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Diet and Weight Loss Dietary Supplements and Minerals Healthy Aging Nutrition Obesity
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Mice eating less of specific amino acid -- overrepresented in diet of obese people -- live longer, healthier      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

A new study in mice shows that cutting down the amount of a single amino acid called isoleucine can, among other benefits, extend their lifespan, make them leaner and less frail as they age and reduce cancer and prostate problems, all while the mice ate more calories.

Diet and Weight Loss Dieting and Weight Control Nutrition
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From the first bite, our sense of taste helps pace our eating      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

When you eagerly dig into a long-awaited dinner, signals from your stomach to your brain keep you from eating so much you'll regret it -- or so it's been thought.

Diet and Weight Loss Nutrition
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Ultra-processed foods and higher risk of mouth, throat and esophagus cancers      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

Eating more ultra-processed foods (UPFs) may be associated with a higher risk of developing cancers of upper aerodigestive tract (including the mouth, throat and esophagus), according to a new study.  The authors of this international study, which analyzed diet and lifestyle data on 450,111 adults who were followed for approximately 14 years, say obesity associated with the consumption of UPFs may not be the only factor to blame.

Diet and Weight Loss
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Could eating turkey ease colitis?      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

According to data in mice, extra tryptophan could reduce the risk of future colitis flares.

Diet and Weight Loss Dieting and Weight Control Fitness Healthy Aging Staying Healthy
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Poor work performance among Japanese employees strongly associated with insufficient sleep      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

This study examined the association between work performance and lifestyle habits among Japanese employees. The results revealed that insufficient sleep was the predominant factor affecting work performance in men and women, followed by lack of regular exercise and eating late-evening meals. Furthermore, the study indicated that men were more likely to exhibit lifestyle habits that impacted work performance than women.

Diet and Weight Loss Nutrition Staying Healthy
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Feeding dogs raw meat increases the risk of antibiotic-resistant E. coli      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

Feeding dogs raw (uncooked) meat increases their risk of excreting E. coli that cannot be killed by a widely used antibiotic -- ciprofloxacin -- researchers have found from a study of 600 healthy pet dogs.

Diet and Weight Loss Dieting and Weight Control Nutrition Staying Healthy
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Following a Mediterranean diet reduces the risk of cognitive decline in older people      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

Old people who follow a Mediterranean diet are at a lower risk of cognitive decline, according to a new study. The study provides new evidence for a better understanding of the biological mechanisms related to the impact of the diet on cognitive health in the aging population.

Diet and Weight Loss Fitness Nutrition Obesity Staying Healthy
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People with obesity burn less energy during day      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

A study found people who have a healthy weight use more energy during the day, when most people are active and eat, while those who have obesity spend more energy during the night, when most people sleep. Researchers also found that, during the day, those with obesity have higher levels of the hormone insulin -- a sign that the body is working harder to use glucose, an energy-packed sugar. 

Diabetes Diet and Weight Loss
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NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme may have global impact      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

As ten percent of the world's adult population is predicted to have diabetes by 2030, a major new study finds that the NHS Diabetes Prevention Programme has a positive effect on reducing risk of developing diabetes.

Chronic Illness Diabetes Diet and Weight Loss Obesity
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Semaglutide reduced cardiovascular events by 20% in certain adults      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

Semaglutide reduced cardiovascular events by 20% in adults with overweight or obesity and established cardiovascular disease who do not have diabetes, according to new research.   Semaglutide is primarily prescribed for adults with type 2 diabetes but is also approved for chronic weight management in adults with obesity or overweight and have at least one other health issue. In the trial, patients treated with semaglutide lost an average of 9.4% of their body weight and experienced improvements in other risk factors for cardiovascular disease.   Results from the 'SELECT -- Semaglutide and Cardiovascular Outcomes in Patients with Overweight or Obesity Who Do Not Have Diabetes' trial were presented today during a late-breaking science session at the American Heart Association's Scientific Sessions 2023 and simultaneously published in the New England Journal of Medicine. 

Diet and Weight Loss Nutrition
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Cut salt, cut blood pressure      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

Nearly everyone can lower their blood pressure, even people currently on blood pressure-reducing drugs, by lowering their sodium intake, reports a new study. It found 70-75% of all people, regardless of whether they are already on blood pressure medications or not, are likely to see a reduction in their blood pressure if they lower the sodium in their diet.  Losing one teaspoon of salt a day results in systolic blood pressure decline comparable to effect achieved with drugs.

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Ground-breaking discovery could pave the way for new therapies to prevent cardiovascular disease and stroke      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

Researchers have discovered the mechanism by which cholesterol in our diet is absorbed into our cells. This discovery opens up new opportunities for therapeutic intervention to control cholesterol uptake that could complement other therapies and potentially save lives.

Diet and Weight Loss Today's Healthcare
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AI algorithm developed to measure muscle development, provide growth chart for children      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

An analysis of MRI scans using artificial intelligence resulted in the production of a reference growth standard and a fast, reproducible way to measure indicators of lean muscle mass in developing children.  

Crohn's Disease Diet and Weight Loss Nutrition
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Early life exposure to broccoli sprouts protects against colitis in inflammatory bowel disease      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

High fiber diets, like those that include broccoli sprouts or other cruciferous vegetables, may reduce disease symptoms and improve quality of life in patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).

Chronic Illness Diabetes Diet and Weight Loss Dieting and Weight Control Nutrition Obesity
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Obesity linked to neurodegeneration through insulin resistance      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

Researchers have discovered a link between obesity and neurodegenerative disorders like Alzheimer's disease. Using the common fruit fly, the research shows that a high-sugar diet -- a hallmark of obesity -- causes insulin resistance in the brain, which in turn reduces the ability to remove neuronal debris, thus increasing the risk of neurodegeneration.

Diet and Weight Loss Fitness Healthy Aging Obesity Today's Healthcare
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Higher risk of 17 cancers after high BMI in late teens      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

Men who are overweight or obese at age 18 have a higher risk of 17 different cancers later in life. This has been shown in a study at the University of Gothenburg. The research also describes how the youth obesity epidemic is expected to affect the cancer situation over the next 30 years.

Diet and Weight Loss Nutrition Staying Healthy Today's Healthcare
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Practicing mindfulness can help people make heart-healthy eating choices      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

A study found that participants in a mindfulness-based blood pressure reduction program improved health behaviors that lower blood pressure. When people who had elevated blood pressure participated in an eight-week mindfulness-based blood pressure reduction program, they significantly improved their scores on measures of self-awareness and adherence to a heart-healthy diet compared to a control group.

Diabetes Diet and Weight Loss Nutrition
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Intermittent fasting is safe, effective for those with Type 2 diabetes, study suggests      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

Time-restricted eating, also known as intermittent fasting, can help people with Type 2 diabetes lose weight and control their blood sugar levels, according to a new study.

Diet and Weight Loss Nutrition
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Is red meat intake linked to inflammation?      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

The researchers used blood metabolite data, which can provide a more direct link between diet and health, to assess the role of red meat on inflammation risk.

Diet and Weight Loss Nutrition Staying Healthy
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Study shows simple diet swaps can cut carbon emissions and improve your health      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

Making one small diet change -- chicken instead of beef, plant milk instead of cow's milk -- could significantly curb carbon emissions and increase the healthfulness of your diet, according to a new study.