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Diet and Weight Loss News
January 28, 2020

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A ketogenic diet -- which provides 99 percent of calories from fat and only 1 percent from carbohydrates -- produces health benefits in the short term, but negative effects ... read more
A new study finds that the pleasure center of the brain and the brain's biological clock are linked, and that high-calorie ... read more

Diet Has Rapid Effects on Sperm Quality

Sperm are influenced by diet, and the effects arise rapidly. This is the conclusion of a new study in which healthy young men were fed a diet rich in sugar. The study gives new insight into the ... read more
A team of researchers has now identified a specific circuit in the brain that alters ... read more
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With High Fiber Diets, More Protein May Mean More Bloating

People who eat high fiber diets are more likely to experience bloating if their high fiber diet is protein-rich as compared to carbohydrate-rich, according to a ... read more

Real Risks Associated With Cannabis Exposure During Pregnancy

A new study has definitively shown that regular exposure to THC, the main psychoactive ingredient in cannabis, during pregnancy has significant impact on placental and fetal ... read more

Walnuts May Be Good for the Gut and Help Promote Heart Health

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 ... read more

Drinking 1% Rather Than 2% Milk Accounts for 4.5 Years of Less Aging in Adults

A new study shows drinking low-fat milk -- both nonfat and 1% milk -- is significantly associated with less aging in ... read more

Silica Particles May Lead to New Treatments for Obesity and Diabetes

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 ... read more

Global Diets Are Converging, With Benefits and Problems

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 ... read more

Children's Packed Lunches Lack Nutritional Quality

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 ... read more

Losing Tongue Fat Improves Sleep Apnea

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 ... read more

Kangaroo Mother Care Reduces Infant Mortality

When newborn babies with low birth weight are held close to their mother's bodies throughout the day, their chance of survival increases ... read more

Need to Control Blood Sugar? There's a Drink for That

With more people with diabetes and pre-diabetes looking for novel strategies to help control blood sugar, new research suggests that ketone monoester drinks -- a popular new food supplement -- may ... read more

Processed Foods Highly Correlated With Obesity Epidemic in the US

A review article highlights the correlation between highly processed foods and increased prevalence of obesity in the United ... read more

Half of Women With Heart Failure Get the Wrong Treatment

As many as 50 per cent of women suffering from cardiac arrest are given insufficient treatment, because the heart failure was not caused by a heart ... read more

Bile Acids May Help Regulate Gut Immunity and Inflammation

Could bile acids -- the fat-dissolving juices churned out by the liver and gallbladder -- also play a role in immunity and inflammation? The answer appears to be yes, according to two separate ... read more

Combining Neurologic and Blood Pressure Drugs Reduces Breast Tumor Development in Mice

Adding a medication used to treat epilepsy, bipolar disorder and migraines to a blood pressure medicine reversed some aspects of breast cancer in the offspring of mice at high risk of the disease ... read more

Intermittent Fasting: Live 'Fast,' Live Longer?

For many people, the New Year is a time to adopt new habits as a renewed commitment to personal health. Newly enthusiastic fitness buffs pack into gyms and grocery stores are filled with shoppers ... read more

Plant-Rich Diet Protects Mice Against Foodborne Infection

Mice fed a plant-rich diet are less susceptible to gastrointestinal (GI) infection from a pathogen such as the one currently under investigation for a widespread E. coli outbreak tied to romaine ... read more

Moms' Obesity in Pregnancy Is Linked to Lag in Sons' Development and IQ

A mother's obesity in pregnancy can affect her child's development years down the road, according to researchers who found lagging motor skills in preschoolers and lower IQ in middle ... read more

Fewer Fats Over the Festive Season May Be the Perfect Formula for Men's Fertility

A diet low in fat and high in egg whites could be the key to boosting male fertility according to a new pilot ... read more

Plant Scientists Identify New Strategy to Enhance Rice Grain Yield

Rice provides a daily subsistence for about three billion people worldwide and its output must keep pace with a growing global population. In light of this, the identification of genes that enhance ... read more

Caffeine May Offset Some Health Risks of Diets High in Fat, Sugar

In a study of rats, scientists found that caffeine limited weight gain and cholesterol production, despite a diet that was high in fat and ... read more

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