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Increased prostate cancer risk linked to higher dairy consumption

Increased prostate cancer risk linked to higher dairy consumption

Health
Oct. 21 (UPI) -- High consumption of dairy appears linked to higher prostate cancer risk, a new study said. Mayo Clinic researchers report in a new study, published Monday in the Journal of the American Osteopathic Association, that prior research has shown prostate cancer risk is higher in Western countries which rely on dairy as the main source of calcium compared to Asian countries. Instead of dairy products, Asian countries rely on higher amounts of plant-based foods, which have previously been associated with decreased prostate cancer risk, researchers say. The new study is the latest to suggest dairy consumption has an affect on cancer risk, following a call from a doctors group earlier this month to add warnings to cheese because of research suggesting it can increase breast cance...
Humans stored bone marrow for delayed consumption 400,000 years ago

Humans stored bone marrow for delayed consumption 400,000 years ago

Science
Oct. 11 (UPI) -- Paleolithic humans stored animal bones for as long as two months before eating the marrow. The discovery -- published this week in the journal Scientific Advances -- suggests early humans were practicing food storage and delayed consumption as early as 400,000 years ago. The evidence was recovered in Qesem Cave, a Lower Paleolithic archeological site located outside of Tel Aviv, Israel. "Bone marrow constitutes a significant source of nutrition and as such was long featured in the prehistoric diet," Ran Barkai, a professor of archaeology at Tel Aviv University, said in a news release. "Until now, evidence has pointed to immediate consumption of marrow following the procurement and removal of soft tissues. In our paper, we present evidence of storage and delayed consumpti...
Earliest direct evidence of milk consumption

Earliest direct evidence of milk consumption

Science
Scientists have discovered the earliest direct evidence of milk consumption by humans.The team identified milk protein entombed in dental plaque on the teeth of prehistoric farmers from Britain.It shows that humans were consuming dairy products as early as 6,000 years ago - despite being lactose intolerant.This could suggest they processed the raw milk into cheese, yoghurt or some other fermented product.This would have reduced its lactose content, making it more palatable.The team members scraped samples of plaque off the teeth, separated the different components within it and analysed them using mass spectrometry.They detected a milk protein called beta-lactoglobulin (BLG) in the tartar of seven individuals spanning early to mi...
ICICI Pru Mutual Fund launches Bharat Consumption Scheme

ICICI Pru Mutual Fund launches Bharat Consumption Scheme

Finance
ICICI Prudential AMC announced launched the ICICI Prudential Bharat Consumption Scheme. The Scheme aims to benefit from the Indian consumption story, considered as one of the fastest growing consumption markets globally. The benchmark for the Scheme is Nifty India Consumption Index and will be managed by Rajat Chandak and Dharmesh Kakkad. The overseas investments of the scheme will be managed by Priyanka Khandelwal. "Globally, it has been observed that the moment a country’s per capita GDP crosses $ 2,000*, there is a disproportionate rise in discretionary spending and India is poised to cross this milestone in 2019-20,” Nimesh Shah, MD & CEO, ICICI Prudential AMC, said on the launch of the scheme. “With the largest millennial population globally, India offers a growt...
International worries as China's consumption and economy slows

International worries as China's consumption and economy slows

Business
Picture China's economy and you might be thinking of massive factories, gigantic airports or train stations built from scratch in 24 hours. For another view, you could follow Xu Liqiang as he threads the streets of Beijing in a beaten-up tuk-tuk (motorised rickshaw).Xu is 21 years old and a "kuaidi" (express delivery) driver. Each day 100 million packages are delivered in China and they're delivered by people like him. It's part of a boom in Chinese consumption that has driven growth in global GDP over the last decade.But today, work is slow. "After Double Eleven [an online shopping festival], the packages have been getting less and less with time," he tells me.Xu lives in a dormitory provided by his employer with three other kuaidi drivers. He moved to Beijing from Shanxi ...