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Deep learning provides dietary advice during COVID-19 isolation Special

The coronavirus triggered quarantine is a stressful period and the lack of physical activity, combined with more snacking, can lead to weight gain. Yann Harstein, dietitian at Foodvisor provides some tips, based on a deep learning app.

Can calorie restriction prevent the negative effects of aging?

New research has explored the impact of calorie restriction on the rate of aging and in relation to the 'negative' effects of getting older. The data to date relates to an animal model, paving the way for further studies.

Research: Is your coffee habit putting you at a health risk?

Some foods and drinks are good for you, others less so. But why are some people affected and not others? To investigate the factors, a research group have identified nine gene groups connected with different foods and disease risks.

New study signals health concerns with the 'keto diet'

New research raises concerns with so-called ketogenic diets, which are diets where most energy is derived from fats and very little from carbohydrates. The research suggests that the diet should not be extended for more than one week.

Q&A: Weight loss app takes alternative route to dieting Special

Many people turn to dieting at this time of year, overcoming the holiday excesses. However, many fad diets simply don't work. Alternative approaches may lie in apps driven by artificial intelligence, according to the CEO of Lifesum.

Q&A: Why trending diets won't work in 2020 Special

Popular diets won’t work in 2020 for people trying to lose weight, according to registered dietitian Kajsa Ernestam. This is because popular diets don’t take into account individual factors.

Double burden of obesity, undernourishment stalks world: report

Paris - Low- and middle-income countries risk seeing their development progress slashed by the double-edged sword of obesity and undernutrition, both caused by a lack of access to affordable healthy food, a report in The Lancet warned Monday.

Poor countries will need to increase carbon footprint to address hunger: study

Washington - Achieving a nutritious diet with adequate calories in developing countries will require a substantial increase in greenhouse gas emissions and water use, scientists reported Monday, calling on high-income countries to accelerate the adoption of plant-h...

Essential Science: Soft drink consumption and mortality risk

Researchers have examined data connecting soft drink consumption and the risk of early mortality and concluded that there is a connection. This relates to an International Agency for Research on Cancer study.

Warning over vegan diets and brain health nutrient deficiency

The recommendation that people move to plant-based diets carries the risk of worsening a brain health nutrient deficiency due to low dietary levels of choline, warns a leading nutritionist. This has been challenged by other experts.

Can diet help cancer treatment? Study in mice offers clues

Apo - Diet is already a key part of managing diseases like diabetes and hypertension, but new research adds to a growing body of evidence that it could help cancer treatment too.

Meal timing strategies can lower appetite and aid weight loss

New research finds that meal timing strategies can help with weight loss by lowering appetite. Selective timing of meal times can also help to improve fat burning.

Human diet causing 'catastrophic' damage to planet: study

Paris - The way humanity produces and eats food must radically change to avoid millions of deaths and "catastrophic" damage to the planet, according to a landmark study published Thursday.

E-device can address hunger pangs

Trying to diet but finding it hard to resit those hunger pangs? A new electronic device could be the solution. The tiny, implantable device manages to short-circuits hunger pangs and it can aid weight loss.

Science shows willpower is necessary for weight loss

Seeking to lose a few pounds or struggling with the health risks of obesity, then the key factor is not so much diet plans or exercise alone. Success depends on mental attitude, according to a new science study.

Essential Science: Moderate carb intake is good for health

Boston - Contrary to some dietary advice, such as the Atkins Diet, a new tranche of research suggests that a moderate carbohydrate intake may be best for general health and well-being.

Can radishes reduce cardiovascular disease risk?

Barely a week goes by without the next 'wonder food' being proposed. This time it is the turn of the humble radish. New research from Japan suggests the edible root vegetable can lower the risk of heart disease.

Drive to curb salt intake should focus on China: study

Paris - Salt consumption exceeds national and World Health Organization guidelines in most countries, but only the highest-sodium diets, such as in China, are linked to clear health risks, researchers said Friday.

New technique converts white fat to brown fat

Bioengineers have worked on a new technique using simple tissue-grafting in order to increase brown fat mass in the human body. Researchers have then looked at the impact of this upon metabolism and weight.

Essential Science: How nut diet can improve blood sugar levels

A new study indicates that consuming two ounces of tree nuts per day, in place of carbohydrates, can improve blood sugar level control and blood lipids in those with type 2 diabetes.

Parental diet before conception affects child's health

Paris - A child's health can be compromised not only by a mother who smokes or drinks during pregnancy, but by the obesity and poor diet of both parents well before the act of procreation, researchers said Tuesday.

Enjoy the holidays, but don't forget your fiber

Atlanta - New research with mice has helped to shed light on how and why fiber has such a powerful effect on the entire body. Over the holiday season, it isn't only calories that matter but the type of food as well.

Social media can help people lose weight

Social media can help with the process of loosing weight, according to a study. This is through the collective triumphs and tribulations of people sharing their weight loss journey.

Big data analysis reveals the optimal diet

Researchers have undertaken a major review of the best diet for overall health. This review has used big data analytics to arrive at the answer, and this answer is a diet that is made up of a moderate consumption of fat and fruits and vegetables.

Diet guidelines biased against poor nations: study

Paris - Widely promoted guidelines to reduce fat intake could be unhealthy for people in low- and middle-income countries whose diets are already too starchy, researchers said Tuesday.

Sugar not so sweet for mental health

Paris - Sugar may be bad not only for your teeth and your waistline, but also your mental health, claimed a study Thursday that was met with scepticism by other experts.

Protective effects of olive oil in relation to brain cancer

Olive oil has a reputation as being one of the more ‘healthier’ fats, leading to medical attention paid to the so-called Mediterranean diet. A new meta-review has considered the evidence of an oil-oil rich diet in relation to protection from brain can

Does your brain make you fat?

Cambridge - Is your brain working against you when you try to diet? In many cases the answer could be 'yes', for sometimes the brain can interfere with the effort to lose weight. New research shows how.

Circadian clocks influence body’s response to diet

Scientists from Baylor College of Medicine have found that alterations to the circadian clock affect how the body responds to diet. In turn this influences microbes residing in the digestive tract.

Weight-gain risks identified with diet foods

Foods packaged as diet foods, ostensibly because they have reduced levels of fat, may not help with weight loss at all. This is because the food-stuff contain high levels of sugar, partly to off-set the reduction in fat.
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