September 3, 2014

“Vice Versus Virtue” Approach To Nutrition

Variety may trump virtue when it comes to the struggle to eat healthy, says a Vanderbilt marketing professor who studies consumer self-control and endorses “vice-virtue bundles” combining nutritious and not-so-nutritious foods.

“We suggest a simple … solution that can help

The Clean Plate Club

If you’re a member of the Clean Plate Club (you eat pretty much everything you put on your plate) you’re not alone! A new Cornell University study shows that the average adult eats 92% of whatever he or she puts …

New Research On Epilepsy And Alzheimer’s

University of Utah scientists have developed a genetically engineered line of mice that is expected to open the door to new research on epilepsy, Alzheimer’s and other diseases.

The mice carry a protein marker, which changes in degree of fluorescence

New Self-Healing Property Of The Pancreas Discovered

Up until puberty, the pancreas is more adaptable and possesses a greater potential for self-healing than had previously been assumed. This is the conclusion reached by a study with mice funded through the National Research Program “Stem Cells and Regenerative

How Gut Bacteria May Influence Food Cravings And Mood

It sounds like science fiction, but it seems that bacteria within us — which outnumber our own cells about 100-fold — may very well be affecting both our cravings and moods to get us to eat what they want, and

Harnessing The Power Of Natural Killer Cells In The Fight Against Cancer

Melbourne researchers have revealed the critical importance of highly specialized immune cells, called natural killer cells, in killing melanoma cells that have spread to the lungs.

These natural killer cells could be harnessed to hunt down and kill cancers that

Food And The Circadian Clock

Food not only nourishes the body but also affects its internal biological clock, which regulates the daily rhythm of many aspects of human behavior and biology. Researchers reporting in the Cell Press journal Cell Reports provide new insights into how …

Eating Lean Beef Can Reduce Risk Factors For Heart Disease

Contrary to conventional wisdom, a growing body of evidence shows that eating lean beef can reduce risk factors for heart disease, according to recent research by nutritional scientists.

“This research adds to the significant evidence, including work previously done in

The Importance Of Zinc

Researchers identified zinc as one of the most important essential trace metals in human nutrition and lifestyle in a new review article in Comprehensive Reviews in Food Science and Food Safety, published by the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT). …

Probiotics And Blood Pressure

Eating probiotics regularly may modestly improve your blood pressure, according to new research in the American Heart Association journal Hypertension.

Probiotics are live microorganisms (naturally occurring bacteria in the gut) thought to have beneficial effects; common sources are yogurt …