Sunday, February 19, 2017

How Eating Less Slows the Aging Process

There's a multi-billion-dollar industry devoted to products that fight signs of aging, but moisturizers only go skin deep. Aging occurs deeper — at a cellular...

Gut Bacteria Can Accelerate the Development of Alzheimer’s Disease

New research from Lund University in Sweden has shown that intestinal bacteria can accelerate the development of Alzheimer's disease. According to the researchers behind...

Pregnant Women Warned to Avoid Licorice

A new Finnish study supports food recommendations for families with children in that women should avoid consuming large amounts of licorice during pregnancy. The...

Autism Researchers Discover Genetic ‘Rosetta Stone’

Distinct sets of genetic defects in a single neuronal protein can lead either to infantile epilepsy or to autism spectrum disorders (ASDs), depending on...

Loss of Cognitive Powers in Elderly Linked to Declining GABA Levels...

Diminishing levels of GABA, the primary inhibitory neurotransmitter in the brain, may play a role in cognitive decline as we age, according to a...

Insecticides Mimic Melatonin, Creating Higher Risk of Diabetes

Synthetic chemicals commonly found in insecticides and garden products bind to the receptors that govern our biological clocks, University at Buffalo researchers have found....

New Study Links Hot Peppers to Longer Life

Like spicy food? If so, you might live longer, say researchers at the Larner College of Medicine at the University of Vermont, who found...

Diet High in Red Meat Linked to Diverticulitis

A high dietary intake of red meat, particularly of the unprocessed variety, is linked to a heightened risk of developing the common inflammatory bowel...

Thirteen Ways to Keep Free Radicals Away, and Why it’s so...

We hear a lot about antioxidants, and we are encouraged to eat foods that are rich in them. But what exactly are they, and...

Restoring Bladder Control to Prevent Incontinence

By Lane Lenard, Ph.D. Urinary incontinence (UI) is a common disorder affecting at least 51 million people in the United States. Women are especially prone to...

Novel Diet Therapy Helps Children with Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis

Can diet alone be used to cure Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis (UC)? It's a question Dr. David Suskind, a gastroenterologist at Seattle Children's,...

Gelatin, Vitamin C Regenerate Collagen in Damaged Joints, Tendons and Ligaments

A new study from Keith Baar's Functional Molecular Biology Laboratory at the UC Davis College of Biological Sciences and the Australian Institute of Sport...