Nutrition

Follow Your Gut

Lisboa, Portugal — Food has something of a “magic hold” on us, as certain flavours and textures can pretty much dictate what we do. Just think about the spicy dish that keeps bringing you...

How Trans Fats Assist Cell Death

Sendai, Japan — Tohoku University researchers in Japan have uncovered a molecular link between some trans fats and a variety of disorders, including cardiovascular and neurodegenerative diseases. Their...

Omega-3 Fats Do Not Protect Against Cancer

Norwich, UK — Omega-3 fats do not protect against cancer – according to new research from the University of East Anglia.  Increased consumption of omega 3 fats is widely promoted globally...

Reconstructing the Diet of Fossil Vertebrates

Leipzig, Germany — Information on what our ancestors ate is based mainly on carbon and nitrogen isotope analyses of the structural protein collagen in bones and dentin. Nitrogen isotope analysis, in...

Memory Games: Eating Well to Remember

Ultimo, Australia — A healthy diet is essential to living well, but as we age, should we change what we eat? UTS research fellow Dr. Luna Xu has studied data from 139,000 older Australians and...

Understanding Gut Microbiota, One Cell at a Time

Tokyo, Japan — A population of microorganisms living in our intestine, known as the gut microbiota, plays a crucial role in controlling our metabolism and reducing the risk of conditions such as obesity...

To Make Amino Acids, Just Add Electricity

Fukuoka, Japan — New research from Kyushu University in Japan could one day help provide humans living away from Earth some of the nutrients they need to survive in space or even give clues to how...

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