Cholesterol Misconceptions

Most people hear the word Cholesterol and think it to be something bad for the body. The reality is more complex and cholesterol is not as bad as it is made out to be. If so, the liver would not be producing 80% of the body’s cholesterol.

You may have heard the terms “lipids” and “cholesterol” used interchangeably, and assumed they meant the same thing. Lipids are fat-like molecules that circulate in your bloodstream. They can also be found in cells and tissues throughout your body. Cholesterol is actually part lipid, part protein. This is why the different kinds of cholesterol are called lipoproteins. Another type of lipid is a triglyceride.

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You and Your Plastic Brain

Your Brain, Preethas Blog

Our brains are plastic in the sense of the dictionary definition: “capable of being shaped or formed”. In biology, plasticity refers to the capacity of living things to mould themselves to new conditions.

Neuroplasticity implies that you have the ability to change your brain; its structure and the way it functions based on your life experiences and repeated behaviours, emotions, and thoughts. Research has proved that we can play an active part in this process. And the good news is that you can facilitate this change at any age.

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Confusions around Diet and Nutrition

As compared to other sciences Nutrition Research is in its early stages. Researchers have been studying a number of micro and macronutrients for a few decades. However, reliable conclusions are often difficult since it depends on various criteria, such as the study itself, data interpretation, subjects involved, the process used for the study and the influences for the same.

Headlines of small studies are very often hyped as conclusive but only a small aspect of the data may be highlighted. This can often be misleading.

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