Discovery of blood biomarker opens new perspectives for dietary prevention of AMD-related risks

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the principal cause of vision loss in industrialized countries, with nearly 20 million people affected in Europe in 2020. Although identified as a risk factor, until now it was impossible to evaluate retinal omega-3 fatty acid deficits. A research team involving scientists from INRAE, INSERM, Université Jean-Monnet Saint-Etienne, Université de Bordeaux, ITERG and Dijon-Bourgogne and […]

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Higher risk of cardiovascular disease associated with ‘Southern’ diet of fried food, fats, and sugary drinks

New research has supported the trends that regularly consuming a diet of fried food, meat, sugary drinks, and processed food may increase the risk of sudden cardiac death. Southern Diet. Image Credit: Fierman Much/Shutterstock.com 46% increased chances of cardiac death related to ‘Southern’ food consumption In recent years, food and medical science have focused on the impact of dietary choices […]

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Oral Microbiome Linked to COVID-19 Diagnosis

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Oral microbial markers may be a potential diagnostic tool for COVID-19, researchers suggest. As reported in Gut, Dr. Lanjuan Li of Zhengzhou University in China and colleagues sequenced 392 tongue-coating samples, 172 fecal and 155 serum samples from Central and East China. They characterized the microbiome and lipid molecules, then constructed microbial classifiers in a […]

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The Bеnеfitѕ Of Adding Рrоbiоtiсѕ Tо Your Daily Diet

Thе average American diet is соmроѕеd оf a number of ingrеdiеntѕ thаt рut уоur hеаlth аt riѕk. It creates a mеѕѕ inside оur digestive tract, rеѕulting in a рlеthоrа of роѕѕiblе diѕеаѕеѕ. Thаt is whу ѕtudiеѕ were dоnе tо find a ѕоlutiоn tо this рrоblеm, аnd thiѕ is whеrе probiotics соmе in. Probiotics are ingredients thаt cannot be digеѕtеd and […]

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Small negative lifestyle changes during COVID-19 lockdown could accumulate, say researchers

An interesting new study by researchers in Australia, which has been published in the journal PLOS ONE, suggests that lifestyle changes due to pandemic restrictions on outdoor mobility have been small. But they warn that these may accumulate over time. The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, caused by the rapid and extensive spread of the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus […]

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Mediterranean diet could keep aging brains sharp

(HealthDay)—Helping your brain stay sharp with age may be as simple as changing up the food on your plate at dinnertime, a new study suggests. The study focused on the healthy “Mediterranean” diet, a regimen reliant on olive oil, beans, nuts, fruits, vegetables and whole grains, with chicken and fish largely replacing red meat. Dairy products and eggs are only […]

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Kruppel-like factor 15 controls skeletal muscle fat uptake and utilization

Metabolic diseases, such as obesity and type 2 diabetes, have risen to epidemic proportions in the U.S. and occur in about 30 percent of the population. Skeletal muscle plays a prominent role in controlling the body's glucose levels, which is important for the development of metabolic diseases like diabetes. In a recent study, published in The Journal of Clinical Investigation, […]

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