Canine Studies May Help Humans with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

Recent studies conducted in the United States show a genetic component for the canine disease, canine compulsive disorder, or CCD. CCD is the canine equivalent of obsessive-compulsive disorder, a neurological condition characterized by intrusive, unwanted thoughts (obsessions) and repetitive, ritualized behaviors (compulsions). Researchers believe that their work with dogs could shed new light on the […]

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Proteins And Fats Of The Human Body: The Functions Of Amino Acids, Cholesterol, Lipids And Collagen

Proteins and fats are essential to life and play an important role in the building and the repair of cells. Proteins are not only essential for repair and growth of cells, but they also act as chemical messengers as well as carry oxygen from lungs to cells. Fats are used as an energy source, and […]

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Bioelectrical Impedance Analysis: A Technique for Direct Determination of Body Fat Percentage

Everyone needs a certain amount of body fat to be healthy. Do you know how much body fat you have? Bioelectrical impedance analysis can tell you. Your total amount of body fat is made up of 2 basic kinds: essential fat and storage fat. Essential fat is necessary for the proper functioning of the immune […]

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