The brain diet

The brain diet

Scientists at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) have uncovered mechanisms by which high levels of a hormone called FGF23 can reduce brain health. In results published in the journal PLoS ONEon September 7th, 2018, high levels of fibroblast growth factor 23 (FGF23) were associated with structural changes in…

Diet has bigger impact on emotional well-being in women than in men

Diet has bigger impact on emotional well-being in women than in men

Women may need a more nutrient-rich diet to support a positive emotional well-being, according to new research from Binghamton University, State University at New York. Mounting evidence suggests that anatomical and functional differences in men’s and women’s brain dictate susceptibility to mental disease. However…

No safe level of alcohol consumption

No safe level of alcohol consumption

 A new scientific study concludes there is no safe level of drinking alcohol. The study, published in the international medical journal The Lancet, shows that in 2016, nearly 3 million deaths globally were attributed to alcohol use, including 12 percent of deaths in males between the ages of 15 and…

More protein after weight loss may reduce fatty liver disease

More protein after weight loss may reduce fatty liver disease

Increasing the amount of protein in the diet may reduce the liver’s fat content and lower the risk of diabetes in people with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). The study is published ahead of print in the American Journal of Physiology–Endocrinology and Metabolism. NAFLD–sometimes…

Using mushrooms as a prebiotic may help improve glucose regulation

Using mushrooms as a prebiotic may help improve glucose regulation

Eating white button mushrooms can create subtle shifts in the microbial community in the gut, which could improve the regulation of glucose in the liver, according to a team of researchers. They also suggest that better understanding this connection between mushrooms and gut microbes in mice could one day pave…

Eating breakfast burns more carbs during exercise and accelerates metabolism for next meal

Eating breakfast burns more carbs during exercise and accelerates metabolism for next meal

Eating breakfast before exercise may “prime” the body to burn carbohydrates during exercise and more rapidly digest food after working out, University of Bath researchers have found. Scientists from the University’s Department for Health, working with colleagues at the universities of Birmingham, Newcastle and Stirling, were…

Omega-3s help keep kids out of trouble

Omega-3s help keep kids out of trouble

Something as simple as a dietary supplement could reduce disruptive, even abusive behavior, according to newly released research by a team led by a UMass Lowell criminal justice professor. Giving children omega-3 fatty acid supplements reduces disruptive behavior, which in turn had a positive effect on their parents, making…

Depleting microbiome with antibiotics can affect glucose metabolism

Depleting microbiome with antibiotics can affect glucose metabolism

A new study from the Salk Institute has found that mice that have their microbiomes depleted with antibiotics have decreased levels of glucose in their blood and better insulin sensitivity. The research has implications for understanding the role of the microbiome in diabetes. It also could lead to better insight…

Eating crickets can be good for your gut

Eating crickets can be good for your gut

Valerie Stull was 12 when she ate her first insect. “I was on a trip with my parents in Central America and we were served fried ants,” she says. “I remember being so grossed out initially, but when I put the ant in my mouth, I was…

Curcumin Extract Targets Fatty Liver Disease

Curcumin Extract Targets Fatty Liver Disease

New study investigating BCM-95® turmeric extract for potential as a preventive and treatment agent for Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver (NAFLD) disease demonstrated exciting results. BCM-95 offers a potentiated delivery form of curcumin, a naturally occurring plant polyphenol. BCM-95 is a leading brand in the US curcumin supplement…