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Study reveals missing link between high-fat diet, microbiota and heart disease

Study reveals missing link between high-fat diet, microbiota and heart disease

A high-fat diet disrupts the biology of the gut’s inner lining and its microbial communities — and promotes the production of a metabolite that may contribute to heart disease, according to a new study. »

Targeting mitochondria shows promise in treating obesity

Targeting mitochondria shows promise in treating obesity

Scientists have discovered a novel pharmacological approach to attenuate the mitochondrial dysfunction that drives diet-induced obesity. »

Ultraprocessed foods now comprise 2/3 of calories in children and teen diets

Ultraprocessed foods now comprise 2/3 of calories in children and teen diets

Results from two decades of data show ultraprocessed foods have become a larger part of kids’ and teens’ diets with disparities by race and ethnicity. »

Ultraprocessed foods now comprise 2/3 of calories in children and teen diets

Ultraprocessed foods now comprise 2/3 of calories in children and teen diets

Results from two decades of data show ultraprocessed foods have become a larger part of kids’ and teens’ diets with disparities by race and ethnicity. »

Beige fat ‘indispensable’ in protecting the brain from dementia

Beige fat ‘indispensable’ in protecting the brain from dementia

Beige is considered a calming paint color, and scientists have new evidence that beige fat has a similar impact on the brain, bringing down the inflammation associated with the more common white fat and providing protection from dementia. »

Beige fat ‘indispensable’ in protecting the brain from dementia

Beige fat ‘indispensable’ in protecting the brain from dementia

Beige is considered a calming paint color, and scientists have new evidence that beige fat has a similar impact on the brain, bringing down the inflammation associated with the more common white fat and providing protection from dementia. »

Growing evidence of vitamin K benefits for heart health

Growing evidence of vitamin K benefits for heart health

New research has found that people who eat a diet rich in vitamin K have up to a 34 percent lower risk of atherosclerosis-related cardiovascular disease (conditions affecting the heart or blood vessels). »

Growing evidence of vitamin K benefits for heart health

Growing evidence of vitamin K benefits for heart health

New research has found that people who eat a diet rich in vitamin K have up to a 34 percent lower risk of atherosclerosis-related cardiovascular disease (conditions affecting the heart or blood vessels). »

Study identifies molecule that stimulates muscle-building in humans

Study identifies molecule that stimulates muscle-building in humans

In a randomized control study of 10 healthy young men, researchers compared how consuming the single amino acid leucine or its two-molecule equivalent, dileucine, influenced muscle-building and breakdown. They found that dileucine boosts the metaboli... »

Study identifies molecule that stimulates muscle-building in humans

Study identifies molecule that stimulates muscle-building in humans

In a randomized control study of 10 healthy young men, researchers compared how consuming the single amino acid leucine or its two-molecule equivalent, dileucine, influenced muscle-building and breakdown. They found that dileucine boosts the metaboli... »

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