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Do gut bacteria rule our minds? In an ecosystem within us, microbes evolved to sway food choices It sounds like science fiction, but it seems that bacteria within us which outnumber our own cells about 100-fold may very well be affecting both our cravings and moods to get us to eat what they want, and often are driving us toward obesity.
Science Daily | Aug 15, 2014 11:22 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Human milk fat improves growth in premature infants For premature infants, adequate growth while in the neonatal intensive care unit is an indicator of better long-term health and developmental outcomes. Researchers have now successfully incorporated a cream supplement into premature infants' diets that im
Science Daily | Aug 15, 2014 2:22 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Single enzyme necessary for development of diabetes An enzyme called 12-LO promotes the obesity-induced oxidative stress in the pancreatic cells that leads to pre-diabetes, and diabetes. 12-LO's enzymatic action is the last step in the production of certain small molecules that harm the cell, according to
Science Daily | Aug 14, 2014 11:23 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
New study on diabetes risk emphasizes value of registered dietitian nutritionists in treatment and prevention A new study indicating that Americans have approximately a 40 percent risk of developing diabetes during their lifetime offers more evidence that nutrition counseling provided by a registered dietitian nutritionist can help prevent or delay diabetes and i
Science Daily | Aug 14, 2014 4:34 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Early antibiotic exposure leads to lifelong metabolic disturbances in mice Antibiotic exposure during a critical window of early development disrupts the bacterial landscape of the gut, home to trillions of diverse microbes, and permanently reprograms the bodys metabolism, setting up a predisposition to obesity, according to a n
Science Daily | Aug 14, 2014 4:34 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Research questioning sodium intake guidelines supported Research efforts exploring low-sodium intake guidelines and implications on cardiac disease and mortality have been supported in a commentary by another expert. National guidelines for sodium intake recommend less than 2.3 grams daily for the general popu
Science Daily | Aug 13, 2014 9:36 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Beating childhood cancer does not necessarily make survivors healthier adults, study shows Having survived cancer as a child does not necessarily have a ripple effect that makes people lead a healthier lifestyle once they grow up. Childhood cancer survivors face different health-care challenges and are more susceptible to dying earlier than the
Science Daily | Aug 12, 2014 8:38 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Medicinal oil reduces debilitating epileptic seizures associated with glut 1 deficiency, trial shows A rare metabolic disease that caused hundreds of seizures daily for a 6-year-old is now significantly under control as part of a clinical trial that uses a medicinal oil for treatment. Within hours, treatment with an edible oil dramatically reduced the nu
Science Daily | Aug 11, 2014 8:58 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Link between maternal age, emergency delivery shown An increased risk of emergency operative delivery is linked with increasing maternal age, suggests a new study. The study used a sample of 169,583 low risk, first-time mothers in Norway, to examine the association between maternal age and emergency operat
Science Daily | Aug 8, 2014 8:34 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Lead linked to obesity in mice exposed by mothers When we think of ill effects from lead exposure various neurologic problems usually come to mind. Now researchers say another health impact can be added to the list: obesity. Even at low levels, lead is associated with obesity in mice whose mothers were e
Science Daily | Aug 8, 2014 8:33 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend