Protect Your Eyes From Digital Eye Strain & Improve Your Vision


Dear Smartphone User,

I love big, bright screens. I’m sure you love them too.

The displays are great and the HD clarity is a pleasure to watch.

Whether you’re watching videos on Youtube, experimenting with Instagram filters or playing your favourite game, HD screens are just amazing.

But let me ask you a simple question…
Do you know how many hours you spend in front of the screen every day?

You’d probably say an hour or two at max…

And that’s just a random guess. Add your screen time on the office PC, TV at home, texting on the phone and you’d be surprised at the amount of time you’re spending in front of the screen.

According to a survey by the American Ophthalmologists Institute, an average modern individual spends more than 10 hrs in front of a digital screen, per day.

But that is a fact – you spend 90% of your time in front of a screen.

And you and I both know that it is bad for our eyes. But did you realise just how bad? Let me ask you a few more questions… (I promise, this is the last set of questions before I tell you how you can protect your eyes and save yourself from a lot of health complications)

  • Do your eyes burn after spending a few hours in front of a screen?
  • Do you have trouble sleeping?
  • Do you use your phone for a long time between going to bed & falling asleep?
  • Do you get stressed & strained by the end of the day?
  • Do you have trouble waking up early?
  • Do your eyes hurt when driving after sunset?
  • Does darkness make you impatient?
  • Do you forget to close your eyes for a long time, subconsciously while watching a screen?
  • Do you have weight issues?
  • Do you have gastric issues, like indigestion & gas?

Well, don’t be surprised by what I am going to tell you now. More than 80% of young working professionals have two or more of these above mentioned problems.

And you know what’s the direct reason for that? Your eyes are working over time and the stress is just wearing out your nerves, mind and body. This also my friend, is a fact proven by not one but three premier health institutions in the world (National Institute of Health, American Optometric Association & John Caroll Research University).

Confused? So was I.. It’s actually the harmful blue coloured light, called High Energy Visible (HEV) light that does all the damage. But you can block that harmful blue light and even the UV rays with one simple hack.

Fortunately, You Can Block Out ALL THE HARMFUL Blue Light With NoBlu Glasses!

Blue Light Blocking Technology has been a rage in the West and rightfully so. NoBlu has been trusted by techies all over the world and loved by many young gadget users like you. With years of success and experience in eye care technology – NoBlu is launching its best-seller unisex computer glasses in India now.

Here’s how NoBlu blue light blocking glasses will help you:

  • 100% Protection Against Harmful Blue Light (Digital & Natural Sun Light)
  • 100% Blocking Of UV Rays
  • Naturally Reduced Eye Strain
  • Improved Memory, Focus and Cognitive Function
  • Prevention of Long Term Retinal Degeneration
  • Improved & More Relaxed Sleep Patterns

Additionally, here are all the big reasons why Noblu is important, reliable and durable.

Here’s Why NoBlu Is What You Need!

Revolutionary Blue Light Blocking Technology

Blocks 100% of blue light

They block out the blue light that tricks your body into thinking it’s not time for you to sleep yet. This increases fatigue, stress and muscle strain that can spiral into severe health conditions in the long term. Fortunately, we have blue light blocking technology that shields your eyes from blue light at night, helping you sleep 2x better feeling well rested and refreshed when you wake up in the morning.

NoBlu Focusing Power

Cuts the strain of near distance viewing

NoBlu’s focusing power drastically reduces the strain of close distance viewing of screens for extended durations reducing the workload of the ciliary muscles of the eye further preventing stress and stress related symptoms.

Anti Reflection

Reduces strain caused by direct eye exposure to a light source

The anti reflection coating is microscopically thin layer placed on both the front and the back of your lenses to completely prevent light from bouncing off them. By cutting out reflection it makes your vision crystal clear.

Anti Glare

Reduces visual noise that confuses the eye

Your No blu lenses come with an anti glare & anti flicker coating that aligns scattered reflection. It is extremely important for gaming and even as a bonus benefit- while driving as it eliminates glare improving your night vision on road and especially helpful in avoiding being blinded by oncoming traffic on dark or busy roads.

Anti UV

100% Sunblock for your eyes

The lenses in your No Blu glasses are UV treated to protect your retina from direct exposure to the sun’s UV rays. A special dye is used to treat the lenses for guard your eyes from the long term effects of UV rays exposure.

Anti Scratch

To preserve the quality of lenses for a longer time

An anti-scratch coating on both sides of the lenses ensure that the lenses stay scratch resistant and crystal clear even if you happen to drop your glasses on the floor or if it tosses around in your bag.

Anti Flicker

Helps ease eye sensitivity to light fluctuation or modulation

The lenses dampen the flicker caused by screens when brightness is adjusted or modulated. While some may not notice it, some are extremely sensitive to it experiencing discomfort even after they look away from the screen. The anti flicker coating on the glasses help reduce that strain making it most beneficial to use while watching Tv, gaming or working on your Tablets, PCs or laptops.

CR39 Lenses

Premium Quality- Shatter Resistant

These lenses are lightweight and more impact and shatter resistant compared to glass lenses. They also last for a really long time with consistent optical quality.

Acetate Frames

Stylish, Ergonomic Design Suits Any Face Shape

These are sturdy but flexible making it very moldable to ergonomic design. Results- sleek, wearable and fashionable eyewear. At first I was expecting a bulky pair of lab goggles, given its serious purpose of protecting your eyes. I was so wrong; Noblus have a beautiful design that is not just comfortable but also looks great regardless of your face shape.

Flexi-Fit Design

Fits Comfortable On All Face Types

NoBlu comes with a flexi-fit design technology that makes it a perfect fit whatever the shape of your face is. It has a global unisex design that makes you look smarter while you protect your eyes.

These are the ONLY technologically advanced blue light blocking computer glasses in India with specs unparalleled across even top eyewear brands.

I haven’t experienced anything like this before. The difference before and after using NoBlu is subtle at all; it’ll blow your mind- what a simple product can do for you.

Research results:

In a consumer study on 1500 customers including men and women of varied ages and lifestyle upon the usage of NoBlu for 30 days, we found:

      • 96% of the subjects reported that they had far lesser eye strain after using the computer all day.
      • 95% of the subjects said their eyes never felt dry or burned like they usually do after 5-8 hrs of computer usage.
      • 95% of the subjects reported deeper sleep and that they slept undisturbed throughout the night.
      • 89% of subjects said that it significantly improved their mood in the morning.
      • 93% of subjects said they saw a clear improvement in focus, concentration and memory throughout the day.
      • 99% of subjects (who engage in some form of physical exercise) said they saw an increase in energy and were more active during exercise/working out at the gym.
    • Stay Stylish & Comfortable: NoBlu Comes With Flexi-Fit Design

      Incorporating the latest research in eyewear design and after testing the technology on thousands of facial shapes and sizes, NoBlu has launched these Unisex glasses with Flexi-Fit Design. So that you can be assured of complete eye protection but also a comfortable and stylish fit whether you have an oval, round or square face.

      The Positive Change You Will See Is Life Enhancing

      Firstly, more than anything else, you will not be tired without a reason by the end of the day. Secondly, you will be able to enjoy and experience true visual clarity and depth of images that these high-defintion LED and LCD screens offer. Here are some of the positive changes you will see with NoBlu:

      • You will be a happier person, thanks to reduced nervous strain
      • You will get less stressed & less tensed
      • You will have the energy to make conversations & build positive relationships
      • You will have the patience to listen to others, and become a better friend & a guide
      • You will have better concentration levels to achieve your goals
      • You will have lower chances of getting blood pressure, indigestion & stress issues
      • You eyes will always be relaxed & cool, no more burning, tired eyes that make you look weak
      • You will have better immunity, better health to withstand any medical issue
      • You will be a better person, someone who you always wanted to be

      And all this is possible and real change that you you can achieve with NoBlu. It isn’t a magic drug but it gives your body what it needs – better sleep. Sleep is your body’s #1 priority as it helps condition it, rejuvenate it and give it the strength to perform the way you want it to. Blue light is an unavoidable reality of modern life, but NoBlu completely protects you from all the damage that it can do. It is proven to 100% block blue light.

      Know Why NoBlu Is Truly Priceless & A 100% Risk-Free Purchase!

      This is the first time such a patented technology which is widely popular in the West is brought to India. The Circadian Sleep Disorders Research amply states that these glasses have shown a 90% positive result for users across countries.

      Late Night Movies With Friends….Rs.1000

      Dinner Date With Partner….Rs.2000

      Permanent Protection of your vision, improved visual clarity & undisturbed sleep…. Simply Priceless!

      Consider NoBlu as an investment. You will recover your cost of purchase in just one day – as you’ll be more productive at work and more efficient all through the day. And to make the deal sweeter – NoBlu comes with a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee + 30-Day Money Back Policy that further makes your purchase 100% Risk Free!

      Noblu Sold Out The Last 500 Pairs in 4 Hours!

      They sell out really fast not just because it’s great value for money but also recommended by doctors worldwide. The last 500 pairs sold out in 4 hours and I’m predicting the same for the next lot. Hurry up and get yours, maybe buy an extra pair for your office, another one for your loved ones, just get them. I guarantee you will love these.

      Talking about guarantees….

      If You Don’t Feel The Difference After Using NoBlu – Claim A Full Refund Within 30 Days!

      Enough said. I believe this is the best product I ever laid my hands on and it can work wonders for you. Once you put them on, they change the way you see the world. In fact, that is the NoBlu guarantee. If you don’t see a drastic change  or feel a major relief from eyestrain after using Noblu- you get your money back.

      Within 30 days of using Noblu if you disagree with our promise or are dissatisfied with them, just get in touch with us and claim your money back. We will wire the amount back to you No Questions Asked. This makes it a 100% risk free purchase.

      Here’s how you can get your pair of Noblu with no financial risk involved:

          • Go ahead and order a pair of Noblu
          • Use it for 30 Days  and see a significant change
          • If you’re unhappy with the results mail or call us (support@nobluglasses.com , +91 9989299388)

      If you’re skeptical about this, call us right now at +919989299388 (I mean right now, while you’re reading this) to clarify this and be sure of the guarantee before you make your purchase.

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A 31-Year-Old Man to Undergo World’s First Human Head Transplantation


Throughout the last century, there were many significant advances in the medical field that could have been easily considered miracles in the past. With the development of antibiotics, advanced surgical procedures, and other medical treatments, life expectancy has increased exponentially. Though we are still far from gaining the knowledge and medical expertise to treat all diseases, we are on a path towards that goal as the first human head transplant is planned to take place in December this year.

In 2015, Dr. Sergio Canavero, an Italian neurosurgeon, has said that with improved technology and the ability to more accurately supply the neural tissue with fluids, it should be possible to successfully perform a head transplant by the end of 2017. In December he intends to perform the surgery. 

Dr. Sergio Canavero

According to Dr. Canavero, the surgery would take around 36 hours to perform and involve 150 members of medical support staff. After spending 30 years on research, he has devised a two-part procedure for the transplant. He calls the procedure “HEAVEN” (HEad Anastomosis VENture) and “GEMINI” (subsequent spinal cord transplant). The surgery would be performed on the recipient Valery Spiridonov, and a brain-dead donor who matches Spiridonov’s height, build, and immunotype. The donor will be screened beforehand to assure the absence of active systemic and brain disorders.

A 31-year-old Russian programmer Valery Spiridonov who suffers from Werdnig-Hoffmann disease, a highly debilitating and degenerative muscle atrophy disease,  has volunteered to undergo the head transplant surgery. In December 2017, he will become the first ever human to do so. 

Valery Spiridonov

The Werdnig-Hoffmann disease is a type 1 spinal muscle atrophy (SMA) and the most severe form of SMA. It is most commonly seen in newborn babies. It causes the death of motor neuron cells and progressive muscle wasting, eventually leading to death. The disease has left Spiridonov confined to a wheelchair and dependent on other people to help him every day in various tasks. He has stated in an interview that,

“Today my life is pretty tough, I need to rely on people to help me every day – even twice a day because I need someone to take me off my bed and put me in my wheelchair. It makes my life pretty dependent on other people. If there is a way to change this, I believe it should be tried and used.”

First, the muscles and the blood vessels in the neck are cut after freezing the head to avoid damage to brain cells. Then, the spinal cord is cut using a diamond nanoblade. Finally, the spinal cords will be fused, and the blood vessels and muscles are connected to those of donor’s body. 

Carotid Arteries and Cervical Spine of a Human
Image Source: Henry Grey’s Anatomy of Human Body

During the first phase of the surgery, two teams will work together to make deep cuts in the neck exposing the carotid and vertebral arteries, jugular vein, and the spine. A few more cuts will be made to give access to the trachea and esophagus. The muscles will be color-coded so that they could be attached correctly later. After that, the spinal cords of both the patient and the donor will be cut simultaneous using a $200,000 diamond nanoblade. All of this has to be done within an hour to minimize any brain damage.

The head is then immediately transferred to the donor’s body and the spinal cords are adjusted and fused within one or two minutes. In the next fifteen to thirty minutes, the blood vessels would be connected using chitosan-PEG (polyethylene glycol) glue to start circulation and theoretically warm up the head. The layer surrounding the spinal cord, the dura, will then be stitched, and the trachea, esophagus, vagi and phrenic nerves will also be connected. Finally, the muscles will be connected and the skin sewn by a plastic surgeon.

Once the surgery is done, the recipient will be kept in a coma for three to four weeks in order to avoid any ruptures of the sutures. Immunosuppressants will also be given to avoid rejection, just like for other transplant patients. 

Transplanting a head has been attempted a few times in the past on dogs and monkeys. Recently, a team led by Dr. Xiaoping Ren of Harbin Medical University of China has conducted a head transplant on a monkey based on the research of Dr. Canavero. However, the surgery did not include connecting the spinal cord and only the blood vessels were connected. According to Dr. Canavero, the monkey fully survived and suffered no neurological damage. It regained consciousness within three to four hours and was kept alive only for twenty hours due to ethical reasons. Though many people have expressed skepticism about medical technology advancing enough to make the surgery a success in humans, Dr. Canavero and Spiridonov believe it is not impossible.

Researchers Finally Confirm that Marijuana DOES NOT Lower IQ in Adolescents


Is marijuana linked to cognitive deficits? No. Is marijuana the ‘gateway drug’? No. Can smoking marijuana damage the lungs? No. Does marijuana cause anxiety and depression? No. Is adolescent marijuana use associated with IQ or educational performances? No. Does marijuana kill cancer cells? Yes. Is marijuana legal? No. Wonder why? Because Big Pharma doesn’t want it.

In October 2012, a study, more than thirty years in the making found that smoking marijuana permanently lowers intelligence quotient or IQ. Persistent marijuana use, the researchers found, was associated with neuropsychological decline broadly across domains of functioning. Further, the researchers claimed cessation of marijuana use did not fully restore neuropsychological functioning among adolescent-onset cannabis users. In the end, the researchers concluded that marijuana has had a neurotoxic effect on adolescents’ brains.

Less than four years later, a pair of studies investigating how the IQ of adolescent marijuana users compares to that of their abstinent peers found that no measurable link between marijuana use and lower IQ existed. The first study (conducted by researchers from University College London, Queen Mary University of London, and University of Bristol) observed:

“There is much debate about the impact of adolescent cannabis use on intellectual and educational outcomes. We investigated associations between adolescent cannabis use and IQ and educational attainment in a sample of 2235 teenagers from the Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children… Those who had used cannabis ⩾50 times did not differ from never-users on either IQ or educational performance.

“These findings suggest that adolescent cannabis use is not associated with IQ or educational performance once adjustment is made for potential confounds, in particular adolescent cigarette use. Modest cannabis use in teenagers may have less cognitive impact than epidemiological surveys of older cohorts have previously suggested.”

So what caused lower IQ levels among those who had smoked marijuana at least 50 times by the age of 15? The researchers found that higher rates of childhood behavioral problems, depressive symptoms, and other substance use – particularly alcohol and cigarettes – discovered among marijuana smokers, may have been responsible for their reduced IQ. In fact, since marijuana users were 17 times more likely to also smoke cigarettes, the researchers speculate that cigarette use may be a more reliable predictor of reduced IQ in the study group.

In the second study (conducted by researchers from University of Southern California, University of Minnesota, University of Pennsylvania, and Orebro University), the effects of marijuana on the IQ of around 2,000 adolescent twins living in Los Angeles and Minnesota (where one twin was a regular user, while the other was not) were examined over a period of nearly a decade.

“Marijuana users had lower test scores relative to nonusers and showed a significant decline in crystallized intelligence between preadolescence and late adolescence. However, there was no evidence of a dose–response relationship between frequency of use and intelligence quotient (IQ) change.

“Furthermore, marijuana-using twins failed to show significantly greater IQ decline relative to their abstinent siblings. Evidence from these two samples suggests that observed declines in measured IQ may not be a direct result of marijuana exposure but rather attributable to familial factors that underlie both marijuana initiation and low intellectual attainment.”

The two studies clearly indicate that marijuana is an unlikely cause of any IQ decline. The question raised, then, is why are we forced to believe that marijuana is linked to cognitive deficits, such as memory loss and low IQ? For the same reason why we were brainwashed for more than five decades into believing that saturated fat causes heart disease, when the culprit was actually sugar. Big Pharma doesn’t want you to know the truth.

British doctors trial simple gut operation that ‘cures or controls’ diabetes


A nurse giving a patient a diabetes test
A nurse giving a patient a diabetes test 

Asimple gut operation that sees a plastic film inserted into the stomach could cure or control diabetes, British doctors have found.

Patients taking part in trials at King’s College Hospital and University College Hospital in London and City Hospital in Birmingham found their diabetes had disappeared or become much milder after the operations.

Francesco Rubino, professor of metabolic surgery at King’s, told The Sunday Times: “About 50 per cent of patients are diabetes-free after these procedures.

The increased number of people with diabetes has been linked to rising levels of obesity
The increased number of people with diabetes has been linked to rising levels of obesity 

“The remaining people demonstrate big improvements of blood sugar control and can drastically reduce their dependence on insulin or other medication.

“In many patients, blood sugar levels go back to normal within days, long before declines in fat levels or weight.”

The treatments stem from a new view of the causes of diabetes, a condition in which there is too much glucose in the blood.

Diabetes has previously been blamed on the pancreas not secreting enough insulin, the hormone that controls glucose levels – but Rubino and his colleagues believe the gut is the key player.

Andrea Midmer, 59, a nurse, took part in the trial, in which a plastic liner or “endobarrier” was fitted into her stomach to stop the walls of her upper gut coming into contact with the food she ate.

“The effect was immediate,” said Midmer, who weighed 20 stone and was on insulin when the trial started. I stopped feeling hungry, I ate much smaller meals and I lost 4½ stone.”
Type 2 diabetes, which is often linked to obesity, is one of Britain’s biggest health problems and affects about four million people.

Treatment costs £10 billion a year – about 10 per cent of the NHS budget. That figure is expected to rise to 17 per cent if the numbers suffering from the condition his five million, as is predicted, by 2025.

The increased number of people with the disease has been linked to rising levels of obesity.

Between 1993 and 2010 the proportion of obese people in the UK went from 13 per cent to 26 per cent for men and from 16 per cent to 26 per cent for women.

7% of the world’s land mammals are being eaten into extinction, report warns. 


A study, published in the Journal Royal Society Open Science, claims that 301 species of mammal, representing 7% of all the land mammals and about a quarter of all endangered mammals, are on the verge of being wiped out by overhunting.

These species include 168 primates, such as the lowland gorilla and mandrill, 73 hoofed animals, such as the wild yak and bactrian camel, 27 bats, such as the golden-capped fruit bat and the black-bearded flying fox, and 12 carnivores, such as the clouded leopard and several bear species.

Additionally, there are 26 marsupials threatened by meat hunting, including the grizzled tree kangaroo, and 21 rodent species, such as the Sulawesi giant squirrel and the alpine woolly rat.

“There are a plenty of bad things affecting wildlife around the world and habitat loss and degradation are clearly at the forefront, but among the other things is the seemingly colossal impact of bushmeat hunting,” said Prof David Macdonald, at the University of Oxford and part of the international team that produced the research.

“The number of hunters involved has gone up,” he says, “and the penetration of road networks into the remotest places is such that there is no refuge left. So it becomes commercially possible to make a trade out of something that was once just a rabbit for the pot. In places like Cameroon, where I have worked, you see flotillas of taxis early in the morning going out to very remote areas and being loaded up with the [bushmeat] catch and taken back to towns.”

It is alarming that the extinction rate has increased so rapidly, affecting  “the livelihoods and food security for hundreds of millions of rural people across the globe,” but also the ecosystem itself, scientists warn.

Hunting these animals to extinction comes as we find ourselves in the middle of the largest global extinction since the dinosaurs were wiped out 65 million years ago.  This time, however, humans are causing it.

Macdonald clarifies that “you have got to distinguish between those people who have no choice but to eat bushmeat, and what is to be done for them, and people now living in towns who have a nostalgic memory for the time when they lived on bushmeat, but no longer need to, so it is a luxury.”

It is a time to make great sacrifices for the good of the species.  If you can hold off on eating these creatures, you should.  We have got to find a better way to supply cultures around the world with enough food to survive, including greater legal protection for the hunted species, empowering local communities to receive larger benefits from wildlife conservation and providing alternative foods, better education and family planning to curb population growth.

Mass extinctions on Earth are more common than you think. 


Most of us know about the asteroid that hit Earth just off the coast of the Yucatan Peninsula 65 million years ago and wiped out the dinosaurs, but that’s not the whole story. Many scientists now believe the 110-mile-wide rock may have been only partially responsible for the mass extinction at the end of the Cretaceous Period, pointing to a volcanic field in modern India that erupted around the same time, flooding the land with hot lava and turning the oceans to acid. One of the few reasons some birds, the last vestiges of the dinosaur age, were able to survive the slaughter was that they were burrowers who rode out the disaster underground.

Mass extinctions on Earth are more common than you think

And that’s only the most recent of Earth’s major life-threatening crises. In his new book, “The Ends of the World: Volcanic Apocalypses, Lethal Oceans, and Our Quest to Understand Earth’s Past Mass Extinctions” (Ecco), science writer Peter Brannen criss-crosses North America to review what we know about the moments when life on our planet was knocked down, only to get back up again. It’s a story that begins 450 million years ago, at the end of the Ordovician Period, which fell victim to a global warming that caused a 100-foot rise in the sea level, flooding the early continents.

‘These mass extinction events can be linked to drastic changes to Earth’s climate, often associated with a massive fluctuation in the carbon cycle, especially when the volcanoes are involved.’

Along the Hudson River, the cliffs of the Palisades show us how, 201 million years ago, at the end of the Triassic Period, the Earth’s wobbly rotation affected the amount of sunlight that hit the northern hemisphere, drastically dropping the planet’s temperature and wiping out nearly three-quarters of life on the planet in just 20,000 years. It was a particularly tough blow, coming only about 50 million years after Earth’s worst mass extinction, the End-Permian, when 90 percent of all life was obliterated.

The End-Permian is a smorgasbord of apocalyptic conditions: Where Russia stands today, a chain of volcanoes buried the land several miles deep in lava—and pumped enough carbon dioxide and other chemicals into the air to tear apart the ozone layer, along with raising the planet’s temperature to the point where the ambient temperature in the ocean was over 100° Fahrenheit. Acid rain destroyed the forests, and, some scientists speculate, conditions were so bad they might even have spawned 500-mile-per-hour mega-hurricanes full of poisonous gases that could rip through entire continents.

These mass extinction events can be linked to drastic changes to Earth’s climate, often associated with a massive fluctuation in the carbon cycle, especially when the volcanoes are involved. The implications for a world where climate change has became a (nearly) globally unifying concern are immediate and obvious. “Our current experiment — quickly injecting huge amounts of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere,” Brannen observes, “has in fact been run many times before in the geological past, and it never ends well.”

Brannen is not, however, a simple alarmist. As one scientist tells him, if we were really in a new mass extinction period, we would know it; in addition to the sorts of large beasts mankind has always hunted down, like tigers and elephants, even basic creatures like rats would be dying off. So, even though we’re adding carbon dioxide to the atmosphere at a rate ten times faster than conditions at the End-Permian, and increased baseline temperatures and rising sea levels now seem inevitable, we might still be able to find a way through the current situation. “You can’t beat [human] culture for resisting all kinds of horrific things,” another scientist tells Brannen, adding that it’s more likely “quality of life is going to go down the tubes” for most people than that we’d actually die out as a species. It’s even possible that, as the northern hemisphere once again begins losing sunlight, we may be raising the earth’s temperature just enough to save ourselves from a long-overdue ice age.

Mediterranean diet could slash risk of deadly breast cancer by 40pc


 

A table with Mediterranean food laid out
A diet high in fruit, vegetables and olive oil could stave off heart attacks and strokes 
Eating a Mediterranean diet can help reduce risk of one of worst types of breast cancer by 40 per cent, a major study suggests.

The research which tracked more than 60,000 women over two decades found that those who ate a diet rich in fruit, vegetables, fish, nuts, whole grains and olive oil had a far lower chance of developing an aggressive form of the disease.

Every year, 53,000 women in the UK are diagnosed with breast cancer.

The major new study funded by the World Cancer Research Fund, which tracked women aged between 55 and 69 for 20 years, found that those who adhered most closely to a Mediterranean diet had a far lower chance of disease.

Overall, they had a 40 per cent reduced risk of oestrogen-receptor negative breast cancer.

Around one in three cases of breast cancer falls into this category, which is more deadly than other types of disease.

The Mediterranean Diet pattern is one that includes a high intake of plant-based proteins, such as nuts, lentils and beans, whole-grains, fish and monounsaturated fats – also known as “good fats”, such as olive oil.

This diet also has a low intake of refined grains such as white bread or white rice, red meat and sweets.

Med diet
The Mediterranean diet has been linked to a longer lifespan 

Although the traditional Mediterranean Diet involves moderate consumption of alcohol, in this study alcohol was excluded from the criteria, as this is a known risk factor for breast cancer, and linked to 12,000 cases annually.

Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women in the UK with over 53,000 new cases each year.

Around 40 per cent of all cancers are linked to lifestyle, with breast cancer risks heightened by excess weight, poor diet, alcohol and smoking.

Dr Panagiota Mitrou, Director of Research Funding at World Cancer Research Fund, said:

“This important study showed that following a dietary pattern like the Mediterranean Diet, could help reduce breast cancer risk – particularly the subtype with a poorer prognosis. With breast cancer being so common in the UK, prevention is key if we want to see a decrease in the number of women developing the disease.

“We would welcome further research that helps us better understand the risk factors for the different breast cancer subtypes.”

Professor Piet van den Brandt, lead researcher on this study at Maastricht University said:

“Our research can help to shine a light on how dietary patterns can affect our cancer risk.

“We found a strong link between the Mediterranean Diet and reduced estrogen-receptor negative breastcancer risk among postmenopausal women, even in a non-Mediterranean population. This type of breast cancer usually has a worse prognosis than other types of breast cancer”.

Emma Pennery, Clinical Director at Breast Cancer Care, said the findings were “intriguing”.

“This study adds to evidence that a healthy diet, full of ‘good’ low-saturated fats, plays a part in lowering risk of the disease,” she said.

“However, it’s important to remember while lifestyle choices like eating a well-balanced diet and taking regular exercise can help reduce the risk of cancer, they don’t guarantee prevention. So it’s crucial women know the signs and symptoms of breast cancer, and contact their GP with any concerns.”

 A plate of fish
Swapping red meat for fish and upping fruit and vegetable intake lowers the chance of heart problems 

Separate US research found that women already being treated for breast cancer could boost survival chances by eating a diet rich in soy.

Women with estrogen-receptor negative breast cancer who added the Japanese ingredient to their diet were able to reduce their risk of dying by up to a fifth, the study found.

Scientists founds that foods rich in isoflavones – the active ingredient in soy – appeared to boost survival.

The ingredient is found in meat replacement foods such as tofu, as well as in soy sauce, Miso soup, soy milk and edamame beans.

Study leader Dr Esther John, of the Cancer Prevention Institute of California, said: “Whether lifestyle factors can improve survival after diagnosis is an important question for women diagnosed with this more aggressive type of breast cancer.

“Our findings suggest that survival may be better in patients with a higher consumption of isoflavones.”

Eating lots of garlic makes men ‘smell more attractive to women’


garlic

Men: want more success with the ladies? Think your body odour could do with a bit of care and attention?

Well, forget about pricey colognes, and just start increasing your garlic consumption.

Yes, garlic, that stinkiest of foodstuffs, can apparently make men smell more attractive to women.

It sounds entirely counterintuitive, but that was the verdict of a 2015 study, the findings of which have resurfaced online in recent days.

Researchers from the University of Stirling and Prague’s Charles University asked 42 men in rotation to eat raw garlic, garlic capsules, or no garlic, and wear pads in their armpits for 12 hours afterwards to collect body odour.

Then, 82 women were asked to sniff the odour samples and judge them on their pleasantness, attractiveness, masculinity and intensity.

The body odour of the men was perceived to be “significantly more attractive and less intense” when they had eaten the garlic in bulb and capsule form than when they (the same men) hadn’t eaten it.

“Certainly, breath odour plays a crucial role in most social interactions, but human axillary (armpit) odour is also an important factor in intimate relationships,” researchers wrote in the journal Appetite.

“Our results indicate that garlic consumption may have positive effects on perceived body odour hedonicity (the pleasure derived from it), perhaps due to its health effects, for example antioxidant properties and antimicrobial activity.

 “From an evolutionary perspective, formation of preferences for diet-associated body odours was possibly shaped by means of sexual selection.

“Previous research indicates that many animal species use diet-associated cues to select mates in good physical condition.

“As the health benefits of garlic consumption include antioxidant, immunostimulant, cardiovascular, bactericidal and anti-cancer effects, it is plausible that human odour preferences have been shaped by sexual selection.

Previous studies have shown that garlic consumption can also affect the odour of human breast milk, increasing the time infants spend on their mother’s breast and feeding more vigorously.

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Men: want more success with the ladies? Think your body odour could do with a bit of care and attention?

Well, forget about pricey colognes, and just start increasing your garlic consumption.

Yes, garlic, that stinkiest of foodstuffs, can apparently make men smell more attractive to women.

It sounds entirely counterintuitive, but that was the verdict of a 2015 study, the findings of which have resurfaced online in recent days.

Researchers from the University of Stirling and Prague’s Charles University asked 42 men in rotation to eat raw garlic, garlic capsules, or no garlic, and wear pads in their armpits for 12 hours afterwards to collect body odour.

Then, 82 women were asked to sniff the odour samples and judge them on their pleasantness, attractiveness, masculinity and intensity.

The body odour of the men was perceived to be “significantly more attractive and less intense” when they had eaten the garlic in bulb and capsule form than when they (the same men) hadn’t eaten it.

“Certainly, breath odour plays a crucial role in most social interactions, but human axillary (armpit) odour is also an important factor in intimate relationships,” researchers wrote in the journal Appetite.

“Our results indicate that garlic consumption may have positive effects on perceived body odour hedonicity (the pleasure derived from it), perhaps due to its health effects, for example antioxidant properties and antimicrobial activity.

 “From an evolutionary perspective, formation of preferences for diet-associated body odours was possibly shaped by means of sexual selection.

“Previous research indicates that many animal species use diet-associated cues to select mates in good physical condition.

“As the health benefits of garlic consumption include antioxidant, immunostimulant, cardiovascular, bactericidal and anti-cancer effects, it is plausible that human odour preferences have been shaped by sexual selection.

Previous studies have shown that garlic consumption can also affect the odour of human breast milk, increasing the time infants spend on their mother’s breast and feeding more vigorously.