There’s a type of spider that produces milk for its babies because evolution is wild

portioid/iNaturalist CC BY-SA 4.0 Researchers in China studied Toxeus magnus, a species of jumping spider, and discovered that its mothers nursed babies with their own secreted “milk.” The milk has about four times the amount of protein typically found in cow’s milk. Scientists believe the female spiders developed this ability in response to food shortages […]

“An almond doesn’t lactate:” FDA to crack down on use of the word “milk”

Almond milk (credit: Amazing Almonds) The US Food and Drug Administration seems to have soured on nondairy milk-alternative products that use the term “milk” in their marketing and labeling—like popular soy and almond milk products. In a talk hosted by Politico, FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb announced Tuesday that the FDA will soon issue a new guidance […]

Diabetes type 2 symptoms: Should you add milk to your tea to control blood sugar levels?

DIABETES type 2 symptoms can take a long time to develop – some people with the condition won’t show any signs at all. But the condition left untreated can lead to more serious problems. To avoid this type of diabetes developing in the first place or to control blood sugar it’s important to eat a […]

Diabetes type 2: Switch to this colour milk at no extra cost to slash blood sugar levels

As soon as diabetes type 2 symptoms appear, you should see your GP. Diabetes UK estimates that almost 3.7 million people suffer from diabetes in the UK, with 90 per cent having developed type 2 diabetes. People are more at risk of developing the condition if they are overweight, have high blood pressure or have […]

Blood pressure: Avoid this coloured top on milk cartons to lower hypertension

Hypertension, or high blood pressure, affects one in three people in the UK and if not properly treated, can lead to heart disease, stroke and even blindness. Changing the type of dairy products you choose can lower your risk of developing the condition. People are advised to avoid blue-topped milk cartons, as full-fat milk is […]