Actually it might. A recent study on mice found that gut bacteria are important for their social behaviour. The study discovered that mice without a gut microbiome (the germ-free mice) showed significant antisocial behavior, such as avoiding a stranger mouse rather than interacting with it.
Steroid hormones, namely anabolic androgenic steroids (AAS), are a synthetic version of the sex hormone testosterone. They are used as a medical treatment for hormone imbalance. But their most popular purpose is to enhance athletic performance or to build muscle mass and strength. The downside of AAS is that they have many side effects, from […]
Have ever noticed that you feel yourself better, more energized, less stressed and faster in loosing extra weight in a particular season every year? There is a scientific explanation for that! A recent large Israeli study found that we have an internal seasonal(!) clock, which somehow lines up our hormones with the seasons!
Have you ever thought why the same diseases are experienced more by women than by men? Why, for example, women are 4 times more likely to have migraines, twice as likely to experience depression and 2 times more likely to be diagnosed with autoimmune disorders that attack the brain, such as multiple sclerosis, in comparison […]
Sunlight is good … if limited. We need it to make our own vitamin D to stay healthy. But too much of it can cause a range of health problems. According to a recent study, postmenopausal women have to be extra alert about sunlight!