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Cockroach
The first cockroach to feed on lizard tears
8 September 2021 8:00
Adeline Marcos

Moths and butterflies are known to complete their diet by drinking the tears of reptiles and birds thanks to the elongated appendage that serves as their mouthpart. But it is not necessary to have such a proboscis to become a “tear drinker”.

Juan José López
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How do you convince people to change their diet? The case of meat
2 November 2019 8:00
Juan José López

Juan José López, member of the Management Committee of the Nutrition Area of the Spanish Society of Endocrinology and Nutrition (SEEN), is against the controversial conclusions of the guide on human consumption of red and processed meat published in October.

Frog and toad larvae become vegetarian when it is hot
2 November 2016 9:36
SINC

Climate change is currently one of the greatest threats to biodiversity, and one of the groups of animals most affected by the increase in temperature is amphibians. A team of scientists with Spanish participants studied how heat waves affect the dietary choices of three species of amphibian found on the Iberian Peninsula: the European tree frog, the Mediterranean tree frog and the Iberian painted frog.

How to increase the fat burned during exercise
18 July 2016 9:18
SINC

When we exercise, our body’s oxidation of fat and carbohydrates depends on the intensity and duration of the activity. A new study analyses the effect of consuming an alkaloid, p-synephrine, on the burning of lipids and refutes the value of “miracle” diets: it is not possible to lose more than a kilogramme of fat per month.

Mad cow disease changed the diet of the Galician wolf
6 October 2015 8:26
SINC

The Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease crisis in Europe was a turning point for the diet of the Galician wolf, which until the year 2000 had primarily fed on the carrion of domestic animals. A new study shows that, after European health regulations made it illegal to abandon dead livestock, wolves started to consume more wild boars, roe deer and wild ponies, but also began to attack more cattle ranches when faced with food shortages in certain areas.

Regular consumption of yogurt does not improve health
20 April 2015 10:45
SINC

Dietary recommendations support the consumption of dairy products as part of a healthy diet. However, after a Spanish study involving more than 4,000 people analysed the relationship between the regular intake of yogurt and health-related quality of life, it declared that there was no link with the improvement of the physical and mental parameters analysed.

Pregnant women do not change their diet
An inadequate diet during pregnancy predisposes the baby to diabetes
4 December 2012 9:52
SINC

Experts already know that pregnant women should not eat for two. A study now insists on the importance of a healthy diet as a way of avoiding increased insulin and glucose levels in the child, both of which are indicators of diabetes and metabolic syndrome risk.