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  • Connecting the dots on food access September 18, 2020
    A new study simultaneously examined the preferences of community members and compared those with the community-based programs and resources available to identify the most viable strategies for addressing disparities in healthy food consumption.
  • Coffee associated with improved survival in metastatic colorectal cancer patients September 17, 2020
    In a large group of patients with metastatic colorectal cancer, consumption of a few cups of coffee a day was associated with longer survival and a lower risk of the cancer worsening, researchers report in a new study.
  • Authoritative new analysis links increased omega-3 intake to cardioprotection and improved cardiovascular outcomes September 17, 2020
    A new study provides the most comprehensive analysis of the role of omega-3 dosage on cardiovascular prevention to date. The meta-analysis, which is an in-depth review of 40 clinical trials, provides authoritative evidence for consuming more EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) and DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) omega-3 fats.
  • A ferry protein in the pancreas protects it from the stress induced by a high-fat diet September 16, 2020
    Scientists have now uncovered a key mechanism by which pancreatic function is maintained in response to a high-fat diet. A protein present in pancreatic insulin-producing cells protects them from damage under the stress induced by a high-fat diet. As the world increases its intake of high-fat foods and as type 2 diabetes incidence rises as […]
  • Healthy diet and exercise during pregnancy could lead to healthier children September 11, 2020
    New research shows improving the lifestyle of women with obesity during pregnancy could mean long-term cardiovascular benefits for their children.
  • Fatter legs linked to reduced risk of high blood pressure September 10, 2020
    Adults with a higher percentage of fat tissue in their legs were less likely than those with a lower percentage to have high blood pressure. Research findings held true even after adjusting for age, sex, race and ethnicity, education, smoking, alcohol use, cholesterol levels and waist fat, although to a lesser degree.
  • Epigenetic changes precede onset of diabetes September 10, 2020
    Epigenetic changes in the islets of Langerhans of the pancreas can be detected in patients several years before the diagnosis of type 2 diabetes. These changes are responsible for the altered methylation activity of specific genes which differs from that in healthy individuals. In humans, 105 such changes have been discovered in blood cells.
  • Binge-drinkers' brains have to work harder to feel empathy for others September 10, 2020
    New research shows that binge-drinkers' brains have to put more effort into trying to feel empathy for other people in pain.
  • Does the Mediterranean diet protect against rheumatoid arthritis? September 10, 2020
    Previous research has demonstrated a variety of health benefits associated with the Mediterranean diet, which is rich in olive oil, cereals, fruit and vegetables, fish, and a moderate amount of dairy, meat, and wine. Now results suggest that the diet may also help prevent rheumatoid arthritis in individuals who smoke or used to smoke.
  • Weight stigma predicts emotional distress and binge eating during COVID-19 September 10, 2020
    New research shows that young adults who experienced weight stigma before the pandemic have higher levels of depressive symptoms, stress, eating as a coping strategy, and are more likely to binge-eat during COVID-19 compared to those who haven't experienced weight stigma.