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An avocado a day may help keep bad cholesterol at bay Individuals on a moderate-fat diet who ate an avocado every day had lower bad cholesterol than those on a similar diet without an avocado a day or on a lower-fat diet, researchers report.
Science Daily | Jan 8, 2015 01:48 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Type 2 diabetes risk varies with magnesium intake, genes and ethnicity A new study investigated the complex interactions between magnesium intake, genes and ethnicity in determining risk for type 2 diabetes in two populations of women. The specific associations yielded by the analysis illustrate how health guidance could bec
Science Daily | Jan 7, 2015 9:23 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Beer, bread yeast-eating bacteria aid human health Bacteria that have evolved to eat their way through yeast in the human gut could inform the development of new treatments for people suffering from bowel diseases, experts report.
Science Daily | Jan 7, 2015 6:14 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Sticking to lifestyle guidelines may reduce risk for certain cancers and for overall mortality Following cancer prevention guidelines from the American Cancer Society may modestly reduce your overall risk of developing cancer and have a greater impact on reducing your overall risk of dying early, a study of nearly a half-million Americans has found
Science Daily | Jan 7, 2015 5:24 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Genome wide expression changes in vascular tissue identified due to infection/diet Although it has been shown that a diet high in fat and exposure to certain bacteria can cause atherosclerosis, researchers have for the first time identified distinct gene pathways that are altered by these different stimuli. These findings suggest that f
Science Daily | Jan 7, 2015 3:14 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
After weight loss surgery, people could experience discrimination when interviewing for jobs People say that they would be more likely to hire someone who has lost weight through exercise and dieting than through surgery. This is just one of the stigmas faced by obese people who undergo weight-reducing bariatric surgery, report researchers. Over
Science Daily | Jan 7, 2015 2:12 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
New genetic, epigenetic contributors to diabetes An analysis of the genomes and epigenomes of lean and obese mice and humans has turned up a wealth of clues about how genes and the environment conspire to trigger diabetes, researchers say. Their findings reveal that obesity-induced changes to the epigen
Science Daily | Jan 6, 2015 6:05 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Drug stimulates brown fat, boosts metabolism A drug FDA-approved to treat overactive bladder may boost brown fat's metabolic powers, making it a promising candidate for combatting obesity, new research indicates. Unlike energy-storing white fat, brown fat burns energy to generate heat, which can hel
Science Daily | Jan 6, 2015 6:05 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Surgery for obesity linked to longer survival Obese people seem likely to live longer if they have bariatric surgery (for obesity) than if they don't -- with 53 percent lower risk of dying from any cause at five to 14 years after the procedure. So concluded a study involving 2,500 obese patients and
Science Daily | Jan 6, 2015 5:22 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Smart phones, social media encourage healthy habits Technology may be the key to helping college-age adults make healthier choices when it comes to food and physical activity. The Youth Adults Eating and Active for Health project found that participants in the intervention groups ate more fruits and vegeta
Science Daily | Jan 6, 2015 5:18 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend