A new UCLA study found that the newly discovered gene meXis helps remove cholesterol from arteries. (Photo: Alamy)

Selfish Genes

Gene May Protect Against Heart Disease Scientists have identified a gene that may play a protective role in preventing heart disease. Their research revealed that the gene, called MeXis, acts within key cells inside clogged arteries to help remove excess cholesterol from blood
Read More
Unless you have celiac disease or gluten sensitivity, doctors say you shouldn't be 100 percent gluten free since we need the grains found in wheat products. (Photo: Thinkstock)

Healthy Eating

Going ‘Gluten-Free’ Isn’t for Everyone More and more often, we see “gluten-free” food options on store shelves and restaurant menus. But what does “gluten-free” mean, and why have such products become so popular? Gluten is a type of protein which is stored,
Read More
Doctors warn that unless you are exercising intensely for 45 minutes or more, water is better than sports drinks for rehydration. (Photo: Thinkstock)

Water vs. Sports Drinks

Water Beats Sports Drinks for Athletes Many people associate playing sports with drinking sports drinks – in some cases because it is what they see the professionals do. The problem is, most recreational athletes don’t play at an intensity or for a duration that would require
Read More