Improved Digestion

Calorie postings on menus cause more health mentions in online restaurant reviews

Posted by on Nov 13, 2017 in Improved Digestion | 0 comments

Calorie postings on menus cause more health mentions in online restaurant reviews A study investigated whether the calorie posting on menus impacts consumer evaluations of the restaurant. The study finds that health mentions about the foods increased significantly in online reviews after calorie posting. The result suggests that calorie posting can not only shift consumers towards healthier alternatives when inside a restaurant,See Original Article Gut fungi could play a role in obesity epidemic A high-fat diet changes fungi in the gut and may play a role in the development of obesity, according to a new study. While gut microbes have previously been implicated in the development of obesity, this study shows that fungi may also play a role.See Original Article A specific protein regulates the burning of body fat to generate heat Scientists have identified a protein that holds promise as a target for therapies to reduce obesity. They have demonstrated that MKK6 controls the conversion of fat stores, known as white fat, into brown fat, in which lipids are burned to maintain body temperature and reduce obesity.See Original Article Black tea may help with weight loss, too Black tea may promote weight loss and other health benefits by changing bacteria in the gut, research indicates for the first time.See Original...

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Identifying ways to minimize the harm of energy drinks

Posted by on Oct 23, 2017 in Improved Digestion | 0 comments

Identifying ways to minimize the harm of energy drinks Because many countries allow the sale of energy drinks to young people, identifying ways to minimize potential harm from energy drinks is critical. A new study provided unique insights into intervention strategies suggested by young people themselves to reduce consumption. In addition to more research and education, these strategies included policySee Original Article Multivitamins in pregnancy may be linked to lower autism risk in children Taking multivitamins during early pregnancy may be associated with a reduced risk of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in children compared with mothers who do not take multivitamins, finds a study.See Original Article A fat-regulating enzyme could hold the key to obesity, diabetes, cancer, other diseases It had already been known that the enzyme known as phosphatidic acid phosphatase plays a crucial role in regulating the amount of fat in the human body. Controlling it is therefore of interest in the fight against obesity. But scientists have now found that getting rid of the enzyme entirely can increase the risk of cancer, inflammation and other iSee Original Article Black tea may help with weight loss, too Black tea may promote weight loss and other health benefits by changing bacteria in the gut, research indicates for the first time.See Original...

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Tailored preventive oral health intervention improves dental health among elderly

Posted by on Mar 19, 2017 in Improved Digestion | 0 comments

Tailored preventive oral health intervention improves dental health among elderly A tailored preventive oral health intervention significantly improved the cleanliness of teeth and dentures among elderly home care clients. In addition, functional ability and cognitive function were strongly associated with better oral hygiene, according to a new study.See Original Article Study identifies strategies to improve knee replacement outcomes in patients with obesity Obesity affects 35 percent of the adult population in the US. A new literature review identifies strategies to improve total knee replacement outcomes in patients with obesity.See Original Article Could a ketogenic diet alleviate gout? Recent work has shown that the ketone body ?-hydroxybutyrate can specifically inhibit the NLRP3 inflammasome. They found that feeding rats a high-fat, low-carbohydrate ketogenic diet increased ?-hydroxybutyrate levels and protected rats from joint swelling, tissue damage, and systemic inflammation normally seen during gout.See Original Article Food subsidies, taxes significantly improve dietary choices Lowering the cost of healthy foods significantly increases their consumption, while raising the cost of unhealthy items significantly reduces their intake, a new systematic review and meta-analysis finds.See Original...

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Fish and mercury: Detailed consumption advisories would better serve women across US

Posted by on Mar 15, 2017 in Improved Digestion | 0 comments

Fish and mercury: Detailed consumption advisories would better serve women across US Among women of childbearing age in the US, fish consumption has increased in recent years while blood mercury concentrations have decreased, suggesting improved health for women and their babies, a new study shows.See Original Article Men with impaired glucose metabolism should avoid high-carbohydrate foods in the evening According to a nutrition study, the so-called internal clock also influences how people with impaired glucose metabolism react to carbohydrate-rich food. E.g., in men with prediabetes, abundant consumption of foods containing starch and sugar in the evening had a negative effect on their blood glucose regulation. In comparison, in healthy study parSee Original Article Diet and global climate change Eating healthier food could reduce greenhouse gas emissions, suggests a new study. As it turns out, some relatively small diet tweaks could add up to significant inroads in addressing climate change.See Original Article Bone-derived hormone suppresses appetite in mice Lipocalin 2, a hormone secreted by bone cells, suppresses appetite in mice, researchers have discovered. The study findings, which reveal a new mechanism for regulating food intake and blood sugar, could lead to the development of new treatments for obesity, type 2 diabetes, and other metabolic disorders.See Original...

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Vitamin D deficiency increases risk of chronic headache

Posted by on Jan 27, 2017 in Improved Digestion | 0 comments

Vitamin D deficiency increases risk of chronic headache Vitamin D deficiency may increase the risk of chronic headache, according to a new study.See Original Article Foods rich in resistant starch may benefit health A new comprehensive review examines the potential health benefits of resistant starch, a form of starch that is not digested in the small intestine and is therefore considered a type of dietary fiber. Some forms of resistant starch occur naturally in foods such as bananas, potatoes, grains, and legumes, and some are produced or modified commerciallSee Original Article Clinical guidelines to reduce risk of peanut allergy An expert panel has issued clinical guidelines to aid health care providers in early introduction of peanut-containing foods to infants to prevent the development of peanut allergy.See Original Article Omega-3 supplements can help prevent childhood asthma, study finds Taking certain omega-3 fatty acid supplements during pregnancy can reduce the risk of childhood asthma by almost one third, according to a new study.See Original...

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Omega-3 fatty acids stimulate brown adipose tissue metabolism

Posted by on Dec 27, 2016 in Improved Digestion | 0 comments

Omega-3 fatty acids stimulate brown adipose tissue metabolism Omega-3 fatty acids are able to stimulate the activation of brown and beige adipose tissues, a discovery that would promote the development of new therapies for obesity and other metabolism diseases, according to a research study.See Original Article Silencing fat protein improves obesity and blood sugar Scientists report that turning off a protein found in liver and adipose tissue significantly improves blood sugar levels and reduces body fat in an animal model.See Original Article Aspartame may prevent, not promote, weight loss by blocking intestinal enzyme's activity A team of investigators has found a possible mechanism explaining why use of the sugar substitute aspartame might not promote weight loss. In their report, the researchers show how the aspartame breakdown product phenylalanine interferes with the action of an enzyme previously shown to prevent metabolic syndrome – a group of symptoms associated witSee Original Article New target receptor discovered in the fight against obesity The essential role that the receptor FFAR2 plays in the success of fermentable carbohydrates — found in foods such as vegetables, fruit, breads, cereals and pasta – in suppressing appetite and preventing obesity is now better understood, thanks to new research.See Original...

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