Thursday, March 22, 2018

Unsaturated Vegetable Fat Lower Risk of Heart Disease

Fat has always been a scapegoat of various diseases experienced by humans. In fact, fat is needed, even has the benefit of lowering the risk of heart disease that can cause death.

The study, presented at the American Heart Association in New Orleans, says vegetable unsaturated fats can make the risk of death lower. Fat derived from vegetable oils, avocados, peanuts and seeds will be better than unsaturated fats from animals.

"We have observed the beneficial role of monounsaturated fats for the prevention of cardiovascular mortality and the totality of plant foods is the main source," said fellow researchers at the nutrition department at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health Marta Guasch-Ferre, who co-authored the paper with Dr. Geng Zong and Dr. Qi Sun was quoted from TIME, Thursday (22/3).

In drawing these conclusions, researchers look for patterns in data eating nearly 100 thousand people. Researchers follow participants for about 22 years and they must complete a questionnaire about food every four years.

During the decades of follow-up, more than 20,600 people died, about 4,500 such deaths due to heart disease. People who consume lots of vegetable fats have a 16 percent lower risk of death compared to those with lower intakes. While those who consume a lot of animal fat have a 21 percent higher risk, compared with those who do not eat much of this food.

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Really Safe Essential Oil Used

Essential oils or essential oils are becoming an epidemic trend for use in various needs. Its use ranging from moisturizer, hair nurse, aromatherapy, cleaning products and others. However, is it really that essential oils are safe?

New research presented at ENDO 2018 or the 100th annual meeting of the Endocrine Society in Chicago states if essential oils, especially lavender and tea tree variants can disrupt hormones. The study was conducted by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), which is part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

The study is an assertion of some research in the past that connects essential oils with hormonal disorders. Such use may lead to abnormal breast growth in young boys or prepubertal gynecomastia.

The suspicion arose when a 2007 report in the New England Journal of Medicine states, there are three 10-year-old boys identified by a Denver pediatrician having large unexplained breasts. Doctors study the children regularly and are found to use essential oils with tea tree and lavender variants.

In all three cases, when the boy stops using the product, the problem disappears a few months later. When the researchers tested the oil on human cells in the laboratory, they decided that the oil appeared to disrupt hormone behavior in the cell.

Monday, March 19, 2018

Google Auto Android Update, Users Can Unlock Mobile Phone

The driver clearly should not use the phone when operating the vehicle. But in situations where you are safely pulled over and need to access your mobile device, Google has made things easier.

Launched from Digital Trends page Monday (19/3), the company recently added an update to Android Auto that allows users swipe to unlock their smartphone while the car communication app is active.

Previously, anytime a mobile device is connected to a hands-free service, your phone is effectively incapable of doing anything (both for security reasons, but not very good for a more practical reason). With this update if it is now necessary to check the phone, you do not need to disconnect from the drive system just to get to the home screen.

After activating this new function, you will see the new car mode after unlocking the phone screen. Instead of just looking at the Android Auto logo, now also has the option to 'Swipe up to unlock'.