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  • To reap heart benefits of a plant-based diet, avoid junk food March 18, 2020
    A new study suggests that people following a plant-based diet who frequently consumed less-healthful foods like sweets, refined grains and juice showed no heart health benefit compared with those who did not eat a plant-based diet.
  • Daily avocado consumption improves attention in persons with overweight, obesity March 10, 2020
    A diet including daily avocado consumption improves the ability to focus attention in adults whose measurements of height and weight are categorized as overweight or obese, a new randomized control trial found.
  • Newly discovered brain response to obesity drug may inform future treatments March 4, 2020
    The FDA-approved drug liraglutide has been shown to help obese patients lose weight by suppressing their appetite. However, where and how the drug acts in the brain was not fully understood, until now. A new preclinical study shows how liraglutide crosses the brain's blood barrier to engage with a region of the brainstem known as […]
  • Can't sleep? Prebiotics could help March 3, 2020
    New research shows that animals on a prebiotic diet sleep better and are buffered from the physiological impacts of stress. The undigestible dietary compounds, found in fibrous foods and some dairy products, serve as nourishment for beneficial bacteria and influence metabolites that, in turn, impact the brain.
  • Eating a vegetarian diet rich in nuts, vegetables, soy linked to lower stroke risk February 28, 2020
    People who eat a vegetarian diet rich in nuts, vegetables and soy may have a lower risk of stroke than people who eat a diet that includes meat and fish, according to a new study.
  • Weight-based bullying linked to increased adolescent alcohol, marijuana use February 25, 2020
    Adolescents who are bullied about their weight or body shape may be more likely to use alcohol or marijuana than those who are not bullied, according to new research.
  • The effects of obesity mirror those of aging February 25, 2020
    R esearchers argue that obesity should be considered premature aging. They look at how obesity predisposes people to acquiring the kinds of potentially life-altering or life-threatening diseases normally seen in older individuals: compromised genomes, weakened immune systems, decreased cognition, increased chances of developing type 2 diabetes, Alzheimer's disease, cardiovascular disease, cancer and other illnesses.
  • Study of 418,000 Europeans finds different foods linked to different types of stroke February 24, 2020
    Different types of food are linked to risks of different types of stroke, according to the largest study to investigate this. The study of more than 418,000 people in nine European countries investigated ischaemic stroke and haemorrhagic stroke separately.
  • Brain cells protect muscles from wasting away February 21, 2020
    Several processes in the roundworm C. elegans boost the stress response in cells, incidentally making worms resistant to a high-fat diet and extending their lifespan. Researchers have found another: cells called glia that release a hormone that boosts the unfolded protein response in the endoplasmic reticulum of the worm's cells, effectively doubling lifespan. This could […]
  • Mediterranean diet ingredient may extend life February 21, 2020
    Researchers discover a potential new way in which diet influences aging-related diseases.