Summary Cocoa and its processed food product chocolate are believed to improve the function of endothelial cells, and thereby reduce blood pressure. Several studies have been conducted across the world to identify the health-related benefits of consuming chocolate. In the present review, the researchers summarized the findings of several studies conducted to investigate the beneficial […]

Summary The purpose of this study was to find out whether transcendental meditation intervention can reduce the medical care costs among the section of the population that spends the most on medical care. The variation in the rate of medical expenditure with time (in years) was compared with that for non-practitioners of this meditation technique. During […]

Summary This review presents a collective evidence of various literatures that prove that pomegranate consumption may help in the prevention of inflammation-mediated diseases like cancer. Different parts of the pomegranate fruit namely seeds, peel and juice were analyzed for their antioxidant properties for cancer prevention. The aim of this review is to highlight the impressive […]

Summary This study examined sexual content in the lyrics of popular songs in the last year of every decade, beginning in 1959 to 2009. A total of 600 popular song lyrics from these six decades were analyzed. The results of this analysis showed that songs sung by male singers and non-white singers between 1999 and […]

Summary This study was conducted to analyze the relationship between the duration of obesity and the risk of death. The results of this study show that the risk of death rises with an increase in the number of years spent while being obese. More deaths were reported due to heart disease, cancer and other causes […]

Summary It is well known that docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) supplementation improves immunity and reduces inflammation. However, no reported literature exists on whether maternal DHA supplementation during pregnancy can influence infant morbidity. The present study aims at evaluating the same. The study compared the infant morbidity between babies born to mothers supplemented with prenatal DHA and […]

Summary Cocoa products contain flavonol, which is known to prevent cardio-metabolic disorders. Many observational and experimental studies have confirmed this link between cocoa and cardio-metabolic health. A review of published literature shows that high chocolate consumption is associated with about 37 percent decrease in the risk of cardiovascular diseases and a 29 percent decrease in […]

Summary Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia in older people and the 7th leading cause of death in the United States. Years before symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease appear, peptides called amyloid-beta start depositing in the brain. This results in destabilization of microtubules that are responsible for transportation of cellular material, as well […]