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The ABC of sleep

On Friday, March 13, 2015, World Sleep Day was celebrated all over the globe. This annual event calls to action on important issues related to sleep. This year’s topic was “When Sleep is Sound, Health and Happiness Abound”. Why do we sleep? Sleep is a state in which spend about one third of our lives. …Read More

OMICs-technologies: herbal drugs’ entry ticket into evidence-based science

Thousands of years of successful use of herbal medicine Herbal drugs combinations as a long historical use in traditional medicines, especially China, Japan and India. They consist of herbal preparations that contain active therapeutic ingredients. Their use is well established and widely acknowledged to be safe and effective, and may even be accepted by national …Read More

What is osteoporosis?

Osteoporosis is the most common progressive bone disease. It is characterized by a decrease in bone mass and density, which happens when you lose too much bone, make too little bone or both. Normal bone is composed of protein, collagen, and calcium, all of which give bone its strength. Bones that are affected by osteoporosis …Read More

The immune system: how does it work?

The immune system consists of a network of cells, tissues, and organs that work together to protect the body from infection. It is the body’s defense against infectious organisms and other invaders, such as viruses, bacteria, fungi, and parasites. Through a series of steps called the immune response, the immune system attacks organisms and substances …Read More

21st IUNS-International Congress of Nutrition

21st IUNS-International Congress of Nutrition Buenos Aires, Argentina October 22-27, 2017 The pillars of the scientific programme will be: Advances in Nutrition Research, Nutrition Through Life Course, Public Health Nutrition and Environment, Nutrition and Management of Diseases, Nutrients and Nutritional Assessment, Functional Foods and Bioactive Compounds, Food culture practices and Nutritional Education and Agriculture, Food …Read More

Why do we care about excess cholesterol?

Lipids are essentials molecules but its accumulation is dangerous Lipids such as fats and cholesterol are essential for your body. They serve as starting material for the production of several hormones, such as estrogens and testosterone, vitamins and vital structures, such as cell membranes. However, our modern lifestyle, which associates high caloric food intake and …Read More