Older adults with ‘prediabetes’ seldom get full-blown version

A "prediabetes" diagnosis doesn't help identify older adults at risk for full-blown diabetes. "Doctors instead should focus on healthy lifestyle changes..."

Johns Hopkins University • futurity
Feb. 12, 2021 ~7 min

Walter Willett looks at what’s healthy for you and the planet

Walter Willett, professor of epidemiology and nutrition at the T.H. Chan School of Public Health, takes a closer look at a diet that is as healthy for you as it is the planet,

Clea Simon • harvard
Feb. 10, 2021 ~8 min

Loss of muscle mass among elderly can lead to falls, and staying put during the pandemic doesn't help

Loss of muscle mass is a growing concern for the tens of millions of older Americans. It leads to falls and increased isolation, already a huge problem during coronavirus.

Roger Fielding, Lab Director and Senior Scientist, Tufts University • conversation
Feb. 3, 2021 ~6 min

A healthy microbiome builds a strong immune system that could help defeat COVID-19

The microbes in your gut influence how your immune system reacts to bacteria and viruses. A severe immune reaction is deadly; a small one lets the virus win. The right balance may depend on your diet.

Ana Maldonado-Contreras, Assistant Professor of Microbiology and Physiological Systems, University of Massachusetts Medical School • conversation
Jan. 22, 2021 ~12 min

Assessing the latest U.S. dietary guidelines

Harvard Chan School professor Eric Rimm looks at the updated U.S. dietary guidelines — what’s changed and what should change.

Amy Roeder • harvard
Jan. 21, 2021 ~6 min

Can fatty acid in foods fight multiple sclerosis?

Foods like nuts, avocados, and olive oil are rich in a fatty acid called oleic acid. New research suggests it could help some multiple sclerosis patients.

Bill Hathaway-Yale • futurity
Jan. 20, 2021 ~3 min

They don't come as pills, but try these 6 underprescribed lifestyle medicines for a better, longer life

Lifestyle medicine targets the root of chronic diseases like obesity, heart disease and diabetes. Experts explain why everyone should embrace these free prescriptions for good health.

Michael Parkinson, Senior Medical Director of Health and Productivity, UPMC Health Plan & Workpartners, University of Pittsburgh • conversation
Jan. 20, 2021 ~10 min

Anti-nutrients – they're part of a normal diet and not as scary as they sound

Anti-nutrients naturally occur in food and can block the amount of other nutrients available for your body to use. But their effects aren't all bad, which is why they're undergoing an image makeover.

Jill Joyce, Assistant Professor of Public Health Nutrition, Oklahoma State University • conversation
Jan. 12, 2021 ~8 min

Study finds link between gut microbes and Type 2 diabetes

A large-scale international study uses metagenomics and blood analysis to uncover gut microbes associated with the risks for common illnesses such as diabetes, obesity, and heart disease.

Malorye Branca • harvard
Jan. 11, 2021 ~5 min

Black bears can’t regulate bacteria in ‘garden hose’ guts

Black bears have far simpler gut microbiomes than researchers expected to find, a new study reveals. Diet and environment may be key to their gut bacteria.

Matt Shipman-NC State • futurity
Nov. 30, 2020 ~7 min

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