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Consuming 60 grams of nuts a day improves sexual function
Researchers from the Human Nutrition Unit of the Universitat Rovira i Virgili (Tarragona/Spain) have conducted the first nutritional intervention study with healthy participants of reproductive age in order to determine if regular consumption of nuts has any effect on sexual function. (2019-07-24)
With bitter foods, what you eat determines what you like to eat
Introducing plant-based foods to a diet is a common-sense approach to healthy eating, but many people don't like the taste of vegetables, bitter greens, in particular. (2019-07-24)
Diet of traditional Native foods revealed in hair samples
University of Alaska Fairbanks researchers have linked specific chemical signatures found in human hair with a diet of traditional Yup'ik foods. (2019-07-24)
Researchers study effect of Mediterranean diet on pregnancy outcomes
A Mediterranean-style diet in pregnancy does not reduce the risk of overall adverse maternal and offspring complications, but may reduce weight gain during pregnancy and the risk of gestational diabetes, according to a new study published this week in PLOS Medicine by Shakila Thangaratinam of Queen Mary University of London, UK, and colleagues. (2019-07-23)
Mediterranean diet during pregnancy reduces gestational diabetes and weight gain
A simple Mediterranean-style diet in pregnancy does not reduce the overall risk of adverse maternal and offspring complications, but has the potential to reduce weight gain in pregnancy and the risk of gestational diabetes, according to a clinical trial led by Queen Mary University of London and the University of Warwick. (2019-07-23)
Heart disease biomarker linked to paleo diet
People who follow the paleo diet have twice the amount of a key blood biomarker linked closely to heart disease, the world's first major study examining the impact of the diet on gut bacteria has found. (2019-07-22)
The FASEB Journal: SIRT6 over-expression may prevent progression of diabetes, study finds
Targeting obesity through exercise and calorie restriction is often the first line of approach to treat diabetes and related cardiovascular disorders, such as cardiomyopathy. (2019-07-18)
Save your money: Vast majority of dietary supplements don't improve heart health or put off death
In a massive new analysis of findings from 277 clinical trials using 24 different interventions, Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers say they have found that almost all vitamin, mineral and other nutrient supplements or diets cannot be linked to longer life or protection from heart disease. (2019-07-16)
An inflammatory diet correlates with colorectal cancer risk
This new study correlates a proinflamatory diet with the risk of developing colorectal cancer among the Spanish population. (2019-07-15)
Dietary quality influences microbiome composition in human colonic mucosa
Studying the association between diet quality and microbiome composition in human colonic mucosa revealed that a high-quality diet is linked to more potentially beneficial bacteria, while a low-quality diet is associated with an increase in potentially harmful bacteria. (2019-07-15)
Clemson researchers tie metabolic enzyme to obesity and fatty liver disease
Researchers from Clemson University's Environmental Toxicology Program have published research connecting an enzyme associated with detoxification to obesity and fatty liver disease, especially in males. (2019-07-11)
Diet quality may affect risk of frailty in older adults
Poorer overall diet quality was linked with an increased risk of becoming frail in a study of US community-dwelling older adults, published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. (2019-07-03)
During first year of university, poor diet and weight gain greater in male students
In students' first year of university, poor diet is linked to unhealthy weight gain with males affected more than females. (2019-07-03)
Innate immune responses to high-fat diets lead to obesity
Why is eating a high fat diet a recipe for obesity? (2019-07-02)
Doctors need nutrition education, says commentary in JAMA Internal Medicine
Overweight, diabetes, heart disease, and many forms of cancer are driven by unhealthful diets, but most doctors do not have the knowledge to turn this problem around. (2019-07-02)
Foundational study explores role of diet in diabetes complications
A pressing question in diabetes research is how elevated blood levels of sugar, cholesterol, and fat may contribute to blood vessel damage in relation to the diet. (2019-07-02)
Maize-centric diet may have contributed to ancient Maya collapse
Researchers look at the role of diet in the ability of the ancient Maya to withstand periods of severe climatic stress. (2019-07-02)
Docs should consider a patient's weight before prescribing new chemotherapy drugs
Docs should consider a patient's weight before prescribing new chemotherapy drugs. (2019-07-01)
Short sleep duration and sleep variability blunt weight loss
High sleep variability and short sleep duration are associated with difficulties in losing weight and body fat. (2019-06-28)
Low-carb 'keto' diet ('Atkins-style') may modestly improve cognition in older adults
In a pilot study of 14 older adults with mild cognitive problems suggestive of early Alzheimer's disease, Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers report that a high-fat, low-carbohydrate diet may improve brain function and memory. (2019-06-27)
Higher salt intake can cause gastrointestinal bloating
A study led by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health found that individuals reported more gastrointestinal bloating when they ate a diet high in salt. (2019-06-27)
Ocean acidification boosts algal growth but impairs ecological relationships
Shrimp fed on marine algae grown in acidic water do not undergo a sex change that is a characteristic part of their reproductive life-cycle, report Mirko Mutalipassi and colleagues at Stazione Zoologica Anton Dohrn in Italy in a study publishing June 26 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE. (2019-06-26)
Plant-based diet leads to Crohn's Disease remission, according to case study
Eating a plant-based diet may be an effective treatment for Crohn's disease, according to a case study published in the journal Nutrients. (2019-06-21)
Low-carb diet may reduce diabetes risk independent of weight loss
A low-carb diet may have benefits for people at risk of developing type 2 diabetes even if they don't lose any weight, a new study suggests. (2019-06-20)
Food neophobia may increase the risk of lifestyle diseases
Your parents were right: you should always try all foods! (2019-06-18)
Yogurt may help to lower pre-cancerous bowel growth risk in men
Eating two or more weekly servings of yogurt may help to lower the risk of developing the abnormal growths (adenomas) which precede the development of bowel cancer -- at least in men -- finds research published online in the journal Gut. (2019-06-18)
Study reveals new genomic roots of ecological adaptation in polar bear evolution
Scientists from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, Vanderbilt University and Clark University have shed new light on the genomic foundation of the polar bear's ecological adaption by pinpointing rapid changes in the bear's gene copy numbers in response to a diet shifting from vegetation to meat. (2019-06-17)
New diet study using MRI to map internal fat conducted by Ben-Gurion U researchers
The study showed that a low-carb Mediterranean diet had a greater effect on reducing fat around the liver, heart and the pancreas, compared to low-fat diets with similar calorie counts, although the weight loss was similar. (2019-06-13)
Cooking vegetables: healthier with extra virgin olive oil
Cooking vegetables in the sofrito (sauté) with extra virgin olive oil favours the absorption and release of bioactive compounds of its traditional ingredients (garlic, onion and tomato), according to the study published in the journal Molecules about the role of gastronomy in the health-improving effects of the Mediterranean Diet. (2019-06-13)
Community pharmacies make a lifestyle impact for patients with prostate cancer
Cardiovascular health and physical activity levels of prostate cancer patients improve following successful interventions by community pharmacies, new research in the British Medical Journal reports. (2019-06-12)
Diet at the docks: Living and dying at the port of ancient Rome
Analysis of plant, animal and human remains from Portus, the maritime port of Imperial Rome, has reconstructed for the first time the diets and geographic origins of its inhabitants, suggesting a shift in food resources following the Vandal sack of Rome in AD 455. (2019-06-12)
Gut microbes respond differently to foods with similar nutrition labels
Foods that look the same on nutrition labels can have vastly different effects on our microbiomes, report researchers in a paper publishing June 12 in the journal Cell Host & Microbe. (2019-06-12)
Curbing your enthusiasm for overeating
Signals between our gut and brain control how and when we eat food. (2019-06-11)
A biomarker for diagnosing celiac disease in people on a gluten-free diet
Researchers at the UPV/EHU and the BioCruces-Bizkaia Institute of Healthcare Research (IIS) have recently published an article in the Human Molecular Genetics journal in which they report on the discovery of a biomarker that could enable celiac disease to be diagnosed in the blood of people on a gluten-free diet. (2019-06-05)
Salty diet reduces tumor growth by tackling immune cells
A study by an international research team led by Professor Markus Kleinewietfeld (VIB-UHasselt) shows that high salt intake inhibits tumor growth in mice. (2019-06-05)
Cancer-fighting combination targets glioblastoma
An international team of researchers combined a calorie-restricted diet high in fat and low in carbohydrates with a tumor-inhibiting antibiotic and found the combination destroys cancer stem cells and mesenchymal cells, the two major cells found in glioblastoma, a fast-moving brain cancer that resists traditional treatment protocols. (2019-05-30)
Chimps caught crabbing
Kyoto University researchers report on chimpanzees in Guinea fishing and consuming freshwater crabs, something previously undiscovered. (2019-05-29)
Don't overdo omega-6 fat consumption during pregnancy
New research in The Journal of Physiology showed that eating a diet with three times the recommended daily intake of linoleic acid might be harmful in pregnancy. (2019-05-24)
Discovery in mice could remove roadblock to more insulin production
A new discovery made mainly in mice could provide new options for getting the insulin-making 'factories' of the pancreas going again when diabetes and obesity have slowed them down. (2019-05-20)
Earliest evidence of the cooking and eating of starch
New discoveries made at the Klasies River Cave in South Africa's southern Cape, where charred food remains from hearths were found, provide the first archaeological evidence that anatomically modern humans were roasting and eating plant starches, such as those from tubers and rhizomes, as early as 120,000 years ago. (2019-05-17)
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