Monday, June 18, 2018

Gut microbes may contribute to depression and anxiety in obesity

Like everyone, people with type 2 diabetes and obesity suffer from depression and anxiety, but even more so. Researchers now have demonstrated a surprising potential contributor to these negative feelings -- and that is the bacteria in the gut or gut microbiome, as it is known.

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Friday, June 15, 2018

Foods combining fats and carbohydrates more rewarding than foods with just fats or carbs

Researchers show that the reward center of the brain values foods high in both fat and carbohydrates -- i.e., many processed foods -- more than foods containing only fat or only carbs. A study of 206 adults supports the idea that these kinds of foods hijack our body's inborn signals governing food consumption.

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Thursday, June 14, 2018

Allergen in red meat linked to heart disease

A team of researchers says it has linked sensitivity to an allergen in red meat to the buildup of plaque in the arteries of the heart. While high saturated fat levels in red meat have long been known to contribute to heart disease for people in general, the new finding suggests that a subgroup of the population may be at heightened risk for a different reason -- a food allergen.

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Adolescents who consume diet high in saturated fats may develop poor stress skills

Adolescents who consume a diet high in saturated fats may develop poor stress coping skills, signs of post-traumatic stress disorder as adults.

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Tuesday, June 12, 2018

NIH launches HerbList, a mobile app on herbal products

HerbList

[em]App offers easy access to scientifically backed information on herbs and herbal products[/em]

To help consumers navigate information about popular herbs and herbal supplements, the National Institutes of Health’s National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health has launched HerbList™ – an app for research-based information about the safety and effectiveness of herbal products.



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NIH launches HerbList, a mobile app on herbal products

HerbList

[em]App offers easy access to scientifically backed information on herbs and herbal products[/em]

To help consumers navigate information about popular herbs and herbal supplements, the National Institutes of Health’s National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health has launched HerbList™ – an app for research-based information about the safety and effectiveness of herbal products.



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Monday, June 11, 2018

'Surgery in a pill' a potential treatment for diabetes

Orally administered material temporarily coats the intestine, reduces blood sugar spikes in preclinical study.

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Saturday, June 9, 2018

Kitchen towels could contribute to the growth of potential pathogens that cause food poisoning

Researchers have shown that factors such as family size, type of diet, multi-usage of towels, among other factors, impact the growth of pathogens on kitchen towels, potentially causing food poisoning.

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Friday, June 8, 2018

Consumer food choices can help reduce greenhouse emissions contributing to climate change

Changes in diet have been proposed as a way to reduce carbon emissions from the food system. A new study provides the latest and most comprehensive estimate of greenhouse gas emissions generated by US consumer food purchases, and assesses how those choices could affect diet and climate change.

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Caloric intake and muscle mass at high altitude

New research looks at why a group of young, healthy adults residing at high altitude lost muscle mass while severely underfed and consuming the same high-protein diet that preserved muscle during weight loss at sea level.

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Thursday, June 7, 2018

High vitamin D levels linked to lower cholesterol in children

There is a link between higher serum vitamin D levels and lower plasma cholesterol levels in primary school children, new research shows.

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Prevent Heartworms in Dogs, Cats, and Ferrets Year-Round

Heartworm disease is fatal to pets, but it is also preventable. Learn more about the dangers of heartworm disease and the importance of year-round prevention.

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Wednesday, June 6, 2018

NIH Collaboratory Workshop Discusses Strategies for Future Pragmatic Clinical Trials

In this blog post, Dr. Catherine Meyers discusses a recent workshop on embedded pragmatic clinical trials (PCTs) of therapeutic A vs. B interventions and how they may help bridge the gap between evidence, practice, and policy.



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Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Maternal fatty acid balance affects offspring obesity thorough gut microbial population

A new study finds that the balance between omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids in the tissues of female mammals, which previous research has suggested can impact the incidence of obesity in their offspring, may to do so through its effect on the microbial population of the infant's gastrointestinal tract.

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Monday, June 4, 2018

Medical Devices that Treat Obesity: What to Know

Obesity has been linked to many health problems, including heart disease, diabetes, and high blood pressure. Treatments for obesity range from healthy eating and exercise to prescription medicine and surgery. In recent years, FDA-regulated medical devices have also played a treatment role. Learn about approved products.

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Brain structure may predict diet success

Differences in the structure of the prefrontal cortex predict an individual's ability to make healthier food choices, according to a new analysis of previous research in healthy men and women. The article suggests an important role of these anatomical markers in decisions that have long-term effects on health and wellbeing.

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Sunday, June 3, 2018

Inefficient fat metabolism a possible cause of overweight

Protracted weight gain can, in some cases, be attributed to a reduced ability to metabolize fat, a new study shows. Sensitive individuals might need more intensive lifestyle changes if they are to avoid becoming overweight and developing type 2 diabetes, claim the researchers, who are now developing means of measuring the ability to break down fat.

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