Health

Spicy gene in your DNA

DNA is the blueprint that defined who you are. For example, behaviours, physical appearance and your special traits, such as your spicy gene determine your tolerance to spicy food. “Pain tastes like spices, it adds favours to life.” Uma Dhamija How does people senes the spicy flavour. Your nervous system controls spicy sensation. The system […]

The truth about Asthma and your genes

Scientists support the role of outdoor air pollutants and genes in acutely aggravating asthma diseases in children and adults.  There are many advantages of living in Kuala Lumpur. Above all, the delicious food and the convenient means for a living. On the contrary, the haze is the major drawback of living in the city. However, it’s […]

Are your genes making you fat?

Obesity is currently a major health concern, both globally and locally. This is because obesity is a risk factor of many non-communicable diseases. We all know that a poor diet and lifestyle can cause unhealthy weight gain. The question now is, do our genes play a role in controlling our weight too? Can I blame […]

Facts about FAT – what are they for?

You might be one of the people who runs away whenever you see the word ‘fat’ in any foods. They might have a bad reputation, but they are not useless for us – in fact, we need fat to survive! Fats have more functions than you think! 1. Source of Energy Fat is an important […]

Control your salt intake!

Do you often feel thirsty after eating a meal outside, or after having a pack of potato chips? This is probably because the food is too salty. If you frequently experience this, your salt intake may be too high! The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends a daily salt intake of less than 5 gram (1 […]

Alcohol – why do we get drunk?

Other than the Asian flush, getting drunk is another issue that we might face if we drink too much. But have you ever wondered how does alcohol make us feel tipsy and drunk? What does alcohol do to us? After having an alcoholic drink, our bodies absorb alcohol in our stomach and small intestine. It […]

The Genes Behind Lactose Intolerance

Malaysians have such a strong coffee-drinking culture, which is a stark contrast to our milk-drinking culture. Let’s explore lactose intolerance and what you could do it you are lactose intolerant. What is Lactose Intolerance? Lactose is a type of carbohydrate, which is present in milk or any dairy products. It is normally broken down by […]