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Ethylene definitely has a role in the ripening of fruit. Ethylene and fruit ripening is a scientific paper that discusses the chemical mechanisms of ripening fruit. From the paper: The ripening of fleshy fruits corresponds to a series of biochemical, physiological and structural changes that make the fruit attractive to the consumer. Although these ...


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EMS is also called as Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation (NMES) or “electromyostimulation". Muscles which perform different tasks, in addition to having different muscle architecture, respond to different electrical input. For example, skeletal muscles that play a postural role, and thus have a high proportion of slow fibers, are physiologically activated ...


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While "cleansing an organ" is hogwash, there is minor evidence that yoga may be better than no exercise for patients in dialysis. This study is really small, not replicated but at least a blind study. It does not compare yoga and conventional exercise, so I would be very careful and wait until further confirmation and better studies, but: Improvement of ...


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In re [Sklivvz:] Guys, I'm challenging a widely repeated claim and provide a few examples. A scientific study of the ripening effects of apples or bananas is enough to answer it. I really really don't care about hearing that ethylene is ripening. It's not relevant at all. Show me an example of an apple ripening anything under experimental conditions. ...


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I am addressing the general issue of why two lists might have different values for the GI for potatoes, and ignoring any mechanism for how boiling or baking may affect the GI. The story is far more complicated that these simple lists might suggest. The South Beach Diet Plan's Web-Site list provides no references, so that is the first strike against it. ...


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I think we have to be skeptical of this claim that a tea bag offers additional help in stopping bleeding after dental extractions through chemical action vs just compression with a gauze cloth. First off there are no published studies of the efficacy of using tea bags. The claim is made often on various medical [0] and dental sites seemingly based on this ...


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This appears to be the subject of active study, but so far the results do not seem to indicate a significant effect - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phytoestrogens#Health_risks_and_benefits


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I believe I found the answer to my question: According to the "International table of glycemic index and glycemic load values: 2002" published by The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, mean of 4 studies of baked potatoes is 85 (+/-12), whereas mean of 5 studies of boiled or cooked potatoes is 50 (+/-9). Of course, I agree with Oddthinking that the ...


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Tea contains tannic acid, which is a mild astringent, which means it tends to contract skin and blood vessels. Just to confuse matters, "astringent" also refers to a certain tartness of taste, which is also a known quality of tea. Tea is only a mild astringent, but it's also a relatively harmless one, which makes it safe to put in the mouth without worrying ...


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Mammals are unable to synthesize short chain polyunsaturated fatty acids ( n-3, and n-6 fatty acids ) and so these are considered essential fatty acids as they need to be consumed in the diet otherwise deficiency diseases appear. The diet therefore has a combination of these sc-PUFAs present, and historically the ratio of n-6:n-3 PUFAs in the human diet was ...


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There is no evidence to support this claim. Several studies have concluded that corn oil compounds have beneficial effects on inflammation and arthritis on animal models and may have similar effects on humans. polyunsaturated fats, also known as omega-6 fatty acids. Not the best sentence. Polyunsaturated fats are triglicerides. The hydrocarbon tails of ...


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