Fats and oils (2)
Omega 3 fatty acid (and omega 6) generates and store energy in the body. Compared to glucose, 1 gram of fats generates 9kcal of energy, while 1 gram of glucose gives rise to 4kcal. These long chain fatty acids also keep the skin and hair healthy and make the hair fuller. They also help to keep the body warm.
UNIABUJA to conduct further research on sickle cell, hypertension
THE University of Abuja is to conduct extensive researches aimed at facilitating improvement in the production of drugs for the treatment of sickle cell disease (SCD) and hypertension.
FCMB promotes benefits of healthy lifestyle to employees
This year’s Employee Health Week of First City Monument Bank (FCMB) Limited began on Monday, February 1, 2016 with an assurance by the financial institution that it would continue to encourage and execute programmes that will promote healthy living for employees and their families. It will run till February 6, 2016.
Stakeholders seek nutrition education for young mothers
Nutritionists in the country have called for proper dietary education among mothers, particularly the young ones.
Girls can beat breast cancer by eating fruits
Fibre from five portions can reduce risk by 25% as high sugar intake worsens condition TEENAGE girls are being encouraged to eat five portions of fruits and vegetables a day to cut their risk of developing breast cancer. Researchers say the daily intake of fibre can cut the risk by as much as a quarter.…
Into Zika's heart: the Ugandan forest where virus was found
Down winding paths through dense jungles, Gerald Mukisa kicks up the dry leaves noisily with his feet to provide warning sounds, noting that the late afternoon heat is "snake time".
Coffee diet woos Americans with 'Bulletproof' pledge
A new coffee diet claiming to help lose weight and improve IQ is gaining a major following in the United States -- and raising eyebrows among doctors skeptical of its benefits.
Lassa Fever Labs Are Grossly Inadequate, Says Raheem
What is the place of diagnostic laboratories for Lassa fever patients who are asymptomatic? WE are all aware that Lassa fever is one of the hemorrhagic fevers, and it is transmitted by rodents to human beings through contaminated foods and other consumables.
How air pollution could harm your unborn baby
*Exposure to high levels of toxins increases risk of preterm birth by 19% <em EXPOSURE to high levels of air pollution can increase the risk of premature birth by 19 per cent, scientists have revealed. The risk is highest when exposure to small particle air pollution occurs during the third trimester of pregnancy, according to…