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- Feel-good hormones could cause UV addiction
- Antioxidants extracted from grape seeds, skin show promise for health
Posted: 20 Jun 2014 07:31 AM PDT
As the world once again draws its attention to the FIFA World Cup, fans watch in fervor to see their country take on all-comers, in hopes that they will become the world champion. Surely, no part of the event is more tense, dramatic and exhilarating than the penalty shootout- a situation that often determines who goes through to the next round, and who heads home.
Posted: 19 Jun 2014 09:52 AM PDT
Sun lovers eagerly flock to the beach every summer, despite widespread awareness of the risk of skin cancer. A new study reveals that chronic exposure to UV radiation causes the release of feel-good hormones called endorphins, which act through the same pathway as heroin, leading to physical dependence, tolerance, and addiction-like behavior in rodents. The findings could explain why people have an instinctive desire to be in the sun, despite its known health risks.
Posted: 17 Jun 2014 10:08 AM PDT
They normally go to landfills as waste, but grape seeds and skin are full of antioxidants, and researchers used enzymes to extract the nutritious elements in a recent study. But by using cellulase, pectinase and glucosidase, scientists found the grape seeds and skin aren't just a waste product. The enzymes increase the antioxidant activity, from the grape seeds and skins. New uses could include food additives or nutritional supplements.
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