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Nutrition News
December 12, 2019

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With unexpected findings about a protein that's highly expressed in fat tissue, scientists have opened the door to critical ... read more
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 ... read more
Americans get more than 50 percent of their daily calories from ultra-processed foods. Measures of heart health decrease as ultra-processed food ... read more
New research offers specific metrics that might qualify foods as hyper-palatable -- and finds most foods consumed in the United States meet ... read more
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New Findings on Satiety Signaling from Intestine

A previously unknown mechanism that suppresses satiety signals from the small intestine is the main finding of a new study. This may explain, first, satiety disorders in obesity and diabetes and, ... read more

Have Your Health and Eat Meat Too

Barbecued, stir-fried or roasted, there's no doubt that Aussies love their meat. Consuming on average nearly 100 kilograms of meat per person per year, Australians are among the top meat ... read more

Eating More Ketones May Fight Against Alzheimer's Disease

A ketone-supplemented diet may protect neurons from death during the progression of Alzheimer's disease, according to research in ... read more

How Does Protein Fit in Your Holiday Diet or New Year's Resolutions?

While some diets load up on protein and other diets dictate protein sources, it can be hard to know what to consume while managing weight or during weight loss. A new study by nutrition scientists ... read more

Click, Click, Cook: Online Grocery Shopping Leaves 'Food Deserts' Behind

An analysis found that most people in 'food deserts' in 8 states would increase their access to healthy, nutritious food if they purchase groceries online and had the food delivered as part ... read more

MRI Reveals Brain Damage in Obese Teens

Researchers using MRI have found signs of damage that may be related to inflammation in the brains of obese adolescents, according to a new ... read more

Intestinal Stem Cell Genes May Link Dietary Fat and Colon Cancer

Two genes that appear to help stem cells in the intestine burn dietary fat may play a role in colon cancer, according to a new study. The study describes a new connection between the way cells ... read more

Diet Pills, Laxatives Used for Weight Control Linked With Later Eating Disorder Diagnosis

Among young women without an eating disorder diagnosis, those who use diet pills and laxatives for weight control had higher odds of receiving a subsequent first eating disorder diagnosis within one ... read more

Brain Biomarker Predicts Compulsive Drinking

Although alcohol use is ubiquitous in modern society, only a portion of individuals develop alcohol use disorders or addiction. Yet, scientists have not understood why some individuals are prone to ... read more

American Children and Teens Are Consuming Significantly Fewer Sugary Drinks

According to a new study, the share of children and adolescents consuming sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs) and the calories they consume from SSBs declined significantly between 2003 and ... read more

Hear This: Healthful Diet Tied to Lower Risk of Hearing Loss

Investigators have found that eating a healthy diet may reduce the risk of acquired hearing ... read more

Genetics May Determine Who Benefits from Broccoli's Effects on Kidney Health

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 ... read more

Sugar Binges Increase Risk of Inflammatory Bowel Disease

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 ... read more

We Know We're Full Because a Stretched Intestine Tells Us So

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 ... read more

Diverging Trends: Binge Drinking and Depression

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 ... read more

Unhealthy Habits Can Start Young: Infants, Toddlers, and Added Sugars

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 ... read more

Diet Trials Often Amend Their Outcome Measures as They Go

A study concludes that 86 percent of diet trials amended their desired study outcomes along the way. That raises the possibility of ... read more

Microparticles Could Help Fight Malnutrition

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 ... read more

Evening Eating Linked to Poorer Heart Health for Women

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% ... read more

Sensitivity to Bitter Tastes May Be Why Some People Eat Fewer Vegetables

A gene that makes some compounds taste bitter may make it harder for some people to add heart-healthy vegetables to their diet. Researchers hope to learn more from this type of genetic research to ... read more

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