even after their diet improves. This is because the sugar diet leads to long-term reprogramming of gene expression.
The gene is also important for humans, so the findings may have broad implications for us.
The research team fed a healthy diet containing 5% sugar to one group and the other group was given 40% sugar. After three weeks both groups of flies ate healthy food. Flies live about 90 days, and they ate sugar for 23% of their life. This corresponds to approximately 17 years of our human life.
Even after healthy diet, the flies with a high-sugar diet started to die earlier average had 7% it means 5 human years.
Maybe now the question rise: is it better live longer or more pleasure?
In 2008, a psychologist analyzed all the test data on drugs used for curing depression. He concluded that the extra benefit of the drug versus the placebo was not meaningful. He said this was for those with mild to moderate depression.
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Researchers found that admission of an imperfection is an effective strategy to reducing a negative reaction.
It also helps to cope with the negative assessment of our person or presented contents.
Students were divided into three groups during the experiment. The first group was asked to read some text preceded by information that the material may be incomprehensible. The second group received this same information after reading it, while the third group of respondents read the text without any extra information.
The students in the first group said that the text was quite understandable. At the same time, the two other groups revealed that the fragment was not suitable for reading.
They use a comparable number of words, approximately 16,000.
For six years, participants wore a device that examined the number of words spoken. There were 210 women and 186 men.
Mehl, M. R., Vazire, S., Ramirez-Esparza, N., Slatcher, R. B., & Pennebaker, J. W. (2007). Are women really more talkative than men? Science, 317, 82.
During the interview, the employers held either a hard piece of wood or a soft blanket. It turned out that the employers from the first group estimated him as more relentless and firm compared to the soft blanket group during the interview.
There were no differences in women.
Ackerman JM, Nocera CC, & Bargh JA (2010). Incidental haptic sensations influence social judgments and decisions. Science (New York, N.Y.), 328 (5986), 1712-5 PMID: 20576894
An experiment proved that whether we are happy or not with our appearance affected our intellectual functioning.
A study of approx. 390 participants showed that those who feel better about their body (wearing sweaters) performed better on math tests.
The second group tested swimsuits.
Hebl, M., King, E., & Lin, J. (2004). The swimsuit becomes us all: Ethnicity, gender, and vulnerability to self-objectification. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin.
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