Could Drinking Alcohol Epigenetically Hamper Your Ability to Process Cholesterol?

Scientists from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and Johns Hopkins Medicine worked together to analyze human and mouse epigenomes and discovered that drinking alcohol could lead to epigenetic changes that influence a particular gene’s ability to regulate cholesterol. The results suggest an underlying epigenetic mechanism known as DNA methylation could explain why someone’s body processes cholesterol … Continue reading Could Drinking Alcohol Epigenetically Hamper Your Ability to Process Cholesterol?

Sugar junkie? Study suggests excessive sugar intake is similar to drug addiction

Excess sugar consumption should be considered a form of addiction, an animal study revealed. A team of researchers at the Queensland University of Technology found that excessive, long-term sugar consumption may trigger eating disorders and may lead to adverse effects on the behavior. According to the team, high sugar intake led to increased levels of dopamine, a … Continue reading Sugar junkie? Study suggests excessive sugar intake is similar to drug addiction