Hungry stomach hormone promotes growth of new brain cells

Could fasting boost your brainpower? A stomach hormone that stimulates appetite seems to promote the growth of new brain cells and protect them from the effects of ageing – and may explain why some people say that fasting makes them feel mentally sharper. When ghrelin was first discovered, it became known as the hunger hormone. … More Hungry stomach hormone promotes growth of new brain cells

Metabolism Myths

Metabolism. Its discussed on health and wellness sites on a daily basis. Is your metabolism too low? Is it too high? How can you boost your metabolism? Head over to the Fitbit Blog to uncover the latest metabolism myths.

Rise in Anxiety Amongst Girls and Young Women

Figures show that mental health issues for girls and women are on the rise, with young women being three times as likely to experience a common mental health problem as young men. Statistics from the NSPCC have shown a 35% rise in ChildLine counselling sessions about anxiety in the last year. Mental Health Foundation considers … More Rise in Anxiety Amongst Girls and Young Women

Ketone Bodies for Optimal Health

The ketogenic diet is a high-fat, low-carbohydrate diet that is frequently used in medicine to treat drug resistant epilepsy. This diet is becoming increasingly popular in the news due to its suggested ability to cause weight loss and improve brain function. In this post Brianna Stubbs, DPhil student in metabolic biochemistry at Oxford University, explains exactly … More Ketone Bodies for Optimal Health

Thousands at Risk of Sudden Death from Silent Heart Conditions

New estimates show that around 620,000 people in the UK are carrying a faulty gene that puts them at high risk of developing coronary heart disease or sudden death. The overall figure could be more higher due to under-diagnosis and undiscovered faulty genes which can increase a person’s risk of these potentially fatal conditions. These … More Thousands at Risk of Sudden Death from Silent Heart Conditions