A bowl of this ONE breakfast food could help ward off arthritis, claim scientists

A bowl of this ONE breakfast food could help ward off arthritis, claim scientists

If you’re worried about your risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis (RA), then you may want to take a look at your breakfast routine.

A new study has discovered that a fibre-rich diet can reduce bone damage in the painful, progressive disease.

In particular, researchers recommended eating muesli every morning as well as enough fruit and vegetables throughout the day.

They found in experiments on mice that fibre boosts a molecule produced by bacteria in the gut, which play an important role in the health of joints and bones.Study leader Dr Mario Zaiss from Germany’s Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU) said: ‘We were able to show that a bacteria-friendly diet has an anti-inflammatory effect, as well as a positive effect on bone density. A new […]

Robot Writing, AI, and Marketing: It’s the End of the World as We Know It

Robot Writing, AI, and Marketing: It’s the End of the World as We Know It

Picture if you will, dear reader, the marketing apocalypse, a place where human-powered engines are less and less relevant and we are facing a new dawn: robot writing, triggered email campaigns, automated social scheduling and responses, ways to track users wherever they go.

Oh, hang on. Isn’t that . . . ? the future is here Yeah, it is. We would say welcome to the future, but that scares an awful lot of people. Case in point: all these stories about the robots coming to take our marketing jobs. There is legitimate worry in our industry today, and with good reason. AI and marketing are a perfect mix; so much of what we do involves crunching data and analytics. Surely […]

Fatty Western diets make prostate cancer more aggressive - but a new type of statin could control the disease, new study claims

Fatty Western diets make prostate cancer more aggressive – but a new type of statin could control the disease, new study claims

Researchers at Harvard and Beth Israel have made a ‘breakthrough’ discovery about how prostate cancer is fueled

They found fatty diets drive tumors to spread around the body

The team also found a cholesterol-fighting drug could control the spread

A high-fat American diet of fast food and processed meats fuels the spread of prostate cancer, new research has shown.However, experiments found a cholesterol-fighting drug boosted genes which shut down the cells’ fat-production, bringing the disease under control.The link between fat-laden foods and cancers including those of the prostate – the most common form among men – is well-known.But the researchers have now shed fresh light on the genetic mechanisms that boost spread, and how diet plays […]

Salt-heavy diet increases the risk of Alzheimer's by starving the brain of oxygen, new study finds

Salt-heavy diet increases the risk of Alzheimer’s by starving the brain of oxygen, new study finds

Eating too much salt could increase the risk of Alzheimer’s disease, according to new research.

Sodium causes changes in the immune system in the gut that in turn reduces blood flow to the brain, say scientists.

While the US Department of Agriculture recommends we consume about three-quarters of a teaspoon of salt each day, – equivalent to about eight individual-sized bags of chips – most Americans eat nearly 50 percent more than that on a daily basis.

Experiments on mice and human cells suggest that salty foods trigger an inflammatory immune response that deprives the brain of oxygen and harms neurons, triggering behavioral and mental problems.Importantly, these effects were reversed by returning to a normal diet, providing evidence a change in lifestyle […]

This creepy robot baby is here to show parents just what their children crawl in around the home

This creepy robot baby is here to show parents just what their children crawl in around the home

It should come as no surprise that the rugs and carpets in your home are host to a huge amount of dust, dirt and allergens. Walking over them kicks up clouds of the stuff, but we hardly notice it as the ground is so far from our nose and mouth.

For a baby, however, it could pose a potential health risk and so a group of scientists has set out to uncover just how bad crawling is for a typical baby in an everyday home.

As a starter, the US and Finnish researchers needed a baby they could move across a dirty carpet in air-controlled conditions. Needless to say, it’s rather unethical do use a real baby, so the researchers built […]

A bowl of muesli each morning could help prevent arthritis – study

A bowl of muesli each morning could help prevent arthritis – study

German scientists say high fibre diet plays important role in building strong bones

Eating a fibre-rich diet can have a positive influence on chronic inflammatory joint diseases while helping to build stronger bones. Photograph: iStock Eating a bowl of muesli every morning can make your bones stronger and could help prevent arthritis later in life, new research has found.

German scientists from the Friedrich-Alexander Universitat Erlanden-Nunberg (FAU) have discovered that eating a fibre-rich diet can have a positive influence on chronic inflammatory joint diseases while helping to build stronger bones.

In an article published earlier this month in Nature Communications , FAU scientists found that the metabolites (the molecules which aid our metabolism) in the bacteria in our gut can affect […]