While some prefer working out alone, some love the company of others and enjoy working out in a group. A recent study has found that working out in a group lowers stress by 26% and improves quality of life. The study also finds that those who exercise individually put in a lot of effort but that did not reduce their stress level and showed a limited improvement in their quality of life.
Breastfeeding has numerous benefits and is suggested as the sole food for the first six months after birth. A recent study has found that breastfeeding for a minimum of 2 months can reduce the risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) by half. The study determined that mothers do not need to breastfeed exclusively for their baby to get the benefit, potentially good news for moms who can't or choose not to rely solely on breastfeeding.
Phenylalanine is an amino acid produced in the gut when protein is digested and has previously been shown to affect the release of gut hormones that reduce appetite in rodents. However, it was unclear exactly how the amino acid was causing this release and whether other systems were involved in phenylalanine's appetite suppressing effects.