Epigenetics and How Lifestyle Choices Affect Health

The external effects of the environment can influence disease, and some of these effects can even be inherited in people.  What exactly does this mean?  Let’s give an example: in 2002, Swedish scientists conducted an investigation where they examined whether nutrition affected the death rate from heart disease and diabetes and whether these effects were…

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Phytoestrogens and Their Effect on Body Estrogen Levels and Health

In the female body, estrogen is the primary sex hormone regulating the menstrual cycle, and affecting the reproductive system. However, not many people know that estrogen also affects almost all other tissues of the body including the brain. In the brain, estrogen increases serotonin levels, and the number of serotonin receptors, controlling the amount of…

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