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Scientists investigate whether diet can help prevent fatigue in multiple sclerosis patients.   Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an autoimmune disorder that affects the brain and spinal cord. The body’s immune system attacks the cells (oligodendrocytes) that make the fatty covers that surround nerve cells. This fatty cover is called the myelin sheath, this is why
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In a recent study, researchers compared bacteria present on organically grown apples versus conventionally grown apples. With approximately 83 million apples grown last year, apples are among the most consumed fruit in the world. Aside from nutritional content like flavonoids, pectin, and vitamins, apples provide an abundance of bacteria that compose the transient microbiome in
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Researchers have investigated the outcomes of pregnancy after bariatric surgery. Obesity is a growing global health concern that affects about 650 million people worldwide. Bariatric surgery is a popular and effective treatment to promote weight loss and lower obesity-related complications. However, bariatric surgery can have its own complications – particularly important during pregnancy are concerns
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During the International Conference on Nutrition and the Brain, experts were asked to propose possible guidelines for the prevention of Alzheimer’s disease with the goal to develop practical guidance to recommend to the general public. Many factors can increase the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease such as; aging, genetic factors, family history, history of head
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Researchers injected obese patients with a combination of gut hormones to mimic the effects of gastric bypass surgery. Obesity is an increasingly common problem worldwide and can be linked to illnesses such as type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease and some types of cancer. There are several approaches to managing obesity, including very-low-calorie diets and weight-loss
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New method of bone tissue engineering may open doors for research and discovery in bone disease and medicine Bone tissue is a complex composition of metabolically active cells within a heavily calcified structure of minerals, collagen (a protein), non-collagenous proteins and crystallites. In the past, attempts at replicating human bone tissue have not been successful
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Exposure to cigarette smoke can further drug resistance in methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) strains, researchers find. Tobacco smoking represents the leading preventable cause of death worldwide. Smoking is a known risk factor for several health conditions, including lung cancer, cardiovascular disease, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder. Smoking also increases susceptibility to infectious disease. Previous research
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As one of the most popular weight-loss strategies, are low-carb diets healthy? Researchers recently studied the long-term effects of low-carb diets. Almost 2 billion adults were considered overweight in 2016, and nearly one-third of those were obese. Fortunately, overweight and obesity can often be successfully treated through diet and exercise. There are many different dietary
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Does the decision to fund prescriptions for expensive alternative lipid-lowering therapies have an impact on cardiovascular outcomes? For over twenty years, statins have been the front-line troops in the battle against hyperlipidemia. They represent both the past and the present in the prevention of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD). But in medicine, it’s always wise to
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New research looks into the nutritional profile of a more environmentally sustainable meat alternative. Most of the population enjoys traditional meat products such as chicken, fish, or beef, and makes them a regular part of their diet.  Unfortunately, the meat industry is associated with negative environmental impacts as well as prominent ethical issues.  Raising animals
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Can participating in a local food cooperative improve mental health? Researchers investigated the mental health benefits of local food projects. Worldwide, mental health disorders affect one in four people during their lifetime Due to the associated stigma, almost 66% of those who suffer from mental illness never seek treatment. Researchers have previously identified a link
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A new study suggests that statins are vastly underused in the prevention of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease. Today’s celebrity media cycles follow a distinctive pattern. Fresh-faced young stars are rapidly launched to impossible heights. Then, just as quickly, media outlets begin uncovering enough dirt to tear down the stars they had built up. What’s all this
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In a recent study, researchers found that relaxation techniques used during breastfeeding improves weight gain and sleep in infants. Early infancy is a pivotal time for growth and development in a child. Breastfeeding provides the ideal source of nutrition for growing infants and is associated with numerous long and short-term health benefits for mother and
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Researchers have identified unique cell types in the spinal cords of patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) that may enable early diagnosis. Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a neurodegenerative disease that affects neurons in the central nervous system. Otherwise known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, ALS is characterized by the progressive loss of motor neurons in
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