Dipl. biol. Birgit Frohn

My articles:

Burnout: An excess on the axis

Neuro-psychobiological stress research data provide new insights into the causes of burnout: In the etiological search for clues, unambiguous evidence is turning up which suggest that the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal-axis plays a key role. more...


Pain perception: Ouch, Cupid!

The heart races, the stomach is tight, one can hardly think of sleeping: heartache. These symptoms are not "just" mentally but also physically perceived as painful, for love sickness and physical pain activate the same areas of the brain. more...


One serving of depression with Mayo, please

Dietary fats affect not only physical, but also mental health. Data show that unhealthy fats like trans fats significantly increase the risk of depression. Unsaturated fatty acids have, however, neuroprotective effects. more...


Diabetes Risk: Lemonade does not refresh

If you drink beverages sweetened with sugar on a regular basis, you face an increased risk to get diabetes type 2 and the metabolic syndrome: As much as two glasses a day increase the risk for diabetes type 2 by 26 percent and for metabolic syndrome by 20 percent. more...


First Pants- then Heart Failure

Men suffering from erectile dysfunction have an increased risk of coronary heart diseases. An analysis shows: Patients with erectile dysfunctions frequently develop cardiovascular symptoms within two to three years of appearance of the problem. more...


Alzheimer: The Casablanca-Diagnosis

"Here’s looking at you, kid" – This might enable the early discovery of Alzheimer-dementia in the future. Researchers discovered now that the amyloid proteins, ac characteristic of Alzheimer, also accumulate in the lenses of Down syndrome patients causing cataracts. more...


Morbus Single

Psychologists discovered: Loneliness is contagious. They examined social contacts by the Framingham Heart Study. There it showed that lonely people transmit their condition to their surroundings where it spreads like a cascade. more...


Shock for the Granola-Man

Biocritics were sure – they always knew it! The results of a meta-study show that organic food does not offer any added value for our health. A tough diet – last but not least for the manufacturers of the alleged healthier food spoiled by their success. more...


The Big Diet – Bullshit

Low fat, low carb – all no guarantee for losing weight. No matter whether we are talking fats, carbon hydrates or proteins: The only thing that counts is the amount of calories we are eating. A US-study about the influence of the combination of nutrients on our more...


Blind to Feelings

They feel neither happiness nor sadness. They know no jealousy or hate. They have never been in love - those people with a blocked perception of feelings. Science calls this disease alexithymia, "blindness to feelings". According to the study of the universities of more...


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