Sunday, March 7, 2021

Early Antibiotic Exposure Leads to Lifelong Metabolic Disorders, Obesity in Mice

A new study published in Cell suggests that antibiotic exposure during a critical window of early development disrupts the bacterial landscape of the gut,...

Granny Smith Apples Promote Healthy Gut Bacteria to Aid Weight Control

Scientists at Washington State University have concluded that nondigestible compounds in apples – specifically, Granny Smith apples – may help prevent disorders associated with...

Periodic Fasting Reduces Bad Cholesterol to Aid in Diabetes Prevention

Skipping a few meals may reduce the risk of developing diabetes via a newly identified biological process that converts bad cholesterol in fat cells into...

Traditional Chinese Herbs For Arthritis

Arthritis is a generic term for more than 100 different disorders, such as osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, gout and fibromyalgia. Osteoarthritis, or wear-and-tear arthritis, is the most prevalent and disabling of all chronic conditions, affecting approximately 80 percent of all U.S. adults over 65.

Eating Walnuts Shown to Improve Endothelial Function in Overweight Adults

Medical researchers from the Yale-Griffin Prevention Research Center in Connecticut have found evidence suggestive that adding walnuts to one's diet can protect against diabetes...

Fatty Liver And NASH: The Silent Epidemic

With all the attention focused on the twin epidemics of obesity and Type 2 diabetes, few people are aware of another closely related condition that is rapidly becoming another major epidemic. According to the American Liver Association, fatty liver disease – marked by the abnormal accumulation of fat in the liver – currently affects as many as one in five Americans.

Human Gut Bacteria Drive Development of Excess Body Fat, Promote Obesity...

A species of gut bacteria called Clostridium ramosum, coupled with a high-fat diet, causes animals to gain weight according to a study published this...

Blueberry/Grape Compound Reduces Body Fat in Mice, Potential Role for Treating...

Pterostilbene, a phenolic compound in the same family as resveratrol, is present in small amounts in a large variety of foods and beverages like blueberries...

Appetite Hormone, Leptin, Linked to Development of Arthritis in Obese Animals

The link between obesity and osteoarthritis may be more than just the wear and tear on the skeleton caused by added weight. Researchers at Duke University have...

Time to End the War Against Saturated Fat?

The British Medical Journal has issued a clarion call to all who want to ward off heart disease: Forget the statins and bring back...

Study Links Dopamine and Biological Clock to Snacking, Overeating and Obesity

Between 1976 and 1980, about 15% of U.S. adults were obese. Today, about 40% of adults are obese, and another 33% are overweight, driving...

Gamma-Tocotrienol Slows Diet-Induced Obesity and Improves Insulin Resistance in Animal Model

Researchers from the University of Florida report that gamma-tocotrienol from red palm oil accumulates in adipose tissues, slowing down high-fat diet-induced obesity and improving...