Tag: Fiber

Researchers Create A New Kind Of Tough Stretchable Fiber

A team of researchers has developed a fiber that mixes the stretch of rubber and the strength of the metal. They believe that the material can be used in a variety of ways, including in soft robotics and packaging.

February 23, 2019

Eating Fiber-Rich Food Can Significantly Lower Risk Of Chronic Disease, Says Study

New research provided evidence that meeting the daily recommended intake of fiber can significantly reduce the risks of cancer, diabetes, heart disease, and stroke. The research also found that diet high in fiber is associated with lower body weight and cholesterol.

Healthy Living/Wellness January 11, 2019

5 Easy Ways To Reduce The Risk Of A Stroke And Lower Blood Pressure

As everyone gets older, the chances of having a stroke increases. However, there are several easy ways to prevent a cerebrovascular accident from occurring such as sauna bathing and exercise.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 3, 2018

Whole Grains Help You Shed Excess Pounds: Study

New research from Tufts University suggested that switching from refined grains to whole grains can lead to greater weight loss. This is through reducing calories retained during digestion and speeding up metabolism.

Healthy Living/Wellness February 9, 2017

Plastic Clothing Inspired By Kitchen Wrap Releases Body's Infrared Radiation To Cool The Skin

Researchers modified polyethylene used in plastic wrap to develop textile that can make the skin surface cooler by 3.6 degrees Fahrenheit. What makes this new fabric different from cotton and other materials used in the clothing industry today?

Material Science September 2, 2016

High Fiber Diet Boosts Immune System To Reduce Food Allergies

Researchers blame lack of fiber in the diet for the rising rate of allergies worldwide. How does eating fiber-rich food help those suffering from food allergies?

Healthy Living/Wellness June 22, 2016

Free Google Fiber Option In Kansas Ends: Here's How Much You Need To Pay Now

The free tier of Google Fiber in Kansas City is no longer available, and as expected, it got replaced with another option.

Internet April 11, 2016

Young Women Who Eat More High-Fiber Foods Less Likely To Develop Breast Cancer

Women who ate fiber-rich foods like fruits and vegetables during young adulthood are at a reduced risk of breast cancer in the future. The study aims to bridge the gap and demonstrate the relationship between fiber in diet and breast cancer risk.

Life February 1, 2016

Low-Fiber Diet Gradually Depletes Good Bacteria In The Gut: How This Can Affect Overall Health

Probiotics or good bacteria are very essential to our physical and mental health. Researchers have found that eating food with low fiber content actually poses a threat to the probiotics in our body.

Life January 16, 2016

Adults Who Eat Pears Less Likely To Be Obese

Adults who eat pears have a lower body weight than non-pear eaters, and are 35 percent less likely to turn obese. New research also notes the rich fiber content, nutritional value and health benefits of pears.

Life December 11, 2015

Want To Lower Risk Of Type 2 Diabetes? Try Eating More Fiber

Type 2 diabetes risk may be lowered by eating more dietary fiber. Would you rather eat cereal and celery or take a needle?

Life May 28, 2015

College Student Goes On 30-Day Insect Diet: What Is It Like So Far?

Carmen Brantley-Rios shed a tear the first time he bit into a cockroach. Now, he does not just add into his meals, he also eats them for snacks.

Life March 2, 2015

Pen Draws Actual Circuits Using Carbon Nanotube Ink

Nantube fibers can be applied to any surface using a simple pen. How could this change the future of electronics?

February 23, 2015

Including Fiber In Your Weight Loss Diet May Make You Lose Weight Significantly

Over the course of one year, individuals who were advised to consume at least 30 grams of fiber daily lost weight, improved their insulin resistance and lowered their blood pressure.

Life February 17, 2015

Minneapolis is Now Home to Fastest Broadband Speed in the World: 10 Gbps at $399 a Month

US Internet has launched a 10 Gbps fiber broadband connection in its coverage area in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The company is charging $399 a month for the service.

Internet December 29, 2014

Google Fiber Roll Out in 33 Cities Put on Hold

Google will be delaying the rollout of Google Fiber in nine areas covering 33 cities. Google Fiber has only been made available in three locations so far, namely Austin, Kansas City and Provo, Utah.

Internet December 19, 2014

Meet IPE, a 'Feel Fuller' Wonder Powder that Regulates Appetite, Aids in Weight Loss

A team of researchers has developed inulin-propionate ester, or simply IPE, an ingredient that has proven its effectiveness in stopping people from gaining weight during early tests.

Life December 12, 2014

AT&T to FCC: Did We Threaten to Halt Fiber Rollout? No, Not Really

AT&T backtracks on an earlier threat it made that it will halt deployment of its 1Gbps Internet service in protest of President Obama’s support for net neutrality.

Business November 27, 2014

FCC Locks Horns with AT&T Over Delayed Fiber Optic Cable Rollout in 100 Cities

AT&T has gotten the FCC's attention after indicating that it could scale back plans to roll out fiber optic lines in 100 cities. Scaling back network upgrades could have a negative impact on AT&T's bid to acquire DirecTV.

Legal November 17, 2014

Alcatel-Lucent's super copper feat may bring superfast broadband into the home

A new cable from Alcatel-Lucent has the potential to deliver superfast broadband into the home. While the testing phase is still ongoing, the record-breaking speeds already achieved have observers optimistic.

Internet July 10, 2014

Reliance Jio brings broadband services to 900 cities, towns in India

The planned fiber-based network will cover 900 cities and towns once completed, making it the largest such operation by a private company in the country.

Business Tech May 21, 2014

Pill that turns off hunger? Is this the end of obesity?

Researchers have discovered an anti-appetite molecule that can tell the body to stop eating and this could pave way for new treatments for obesity. This molecule is produced when dietary fiber is digested in the gut.

Life May 2, 2014

High-fiber diet may help heart attack survivors live longer: Study

Researchers found that heart attack survivors who eat more fiber tend to live longer. They also found one source of dietary fiber that has the most beneficial effects.

Life April 30, 2014

Eat more fiber to reduce heart diseases

New study indicates a connection between a healthy heart and increased intake of dietary fiber.

Life December 23, 2013

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