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Early African Muslims had a halal -- and cosmopolitan diet -- discovery of thousands of ancient animal
Early Muslim communities in Africa ate a cosmopolitan diet as the region became a trading centre for luxury goods, the discovery of thousands of ancient animal bones has shown. (2020-05-26)
Even natural products can be harmful for the unborn child
Plant products ingested by pregnant women through their diet are broken down by the intestinal microbiota into chemical substances, some of which can cross the placental barrier and reach the fetus. (2020-05-26)
Terrestrial bacteria can grow on nutrients from space
As inevitable fellow travellers on the bodies of astronauts, spaceships, or equipment, terrestrial microorganisms will undoubtedly come into contact with extraterrestrial environments. (2020-05-26)
Ketogenic diets alter gut microbiome in humans, mice
Low-carb, high-fat ketogenic diets, which have attracted public interest in recent years for their proposed benefits in lowering inflammation and promoting weight loss and heart health, have a dramatic impact on the microbes residing in the human gut, collectively referred to as the microbiome, according to a new UC San Francisco study of a small cohort of volunteer subjects. (2020-05-20)
McMaster chemists develop foolproof new test to track the fats we eat
A team of researchers at McMaster University has developed a reliable and accurate blood test to track individual fat intake, a tool that could guide public health policy on healthy eating. (2020-05-15)
'Metabolic signature' can determine adherence to Mediterranean diet, help predict CVD risk
A newly identified 'metabolic signature' can evaluate an individual's adherence and metabolic response to the Mediterranean diet and help predict future risk of developing cardiovascular disease (2020-05-14)
Repurposed drug helps obese mice lose weight, improve metabolic function
An off-label experiment in mice using disulfiram, which has been used to treat alcohol use disorder for more than 50 years, consistently normalized body weight and reversed metabolic damage in obese middle-aged mice of both sexes. (2020-05-14)
A recent study by food scientists confirms low fibre intake among Estonians
For normal gut and body function, the diet should contain sufficient amounts of (at least 25 -- 35 grams of) various (a variety of )dietary fibres. (2020-05-12)
A combo of fasting plus vitamin C is effective for hard-to-treat cancers, study shows
Researchers from USC and IFOM Cancer Institute found a fasting-mimicking diet could be more effective at treating some types of cancer when combined with vitamin C. (2020-05-12)
Revealing links between education and a good diet
Educational status appears to have positive influence on a healthy diet, particularly in low income countries, according to new research examining European nutritional data. (2020-05-07)
Jurassic Park got it wrong: UW Oshkosh research indicates raptors don't hunt in packs
A new University of Wisconsin Oshkosh analysis of raptor teeth published in the peer-reviewed journal Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology shows that raptorial dinosaurs likely did not hunt in big, coordinated packs like dogs. (2020-05-06)
Viruses from poo can help combat obesity and diabetes
Faecal transplants are currently used to treat certain types of antibiotic-resistant diarrhoea and has also been attempted to treat e.g. inflammatory bowel disease. (2020-05-04)
The ova of obese women have lower levels of omega-3 fatty acids
A study conducted by researchers from the UPV/EHU, Cruces Hospital, the IVI Clinic Bilbao and Biocruces Bizkaia shows that the oocytes of obese or overweight women have a different composition of fatty acids. (2020-04-30)
High-fat diet consequences include mental fatigue, researchers say
Obesity has been shown to place physical stress on the body, but new research suggests that excess weight may also cause mental fatigue. (2020-04-27)
Dietary counselling introduced in infancy leads to better cardiovascular health in adults
The Special Turku Coronary Risk Factor Intervention Project investigated the long-term effects of dietary counselling on cardiovascular health. (2020-04-23)
Specialized nerve cells increase the appetite for high-fat foods
Fat activates nociceptin neurons in the hypothalamus of mice. (2020-04-22)
Orujo olive oil reduces obesity
To carry out this research, a comparative study was made over the course of 10 weeks in mice with two types of diets; a diet high in saturated fats, called 'prejudicial' fat, and another, with the same calorie content, but with orujo olive oil. (2020-04-22)
Which foods do you eat together? How you combine them may raise dementia risk
It's no secret that a healthy diet may benefit the brain. (2020-04-22)
A more plant-based diet without stomach troubles: getting rid of FODMAPs with enzymes
A plant-based diet is a good choice for both climate and health. (2020-04-15)
Obesity is a critical risk factor for type 2 diabetes, regardless of genetics
Obesity increases the risk of developing type 2 diabetes by at least 6 times, regardless of genetic predisposition to the disease, concludes research published in Diabetologia (the journal of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes [EASD]). (2020-04-15)
Diet may help preserve cognitive function
According to a recent analysis of data from two major eye disease studies, adherence to the Mediterranean diet - high in vegetables, whole grains, fish, and olive oil -- correlates with higher cognitive function. (2020-04-14)
Sweet as: The science of how diet can change the way sugar tastes
Researchers at the University of Sydney have discovered the basic science of how sweet taste perception is fine-tuned in response to different diets. (2020-04-09)
Researchers suggest a special diet against asthma
Can a special diet help in certain cases of asthma? (2020-04-07)
Lifestyle changes could delay memory problems in old age, depending on our genes
Researchers from King's College London have shown that how we respond to changes in nutrients at a molecular level plays an important role in the aging process, and this is directed by some key genetic mechanisms. (2020-04-02)
Most diets lead to weight loss and lower blood pressure, but effects largely disappear after a year
Reasonably good evidence suggests that most diets result in similar modest weight loss and improvements in cardiovascular risk factors over a period of six months, compared with a usual diet, finds a study published by The BMJ today. (2020-04-01)
Coconut oil reduces features of metabolic syndrome in obese females, animal study finds
Obese females that ate a small amount of coconut oil daily, even as part of a high-fat diet, had decreased features of metabolic syndrome, a cluster of risk factors that raise the chances of developing diabetes, heart disease and stroke, an animal study finds. (2020-03-31)
Exercise training better than weight loss for improving heart function in type 2 diabetes
Researchers in Leicester have shown that the function of the heart can be significantly improved in patients with type 2 diabetes through exercise. (2020-03-30)
Copper boosts pig growth, and now we know why
Pigs have better feed conversion rates with copper in their diets, but until now, scientists didn't fully understand why. (2020-03-27)
A plant-based diet helps to prevent and manage asthma, according to new review
A plant-based diet can help prevent and manage asthma, while dairy products and high-fat foods raise the risk, according to a new review published in Nutrition in Clinical Care. (2020-03-27)
Discovering the diet of the fossil Theropithecus oswaldi found in Cueva Victoria in Spain
A study published in Journal of Human Evolution reveals for the first time the diet of the fossil baboon Theropithecus oswaldi found in Cueva Victoria in Cartagena (Murcia, Spain), the only site in Europe with remains of this primate whose origins date back to four million years ago in eastern Africa. (2020-03-26)
Diet, nutrition have profound effects on gut microbiome
A new literature review from scientists at George Washington University and the National Institute of Standards and Technology suggests that nutrition and diet have a profound impact on the microbial composition of the gut. (2020-03-25)
Too much salt weakens the immune system
A high-salt diet is not only bad for one's blood pressure, but also for the immune system. (2020-03-25)
Diet quality of young people in US
This observational study used national survey data from young people up to age 19 to estimate the overall diet quality of children and teens in the United States and to explore how diet quality has changed from 1999 to 2016. (2020-03-24)
Parental diet affects sperm and health of future offspring
When parents eat low-protein or high-fat diets it can lead to metabolic disorders in their adult offspring. (2020-03-19)
'Domiciled' feeding studies will lead to new discoveries in human nutrition science
The public's confusion around what constitutes a healthy diet is related in part to nutrition studies that do not standardize the foods consumed by research participants or participants' adherence to their diet programs, argues Kevin Hall in this Perspective. (2020-03-19)
To reap heart benefits of a plant-based diet, avoid junk food
A new study being presented at the American College of Cardiology's Annual Scientific Session Together with World Congress of Cardiology (ACC.20/WCC) suggests that people following a plant-based diet who frequently consumed less-healthful foods like sweets, refined grains and juice showed no heart health benefit compared with those who did not eat a plant-based diet. (2020-03-18)
The keto diet can lead to flu-like symptoms during the first few weeks on the diet
A ketogenic diet can lead to several flu-like symptoms within the first few weeks on the diet. (2020-03-13)
Sugar tax has more public support than expected
The increase in diet-related illness has led to a high burden of costs for society. (2020-03-11)
Intensive management of crops and livestock spurred La Bastida's economic development
A study reconstructs the entire trophic chain of a Western Mediterranean prehistoric site with samples from La Bastida (Iberian Peninsula), one of Europe's oldest cities. (2020-03-11)
Bumblebees aversion to pumpkin pollen may help plants thrive
Cornell University researchers have found that squash and pumpkin pollen have physical, nutritional and chemical defense qualities that are harmful to bumblebees. (2020-03-11)
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