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  • Should you eat a low-gluten diet? November 15, 2018
    When healthy people eat a low-gluten and fiber-rich diet compared with a high-gluten diet they experience less intestinal discomfort including less bloating which researchers show are due to changes of the composition and function of gut bacteria. The new study also shows a modest weight loss following low-gluten dieting. The researchers attribute the impact of […]
  • Colder, darker climates increase alcohol consumption and liver disease November 14, 2018
    People living in colder regions with less sunlight consume more alcohol and experience more alcoholic liver disease.
  • If your diet fails, try again; your heart will thank you November 13, 2018
    Risk factors for cardiovascular disease closely track with changes in eating patterns, even only after a month or so.
  • Treating obesity: One size does not fit all November 13, 2018
    Understanding the very different characteristics of subgroups of obese patients may hold the key to devising more effective treatments and interventions, new research found.
  • Big change from small player: Mitochondria alter body metabolism and gene expression November 9, 2018
    Mitochondria have their own DNA, but the 13 genes in human mitochondria -- along with DNA sequences for tRNAs, rRNAs and some small peptides -- are massively overshadowed by the 20,000 genes in the human nucleus. Nevertheless, these diminutive mitochondria may have a strong influence on cellular metabolism and susceptibility to metabolic diseases like heart […]
  • How many calories do you burn? It depends on time of day November 8, 2018
    Researchers have made the surprising discovery that the number of calories people burn while at rest changes with the time of day. When at rest, people burn 10 percent more calories in the late afternoon and early evening than in the early morning hours.
  • Study calls for sugar tax November 8, 2018
    People who drink sugary beverages are more likely to eat fast food and confectionery and less likely to make healthy dietary choices, new research has found.
  • Nasal delivery of weight-loss hormone eases breathing problems in sleeping mice November 7, 2018
    Experimenting with mice, Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers have added to evidence that a hormone best known for helping regulate hunger and body weight might also ease breathing problems experienced during sleep more effectively when given through the nose.
  • Eat your vegetables (and fish): Another reason why they may promote heart health November 6, 2018
    Elevated levels of trimethylamine N-oxide (TMAO) -- a compound linked with the consumption of fish, seafood and a primarily vegetarian diet -- may reduce hypertension-related heart disease symptoms. New research in rats finds that low-dose treatment with TMAO reduced heart thickening (cardiac fibrosis) and markers of heart failure in an animal model of hypertension.
  • Gene that regulates fat accumulation and obesity November 5, 2018
    A new study showed that regardless of diet, a protein called Pannexin 1 significantly regulates the accumulation of fat in mice. The study suggests that a deletion of the Panx1 gene in the early stages of development of mouse fat cells increases the amount of fat accumulated, leading to a higher risk for obesity later […]