There’s a reason parents tell their kids to lay off the sugar: too much isn’t good for you.
Source: How do insects survive on a sugary diet?
Long before the “keto diet” became trendy, it was used to treat seizures in people with epilepsy. Now, a new study finds gut bacteria may play a role in the diet’s anti-seizure effects.
Source: How the Keto Diet Helps Prevent Seizures: Gut Bacteria May Be Key
An Egg McMuffin or green juice? A smoothie or a latte? A nutritionist schools us on how to make the better choice.
Source: Can you correctly navigate these tricky diet dilemmas?
About 35 percent of those aged 2 to 19 are overweight, according to the latest analysis, and about one in five children are obese.
Source: Childhood obesity in America isn’t getting better, study says | PBS NewsHour
The dietary practice coincided with increases in brain size, evidence suggests
Source: Food for Thought: Was Cooking a Pivotal Step in Human Evolution? – Scientific American
The DASH diet (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension) is a dietary plan developed to lower blood pressure without medication. Researchers say it can now help lower risk of depression.
Source: Dash diet may reduce depression risk: Things to know about Dash diet
About half of U.S. adults are now considered to have high blood pressure under new guidelines announced Monday that set a lower threshold for the “silent killer,” second only to smoking as a preventable cause of early death. (Nov. 13)
Source: AHA: Half of U.S. adults have high blood pressure
Amish men and women who carried a genetic mutation appeared to be in better cardiovascular health and had longer telomeres, a barometer of longevity.
Source: Amish Mutation Protects Against Diabetes and May Extend Life – The New York Times
Gene-editing has been attempted on cells inside a patient, in a world first by doctors in California.
Source: First gene-editing in human body attempt – BBC News
Researchers report in the journal Neurosurgery that they were able to detect the hallmark of CTE, the degenerative brain disease.
Source: CTE confirmed for 1st time in live person, according to exam of ex-NFL player – Chicago Tribune
Zika virus is a member of the Flavivirus family which also includes the dengue, yellow fever, Japanese encephalitis, and West Nile viruses. It is a mosquit
Source: High Zika Virus Prevalence in El Salvador and Brazil