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July 26, 2016

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July 26, 2016

Different Types of PUFAs Are Associated With Differential Risks for Type 2 Diabetes

July 19, 2016 — Different types of circulating polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) are associated with differing future risk of type 2 diabetes, according to a large European study on the ... read more

July 13, 2016 — The planktonic organism <em>Oikopleura dioica</em>, an animal model in the study of evolution and embryonic development in our phylum (chordates), has lost most of the genes related to ... read more

Children Who Watch Lots of TV May Have Poor Bone Health Later in Life

July 7, 2016 — Consistently watching high levels of television during childhood and adolescence were linked with lower peak bone mass at age 20 years in a recent study. Hours of television watching per week were ... read more

Zinc Lozenges Help Most Patients Recover Earlier from the Common Cold

July 6, 2016 — Zinc acetate lozenges may reduce the duration of the common cold by nearly 3 days, according to a recent ... read more

Metformin as a Potential Treatment for a Rare Pediatric Disorder

July 6, 2016 — A study in human skin cells and mice shows the widely-used diabetes drug metformin reduces toxic acid levels in Maple Syrup Urine Disease. The discovery offers the possibility of a new treatment for ... read more

New Probiotic Identified in Fermented Japanese Vegetable: Enzyme Improves Colon Health in Rats

July 4, 2016 — An enzyme produced by fermenting a vegetable common in Japanese cuisine may be responsible for increasing the amount of at least one beneficial bacterium associated with healthy colons in a study ... read more

Researchers Identify Calorie-Burning Pathway in Fat Cells

June 30, 2016 — Investigators have identified a natural molecular pathway that enables cells to burn off calories as heat rather than store them as fat. This raises the possibility of a new approach to treating and ... read more

June 30, 2016 — A new piece of software has been developed that analyses mutations in proteins. These mutations are potential inducers of diseases, such as cancer. The development is free, easy, versatile and, above ... read more

Fish Oil During Pregnancy Offers No Protection for Children Against Obesity

June 28, 2016 — Across the world, many schoolchildren under 10 are overweight. In the search for the cause of this phenomenon, fetal programming was put under scrutiny in new research. That the mother's diet ... read more

Research Links High Zinc Levels, Kidney Stones

June 28, 2016 — A new study into the causes of kidney stones has revealed that high levels of zinc in the body may contribute to kidney stone formation. Kidney stones are hard, often jagged masses of crystalized ... read more

Consumption of Omega-3s Linked to Lower Risk of Fatal Heart Disease

June 27, 2016 — A global consortium of researchers banded together to conduct an epidemiological study analyzing specific omega-3 fatty acid biomarkers and heart disease. They found that blood levels of omega-3 ... read more

How Yeast Cells Regulate Their Fat Balance

June 23, 2016 — Not only humans but also each of their body cells must watch their fat balance. Fats perform highly specialized functions, especially in the cell membrane. A research group has now discovered how ... read more

Hops Could Help Reduce Breast Cancer Risk

June 22, 2016 — Hops, the flower cones used in beer-making, are also found in dietary supplements designed to help treat post-menopausal symptoms and other conditions. Scientists are now investigating whether an ... read more

Mice Fed More Fiber Have Less Severe Food Allergies

June 21, 2016 — The development of food allergies in mice can be linked to what their gut bacteria are being fed, reports a new study. Rodents that received a diet with average calories, sugar, and fiber content had ... read more

Mysterious Enzyme Does Damage Control, Can Help With Health, Environment

June 20, 2016 — A previously mysterious family of enzymes removes abnormal versions of some very common chemicals found in all life forms, opening many possibilities for health and agricultural applications, a ... read more

June 20, 2016 — Mapping the molecular structure where medicine goes to work is a crucial step toward drug discovery against deadly diseases. Researchers have taken that critical first step by providing a crystal ... read more

Healthy Plant-Based Diet Linked With Substantially Lower Type 2 Diabetes Risk

June 14, 2016 — Consuming a plant-based diet -- especially one rich in high-quality plant foods such as whole grains, fruits, vegetables, nuts, and legumes -- is linked with substantially lower risk of developing ... read more

What Do My Cravings Say About My Health?

June 14, 2016 — After a stressful day, it’s almost second nature to laze on the couch and drown our sorrows in a bowl of ice-cream or potato chips. Soon, we glance down and realize we’ve managed to consume the ... read more

Alzheimer's Researchers Find Clues to Toxic Forms of Amyloid Beta

June 10, 2016 — Much of the research on Alzheimer's disease has focused on the amyloid beta protein, which clumps together into sticky fibrils that form deposits in the brains of people with the disease. In ... read more

June 10, 2016 — A high percentage of children, teens and young adults with migraines appear to have mild deficiencies in vitamin D, riboflavin and coenzyme Q10 -- a vitamin-like substance found in every cell of the ... read more

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