Posts Tagged ‘#health’

Nasal probiotics – The nose, it seems, is protected by bacterial guards | Science & technology | The Economist

January 16, 2021

https://www.economist.com/science-and-technology/2020/06/11/the-nose-it-seems-is-protected-by-bacterial-guards
I wonder if eating the lactobacillus in yogurt provides some of this protective effect to the sinuses — from bits of chewed food that get from the mouth to the nose

Intermittent fasting doesn’t help weight loss: UCSF study

November 11, 2020

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/09/28/intermittent-fasting-doesnt-help-weight-loss-ucsf-study.html

Should everyone be taking vitamin D? – BBC Future

April 18, 2020

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There are two main types of D. The first is vitamin D3, which is found in animals including fish and is the kind the skin makes when exposed to sunlight. The second is vitamin D2, which comes from plant-based foods including mushrooms. Studies have found that D3 is more effective, and the conclusions of a 2012 meta-analysis argue that D3 is the preferred choice for supplementation.

When his team analysed raw data from 25 clinical trials involving 11,000 patients from 14 countries, they found a small benefit to taking daily or weekly vitamin D supplements to reduce the risk of respiratory infections, asthma attacks and bronchitis. Although the paper soon attracted robust criticism, Martineau points out that the reduction of risk, while slight, is still significant and comparable to the effects of other health measures: to prevent a single respiratory infection, you’d have to give 33 people vitamin D supplements – compared to, for example, giving a flu vaccination to 40 people to prevent a single case of flu.
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https://www.bbc.com/future/article/20181010-do-vitamin-d-supplements-work

Covid-19: Can ‘boosting’ your immune system protect you? – BBC Future

April 13, 2020

https://www.bbc.com/future/article/20200408-covid-19-can-boosting-your-immune-system-protect-you

Facts (and Myths) About Boosting Your Immune System – WSJ

March 29, 2020

Highlights yogurt & vitamin D!
https://www.wsj.com/articles/facts-and-myths-about-boosting-your-immune-system-11584050588

When Will We Solve Mental Illness? – The New York Times

December 9, 2018

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/11/19/health/mental-health-psychology.html

A time to fast | Science

November 17, 2018

http://science.sciencemag.org/content/362/6416/770.full

No sweat: The smart guide to exercise | New Scientist

August 18, 2018

No sweat: The smart guide to exercise
https://www.NewScientist.com/round-up/no-sweat/ Useful tidbits related to scientific studies of #exercise: stretching has not proven useful. 150 min/week is good &half that in HIT, even better

5 Health Mistakes in Your Morning Routine

December 17, 2017

ttps://www.aarp.org/health/healthy-living/info-2017/morning-health-mistakes.html

How Long Does Yogurt Last? Shelf Life, Storage, Expiration

December 16, 2017

“Yogurt Expiration Date

(Unopened) Refrigerator Freezer
Frozen Yogurt lasts for — 2-3 Months
Drinkable Yogurt lasts for 7-10 Days, 1-2 Months
Reduced Fat Yogurt lasts for 1-2 Weeks, 1-2 Months
Yogurt With Fruit lasts for 7-10 Days, 1-2 Months


All yogurt manufacturers that we checked with guarantee their product quality for 7 days beyond the printed sell by date

How to tell if Yogurt is bad, rotten or spoiled?


Although not a perfect test, your senses are usually the most reliable instruments to tell if your yogurt has gone bad. A small amount of liquid is ok in most yogurts, it is called whey and actually contains several nutrients that should be mixed into the yogurt before eating. But an increased amount of surface liquid (or, in the case of Yoplait yogurt and a few others that do not have any excess liquid to begin with, it’s when a puddle begins to form) and a curdling texture near the bottom of the container are the first signs of yogurt going bad. The final signal that your yogurt has indeed gone bad is the formation of mold and at that point you must throw the entire container away, no matter what. Live bacterial cultures in yogurt act as a preservative, but once those cultures start to die off then mold can start to form. Never consume mold in any shape or form!”
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