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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.

To eat or not to eat before exercising?

For someone keen to lose weight and seeing exercise as the answer is it best to eat before undertaking a workout session or afterwards? A science team think they have the answer.

Need to pee in the night is linked to salt intake

Nagasaki - The need to urinate in the night is linked with the amount of salt consumed in a person's diet, according to a new medical study. The solution to waking up in the night to pee is reduce salt intake.

Essential Science: Can medicinal food counter type 1 diabetes?

Melbourne - Medical researchers have discovered that a diet yielding high amounts of the short-chain fatty acids — acetate and butyrate — can impart a beneficial effect on the immune system. This protects an individual against type 1 diabetes.

Social media use is linked with dieting success

Social media and dieting may not immediately come to mind when thinking about how likely a diet is to work. However new research has found a direct link between a person's attitude on social media and the chances that a diet will be a success.

Pancreas 'regenerated' through fasting diet

A new U.S. study has found that a major organ - the pancreas - can be triggered to regenerate itself through a type of fasting diet. This could be of potential benefit to those with diabetes.

Mediterranean diet beneficially affects brain volume

New research indicates that the Mediterranean diet leads to a positive impact on brain health. This is based upon brain volume being maintained at a higher rate.

Why your fitness wearable might be working against you

Been piling on the pounds over the Holiday season? This year there are even more apps and connected devices aiming to help you begin 2017 in fitter fare. But will these work? Not according to a new survey.

Weight loss tips for the Holiday season

The end of December is coming soon and with it holiday activities and New Year revelries, plus plenty of opportunities to pack on the pounds. To help manage your weight during this time a leading psychologist provides some important tips.

Strange slimming effect of sweet potato waste

Obviously eating sweet potatoes is not going to make you slim, especially when accompanied by other starchy food. However, a study on mice suggests the water left over from cooking sweet potatoes may have slimming effects.

Laser research reveals the fate of the Franklin expedition's crew

Scientists using the latest technology have shed new light into the one of Canada's most enduring mysteries, the fate of the crew on the doomed 19th century Franklin Expedition.

California hospitals take obesity fight to supermarkets

Irvine - Enter a US supermarket and the dilemma is all-too common: Will what I buy be healthy? Fattening? A substitute? That's when many wish they had a specialist at their side.

Healthy lifestyle can help fight inherited heart disease

Where heart disease is inherited, and is a product of genetics, leading a healthy lifestyle and making appropriate lifestyle changes can help to combat the condition, according to new research.

Does weight loss lead to cancer risk reduction?

Weight loss and keeping a healthy weight helps to reduce the risk of developing different forms of cancer, but not following obesity, a new study points out.

Dangerous dietary supplement recalled

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have announced that the company Love My Tru Body has initiated a voluntary recall of a dietary supplement called Skinny Bee Diet. This is due to undeclared ingredients.

New evidence in favour of gingerol’s anti-cancer properties

Does the eating of chili peppers increase cancer risk; and can ginger, in turn, counteract this? New evidence suggests that an active ingredient in ginger can block any potentially harmful effects from chili.
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