Improved Digestion

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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You can’t blame your genes if you don’t lose weight, study finds

Posted by on Oct 2, 2016 in Improved Digestion | 0 comments

You can’t blame your genes if you don’t lose weight, study finds You might be able to blame your genes for weighing more and increasing your risk of obesity, but you can no longer blame your genes for failing to lose weight, a comprehensive study has found.See Original Article Activity trackers are ineffective at sustaining weight loss Wearable devices that monitor physical activity are not reliable tools for weight loss, says a new study. The study specifically investigated whether regular use of commercially available activity trackers is effective for producing and sustaining weight loss. Participants without physical activity trackers showed nearly twice the weight loss benefSee Original Article Gut bacteria differ between obese, lean youth Children and teenagers who are obese have different microorganisms living in the digestive tract than their lean counterparts, according to a new study.See Original Article Age limit for federal food assistance program is increasing food insecurity A problem has been found with regard to the requirement that when children turn five, they are no longer eligible to receive food assistance from Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC). Researchers say that this is leading to increased food insecurity for the entire family. The authors of a new report say that See Original...

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Blood pressure diet improves gout blood marker

Posted by on Aug 16, 2016 in Improved Digestion | 0 comments

Blood pressure diet improves gout blood marker A diet rich in fruits, vegetables, low-fat dairy and reduced in fats and saturated fats (the DASH diet), designed decades ago to reduce high blood pressure, also appears to significantly lower uric acid, the causative agent of gout. Further, the effect was so strong in some participants that it was nearly comparable to that achieved with drugs specSee Original Article Replacing just one sugary drink with water could significantly improve health New study findings modeled the effect of replacing one 8-ounce sugar-sweetened beverage with an 8-ounce serving of water, based on the daily dietary intake of US adults aged 19 and older, retrieved from the 2007-2012 National Health and Nutrition Examination Surveys.See Original Article Oxytocin's role in binge eating A study has demonstrated that variants of the Oxytocin Receptor (OXTR) gene contribute to why some of us overeat or engage in episodes of binge eating. Researchers investigated how the OXTR gene influences appetite, food preferences, food intake and personality risk traits associated with brain-reward mechanisms.See Original Article Maternal intake of past-its-prime fish oil linked to newborn death, rat study finds Nearly 30 percent of newborn pups born to pregnant rats fed highly-oxidized (“off”) fish oil died within two days after birth, finds a new study.See Original...

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