly listed on labels as partially hydrogenated oils—margarine makers have taken steps to remove them from their ingredients. Does this mean margarine is once again ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Exploring the dietary drivers of asthma

Asthma is a relatively common condition which is not completely understood and remains difficult to comprehensively prevent and treat.

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