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August 14, 2020
How To Use Monounsaturated Fats For Weight Loss

For years, all diets called for the elimination of fats urging us to move towards low-fat alternatives. While, like any other nutrient, overdoing fats can lead to weight gain, cutting out dietary fats need not necessarily result in weight loss. Replacing bad fats (trans fats, saturated fats) with good fats (mono and poly unsaturated fats) […]

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August 7, 2020
COVID-19 Genetic Report: Do Your Genes Put You At A Risk?

The World Health Organization (WHO) declared the outbreak of this novel Coronavirus as a Global pandemic on 12th March 2020. Caused by a virus named SARS-CoV-2 (formerly known as 2019-nCoV), this is the deadliest pandemic the world has seen since the Spanish influenza of 1918. As of July 2020, COVID-19 is still continuing its fateful […]

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July 27, 2020
7 Reasons To Start Focusing On Building Your Aerobic Capacity

Regardless of what your fitness goals may be, aerobic capacity is an important metric to focus on. It determines how well your body can utilize oxygen. Simply put, the better the aerobic capacity, the longer you will be able to sustain exercises. Aerobic training not only helps achieve peak fitness but also improves cardiac health […]

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July 20, 2020
5 Things About Entrepreneurship Potential That B Schools Don't Teach

Ever wondered how some people run multi-million dollar companies along with a gazillion other philanthropic work? Read on to understand more about entrepreneurship potential and the debate about its source of origin.  Who is an entrepreneur? From selling cupcakes to running a multi-million dollar biggie, entrepreneurs form a diverse spectrum. Any business idea, transformed into […]

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July 17, 2020
Increased Zinc Intake Can Put You At A Risk For Copper Deficiency

Our body is fueled everyday by different nutrients – some that are required in larger quantities while others in lesser, and few in traces amounts. Some nutrients form structural components of our cells whereas, there are others that participate or regulate various functions and processes in the body. One such trace mineral, and an essential […]

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July 6, 2020
The Truth About Glycogen Storage Disease In Less Than 9 Minutes

Ever wondered how going off carbs for a couple of days almost always shows instant results? Thank all the glycogen stored in your body. But some people have trouble storing this entity as we do, disrupting their chance to live a typical life. Let’s peak into what actually happens with Glycogen Storage Disease.  Metabolism is […]

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June 30, 2020
APOA2 and Saturated Fats: Optimizing Your Ketogenic Diet

Our genes are a template for how our bodies work. Most people on keto diets tend to consume a high amount of saturated fats. The diet works only when the stored fat is properly broken down and used for energy. Certain variants of the APOA2 gene tend to interfere with this saturated fats metabolism and […]

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June 29, 2020
Hypertension: A Common Comorbidity of COVID-19: Check Your Risk With 23andMe Raw Data

25% to 50% of people who reported to hospitals in China with coronavirus in December 2019, had hypertension or other comorbidities like diabetes, cancer, or heart conditions. In Italy, 75% of COVID-related deaths included hypertensives. Hypertension and severe COVID symptoms have a genetic connection. But how interlinked are they? Read on to find out more! Introduction […]

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June 22, 2020
Diabetes: A Common Comorbidity of COVID-19: Check Your Risk With 23andMe Raw Data

Diabetes is a chronic disorder wherein the body no longer responds to insulin. The disease could reduce the efficiency of the body’s immune system. As such, diabetes is a common comorbidity of COVID-19, with up to 20% of patients requiring intensive medical care. With lockdowns and social restrictions in place across the globe, here are […]

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June 17, 2020
Genetics Behind Carbohydrates Intake And Weight Gain Tendency

Carbohydrates are one of the main classes of food. It is the main source of energy for the body. They are a group of organic compounds present in the form of food in cellulose, starch, and sugar. They are called carbohydrates, as they contain hydrogen and oxygen in the same ratio as water (2:1). These […]

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