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Should There be more Microbes on Your Plate?

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The FINANCIAL — Our diets provide us with the building blocks we need to stay healthy and fight disease. The nutrients in foods and beverages can be tallied up to know if we are getting what our bodies need. Yet what if a nutrient has been overlooked?According to University of California,  for instance, friendly microbes in raw and fermented foods have not been measured as part of our diets — until now.…

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Should There be more Microbes on Your Plate?

2 mins read

The FINANCIAL — Our diets provide us with the building blocks we need to stay healthy and fight disease. The nutrients in foods and beverages can be tallied up to know if we are getting what our bodies need. Yet what if a nutrient has been overlooked?According to University of California,  for instance, friendly microbes in…

Creating new diets to feed healthy old age

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The FINANCIAL — A new research network, involving University of Liverpool researchers, to co-create healthy, affordable foods and diets for older people has launched.The Food4Years research network, funded by the UK Research Institute (UKRI), will look at the diets of older people and find new ways of tackling chronic malnourishment which leaves one in ten…

Hospitalizations for eating disorder increased during pandemic

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Researchers can’t yet pinpoint definitive reasons, though they surmise it was a combination of factors, including stress, an outsized focus on weight gain and personal appearance, and maybe even symptoms of COVID-19 itself.…

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Keto diet may not work for women

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Scientists from UC Riverside are studying how the popular keto and intermittent fasting diets work on a molecular level, and whether both sexes benefit from them equally. The idea behind the keto diet is that low levels of carbohydrates and very high levels of fat and protein will force the body to use fat as fuel,…

The superfoods that fueled ancient Andeans through 2,500 years of turmoil

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What if Indigenous diets could save our politically and ecologically strained planet? The answer may lie in the success of an ancient civilization high in the Andes Mountains, where not much grows.…

Diet may affect risk and severity of COVID-19

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Although metabolic conditions such as obesity and Type 2 diabetes have been linked to an increased risk of COVID-19, as well as an increased risk of experiencing serious symptoms once infected, the impact of diet on these risks is unknown. In a recent study led by researchers at Harvard-affiliated Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and published…

Pecan-enriched diet shown to reduce cholesterol

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The FINANCIAL — University of Georgia study shows that people who are at risk for cardiovascular disease showed improvements in LDL numbers.…

Low-glycemic diet reduces cardiometabolic risks for people with diabetes

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A low-glycemic diet results in small but important improvements in cardiometabolic risk factors, including blood sugar levels and body weight, for people with diabetes, according to a University of Toronto study analyzing multiple clinical trials.…

DNA-based “liquid biopsy” could help save lives and reduce health disparities.

Diet, Exercise, and Sleep Affect Heart Health, but Why?

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Hamburgers may not cause heart attacks, but we have long known that lifestyle choices —including diet, exercise, and sleep patterns — play a role in cardiovascular health. What we don’t know is exactly how these factors actually affect our various bodily functions.Former Medical School professor details current and ongoing research into causes.…

Investigating Diet Treatment for Long Covid

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The FINANCIAL — Researchers from the University of Glasgow have been awarded £1 million from the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) to investigate weight loss treatment for long COVID.…