Metabolic disease triggered by short periods of overeating

images (1)A new study, published in the FASEB journal specifies that relatively short periods of overeating are enough to trigger the beginnings of metabolic disease.

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A mushroom a day improves the immune response

mushroomsA new study was released by the University of Florida which revealed that daily  of shittake mushrooms increased immunity. Twenty specifies of mushrooms are used globally for culinary purposes. Continue reading “A mushroom a day improves the immune response”

Introduction of peanuts to high at risk infants reduces allergies

peanuts-150x150A study conducted by the NIAID-funded Immune Tolerance Network (ITN) revealed that the of peanut allergies could be substantially reduced through the introduction of peanuts. Continue reading “Introduction of peanuts to high at risk infants reduces allergies”

Adding polyunsaturated fats instead of saturated fats lowers risk of coronary heart disease.

fats_goodA study published by the of Public Health has determined that the risk of , (CHD), is lowered if saturated fats are replaced with . Continue reading “Adding polyunsaturated fats instead of saturated fats lowers risk of coronary heart disease.”

Junk food reduces appetite for healthy and novel foods.

junkfoodJunk food diet has a demonstrated impact on the preference of healthy and novel foods. A study published in the Frontiers in Psychology journal explained how excessive of junk food can change behavior, weaken self-control and lead to overeating and obesity. Continue reading “Junk food reduces appetite for healthy and novel foods.”

European cardiology leaders outline the importance of social and electronic media to fight against heart disease.

heartA study, published in the European Heart Journal, has specified that education and  presented in a social media format is important in winning the battle against cardiovascular disease. Examples of e- include:
mobile applications (Apps) for monitoring physiological signs such as blood pressure, telemedicine for remote monitoring of patients with heart failure, electronic medical records, e-prescribing, e-referrals, decision  support systems for physicians, and disease registries. Access to information to prevent heart disease based on healthy sustainable behavioral lifestyle changes is as crucial as relevant apps.

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Gut microbes may impact on brain development and function

gutbrainbarrierAn increasing amount of has come out in recent years illustrating the crucial relevance of healthy gut bacteria. Now a new study from the Karolinska Institutet has revealed that our gut-residing microbes can influence the integrity of the blood-brain barrier. The blood brain barrier acts by protecting the brain from harmful substances in the blood. Continue reading “Gut microbes may impact on brain development and function”