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  • Ketogenic diet helps tame flu virus November 16, 2019
    A high-fat, low-carbohydrate diet like the Keto regimen has its fans, but influenza apparently isn't one of them. Mice fed a ketogenic diet were better able to combat the flu virus than mice fed food high in carbohydrates, according to a new study.
  • Genetics may determine who benefits from broccoli's effects on kidney health November 14, 2019
    Deletion of the gene that codes for an enzyme called GSTM1 increased kidney injury in mice with hypertension and kidney disease, but supplementing the diet with broccoli powder lessened kidney injury in the genetically altered mice. In humans, high consumption of broccoli and other cruciferous vegetables was linked with a lower risk of kidney failure, […]
  • Sugar binges increase risk of inflammatory bowel disease November 14, 2019
    Short-term increases in sugar consumption could increase the risk of inflammatory bowel disease and have a significant impact on our health, a new study suggests. Researchers found that mice had an increased susceptibility to chemically induced colitis and more severe symptoms after only two days of a high-sugar diet compared with those eating a balanced […]
  • We know we're full because a stretched intestine tells us so November 14, 2019
    We commonly think a full stomach is what tells us to stop eating, but it may be that a stretched intestine plays an even bigger role in making us feel sated, according to new laboratory research.
  • Diverging trends: Binge drinking and depression November 14, 2019
    Binge drinking among U.S. adolescents precipitously declined from 1991 to 2018, according to a new study. Depressive symptoms among U.S. adolescents have sharply increased since 2012. And for the first time in the past 40 years, binge drinking and depressive symptoms among adolescents are no longer associated.
  • Unhealthy habits can start young: Infants, toddlers, and added sugars November 14, 2019
    A new study found that nearly two-thirds of infants (61%) and almost all toddlers (98%) consumed added sugars in their average daily diets, primarily in the form of flavored yogurts (infants) and fruit drinks (toddlers). Infants were 6-11 months, and toddlers were 12-23 months.
  • Diet trials often amend their outcome measures as they go November 13, 2019
    A study concludes that 86 percent of diet trials amended their desired study outcomes along the way. That raises the possibility of bias.
  • Microparticles could help fight malnutrition November 13, 2019
    Researchers have now developed a new way to fortify staple foods with these micronutrients by encapsulating them in a biocompatible polymer that prevents the nutrients from being degraded during storage or cooking. In a small clinical trial, they showed that women who ate bread fortified with encapsulated iron were able to absorb iron from the […]
  • Too much ultra-processed food linked to lower heart health November 11, 2019
    Americans get more than 50 percent of their daily calories from ultra-processed foods. Measures of heart health decrease as ultra-processed food consumption rises.
  • Evening eating linked to poorer heart health for women November 11, 2019
    Women who consumed a higher proportion of their daily intake of calories later in the evening were more likely to be at greater risk for cardiovascular disease than women who did not. Every 1% increase in calories consumed in the evening increased the likelihood of higher blood pressure and body mass index and poorer long-term […]