Scientists find that common dietary elements cure lethal infections, eliminating the need for antibiotics

Antibiotic use is driving an epidemic of antibiotic resistance, as more susceptible bacteria are killed but more resilient strains live on and multiply with abandon. But if antibiotics aren’t the end-all solution for infectious disease, what is? Salk scientists find […]

Keto diet: Scientists find link to diabetes risk

By finding a link to a condition that raises the risk of type 2 diabetes, new research questions the health benefits of ketogenic diets. Is there a link between diabetes and the keto diet? Ketogenic diets are low-carbohydrate, high-fat diets […]

High fiber diets may make you less stressed because your gut affects your brain, study finds

Stress can weaken the walls of the gut, leading to leaks  These leaks release bacteria and undigested food into the body cavity and can cause chronic inflammation  But a high-fiber diet helps the gut produce cellular food that can fix […]

Commonly used yeast could cause drug-resistant infections

A recent genetic study finds that a type of yeast commonly used in the food industry is genetically identical to one that causes severe drug-resistant fungal infections. Scientists call for changes to be made. Candida albicans (depicted here) may be […]

Portfolio diet lowers many risk factors for heart disease

UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO University of Toronto researchers have found that the portfolio diet, a plant-based way of eating previously shown to lower cholesterol levels, reduces other risk factors for cardiovascular disease including blood pressure, triglycerides and inflammation. In addition to […]

New study finds that fat consumption is the only cause of weight gain

July 13, 2018 by Laura Graham, University of Aberdeen Scientists from the University of Aberdeen and the Chinese Academy of Sciences have undertaken the largest study of its kind looking at what components of diet—fat, carbohydrates or protein—caused mice to gain […]

Lumen reveals if your body is burning fat or carbs with a single breath

There are a growing number of fitness trackers hitting the market that claim to offer detailed insights into your health using a variety of biomarkers. Perhaps the most striking of these devices to date is Lumen, a tiny breathalyzer-styled gizmo that is claimed to measure a person’s […]

As we get parched, cognition can easily sputter, dehydration study says

July 17, 2018, by Ben Brumfield, Georgia Institute of Technology Anyone lost in a desert hallucinating mirages knows that extreme dehydration discombobulates the mind. But just two hours of vigorous yard work in the summer sun without drinking fluids could be […]

Healthy diet may lower eye disease risk

An analysis of recent high-quality research reveals that diet may affect individuals’ risks related to the development and progression of age-related macular degeneration (AMD). The findings are published in Clinical & Experimental Ophthalmology. The systematic review included the analysis of 18 high-quality […]