How eating patterns and nutritional intake affect the management of type 2 diabetes

Appropriate eating patterns and nutritional consumption are two crucial factors for the management of type 2 diabetes (T2DM). These two practices have been associated with the lowering of HbA1c and improving postprandial glycemic excursions, which significantly reduces diabetes-related morbidity and mortality. Several studies have documented the efficacy of low-carbohydrate or limited-calorie diets in controlling T2DM. … Read more

Side-effects and costs are important issues for users of HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis, survey finds

A new survey finds that men who would be potential users of HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) medication prefer long-acting injections over pills, but rank side effects and costs as the most important issues for them in considering whether to take PrEP. The study, published online January 21 in AIDS and Behavior, was co-led by researchers … Read more

Higher consumption of ultra-processed foods associated with greater risk of developing cancer

Higher consumption of ultra-processed foods may be linked to an increased risk of developing and dying from cancer, an Imperial College London-led observational study suggests. Researchers from Imperial’s School of Public Health have produced the most comprehensive assessment to date of the association between ultra-processed foods and the risk of developing cancers. Ultra-processed foods are … Read more

Health impact of a combination of intermittent fasting and ketogenic diet

A recent opinion published in Clinical Nutrition ESPEN provides a highly detailed review of intermittent fasting and the ketogenic diet, as well as strategies to apply a combination of these approaches to manage chronic health conditions. Studies: Intermittent fasting with Ketogenic Diet: A combination approach for management of chronic diseases. Image Credit: EZ-Stock Studio/Shutterstock What … Read more

13% of Americans aged 50 to 80 show signs of food addiction

Whether you call them comfort foods, highly processed foods, junk foods, empty calories or just some of Americans’ favorite foods and drinks, a sizable percentage of older Americans have an unhealthy relationship with them, according to a new poll. In fact, about 13% of people aged 50 to 80 showed signs of addiction to such … Read more

Study shows COVID-19 induces body fat and other metabolic changes

In a recent study published in the journal Cureusresearchers explored the relationship between severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) infection and levels of serum insulin, body fat distribution, and insulin resistance (IR) estimated by homeostasis model assessment (HOMA). Studies: COVID-19 Induces Body Composition and Metabolic Alterations. Image Credit: New Africa / Shutterstock Background SARS-CoV-2 … Read more

Microbial polyphenols in Mediterranean diet improve cardiovascular health

In Europe, cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) are one of the leading causes of premature deaths. CVDs are associated with an individual’s existing health conditions and habits, such as smoking, hypercholesterolemia, obesity, hypertension, unhealthy food habits, and diabetes mellitus. Studies: Association of microbiota polyphenols with cardiovascular health in the context of a Mediterranean diet. Image Credit: Antonina … Read more

Pregnancy has no effect on long-term immune response to SARS-CoV-2 mRNA vaccination

The emergence and rapid outbreak of the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) resulted in the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, scientists have worked rapidly to develop numerous vaccines, several of which received emergency use authorization from global regulatory bodies, such as the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA). … Read more

Folic acid an important vitamin for everyone

Folic acid is a B vitamin that everyone needs. The body uses folic acid to produce cells, including red blood cells, so it is important for men and women at all ages. Folic acid is often referred to as folate, which is the natural form of the vitamin found in foods such as leafy green … Read more

Shoppers mock Primo x Arnott’s Ham bites and hundreds and thousands snack pack

Aussies are baffled by ‘odd’ supermarket snack on shelves: ‘Surely these aren’t meant to be eaten together’ Customers are sharing their confusion over a Primo snack pack It includes ham or twiggy sticks, cheese and a hundred and thousands of biscuits Online people are debating whether the items are meant to be eaten together By … Read more