Current Event Summaries by Gabrielle S.

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  1. Gabrielle Sander says:

    Gabrielle Sander
    Hour 4
    Science Daily
    August 31, 2019
    European Society of Cardiology
    https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/08/190831155847.htm

    Eating nuts linked with lower risk of fatal heart attack and stroke
    “Eating nuts linked with lower risk of fatal heart attack and stroke” is an article about how nuts can protect your health from heart attacks, strokes and other diseases. The U.S. conducted a study about relating nuts with cardiovascular protection. The study involved over 5,000 adults over the age of 35 that had no history of having cardiovascular disease. In 2001, they took a questionnaire about their intake of nuts including walnuts, pistachios, almonds, hazelnuts and even seeds. The participants of the study were interviewed once every two years until 2013, when cardiovascular events and deaths had occurred. The studies concluded that eating nuts twice a week instead of once every two weeks, lower the chance of getting cardiovascular disease and strokes by 17%. For a healthy diet ESC guidelines suggests eating 30 grams of unsalted nuts per day. My opinion on this article is that I found it very helpful and useful. I enjoyed learning about the outcomes of eating nuts. This article relates to what we have learned in biology because nuts have mostly unsaturated fat which we discussed in class. We learned that saturated fat is bad for you while unsaturated fat is healthier for you and has some benefits to your health. It is also important to know when nuts are stale because unsaturated fat can become oxidised which can be very harmful to you. Therefore, raw fresh nuts are the best for you and maintaining a healthy life.

  2. Gabrielle Sander says:

    Gabrielle Sander
    Science Daily
    June 27, 2009
    https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2009/06/090625133215.htm
    How High Carbohydrate Foods Can Raise Risk For Heart Problems
    By Tel Aviv University
    “How High Carbohydrate Foods Can Raise Risk For Heart Problems” is an article I read about why foods that are high carbohydrates can be bad for you. Dr. Michael Shechter of Tel Aviv University’s Sackler School of Medicine has determined what occurs inside our bodies when the wrong foods for a healthy heart are digested. Dr. Michael Shechter has found that “foods with a high glycemic index distended brachial arteries for several hours.” He also says that sudden expansions of the artery wall can possibly cause negative health effects and which can include reduced elasticity from consuming too many carbohydrates. My thoughts on this article are that I enjoyed reading this article. I thought that some parts were confusing because I was not familiar with all the words used. This article relates to what we have learned in biology class because the article talks about how too many carbohydrates can be bad for you. In class we learned about carbohydrate loading and how runners carb load the night before competitions. The article explained how too many carbohydrates can be bad for you and your health.

  3. Gabrielle Sander says:

    Gabrielle Sander Hour 4
    Science Daily
    June 5, 2019
    https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/06/190605105950.htm
    How blood vessel damage from high glucose concentrations unfolds
    By University of Warwick
    The Article “How blood vessel damage from high glucose concentrations unfolds” is an article about how glucose is not always healthy for you and the damage it can do to your blood vessels and your health. The damages of glucose include blood clots and inflammation. This can occur when a mechanism in your cells that line your blood vessels helps them with processing glucose, and can become uncontrolled in diabetes. The condition, hyperglycemia, is a condition where a person’s blood glucose is unusually high and is normally caused by diabetes. The researchers of Warwick have verified that glucose metabolism in endothelial cells is raised in high concentrations of glucose. They have confirmed this by showing this happens because of an enzyme called hexokinase-2 (HK2), that metabolises glucose in the cells and degrades slower in high glucose concentration, and therefore metabolises more glucose than regular. Raised glucose metabolism is the cause of metabolic dysfunction of endothelial cells.

    Personal Reflection: My opinion of the article include that I thought it was very interesting. I really enjoy learning about nutrition, which is why I found the article fascinating. I also learned new information from the article. There are a few things in the article I had already known due to us learning the material in biology class. The materials include enzymes, glucose, proteins and cells.

  4. Gabrielle Sander says:

    Gabrielle Sander
    Hour 4
    Webmd
    August 31, 2019
    https://www.webmd.com/men/features/benefits-protein#3
    The Benefits of Protein
    By Neil Osterweil
    The article I read is called “The Benefits of Protein”. The main idea is the overall benefits you get from consuming protein and why protein is so important. Protein is used in hair, nails and helps with building and repairing tissues. Protein is also one of the main building blocks for bones, muscles and skin. Protein helps you maintain your muscle and build more muscle when you work out. Protein is often used for weight loss and in certain diets that replace fat and carbs with protein. These types of diets are usually used for for weight lifters or other experienced athletes. This is because the protein prevents muscle loss when you’re losing weight.

    Person Reaction: I think that this article is fascinating and very interesting. I am an athlete myself, I do gymnastics, dive and I take weights and conditioning for my gym class at school. I learned that I can build more muscle in different ways and I will get use from it. We have been learning about protein in biology class. We talked about how it is made of amino acids and structure and function of it.

  5. Gabrielle Sander says:

    Gabrielle Sander
    Hour 4
    Science News
    March 1, 2019
    https://www.sciencenews.org/article/eating-lot-fiber-could-improve-some-cancer-treatments
    Eating a lot of fiber could improve some cancer treatments
    By Tina Hesman Saey

    The article I chose is called “Eating a lot of fiber could improve some cancer treatments”. The main idea of this article is how high fiber diets have been linked to affecting how the immune therapies work against cancer. A high fiber diet consists of eating a lot of whole grains, fruits, vegetables and nuts. They all contain a great amount of fiber which is great immune therapies. Having a high fiber diet can possibly change gut microbes which makes the therapies more effective. A study that has recently been made shows how having a high fiber diet affects how well the immune therapies work. Half of the participants in the study consumed high fiber foods, while the other half ate more meat and processed food. The individuals who ate more high fiber foods had a positive effect from the therapy and the others did not.

    Personal Reflection: My thoughts on this article are that it is interesting, but not so easy to understand. Some of the words or phrases used were confusing because I did not understand them. For example, I had to look up what microbes are because I had forgotten what they are. This article pertains to what we have learned in biology class because I remember discussing about fiber and how it is used to digest the food we eat.

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