Atherosclerosis is caused by cholesterol. And not just any cholesterol: specifically, bad cholesterol. But what are good and bad cholesterol, and how do they differ? Let’s find out!
I often mention in my articles how the body makes proteins, how proteins transport cholesterol, or how DNA codes for proteins. You also might know from food packaging and sports drink advertisements that proteins are an essential part of your diet and you need them badly. This is all true, but do you know what proteins actually are? Let’s zoom in on them.
Since childhood, I had been interested in discoveries. Our local newspaper had a weekly page that summarized scientific advances, and I still remember a special about scientists looking for life on Mars. Much to my disappointment, they weren’t looking for little green men; they were looking for water. Almost thirty years later, and they’re still looking.
Coffee is a wonderful drink that works magic on our bodies. From time to time, I hear someone say that coffee is a placebo. That the only reason you get an influx of energy after drinking coffee is because you expect to. That is not true; caffeine affects your body in several clear and observable ways.