Medical News Today: Are apples good for diabetes?
A person with diabetes must monitor the carbohydrate and sugar in their diet. Although apples contain these compounds, they are a healthful choice for people with both type 1 and type 2 diabetes. In this article, find out the effects of apples on blood sugar and insulin levels, plus other fruits to eat for diabetes. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes Source Type: news

Are your portion sizes making you fat?
There's no denying that portion sizes are getting larger and larger. Nutritionist Lee Holmes revealed the right amount of protein, carbohydrates and fruit and vegetables that our bodies need. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Exceptional Glycemic Control With Very Low-Carbohydrate Diet
TUESDAY, May 8, 2018 -- For children and adults with type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM), consuming a very low-carbohydrate diet (VLCD) is associated with exceptional glycemic control, according to a study published online May 7 in Pediatrics. Belinda... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - May 8, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Type-1 diabetes improved by low carbohydrate diet
According to a study, published inPediatrics, a very low carbohydrate diet can improve glycaemic control in adults and children with type-1 diabetes.Medscape (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - May 8, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Very Low-Carbohydrate Diet Beneficial in Type 1 Diabetes Very Low-Carbohydrate Diet Beneficial in Type 1 Diabetes
Patients who self-adopted Dr Richard K. Bernstein's approach achieved near-normal glycemic control without short-term adverse effects, new data show.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - May 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

How a Low-Carb Diet Might Aid People With Type 1 Diabetes
Children and adults with Type 1 diabetes who followed a low-carb, high-protein diet had “ exceptional ” blood sugar control and low rates of complications. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: ANAHAD O ’ CONNOR Tags: Diabetes Diet and Nutrition Carbohydrates Children and Childhood Insulin Source Type: news

Teens Swap Sugary Sodas For Sugary Sports Drinks
Sports drinks, in addition to sugars and flavorings, contain electrolytes and carbohydrates, and are designed to restore energy and fluids. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - May 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Carb-Light Diet Helps T1D Patients Achieve Glycemic Control
(MedPage Today) --'Very low-carbohydrate diet'of less than 50 g per day (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - May 7, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Very-low-carb diet shows promise in type 1 diabetes
(Boston Children's Hospital) Very-low-carbohydrate diets can improve blood sugar control in type 1 diabetes, with low rates of hypoglycemia and other complications, according to an online patient survey. The researchers, led by Belinda Lennerz, MD, Ph.D., and David Ludwig, M.D., Ph.D., of Boston Children's Hospital, now call for controlled clinical trials of this approach. Findings were reported in the journal Pediatrics. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 7, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Which targeted nutritional approaches can bolster micro-preemies' brain development?
(Children's National Health System) The volume of carbohydrates, proteins, lipids and calories consumed by very vulnerable preemies significantly contributes to increased brain volume and white matter development, however additional research is needed to determine specific nutritional approaches that best support these infants' developing brains, according to research to be presented during the Pediatric Academic Societies 2018 annual meeting. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Athletes should avoid the keto diet as it makes them perform worse
Researchers from Saint Louis University found just four days after eliminating carbohydrates, an athlete's running distance is reduced by 15 percent and their strength by up to seven percent. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Athletes should avoid the keto diet: The trendy eating plan makes sportsmen perform worse
Researchers from Saint Louis University found just four days after eliminating carbohydrates, an athlete's running distance is reduced by 15 percent and their strength by up to seven percent. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Could diet affect age of menopause onset?
According to a study, published in theJournal of Epidemiology and Community Health, a diet high in refined carbohydrate is linked to earlier menopause onset, than a diet rich in legumes.BBC News (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - May 1, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

A new formula for creating chemical reactions -- with carbs
(Yale University) A wide range of drugs and biochemical probes rely on natural or synthetic compounds that aid a reaction by adding carbohydrates. It's a process called glycosylation. But it is traditionally a highly specific process that makes synthesis of such compounds, for testing or large-scale production, difficult. A team of Yale University scientists has developed a new approach to glycosylation that is remarkably simple and works in water at room temperature. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - April 30, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Could eating moss be good for your gut?
(University of Adelaide) An international team of scientists including the University of Adelaide has discovered a new complex carbohydrate in moss that could possibly be exploited for health or other uses. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 23, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Why does smoking pot give you the munchies?
If you smoke or eat pot, you might have encountered the "marijuana munchies," or the desire for salty, sweet or fatty carbohydrate-rich foods when using the drug. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - April 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Treatment of cancer could become possible with adenovirus
(Umea University) An international team of researchers led by professor Niklas Arnberg at Ume å University, shows that adenovirus binds to a specific type of carbohydrate that is overexpressed on certain types of cancer cells. The discovery opens up new opportunities for the development of virus-based cancer therapy. The study is published in the latest issue of the scientific journal " Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of USA " , PNAS PNAS April 19, 2018. 201716900 (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - April 20, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Is Google Home a Trojan Horse in Healthcare?
In this study, recently-diagnosed diabetes patients were asked to use the technology to have "heart to heart" conversations with Alexa about what they want their friends and family to understand about their disease and what they are going through. The researchers found that patients were having genuine, meaningful conversations with Alexa about their disease, but the downside was that Alexa still sounds very robotic, which raised the question of whether or not Alexa or other voice-assisted technologies need to sound more human in order to have these types of conversations with patients and have the same impact? &...
Source: MDDI - April 19, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: BIOMEDevice Boston Digital Health Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What can you eat on a low-carb diet?
This article outlines some of the essential low-carb diet tips here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nutrition / Diet Source Type: news

You and Your Pooch May Have Similar Tummy Bacteria
The researchers also found that changes in protein and carbohydrate levels in the diet had similar effects on the gut microbiomes of dogs as on humans. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - April 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What foods are high in protein?
Eating a high protein diet can help people to lose fat and build muscle. By reducing intake of other types of food, such as carbohydrates and fats, it is possible to experience a range of health benefits that can include feeling fuller after eating. Many sources of protein provide additional nutrients as well. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nutrition / Diet Source Type: news

'Chamomile tea may control or prevent diabetes': Popular herbal drink influences food absorption
Associate Professor Richard Blackburn, from the University of Leeds, found the herbal beverage helps to manage people's blood-sugar levels through its effects on carbohydrate absorption. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

This Is the Best Way to Treat Sore Muscles After a Workout
For many people, the mark of a good workout is waking up with sore muscles. Common as it is, though, there’s still a lot of uncertainty about soreness. Can you work out when you’re sore? Do you need to treat sore muscles? Is soreness a cause for concern? Dr. Ryan Lingor, a primary care sports physician at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City, answers all of your questions about muscle soreness. Is soreness bad? Not usually. “When people are initiating a new workout regimen, it’s very common to develop soreness,” Lingor says. Soreness is also common after people incorporate new mov...
Source: TIME: Health - April 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized Exercise/Fitness healthytime onetime Source Type: news

UK's obesity crisis BLAMED on NHS advice: Rules on eating Carbs are harmful, say experts
DECADES of advice to eat carbohydrates is responsible for Britain ’s obesity crisis, it was claimed last night. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

NHS advice BLAMED over countrywide obesity crisis
DECADES of advice to eat carbohydrates is responsible for Britain ’s obesity crisis, it was claimed last night. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study explores carbohydrates' impact on head, neck cancers
(University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) Consuming high amounts of carbohydrates and various forms of sugar during the year prior to treatment for head and neck cancer may increase patients' risks of cancer recurrence and mortality, a new study reports.However, eating moderate amounts of fats and starchy foods such as whole grains, potatoes and legumes after treatment could have protective benefits, reducing patients' risks of disease recurrence and death, said lead author Anna E. Arthur, a professor of food science and human nutrition at the University of Illinois. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Australian dietitians weigh in on 'carb backloading' trend
A recent study has suggested that 'carb backloading', which is when you eat plenty of carbohydrates before bed, could help you lose weight. Australian dietitians reveal the truth. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Gene that makes humans eat more sugar can also lower BODY FAT
A GENE that makes humans eat more sugar can also lower body fat, new research suggests. Scientists have known that a version of the gene FGF21 makes people consume more carbohydrates. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bananas Edge Out Sports Drinks in Study
Researchers compared the effects of carbohydrates consumed during sports and found that bananas provide comparable or greater anti-inflammatory and other benefits than sports drinks. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - April 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pasta has a place at your healthy-diet table
Mangia!   You don’t have to feel guilty about digging into that plate of mostaccioli anymore, because science says eating pasta is bene – just fine. A study conducted by researchers at St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto, Canada found that eating pasta instead of other carbohydrates as part of a heal thy low-glycemic-index diet not only didn't contribute to weight gain or an increase in body fat, but actually led to a small weight loss, The Federalist reported.   The research, published in… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - April 6, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Anne Stych Source Type: news

Pasta Linked To Healthy Dieting And Weight Loss, Study Says
CBS Local — A new study has good news for pasta fans who are looking to enjoy their spaghetti but still watch their weight. According to researchers at St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto, carbohydrates found in pasta have a low glycemic index. This means that they cause smaller increases in blood sugar levels and are less likely to affect your waistline. “The study found that pasta didn’t contribute to weight gain or increase in body fat,” Dr. John Sievenpiper said in the press release. “In fact analysis actually showed a small weight loss. So contrary to concerns, perhaps pasta...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - April 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Chris Melore Dieting Local TV Pasta talkers Weight Loss Source Type: news

Phys Ed: Bananas vs. Sports Drinks? Bananas Win in Study
A banana might reasonably replace sports drinks for those of us who rely on carbohydrates to fuel exercise and speed recovery. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: GRETCHEN REYNOLDS Tags: Exercise Fruit Bananas Bicycles and Bicycling Carbohydrates Water Source Type: news

Study suggests pasta can be part of a healthy diet without packing on the pounds
(St. Michael's Hospital) Carbohydrates get a lot of bad press and blame for the obesity epidemic, but a new study suggests that this negative attention may not be deserved for pasta. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 3, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Low birthweight in newborns linked to high levels of protein that protects placenta from cell damage
FINDINGSUCLA scientists have discovered higher levels of a protein called humanin in the placenta tissue of women who give birth to severely underweight infants. Humanin plays a role in breaking down carbohydrates and delivering nutrients to organs and muscle. The researchers suspect that levels of humanin rise to protect the fetus when the placenta fails, which is a common cause of babies being born at a below-normal weights.BACKGROUNDUp to 10 percent of pregnancies are affected by intrauterine growth restriction, which typically causes full-term newborns to weigh less than 5 1/2 pounds at delivery. The condition heighten...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - March 30, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Anti-viral components in soybean meal may promote growth and health in pigs
(University of Illinois College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences) Swine diets are carefully formulated to provide the perfect balance of protein, carbohydrates, vitamins, minerals, and fats. But what if those diets also provided health-promoting bioactive compounds that could make animals more resilient to disease? A new article from the University of Illinois notes that soy-derived compounds may be doing just that. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 29, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Carbohydrate biomarker improves screening for breast cancer patients
(Canadian Glycomics Network) People diagnosed with early-stage breast cancer have a five-year survival rate of more than 93 per cent.However, one problem that has eluded health professionals is identifying high-risk cancer patients amongst those already diagnosed with early-stage breast cancer.GlycoNet network investigator Karla Williams, an assistant professor at the University of British Columbia (UBC), is using a sugar found on aggressive cancer cells surface that acts as a biomarker to detect high-risk cancer in patients. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - March 26, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Plant Fats Are Healthier Than Animal Fats, Study Says
After being vilified for years, fat is having a comeback. But with so many sources and types of fat out there, it can be hard to keep track of what’s healthy and what’s not. A new study, however, offers a simple rule of thumb: Plant fat sources appear to be better for you than animal sources, at least when it comes to monounsaturated fats. The research, which was presented Wednesday at an American Heart Association conference in New Orleans, found that plant-based monounsaturated fats — like those found in vegetable oils, avocados, nuts and seeds — are associated with a lower risk of dying from hear...
Source: TIME: Health - March 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition healthytime onetime Source Type: news

Research with made-in-Canada molecule targets fungal infections worldwide
(Canadian Glycomics Network) People whose immune systems are compromised from illnesses such as cancer can also fall victim to infections caused by fungal pathogens, which have become a major. GlycoNet is funding translational research to test a unique approach using drug-like molecules that inhibit attachment of cell surface carbohydrates and have been shown to alter and weaken diverse medically important fungi. The project is led by Network Investigator, Leah Cowen, (University of Toronto) and her colleague Luke Whitesell (University of Toronto). (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 19, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

There ’s No Such Thing As a Single ‘Best’ Diet
Paleo. Whole 30. Ketogenic. DASH. Atkins. Flexitarian. Weight Watchers. The list of diets, and their various restrictions, rules and regulations, goes on and on. The estimated 45 million Americans who embark on one of these eating plans each year often do so to lose weight — a highly personal process that can lead to various results. One person finds success cutting carbs. Another swears by going vegan. A third fills up on healthy fats. Each one believes she’s found the elusive secret to weight loss. An ever-growing body of evidence, however, suggests there’s no such thing as a single “best” d...
Source: TIME: Health - March 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition healthytime onetime Source Type: news

11 Things Nutritionists Eat at the Airport —and 4 They Avoid
This article originally appeared on Health.com (Source: TIME: Health)
Source: TIME: Health - March 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health.com Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition healthytime onetime Source Type: news

They both work: New study says low-fat and low-carb diets are equally effective for weight loss; just choose one
(Natural News) Many people say that the best way to lose weight is to go on a low-carbohydrate diet. Others are solidly in the camp of low-fat equaling weight loss. In an effort to uncover which of the two was the superior diet, researchers from Stanford Medicine undertook a year-long study wherein 609 participants (half... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Daylight Saving Time Starts Sunday. Here ’s What Losing An Hour of Sleep Really Does to Your Body
The start of Daylight Saving Time, when the clocks spring forward by an hour, is among the most hated days of the year. Aside from the obvious reason — losing an hour of sleep — research has shown that the time change, which this year falls on March 11, may contribute to everything from lost productivity to a heightened risk of heart attack and stroke. How can resetting your clocks do all that? TIME asked Dr. Cathy Goldstein, an assistant professor of neurology at the University of Michigan School of Medicine Sleep Disorders Center, what really happens to your body when you lose an hour of sleep for Daylight Sa...
Source: TIME: Health - March 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized healthytime onetime sleep Source Type: news

Daylight Saving Time Starts Today. Here ’s What Losing An Hour of Sleep Really Does to Your Body
The start of Daylight Saving Time, when the clocks spring forward by an hour, is among the most hated days of the year. Aside from the obvious reason — losing an hour of sleep — research has shown that the time change, which this year falls on March 11, may contribute to everything from lost productivity to a heightened risk of heart attack and stroke. How can resetting your clocks do all that? TIME asked Dr. Cathy Goldstein, an assistant professor of neurology at the University of Michigan School of Medicine Sleep Disorders Center, what really happens to your body when you lose an hour of sleep for Daylight Sa...
Source: TIME: Health - March 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized healthytime onetime sleep Source Type: news

Gut bacteria selectively promoted by dietary fibers alleviate type 2 diabetes
The gut microbiota benefits humans via short-chain fatty acid (SCFA) production from carbohydrate fermentation, and deficiency in SCFA production is associated with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). We conducted a randomized clinical study of specifically designed isoenergetic diets, together with fecal shotgun metagenomics, to show that a select group of SCFA-producing strains was promoted by dietary fibers and that most other potential producers were either diminished or unchanged in patients with T2DM. When the fiber-promoted SCFA producers were present in greater diversity and abundance, participants had better improvem...
Source: ScienceNOW - March 8, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Zhao, L., Zhang, F., Ding, X., Wu, G., Lam, Y. Y., Wang, X., Fu, H., Xue, X., Lu, C., Ma, J., Yu, L., Xu, C., Ren, Z., Xu, Y., Xu, S., Shen, H., Zhu, X., Shi, Y., Shen, Q., Dong, W., Liu, R., Ling, Y., Zeng, Y., Wang, X., Zhang, Q., Wang, J., Wang, L., Wu Tags: Medicine, Diseases, Microbiology reports Source Type: news

Ketone supplement drinks help diabetics control blood sugar, study finds
(Natural News) Here’s one scientifically-proven health benefit if you chug down a glass of that gross keto drink: The Daily Mail reported the results of a British-Canadian study where ketone supplements could help diabetics rein in their uncontrollable blood sugar levels. The controversial ketogenic diet eschewed carbohydrate intake for proteins and fat. It has won loyal adherents among celebrities like Kim Kardashian who... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - March 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

5 Dietitians on the One Nutrition Tweak You Should Make
For many people, “eating better” is an intimidating and abstract concept. What counts as healthy? Is calorie counting necessary? Is all junk food off limits? This confusion is familiar to many people, but improving your nutrition doesn’t always have to mean a diet overhaul. In fact, sometimes small changes can make the biggest impact. In honor of National Nutrition Month this March, TIME asked registered dietitians for five quick and easy diet resets that will put you on the path to better health. Embrace fat. “Most people think all fats can negatively impact health. But in reality, unsaturated fats...
Source: TIME: Health - March 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition healthytime onetime Source Type: news

New TSRI method accelerates studies on carbohydrate biology
(Scripps Research Institute) The breakthrough may expand research on the roles of glycans in human diseases, including cancers. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - February 28, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Biological factors and weight loss methods
Researchers found that certain biological differences didn ’t predict whether someone would lose more weight from a low-fat or low-carbohydrate diet. (Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH))
Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) - February 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Food quality, not quantity, leads to weight loss
A diet that stresses quality of foods over quantity of calories led to significant weight loss over a year among participants of all genetic types, regardless of whether they followed a low-fat or low-carb diet. Researchers found that although neither a healthy low-fat diet nor a healthy low-carbohydrate diet was a “consistently superior” weight-loss strategy in general, a foundational diet including more vegetables, more whole foods, less added sugar and fewer refined grains led to weight loss… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - February 26, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Anne Stych Source Type: news

Eating Carbs Not Linked to Risk for PMS Eating Carbs Not Linked to Risk for PMS
The amount of foods containing sugars or other carbohydrates that a woman eats has nothing to do with the likelihood she will start experiencing premenstrual syndrome (PMS), researchers say.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news