Tag: "diet" at biology news
Kidney injury's harmful effects on bones blocked in mice
..., and types, and found that mice given the special diet
and supplement developed symptoms similar to adynamic bone disorder. But mice treated with the special diet, the supplement and injections of BMP-7 had normal bone cell counts and structures. Hruska plans further tests of the experimental mice skelet...
Lots of low-fat food is better than small portions of high-fat food
Dutch research has shown that a diet
of low-fat products is better than smaller portion...ng diabetes in obese people. Mice put on a low-fat diet
were more sensitive to insulin than mice that received the same amount of energy in the form of high...
Gene transfer allows mammals to produce heart-healthy fats
...orrection of the usually omega-3-deficient Western diet
has become a key step toward reducing the risk of ...lthy and were raised, along with normal mice, on a diet
low in omega-3s. Tissues from the transgenic mice were found to be high in omega-3 fatty acids, wh...
Other highlights in the February 4 issue of JNCI
...c Load May Be Associated With Colorectal Cancer A diet
with a high dietary glycemic load may increase the...insulinemia and insulin resistance suggests that a diet
inducing high blood glucose levels and an elevated insulin response may contribute to a metabolic en...
JCI table of contents, February 2, 2004
... with MSUD, could be ameliorated or prevented by a diet
low in branched-chain amino acids. In an accompanying commentary, Arnold Strauss from Vanderbilt Children's Hospital, Tennessee, comments "because mouse and human metabolism is similar, it is very likely that humans with a similar clinical and bioch...
Research news from Tufts University, Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy: February 2004
...uals especially, should follow a balanced, low-fat diet
and adopt a regular exercise routine, Ordovas recommends. Losing Weight Helps Reduce Inflammation and Disease Risk Many people associate inflammation with arthritis, but now emerging research supports the idea that inflammat...
Highlights of Tufts University nutrition research: January 2004
...at, Low Cholesterol Diets It is well known that a diet
high in cholesterol is associated with increased r...he recommended therapeutic approach is to follow a diet
low in saturated fat and cholesterol. Until recently, the effect of this therapeutic diet
European Virtual Institute for Genome Annotation receives 12 million Euro
...rsonalized medicine, and improved understanding of diet
and health. By understanding how the normal human organism functions and develops we can improve diet, behaviour and environment to optimize quality of life," she adds. BioSapiens is coordinated by a steering committee comprising Janet Thornton (chai...
One-size-fits-all approach to nutrition recommendations may soon be outdated
...is risk of developing the condition by following a diet
rich in low-fat dairy, fruits and vegetables. Another 35-year old man who has a slow metabolism and low activity level may be advised to reduce calorie intake to prevent unwanted weight gain. Still another layer of customization may be reached by s...
Ancient DNA mutations permitted humans to adapt to colder climates, UCI researchers find
...nd determine the proportion of the calories in our diet
that are allocated to generate body heat versus work. According to Douglas C. Wallace, the Donald Bren Professor of Biological Sciences and Molecular Medicine at UCI and one of the co-authors of the report, after early humans migrated to colder cli...
Pest control breakthrough from a spider's stomach
...etimes toxic, so the spiders need to balance their diet
with other prey. In a field experiment, the Cardiff team's analysis showed that the money spiders were eating large numbers of small insects called springtails or Collembola. Stomach contents showed that they were eating several different species of ...
Atkins diet may reduce seizures in children with epilepsy
...nds, the popular low-carbohydrate, high-fat Atkins diet
may also have a role in preventing seizures in chi... their look at the relationship between the Atkins diet
and seizure control should not lead to its routine use in children with epilepsy, nor at this point ...
Dinosaur symposium at the Smithsonian Institution
...ics in dinosaur science including dinosaur growth, diet
and health, as well as the world in which they lived. On Dec. 13, experts will discuss various aspects of dinosaur biology and present a roadmap for new theories and discoveries in the coming decades. Several of the 30-minute talks will be followed ...
New understanding of insulin's complexities needed to conquer diabetes
...at arise in some little-understood way from aging, diet
or other lifestyle factors." Importantly, he said, research has found that pro-inflammatory substances are produced by fat tissue, further suggesting that obesity can promote diabetes. The close association between obesity, insulin resistance, and pr...
Link between alcohol consumption and muscle damage in females
...ated rats were fed a nutritionally complete liquid diet
containing 35% of total calories as ethanol ad libitum. Controls were pair-fed the same diet
but ethanol was replaced by isocaloric glucose. Mean daily intakes of diets were 49 and 52 ml/day fo...
Study finds that fungus farming by snails causes marsh grasses to wither
... grass surface is an infestation of fungi, a major diet
component for the snail, and the slowing of marsh ...ipulate fungus growing media and fungus is a major diet
Bird 'breathalyzer' helps assess migratory diet
...at the bird ate something different or changed its diet
and is using a different resource to fatten up on ...d that some white-throated sparrows switched their diet
during migration from insects and berries to corn, suggesting that the birds ate at bird feeders. T...
Diet may improve cognition, slow aging, and help protect against cosmic radiation
...types of cancers and other illnesses. But can your diet
also help protect your brain if you should suffer ...han women at losing unwanted weight. "The role of diet
in cognitive function is one of the vastly understudied areas in the neurosciences," says Carl W. Co...
Highlights of the November 2003 Journal of the American Dietetic Association
...a University examined the effects of a gluten-free diet
and limitations on quality of life. The findings show that a gluten-free diet
impacts both lifestyle and quality of life for individuals with celiac disease. The researchers also...
Hot cocoa tops red wine and tea in antioxidants; may be healthier choice
... to a tasty alternative in the quest to maintain a diet
rich in healthy antioxidants, chemicals that have been shown to fight cancer, heart disease and aging, the researchers say. Their study, which they say is the most complete comparison to date of the total antioxidant content of these three popular be...
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