Melatonin helps regulate other hormones and maintains the body's circadian rhythm. The circadian rhythm is an internal timing mechanism that plays a critical role in when we fall asleep and when we wake up.
Almost three quarters of pregnant women and recent mothers do not meet intake recommendations for DHA. Interestingly, 97% of the woman report taking multivitamin supplement during pregnancy, while only 27% met EU recommendation for DHA during pregnancy and lactation.
According to the Portugese researchers, calorie restriction diet (a diet with low calories intake, without malnutrition) can delay aging and increase longevity. Calorie restriction seems to work by increasing the levels of NPY in the hypothalamus, which in turn trigger an increase in autophagy in these neurons, “rejuvenating” them and delaying aging signs., “rejuvenating” them and delaying aging signs.
Cholesterol consumed at mealtimes does not significantly affect blood cholesterol and the risk of heart disease. Instead, current data suggest that excessive amounts of salt and sugar as well as saturated fat and trans fats are more to blame than cholesterol for cardiovascular disease as well as other chronic diseases.