Sunday, April 14, 2024

Food & Nutrition

Fruits and Vegetables: The Right Servings for Longer Life

Studies representing nearly 2 million adults worldwide show that eating about five daily servings of fruits and vegetables, is likely the optimal amount for a longer life, according to new research published in the journal Circulation

Low-quality Diet During Pregnancy May Be Associated with Late-childhood Obesity and Excess Body Fat

Eating a low quality diet during pregnancy may be associated with an increased risk of obesity and excess body fat in children.

Replacement of Animal Proteins with Plant Proteins Accelerates Bone Turnover

Replacement of animal proteins with plant proteins in the diet altered bone metabolism and decreased calcium and vitamin D intakes.

Green Tea Compound Aids Tumor-suppressing, DNA-Repairing Protein

Published in Nature Communications, a study of the interaction between p53 and a green tea compound EGCG, points to a new target for cancer drug discovery.

Gut Health: Childhood Diet Has Lifelong Impact

Gut harbors over 100 trillion microorganisms. Eating too much unhealthy diet as a child can alter microbial ecosystem for life, —a new study in mice suggests.

For Weight Loss, Vegan Is Better Than the Mediterranean Diet

Vegan is more effective for weight loss, cholesterol control, body composition, and insulin sensitivity, when compared head to head with Mediterranean diet.

Food Chemicals Can Inhibit a Key SARS-CoV-2 Enzyme

New research shows chemical compounds in foods or beverages like green tea, muscadine grapes and dark chocolate can bind to and block the function of a particular enzyme, or protease, in the SARS-CoV-2 virus.

Optimal Nutrition Is Directly Linked to Improved Mental and Physical Condition

Optimal nutrition links between physical fitness and cognitive performance, found researchers from from the University of Illinois and the US Air Force.

New Compound Derived from Blueberry Can Treat Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Blueberry compound inhibits proliferation of Dendritic cells and T cells responsible for "hyper" immune response causing inflammatory bowel disease—FASEB.


Flavonols are polyphenolic compounds found predominantly in plants. In humans, they act as antioxidants and can have powerful effects on our physical and mental...

Healthy Diet and Exercise During Pregnancy Could Lead to Healthier Children

Improving the lifestyle of obese women during pregnancy could provide long-term cardiovascular benefits for their children—new study finds.

Calorie Restriction Linked with Low Body Temperature, Health Benefits

Limiting calories is associated with a variety of health advantages, including a longer lifespan and a significantly lower risk of cancer, heart disease, diabetes, and neurological disorders.

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