Your Day in Health: February 16
SCIENCE DAILY: How eating less can slow the aging process
"There's a multi-billion-dollar industry devoted to products that fight signs of aging, but moisturizers only go skin deep. Aging occurs deeper—at a cellular level—and scientists have found that eating less can slow this cellular process. Recent research published in Molecular & Cellular Proteomics offers one glimpse into how cutting calories impacts aging inside a cell. The researchers found that when ribosomes—the cell's protein makers—slow down, the aging process slows too. The decreased speed lowers production but gives ribosomes extra time to repair themselves." Read full story.
MEDICAL NEWS TODAY: Eating more fruits, vegetables boosts psychological well-being in just 2 weeks
"Fruits and vegetables are a pivotal part of a healthful diet, but their benefits are not limited to physical health. New research finds that increasing fruit and vegetable consumption may improve psychological well-being in as little as 2 weeks." Read full story.
BUSINESS INSIDER: A mathematician explains the best way to cut a bagel
"We wanted to know if it was possible to use math to make a delicious, mess free bagel. So we brought in Eugenia Cheng, a mathematician and the author of 'Beyond Infinity.' Cheng showed us that we can cut a bagel so it looks like a Möbius strip, which is a mathematical structure that only has one side. Here's how you can do it too." Read full story.
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