Neanderthals used to cook complex foods

I found this article from TheGuardian interesting: If you thought Neanderthals survived on a diet of foraged berries and uncooked animal flesh, think again. Charred remnants of what appears to be the world鈥檚 oldest cooked meal ever found have been unearthed in a cave complex in northern Iraq, prompting speculation that Neanderthals may have been foodies. Hunt and his colleagues have even tried to recreate one of the recipes, using seeds gathered from nearby the caves....

January 16, 2023 路 1 min 路 177 words 路 Omid Farhang

Molybdenum deficiency is very rare, but not in Iran

What is Molybdenum? Molybdenum is a chemical element with the symbol Mo and atomic number 42 which is located in period 5 and group 6. The name is from Neo-Latin molybdaenum, which is based on Ancient Greek 螠蠈位蠀尾未慰蟼 molybdos, meaning lead, since its ores were confused with lead ores. Why Molybdenum Is an Essential Nutrient You may not have heard of the trace mineral molybdenum, but it is essential to your health....

December 12, 2022 路 2 min 路 321 words 路 Omid Farhang

Eating foods with saturated fat does not clog the arteries

I鈥檝e been reading an article from and I found this part interesting: A team of cardiologists wrote an article stating that eating foods with saturated fat does not clog the arteries, as people once believed. They contend that the 鈥渇at free鈥 movement caused higher intakes of carbohydrate foods, including sugars. This might explain why rates of heart disease have increased. Here is the link to the article mentioned above from BMJ Journal: Saturated fat does not clog the arteries: coronary heart disease is a chronic inflammatory condition, the risk of which can be effectively reduced from healthy lifestyle interventions

November 4, 2022 路 1 min 路 100 words 路 Omid Farhang