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July 16, 2020

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High-Fat Diet With Antibiotic Use Linked to Gut Inflammation

Researchers have found that combining a Western-style high-fat diet with antibiotic use significantly increases the risk of developing pre- inflammatory bowel disease. This combination shuts down the ...

Higher Fruit, Vegetable and Whole Grain Intake Linked to Lower Risk of Diabetes

Higher consumption of fruit, vegetables and whole grain foods are associated with a lower risk of developing type 2 diabetes, according to two new ...

People With High Cholesterol Should Eliminate Carbs, Not Saturated Fat, Study Suggests

An international team of experts on heart disease and diet say there's no evidence that a low-saturated fat diet reduces cholesterol in people with ...

In Mouse Study, Black Raspberries Show Promise for Reducing Skin Inflammation

In a study done with mice, researchers found that a diet high in black raspberries reduced inflammation from contact hypersensitivity -- a condition ...
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Researchers Outline Strategy for Testing Ketone Bodies Against COVID-19

A new review encourages researchers studying metabolism and immunity to turn their attention to ketone bodies, which are being widely studied for their role in aging, as a possible therapeutic ...

New, Remote Weight-Loss Method Helped Slash Pounds

A new remote weight-loss program, called Opt-IN, provides maximum weight loss for the lowest cost and with much less hassle than the gold-standard National Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP), the most ...

Bacteria in Infants' First Stool May Indicate Their Risk of Obesity

Meconium--the earliest stool of an infant -- is composed of materials ingested during the time the infant spends in the uterus. A new study found that the types of normal bacteria found in the ...

Lifting Weights Makes Your Nervous System Stronger, Too

Gym-goers may get frustrated when they don't see results from weightlifting right away, but their efforts are not in vain: the first few weeks of training strengthen the nervous system, not ...

Novel Antisense Drug Shows Promise in Slowing Fatty Liver Disease

A first-in-class clinical trial suggests a novel treatment measurably slowed progression of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease to its more progressive and deadly ...

Molecules That Reduce 'Bad' Gut Bacteria Reverse Narrowing of Arteries in Animal Study

Scientists have developed molecules that can remodel the bacterial population of intestines to a healthier state. They also have shown -- through experiments in mice -- that this approach reduces ...

Following a Variety of Healthy Eating Patterns Associated With Lower Heart Disease Risk

Greater adherence to a variety of healthy eating patterns was associated with a lower risk of cardiovascular ...

Vegetarians Tend to Be Slimmer and Less Extroverted Than Meat Eaters, Study Finds

The less animal products someone consumes, the lower his body mass index on average and the less he tends to be extroverted. A connection with depressive moods as other studies had found could not be ...

Muscles Support a Strong Immune System

In the fight against cancer or chronic infections, the immune system must be active over long periods of time. However, in the long run, the immune defense system often becomes exhausted. Scientists ...

New Approach to Turning on the Heat in Energy-Burning Fat Cells

Researchers have discovered a new set of signals that cells send and receive to prompt one type of fat cell to convert fat into heat. The signaling pathway, discovered in mice, has potential ...

Breastfeeding Helps Counteracts BMI Gain in Children at High Risk for Obesity

For people whose genes put them at risk of becoming obese, exclusive breastfeeding as a baby can help ward off weight gain later in ...

People Who Eat a Late Dinner May Gain Weight

Eating a late dinner may contribute to weight gain and high blood sugar, according to a small ...

Essential Components of Dietary Restriction Revealed

Studies have provided a new understanding into the roles two essential amino acids play in metabolic health, which may help scientists in the fight against ...

Scientists have recently identified a small mitochondrial uncoupler, named BAM15, that decreases the body fat mass of mice without affecting food intake and muscle mass or increasing body ...

Diet, Gut Microbes Affect Cancer Treatment Outcomes

What we eat can affect the outcome of chemotherapy - and likely many other medical treatments - because of ripple effects that begin in our gut, new research ...

High-Protein Diets Help Insects to Fight Against Blood Parasites

Scientists studying insects have identified a crucial biological mechanism responsible for increasing their survival against blood parasites. The finding, in which a high protein diet is linked to ...

Lockdowns implemented across the world due to the COVID-19 pandemic have negatively impacted diet, sleep and physical activity among children with obesity, according to new ...

Cholesterol Levels Dropping in Western Nations -- But Rising in Asia

Cholesterol levels are declining sharply in Western nations, but rising in low- and middle-income nations - particularly in Asia, suggests the largest ever study of global cholesterol ...

Pre-COVID-19 Poll of Older Adults Hints at Potential Impact of Pandemic on Eating Habits

Few shopped for groceries online, and self-rating of healthy eating was higher among those who dined alone or at restaurants least, a new national U.S. poll ...

Gold Mining With Mercury Poses Health Threats for Miles Downstream

Small-scale gold mining in the Peruvian Amazon poses a health hazard not only to the miners and communities near where mercury is used to extract gold from ore, but also to downstream communities ...

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