Monday, January 21, 2019

Body size may influence women's lifespan more than it does men's

Body size-height and weight- may influence women's lifespan far more than it does men's.

from Diet and Weight Loss News -- ScienceDaily http://bit.ly/2AXgqTc

Fecal transplants: The 'super-donor' phenomenon

Fecal transplants could be used to treat intestinal disorders like inflammatory bowel disease -- and perhaps even help prevent Alzheimer's and cancer -- if we can unlock the secrets of the gut-rejuvenating 'super donor,' say researchers.

from Diet and Weight Loss News -- ScienceDaily http://bit.ly/2T1o6uy

Friday, January 18, 2019

Salad, soda and socioeconomic status: Mapping a social determinant of health in Seattle

Seattle residents who live in waterfront neighborhoods tend to have healthier diets compared to those who live along Interstate-5 and Aurora Avenue, according to new research on social disparities. The study used local data to model food consumption patterns by city block. Weekly servings of salad and soda served as proxies for diet quality.

from Diet and Weight Loss News -- ScienceDaily http://bit.ly/2QUWg1i

Fighting deadly drug resistant bacteria in intestines with new antibiotic

Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) is a potentially deadly infection in the large intestine most common in people who need to take antibiotics for a long period of time, particularly in Australia's ageing population. But when doses of a new antibiotic called Ramizol were given to hamsters infected with a lethal dose of the bacteria, a significant proportion of hamsters survived the infection.

from Diet and Weight Loss News -- ScienceDaily http://bit.ly/2FHLM3j

Placentas adapt when mothers have poor diets or low oxygen during pregnancy

Researchers have discovered the placenta regulates how much oxygen and nutrients it transports to babies during challenging pregnancies in the first study of its kind. The placenta is one of the least understood human organs and it is notoriously difficult to study. This new research focused on analyzing the placental mitochondria and it is hoped the new findings could lead to tests to determine whether a mother's placenta is functioning properly.

from Diet and Weight Loss News -- ScienceDaily http://bit.ly/2RDfKwE

Seasonal Affective Disorder and Complementary Health Approaches

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Thursday, January 17, 2019

Blocking hormone uptake burns more fat

A newly discovered regulatory mechanism helps the body control the rate of fat metabolism, according to a new study. The finding may lead to new drugs to help burn stored fat and reduce weight.

from Diet and Weight Loss News -- ScienceDaily http://bit.ly/2HeawT8