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Fitbit research shows people's general health and fitness is improving during lockdown

Fitbit has released data from 200,000 Fitbit users showing the resting heartrate of the world’s population is declining, while people pay more attention to their general health with their newfound free time on lockdown. Fitbit research shows people’s general health and fitness is improving. Their research showed that when comparing Fitbit users’ baseline data from… Read More »

New research finds drinking tea on a regular basis is linked to a longer life

Stick on the kettle.  Listen up tea lovers, as new research has shown that regular tea consumption is linked to a longer and healthier life. The study as reported in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology, found that drinking tea at least three times a week can lower the risk of cardiovascular disease and improve… Read More »

Eggs and cholesterol: Is industry funded research misleading?

Whether dietary cholesterol increases levels of cholesterol in the blood is a controversial topic. Although many researchers have investigated this question, a recent review asks whether industry funding has slanted the overall results. Share on PinterestDo industry funded studies paint eggs in too favorable a light? Cholesterol is a waxy substance that is essential for… Read More »

Breakthrough or a threat? Research on genetics of same-sex behaviour ignites ethical debate

By Hannah Thomasy Are sexual preferences genetic? According to a recent paper in Science, the answer is at least partially yes. By screening close to 500,000 DNA samples, researchers identified five locations in the genome that were significantly associated with same-sex sexual behaviour. “This work supports the notion that there is a biological component to… Read More »