Saturday, December 5, 2009

Protein Balancing Instead

By following the historical datas found out by many scientists and researchers, cutting down in calories intake appear to be the main factor in waving your hands, welcoming many health benefits into your body, and many others too, they believe that by restricting calorie intake, you can also increase your longevity, ie: your lifespan.

But such restriction, must be presented in such a way that the diet contains enough vitamins, minerals and other essential nutrients, for they are vital in keeping many organisms, including mice, rats , Rhesus monkeys and fruit flies to live in longer times and acquiring a better health.

Researchers from UCL Institute of Healthy Ageing were putting efforts in an investigation about whether it is by restricting calorie intake that led to increased health benefits, or just by reducing specific nutrients we take in?

For the study which is published in the journal of Nature, the researchers discovered that by varying the amounts and proportions of amino acids (that is, the building blocks of life, where they are the simplest unit which make up various kinds of proteins and complex compounds that take part in majority of the processes which are essential to keep to organisms to be alive) in the diet, lifespan and fertility of female fruit flies could be affected greatly. Fruit flies, although do not look like human, and we have four times the number of genes that they have, but many genetic discoveries suggested that how their genes behave, can often be matched with human counterparts.

The researchers found that the methionine, one of the essential amino acids, was crucial in determining the lifespan and fertility of an organism. When they added it to a low calorie diet, fertility is boosted without reduction in lifespan. And strangely, when they reduced its amount in a high calorie diet, lifespan is extended instead.

In other words, key to healthy long life could lie in balancing protein intake rather than calorie restriction. But further investigation and researches are needed to be done before clearer pictures can be presented to the public.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Risk of Knee Arthritis

For fellow distributors who have shown his or her utmost loyalty to GTF, the 6-in-1 super discovery certainly is not something which is unfamiliar. One of the benefits about GTF products is the magnificent substances inside could actually improve inflammations in your body. Speaking about inflammation, many could relate that word with "arthritis".

Arthritis is a group of conditions involving damage to the joints of the body (cited from Wikipedia). There are many types of arthritis which comes in different forms. Among all the different types of inflammations, the most common form would be osteoarthritis. This form of arthritis is a result of infection of the joint or age-related. Today, we are going to discuss about one of the osteoarthritis, knee arthritis.

A new study by Christoph Stehling and fellow colleagues suggest that middle-aged men and women who do lots of exercises, particularly exercises which involve high impact activities such as running and jumping. These activities might unknowingly causing serious damage to their knees and putting themselves at high risk of developing osteoarthritis.

The researchers concluded that for individuals who carried higher physical activities may expose to greater risks for cartilage and meniscal abnormalities. In the contrary, low-impact activities such as swimming and cycling may protect diseased cartilage and prevent health cartilage from developing disease. However, more studies are needed to carried out to make further confirmation on the effect of low and high impact activities with the progression of inflammation.