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Sea Lamprey Genes Present In Humans: A Study

Recent research done by scientists have proved that Lampreys, an eel-like fish have been found to share a common ancestor with humans. Many genes involved in the repair of the injured spinal cord of the lamprey were also active in mammals.

Hormone Disruptors: Chemicals in essential oils

According to the study, researchers found the link between abnormal breast growth in young boys—called prepubertal gynecomastia—and regular exposure to lavender or tea tree oil, which has chemicals act as endocrine-disrupting chemicals

Protect Obese Women From Cardiovascular Disease

In this study, researchers assessed the hormone estrogen helps blood vessels stay healthy and pliable, but obesity further increases levels of another hormone that results in blood vessels that are instead inflamed, stiff and scarred. Youth keeps estrogen levels high, and being female also keeps levels of the hormone aldosterone naturally higher in females than males, which has a positive role in regulating blood pressure.