Genetics and soul mates

In a previous post, I talked about the genetic similarities in couples regarding alcohol consumption. I received lots of comment (thank you!) and people start asking me if among a couple there are also other genetic similarities. So, I decided to look into the scientific literature and came out with an answer: yes, there are!Continue reading “Genetics and soul mates”

We are what we eat

Food plays a fundamental role for our health in different ways: some food components are direct source for our metabolism, others have a regulatory role and others are used by the microbiome in our gut. Nutrients found in food have a role in preventing or induce several pathological affections, such as cardiovascular disease, obesity, typeContinue reading “We are what we eat”

Chemistry of beer

The end of the week is near: beer is waiting for us. Beer is a fermented beverage composed by four ingredients only: water barley malt hop yeast Barley is mashed into malt and then water is added. At this point starch is degraded by enzymes. The addition of hops gives bitter notes to the beerContinue reading “Chemistry of beer”