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  • Making sense of the self January 16, 2020
    Interoception is the awareness of our physiological states. But precisely how the brain calculates and reacts to this information remains unclear. Neuroscientists now demonstrate how the insular cortex orchestrates the process. The work represents the first steps toward understanding the neural basis of interoception, which could allow researchers to address key questions in eating disorders, […]
  • Walnuts may be good for the gut and help promote heart health January 16, 2020
    Researchers found that eating walnuts daily as part of a healthy diet was associated with increases in certain bacteria that can help promote health. Additionally, those changes in gut bacteria were associated with improvements in some risk factors for heart disease.
  • Drinking 1% rather than 2% milk accounts for 4.5 years of less aging in adults January 15, 2020
    A new study shows drinking low-fat milk -- both nonfat and 1% milk -- is significantly associated with less aging in adults.
  • Silica particles may lead to new treatments for obesity and diabetes January 14, 2020
    Engineered ingestible molecular traps created from mesoporous silica particles (MSPs) introduced to the gut can have an effect on food efficiency and metabolic risk factors. The results from studies on mice demonstrate the potential to reduce the energy uptake into the body and could lead to new treatments for obesity and diabetes.
  • Global diets are converging, with benefits and problems January 14, 2020
    Research has shown that diets are changing in complex ways worldwide. International food supply patterns are supporting healthier diets in parts of the world, but causing underweight and obesity elsewhere. They are also having important effects on environmental sustainability, with potentially worrying consequences.
  • Children's packed lunches lack nutritional quality January 14, 2020
    Fewer than two in every 100 packed lunches eaten by children in English primary schools meet nutritional standards, according to a major survey. Although the amount of sugary food in lunchboxes declined over 10 years it is still higher than recommended, and there has been a drop in essential vitamins and minerals. Researchers say the […]
  • Losing tongue fat improves sleep apnea January 10, 2020
    Using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to measure the effect of weight loss on the upper airway in obese patients, researchers found that reducing tongue fat is a primary factor in lessening the severity of OSA.
  • Molecular 'doormen' open the way to potential obesity treatment January 10, 2020
    Fat cells are filled with droplets coated by molecules that act like hotel doormen: These 'doormen' control cellular access for nutrients as well as for the exit of energy-supplying molecules called lipids. In healthy individuals, outgoing and incoming traffic in fat cells is finely balanced, supplying energy while preventing excessive spread of undesirable fat in […]
  • Food textures affect perceptions of healthiness January 9, 2020
    New research has demonstrated how food producers could change the surface texture of products to change people's perceptions and promote healthy eating.
  • Gene network helps to turn white fat into beneficial calorie-burning fat January 9, 2020
    1.9 billion people in the world are overweight. Of these, 650 million people are obese, which increases the risk of secondary diseases such as cancer. Scientists have now examined how our fat metabolism affects our health. The team has uncovered a network of genes that could turn energy-storing fat into beneficial calorie-burning fat.