Type 2 diabetes: Best bread to choose if you want to lower blood sugar
TYPE 2 diabetes is a common condition which affects a person's blood glucose control, but left untreated serious health complications can occur. Carbohydrates can affect blood glucose levels, so when it comes to the one of the nation's favourite carbs, bread, which type is the best to choose? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Component of human breast milk enhances cognitive development in babies
(Children's Hospital Los Angeles) CHLA investigators show that early exposure to a carbohydrate found in breast milk, called 2'FL, positively influences neurodevelopment. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 12, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Clostridioides difficile infection flourishes with a high-protein, high-fat diet
(American Society for Microbiology) Mice fed a high-fat, high-protein diet were more likely to develop and die from antibiotic-driven Clostridioides difficile infections than mice fed a standard diet. In the same study, published in the journal mSystems, a high-carbohydrate diet was protective against severe C. difficile infection--but the researchers suspect that such a diet could produce healthy, asymptomatic carriers that can spread the pathogen. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Why Some High-Fiber Diets Cause Gas -- And What to Do About It
WEDNESDAY, Feb. 5, 2020 -- If you want to reduce bloating when eating a high-fiber diet, try making it carbohydrate-rich rather than protein-rich, new study findings suggest. Bloating is a common side effect that discourages many people from... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 5, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Could a Keto Diet Be Bad for Athletes ’ Bones?
Race walkers on a low-carbohydrate, high-fat ketogenic diet showed early signs indicative of bone loss. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 5, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Gretchen Reynolds Tags: Exercise Diet and Nutrition Weight Bones Carbohydrates Racewalking Osteoporosis Source Type: news

Adding dried plums to diet can improve nutrient consumption in overweight adults
In this study, researchers from San Diego State University looked at whether snacking on dried plums can reduce, even prevent, risk factors for chronic disease in relation to refined carbohydrate snacks. Their findings were published in the journal Nutrition Research. Studies have shown that including carbohydrate- or fructose-rich foods, in particular, fruits, in a person’s diet... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 29, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Biochemist Hans Kornberg Dies
An expert on carbohydrate transport, Kornberg contributed to the discovery of several metabolic cycles in microorganisms during his seven-decade career. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - January 27, 2020 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

With high fiber diets, more protein may mean more bloating
(Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health) People who eat high fiber diets are more likely to experience bloating if their high fiber diet is protein-rich as compared to carbohydrate-rich, according to a study led by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 27, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Algae shown to improve gastrointestinal health
(University of California - San Diego) A green, single-celled organism called Chlamydomonas reinhardtii has served as a model species for topics spanning algae-based biofuels to plant evolution. While algae have been used as dietary nutraceuticals that provide beneficial oils, vitamins, proteins, carbohydrates and antioxidants, the benefits of consuming C. reinhardtii were previously unexplored. Researchers have now completed the first study in humans demonstrating that C. reinhardtii helps improve human gastrointestinal problems related to irritable bowel syndrome, including diarrhea, gas and bloating. (Source: EurekAlert...
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 27, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Keto diet works best in small doses, Yale researchers find
(Yale University) A ketogenic diet -- which provides 99% of calories from fat and only 1% from carbohydrates -- produces health benefits in the short term, but negative effects after about a week, Yale researchers found in a study of mice. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - January 27, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

JumpstartMD Commercial Program Seems Effective for Weight Loss
THURSDAY, Jan. 23, 2020 -- The commercial low-calorie, low-carbohydrate JumpstartMD program is effective for weight loss, according to a study published online Jan. 21 in the Journal of Obesity. Sean Bourke, M.D., from JumpstartMD in Burlingame,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - January 23, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Low-Carb, Low-Fat Diets Not Tied to Mortality Overall
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 22, 2020 -- Overall, low-carbohydrate diet and low-fat diet scores are not associated with total mortality, according to a study published online Jan. 21 in JAMA Internal Medicine. Zhilei Shan, M.D., Ph.D., from the Harvard T.H. Chan... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - January 22, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Low-Fat, Low-Carb Diets Equally Beneficial if Healthy Foods Included Low-Fat, Low-Carb Diets Equally Beneficial if Healthy Foods Included
Neither low-fat nor low-carbohydrate diets on their own increased the risk of death, however, unhealthy food choices in each make a small difference.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines)
Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines - January 21, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

School Lunch Programmes for Progress
School feeding programme in Togo. Credit: WFP/João CavalcanteBy Jomo Kwame Sundaram and Wan Manan MudaKUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, Jan 21 2020 (IPS) If well planned, coordinated and implemented, a government funded school feeding programme for all primary school children can be progressively transformative. Such a programme, involving government departments and agencies working together, can benefit schoolchildren, their families, farmers and public health, now and in the future. Jomo Kwame Sundaram Such a scheme should comprehensively supply adequate food for all, especially schoolchildren, and improve their nutrition,...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - January 21, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Jomo Kwame Sundaram and Wan Manan Muda Tags: Asia-Pacific Development & Aid Economy & Trade Education Featured Food & Agriculture Global Headlines Health Labour TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Examining low-carbohydrate, low-fat diets, risk of death
(JAMA Network) An analysis of self-reported national dietary data from more than 37,000 US adults suggests associations between low-carbohydrate and low-fat diets and the risk of death may depend on the quality and food sources of the carbohydrates, proteins and fats people eat. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 21, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Research determines that following the Mediterranean diet helps reduce liver fat and minimizes obesity risk
(Natural News) Those looking to lower their hepatic fat deposits may be better off trying a low-carbohydrate Mediterranean diet over a low-fat one, according to researchers. In a study published in the Journal of Hepatology, researchers from the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev in Israel, together with teams from the U.S. and Germany, found that the Mediterranean diet had... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Carb Restriction a Viable Choice for Reversal of Type 2 Diabetes? Carb Restriction a Viable Choice for Reversal of Type 2 Diabetes?
Mounting evidence indicates the benefits of a low-carbohydrate diet in type 2 diabetes, which may extend to reversal of disease, according to an expert.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - January 14, 2020 Category: Cardiology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Molecular “doormen” open the way to potential obesity treatment
Researchers have discovered a promising new obesity treatment in regulating the traffic between incoming carbohydrates and outgoing lipids in fat cells. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - January 10, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Molecular ‘doormen’ open the way to potential obesity treatment
Researchers have discovered a promising new obesity treatment in regulating the traffic between incoming carbohydrates and outgoing lipids in fat cells. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - January 10, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Understanding the difference between simple and complex carbs is the key to healthy eating habits
(Natural News) When it comes to eating, it’s important to understand what goes inside your food – especially when it comes to carbohydrates. Carbohydrates, which most people refer to as “carbs,” are divided into two categories: simple and complex carbohydrates. Understanding how each interacts with the body can help a person choose which foods to eat. A... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 7, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

South Africa: Sorry Banting Fans, but Your Ancestors Did Eat Carbs
[Daily Maverick] The charred remains of starchy plants excavated in the Border Cave high in the Lebombo Mountains in South Africa provide the earliest direct evidence of the collecting and cooking of carbohydrate-rich foods by humans. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - January 7, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Countless People Are Struggling With an Eating Disorder Doctors Can ’t Diagnose
At first, Melanie Murphy was just following doctor’s orders. Murphy, then 19, had gained weight during a period of depression, and her doctor told her she should lose some. She went from 180 to 125 pounds in 18 months—and even when she knew it was time to stop slimming down, she couldn’t shake the need to chase a goal. Without weight loss, she needed a new target. That became finding the “perfect” diet, one that was clean and pure and would keep her healthy for years to come. At least, that was how she thought about it then. These days, she uses a different descriptor: “orthorexia,&rdquo...
Source: TIME: Health - January 2, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized Eating Disorder Source Type: news

Earliest evidence for rhizomes roasting in Africa 170 thousand years ago
(American Association for the Advancement of Science) The 170,000-year-old charred remains of starchy plant parts from Border Cave, South Africa provides the earliest direct evidence for the collecting and cooking of carbohydrate-rich rhizomes, a new study reports. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - January 2, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Cooked starchy rhizomes in Africa 170 thousand years ago
We report evidence for geophyte exploitation by early humans from at least 170,000 years ago. Charred rhizomes from Border Cave, South Africa, were identified to the genus Hypoxis L. by comparing the morphology and anatomy of ancient and modern rhizomes. Hypoxis angustifolia Lam., the likely taxon, proliferates in relatively well-watered areas of sub-Saharan Africa and in Yemen, Arabia. In those areas and possibly farther north during moist periods, Hypoxis rhizomes would have provided reliable and familiar carbohydrate sources for mobile groups. (Source: ScienceNOW)
Source: ScienceNOW - January 2, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Wadley, L., Backwell, L., dErrico, F., Sievers, C. Tags: Anthropology, Botany reports Source Type: news

Naturally occurring plant carbohydrate in cranberries could help prevent UTI
(Natural News) Cranberries (Vaccinium macrocarpon) are popular fruits commonly associated with Thanksgiving. They are small, red-colored, and packed with essential nutrients and health benefits. One of the many things cranberries are known for is their ability to prevent urinary tract infections (UTI). Nearly every human study that investigated this has confirmed that drinking cranberry juice helps stop UTI from recurring. But contrary... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 31, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Can the keto diet treat epilepsy?
The keto diet is a high-fat, low-carbohydrate diet. Here, learn how the keto diet could help reduce the frequency of epileptic seizures. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Epilepsy Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What to know about alcohol and the keto diet
This article looks at the best and worst drinks for people following a keto diet. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nutrition / Diet Source Type: news

Address Malnutrition, Not Just Food Security
By Jomo Kwame Sundaram, Wan Manan Muda and Tan Zhai GenKUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, Dec 17 2019 (IPS) Malnutrition remains a formidable challenge in most societies, with less than a tenth of countries in the world not experiencing at least one major malnutrition problem. In relatively more food secure countries, where almost everyone has enough to eat, and few live in fear of a sudden loss of access to food, micronutrient deficiencies and diet-related non-communicable diseases (NCDs) often still loom large. Jomo Kwame SundaramOne such country is Malaysia where rice is, by and large, available and affordable to almost everyone...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - December 17, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Jomo Kwame Sundaram - Wan Manan Muda and Tan Zhai Gen Tags: Asia-Pacific Development & Aid Economy & Trade Featured Food & Agriculture Headlines Health Human Rights Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Trade & Investment Women's Health Source Type: news

Why Your 2020 New Year ’s Health or Fitness Resolution Might be Proven Outdated by 2030
Each year, as the calendar turns from December to January, millions of people make resolutions. And each year, surveys show, many of those self-promises relate to wellness, whether it’s losing weight, eating better, exercising more or simply getting healthier. But “getting healthier” isn’t a fixed concept. If health advice is anything, it’s fickle. While some concepts stand the test of time—eat fruits and vegetables, get plenty of sleep, exercise when you can—other trends are over practically as soon as they begin. (Remember appetite-suppressant lollipops and Shake Weights?) As a r...
Source: TIME: Health - December 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized Wellness Source Type: news

Could Carb-Heavy Meals Keep You From Good Sleep?
FRIDAY, Dec. 13, 2019 -- Pasta, white bread, sugary candy and baked goods: Americans love them, but could all those " refined " carbohydrates and sugars be keeping people up at night? About 30% of Americans have insomnia, and a new study finds... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - December 13, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Medical News Today: How diet may lead to insomnia
A new study of females aged 50 and over suggests that those who include more refined carbohydrates in their diet have an increased risk of insomnia. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nutrition / Diet Source Type: news

Top 10 Health Questions America Asked Dr. Google In 2019
(CNN) — Google users in the United States had a lot of questions about blood pressure, the keto diet and hiccups in 2019. Those topics were among the 10 most-searched health-related questions on the search engine this year, according to new data from Google. The list was based on search terms collected between January and early December. Last year, the top health-related questions Googled by people in the US included what is amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS, what is endometriosis and how long does weed stay in your urine. In 2017, what is lupus, how long does the flu last and what causes hiccups were some of the...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - December 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News CNN Google Source Type: news

Refined carbs may trigger insomnia, finds study
(Columbia University Irving Medical Center) Women who consumed a diet high in added sugars and refined carbohydrates had a greater risk of developing insomnia, a new study by researchers at Columbia University has found. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - December 11, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Is keto the way to go? 6 Ways the diet naturally balances hormones
(Natural News) The ketogenic diet is one of the most popular weight-loss diets that people try today. But people with hormonal imbalances may also follow this type of diet. Keto is a high-fat, low-carb diet that involves significantly reducing carbohydrate intake and replacing it with fat. As a result, the body is put into a... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 30, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Follow a low-carb diet to prevent Type 2 diabetes
(Natural News) A diagnosis of Type 2 diabetes doesn’t mean the end of the world. Patients may manage their metabolic condition or even prevent it altogether by sticking to a healthy diet with low-carbohydrate foods. In Australia, a groundbreaking study called for a revamp of existing interventions for Type 2 diabetes. Instead of aiming for... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Certain Diet Is Better At Fighting Off The Flu Than Others, Study Says
BOSTON (CBS) – Could your diet help protect you from getting sick this winter? A new study finds that you may want to ditch the pasta if you come down with the flu. Researchers at Yale University found that mice fed a ketogenic diet, that is high in fat and protein and low in carbohydrates, were better able to fend off the flu virus compared to mice fed a lot of carbs. They say a ketogenic diet activates immune cells in the lungs to stimulate the production of mucus which can help trap the virus.   (Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire)
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - November 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Healthwatch Seen On WBZ-TV Syndicated Local Dr. Mallika Marshall flu season Source Type: news

Ketogenic diet helps tame flu virus
Mice fed a ketogenic — or very low-carb — diet were better able to combat the flu virus than mice fed food high in carbohydrates, according to a new Yale study. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - November 15, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Ketogenic diet helps tame flu virus
(Yale University) A high-fat, low-carbohydrate diet like the Keto regimen has its fans, but influenza apparently isn't one of them.Mice fed a ketogenic diet were better able to combat the flu virus than mice fed food high in carbohydrates, according to a new Yale University study published Nov. 15 in the journal Science Immunology. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - November 15, 2019 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Mushrooms may bolster your immune system: Extracts 'boosts response of cleaner cells' 
Mushrooms are rich in a type of carbohydrate called beta-glucans which helped spur a response of white blood cells in the lab, researchers at Griffith University, Queensland, said, (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fruits and the keto diet: What to eat and what to avoid
(Natural News) The ketogenic or keto diet is a popular diet known to help people lose fat. It involves taking a restricted amount of carbohydrates while increasing fat consumption to be used as energy. This means that you have to give up quite a few foods to cut your carbs, which include fruits. Should you be... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cochrane Review on Saturated fats included in a report published by Public Health England
A report onSaturated Fats and Health by the Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition (SACN) has recently been published by Public Health England using evidence from the Cochrane Heart Group review,Reduction in saturated fat intake for cardiovascular disease.The report from Public Health England considers the relationship between saturated fats, health outcomes and risk factors for non-communicable diseases in the general UK population.Dr Saverio Stranges, author of this Cochrane Review explains,“There is good evidence supporting the notion that reduction of saturated fat intake is likely to produce beneficial effec...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - November 1, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Lydia Parsonson Source Type: news

Ghana: Potato As Effective As Carbohydrate Gels for Boosting Athletic Performance - Study
[Ghanaian Times] Consuming potato puree during prolonged exercise works just as well as a commercial carbohydrate gel in sustaining blood glucose levels and boosting performance in trained athletes, according to a study posted on the website of the University of Illinois (UI) on Friday. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - October 28, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Potato puree is a promising race fuel for athletes
In a trial involving trained cyclists, potato puree and carbohydrate gel showed equal ability to sustain blood glucose and racing performance. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Sports Medicine / Fitness Source Type: news

Potato puree is just as good for athletes at boosting their performance as carb gels
The 60g dose every hour acted as 'race fuel' for fatigued cyclists in a study at the University of Illinois. It worked as well as trendy carbohydrate gels which are mostly high in sugar. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

There are no shortcuts to good health: 4 Problems caused by the "lazy keto" diet
(Natural News) The ketogenic diet, also known as the keto diet, is a popular diet that involves restricting carbohydrate intake while increasing fat consumption. While the diet sounds simple on paper, many people fail to realize that these diets involve a lot of strategizing and calculating. Because of this, people have developed alternative ways to enjoy... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

“ Bulking Up ” For Sports?
Discussion Athletes, whether recreational or competitive, who participate in weight sensitive sports commonly gain or lose weight to achieve a particular body type or to improve performance. Athletes in duration or aesthetic sports (such as distance running, diving, dance, etc.) attempting to lose weight to be able to move the body against gravity better. Sports that emphasize strength and power including combat sports (such as football, wrestling, mixed martial arts, body building, etc.) often have athletes attempting to gain weight and lean muscle mass to improve performance. This is felt to increase the strength-to-weig...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - October 21, 2019 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Vegan keto diet: Everything you need to know
A vegan keto diet is a very low carbohydrate diet that does not include any animal products. Learn about the possible benefits and risks and what to eat on a vegan keto diet here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nutrition / Diet Source Type: news

Gut microbes affect harmful compound in red meat
Researchers identified an enzyme in gut bacteria that releases an inflammation-causing carbohydrate from meat. The findings suggest strategies to reduce the risk of certain diseases associated with eating red meat. (Source: NIH Research Matters)
Source: NIH Research Matters - October 15, 2019 Category: Research Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What to know about exogenous ketones
Exogenous ketones are supplements that may help a person enter a state of ketosis, in which the body breaks down fats instead of carbohydrates. Learn more about the effectiveness and safety of exogenous ketones here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 10, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nutrition / Diet Source Type: news

Beware High-Fat Diets
By Wan Manan Muda and Jomo Kwame SundaramKUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, Oct 8 2019 (IPS) Two decades into the 21st century, all too many people still associate being ‘overweight’ with prosperity, health and wellbeing, mainly because being thin has long been associated with being emaciated due to hunger, undernourishment and malnutrition. Overweight and obesity can easily be assessed by anthropometric measures, including the body mass index (BMI) and waist circumference. But BMI thresholds for overweight and obesity may differ by ethnic group or country. Wan Manan MudaThe standard World Health Organization (WHO) BMI ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - October 8, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Wan Manan Muda and Jomo Kwame Sundaram Tags: Global Headlines Health TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news