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How many times do you have to eat a day? / Demining the 10 greatest eating myths.

How many times do you have to eat a day to lower your belly? Many nutritionists, dietitians, gym trainers and even some doctors, recommend you consume five or six meals a day, why this is supposed to be good for your health and will allow you to lose weight more quickly. Even some nutritional consultants …

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Intermittent fasting: is it better to make short daily fasts or a longer fast once a week?

We have spoken on numerous occasions of intermittent fasting. This dietary pattern has various evidence of effectiveness in losing weight and maintaining it. But there are several strategies, which one is the best? The sin of simplicity, in an aspect as complex as nutrition, does a disservice to our health. Therefore, it is better to answer carefully and …

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Bacterial infections as cheat the immune system

Intracellular bacterial pathogens have developed multiple strategies for the exploitation or sequestration of eukaryotic functions to survive and multiply within host cells. Numerous pathogens antagonize the initiation and maturation of autophagy processes, bypassing autophagy recognition, or appropriating the autophagy pathway to facilitate intracellular survival. Within the strategies by which bacterial pathogens can escape the elimination …

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What is melatonin?

The Melatonin is a hormone synthesized primarily in the brain stem ( pineal gland ) in the dark. That is, it is a hormone that intervenes in the natural cycle of sleep; we produce it naturally. So, if we eat it as a food supplement, what is Melatonin? What benefits does it have for health? Is it necessary to take it? We …

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Bright light before bedtime reduces melatonin in children

Exposure to intense light sources alters the production of “sleep hormone” in preschool children Buenos Aires- (Nomyc) -Children who stay one hour exposed to bright light before going to sleep have a lower production of melatonin, a hormone related to the consolidation of sleep and the regulation of sleep and wake cycles. “This effect is …

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Neurobiological basis of the ” Allocentric Lock Hypothesis” in the anorexia nervosa

The word Anorexia Nervosa (AN), from clinical significance, is misleading. The real problem is not the absence of appetite, nor the rejection of certain foods. All symptoms related to food are still the behavioural consequence of a body perception that the person considers unacceptable. Hence today tends to find the AN as the clinical outcome of the …

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