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26 Feb

Dietary Fiber Reduces Brain Inflammation During Aging

One of the side effects of aging is that chronic systemic inflammation alters neuroinflammation of the brain. A recent study from the University of Illinois demonstrated that supplementing with dietary fiber reduces brain inflammation caused by the aging process. 

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17 Feb

Stress Eating Stresses Our Insulin Response

A recent study published in Cell Metabolism in April 2019 revealed that during times of stress, it may be more important than ever to watch what you eat. The researchers discovered a key pathway in the brain that stimulates increased caloric intake and energy storage during stressful times.

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10 Feb

AMPK and Metabolic Health

An apple a day keeps the doctor away, at least according to a new study  that shows apple polyphenols increase the activity of 5’ adenosine monophosphate-activated protein kinase (AMPK). Activation of AMPK may be a good way to lose weight, balance lipoproteins, and support healthy blood sugar.

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03 Feb

NEW APPROACH SHOWS THE BENEFITS OF REPLACING RED AND PROCESSED MEAT WITH FISH

A suboptimal diet has been ranked as the leading risk factor for total global deaths and the second-leading risk factor for global disease burden, but it was only now that scientists could accurately calculate the total health impact of replacing one food with another in the diet.

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27 Jan

Researchers Pinpoint 6 Genes Linked to Mental Health

A new report that studied genetic variants linked to mental health was published in the American Journal of Psychiatry on January 7, 2020, documenting the results of a large genome-wide analysis of 200,000 military veterans. The study led by Joel Gelernter, the Foundations Fund Professor of...

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17 Jan

Study Links Lack of Motivation to Inflammation

A new study published in the journal Trends in Cognitive Sciences has established a link between our dopaminergic drive (the motivation to do things) and chronic low-grade inflammation. The hypothesis presented by the researchers from Emory University is that "inflammatory cytokines signal...

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10 Jan

FUNCTIONAL MEDICINE MODEL ASSOCIATED WITH QUALITY OF LIFE IMPROVEMENTS

The functional medicine model of health care focuses on the dynamic processes that result in chronic disease. It relies on the analysis of function at the organ system, organ, tissue, cellular and subcellular levels, and is referred to as a systems-biology-based model that addresses the...

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06 Jan

Could Running Be Associated with a Lower Risk of Mortality?

A study has uncovered that running or jogging, regardless of the amount above one session per week, could be associated with lower rates of mortality. A 2017 study established that physical exercise has the ability to reduce cellular aging by nine years. This was proven by measuring the length...

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02 Jan

New Paper Exposes Science Behind Intermittent Fasting

With the new year come new resolutions that oftentimes involve losing weight. Perhaps intermittent fasting is on the 2020 agenda.

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20 Dec

Could Psychosocial Stress Be a Root Cause of Obesity?

A 2019 study has unveiled an interesting connection between cumulative exposure to a wide range of psychosocial stressors and the risk of obesity.

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