Study: Pesco-Mediterranean Diet May Be Ideal For Heart Health
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Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - September 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Syndicated CBSN Boston Syndicated Local Dr. Mallika Marshall Source Type: news

What Is In A Ketogenic Diet?
Discussion Epilepsy is a common problem for the general pediatrician. Its incidence is estimated at 41-87/100,000 children. While many children are controlled with medication, it is also estimated that up to 1/3 will develop drug-resistant epilepsy. Some children may have an identifiable seizure focus that may be amenable to surgery, but many others do not. One option for potential control is a ketogenic diet (KD). Indications for KD usually are for drug-resistant epilepsy including partial and complex seizure patterns as well as some metabolic disorders such as glucose transport 1 deficiency syndrome. It has also found ...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - September 7, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

A heterogeneous microbial consortium producing short-chain fatty acids from lignocellulose
Microbial consortia are a promising alternative to monocultures of genetically modified microorganisms for complex biotransformations. We developed a versatile consortium-based strategy for the direct conversion of lignocellulose to short-chain fatty acids, which included the funneling of the lignocellulosic carbohydrates to lactate as a central intermediate in engineered food chains. A spatial niche enabled in situ cellulolytic enzyme production by an aerobic fungus next to facultative anaerobic lactic acid bacteria and the product-forming anaerobes. Clostridium tyrobutyricum, Veillonella criceti, or Megasphaera elsdenii ...
Source: ScienceNOW - August 27, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Shahab, R. L., Brethauer, S., Davey, M. P., Smith, A. G., Vignolini, S., Luterbacher, J. S., Studer, M. H. Tags: Ecology, Microbiology, Online Only r-articles Source Type: news

Universities join forces to develop materials for the fight against COVID-19
(Virginia Tech) Exactly how the virus gets past the protective barriers in our lungs is unknown, but scientists have recently discovered that SARS-CoV-2 binds to a type of carbohydrate-based polymer called glycosaminoglycan (GAG). The widely used anticoagulant heparin belongs to this class of natural polymers, and hospitalized patients with COVID-19 who were administered heparin to treat blood clotting disorders also experienced a lower risk of dying from COVID-19. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - August 25, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Stomach bloating: Simple dinner swap to avoid trapped wind and tummy pain after a big meal
STOMACH bloating may be caused by eating certain foods in your diet, or by eating too much in one go. You could prevent trapped wind pain and tummy aches by adding certain foods to your dinner plate. This is the best carbohydrate swap to stop you developing tummy aches after a big meal. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 25, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Light harvesting in oxygenic photosynthesis: Structural biology meets spectroscopy
Oxygenic photosynthesis is the main process that drives life on earth. It starts with the harvesting of solar photons that, after transformation into electronic excitations, lead to charge separation in the reaction centers of photosystems I and II (PSI and PSII). These photosystems are large, modular pigment-protein complexes that work in series to fuel the formation of carbohydrates, concomitantly producing molecular oxygen. Recent advances in cryo–electron microscopy have enabled the determination of PSI and PSII structures in complex with light-harvesting components called "supercomplexes" from differen...
Source: ScienceNOW - August 20, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Croce, R., van Amerongen, H. Tags: Biochemistry, Online Only review Source Type: news

A short de novo synthesis of nucleoside analogs
We present a process for rapidly constructing nucleoside analogs from simple achiral materials. Using only proline catalysis, heteroaryl-substituted acetaldehydes are fluorinated and then directly engaged in enantioselective aldol reactions in a one-pot reaction. A subsequent intramolecular fluoride displacement reaction provides a functionalized nucleoside analog. The versatility of this process is highlighted in multigram syntheses of d- or l-nucleoside analogs, locked nucleic acids, iminonucleosides, and C2'- and C4'-modified nucleoside analogs. This de novo synthesis creates opportunities for the preparation of diversi...
Source: ScienceNOW - August 6, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Meanwell, M., Silverman, S. M., Lehmann, J., Adluri, B., Wang, Y., Cohen, R., Campeau, L.-C., Britton, R. Tags: Chemistry reports Source Type: news

Researchers discover a new and unique class of carbohydrate receptors
(Aarhus University) An international team of researchers led by Aarhus University are the first to determine the crystal structure of an exopolysaccharide receptor. The results give insight into how plants and microbes communicate, and this knowledge can hopefully be used for more sustainable agriculture where microbes play an important role. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - July 30, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Structural insights into differences in G protein activation by family A and family B GPCRs
Family B heterotrimeric guanine nucleotide–binding protein (G protein)–coupled receptors (GPCRs) play important roles in carbohydrate metabolism. Recent structures of family B GPCR-Gs protein complexes reveal a disruption in the α-helix of transmembrane segment 6 (TM6) not observed in family A GPCRs. To investigate the functional impact of this structural difference, we compared the structure and function of the glucagon receptor (GCGR; family B) with the β2 adrenergic receptor (β2AR; family A). We determined the structure of the GCGR-Gs complex by means of cryo–electron microscopy at 3.1-...
Source: ScienceNOW - July 30, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Hilger, D., Kumar, K. K., Hu, H., Pedersen, M. F., OBrien, E. S., Giehm, L., Jennings, C., Eskici, G., Inoue, A., Lerch, M., Mathiesen, J. M., Skiniotis, G., Kobilka, B. K. Tags: Biochemistry, Cell Biology, Online Only r-articles Source Type: news

Want to Protect Your Eyes as You Age? Stay Away From Carbs
MONDAY, July 27, 2020 -- Glaucoma strikes many people as they age, but what if a simple dietary change could lower your risk? New research suggests it can: Scientists found a low-carbohydrate diet might protect you against the vision-robbing... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 27, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

NIST expands database that helps identify unknown compounds in milk
(National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)) Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have recently doubled the size of a reference library that includes examples of a certain type of carbohydrate found in milk from humans and several other animals. The expansion of the library will help scientists identify the unknown compounds in their own milk samples. The researchers published their new findings in Analytical Chemistry. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - July 27, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Low-Carb Diet Does Not Up Risk for Primary Open-Angle Glaucoma
FRIDAY, July 24, 2020 -- Low-carbohydrate diets are not associated with the risk for primary open-angle glaucoma (POAG), according to a study recently published in Eye. Akiko Hanyuda, M.D., M.P.H., from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - July 24, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Nutrients, antioxidants and more: 4 Reasons to eat more organic corn
(Natural News) Corn is one of the most widely known edible crops in the world. It grows on every continent except Antarctica and is used as an ingredient in more than 4,000 everyday grocery items. It is a healthy source of carbohydrates as it comes from the whole grain family. In its organic form, corn is gluten-free and a good alternative... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 22, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Is a banana as bad for type 2 diabetes as SIX spoons of sugar?
Barney Calman, pictured with former Olympic triple jumper Michelle Robinson ahead of testing the theory that carbohydrate in food broken down into single sugar molecules have the same impact on blood sugar levels. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 11, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Milking algae mechanically: Progress to succeed petroleum derived chemicals
(Shinshu University) A method to extract carbohydrates and phycobiliproteins from algae was developed that does not kill the algae during harvest or rely on solvents for extraction and purification. This novel method uses mechanical shearing to 'milk' the desired compounds, greatly reducing the production cost of algae-derived compounds. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - July 8, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Rethink Food Security and Nutrition Following Covid-19 Pandemic
By Jomo Kwame Sundaram and Wan Manan MudaKUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, Jul 2 2020 (IPS) The Covid-19 crisis has had several unexpected effects, including renewed attention to food security concerns. Earlier understandings of food security in terms of production self-sufficiency have given way to importing supplies since late 20th century promotion of trade liberalization. Jomo Kwame SundaramTransnational food business Disruption of transnational food supply chains and the devastation of many vulnerable livelihoods by policy responses to the Covid-19 pandemic have revived interest in earlier understandings of food self-sufficien...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - July 2, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Jomo Kwame Sundaram and Wan Manan Muda Tags: Development & Aid Economy & Trade Food Security and Nutrition Food Sustainability Global Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news

Designer peptides show potential for blocking viruses, encourage future study
(Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute) Chemically engineered peptides, designed and developed by a team of researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, could prove valuable in the battle against some of the most persistent human health challenges.The team's findings, recently published in Nature Scientific Reports, demonstrate how researchers can engineer peptides capable of selectively and specifically binding to polysialic acid (PSA) -- a carbohydrate that is present in many human cells and plays a key role in various physiological and pathological processes, including neurological development and disease progression. (S...
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 26, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Type 2 diabetes: The carbohydrate that improves insulin response and blood sugar control
TYPE 2 diabetes may seem like a minefield but heeding general dietary principles can keep the condition in check. In fact, consuming a certain carbohydrate has proven to be a useful aid. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 22, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

From farm to fork: The women championing agricultural transformation in Africa
By African Development BankJun 11 2020 (IPS-Partners) From Sudan to Mali, Senegal to Mozambique, and Zambia to Mauritania, women are changing the face of agriculture, adapting and innovating to tackle the challenges of climate change, and feeding the continent’s growing population. African women are actors along the entire agricultural value chain, as farmers, livestock breeders, food processors, traders, farm workers, entrepreneurs and consumers. Through the African Development Bank’s Technologies for African Transformation (TAAT) initiative, millions of African women have gained access to new agricultural te...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - June 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: African Development Bank Tags: Food & Agriculture Health Women & Economy Source Type: news

Chocolate, Dairy And Fatty Foods Can Cause Acne, Study Finds
(CNN) — If you’re an acne sufferer who has long thought chocolate, sweets, dairy and other fatty foods made your acne worse — even though your doctor said it was all in your head, not your face — you’ve been vindicated. Consumption of milk, sugary drinks, and fatty and sugary foods does appear to be associated with breakouts of acne, according to a new study of nearly 25,000 French adults. The research was published Wednesday in the journal JAMA Dermatology. “This is an important study, and it adds to the body of evidence which has found that certain eating patterns may be one factor pla...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - June 10, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Syndicated CBSN Boston CNN Source Type: news

Upping High-Quality, Whole-Grain Carbs May Lower Risk for T2DM
MONDAY, June 8, 2020 -- Higher intake of high-quality carbohydrates (HQC) is associated with a lower risk for type 2 diabetes (T2D), according to a study presented at Nutrition Live Online 2020, a virtual conference hosted by the American Society... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - June 8, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

COVID-19: Reset Food Systems Now for a Better Future
By Cecilia RussellMILAN, Italy, Jun 4 2020 (IPS) The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the inherent fragility of food systems, Marta Antonelli told an international video conference organised by the Barilla Center for Food Nutrition (BCFN). However, she said, it also offered an opportunity to reset the way food is produced, distributed and consumed. The pandemic disrupted the food system, triggering food insecurity and resulted in sharp increases in the cost of food – up to 10 per cent in sub-Saharan Africa. Jobs were lost, children who received one meal a day at school lost access to this source of nutrition, and ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - June 4, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Cecilia Russell Tags: Development & Aid Economy & Trade Education Featured Food & Agriculture Global Globalisation Headlines Health Humanitarian Emergencies Natural Resources Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Barilla Center for Food and Nutritio Source Type: news

Adding a blend of spices to a meal may help lower inflammation
(Penn State) Penn State researchers found that adding six grams of spices to a meal high in fat and carbohydrates resulted in lower inflammation markers hours later. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - May 21, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

A recent study by food scientists confirms low fibre intake among Estonians
(Estonian Research Council) For normal gut and body function, the diet should contain sufficient amounts of (at least 25 -- 35 grams of) various (a variety of )dietary fibres. Fibres are a type of carbohydrates forming a big group of molecules of very different structures and sizes that have different functions in our body. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 12, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Building blocks of the cell wall: pectin drives reproductive development in rice
(University of Tsukuba) Researchers from the University of Tsukuba have revealed that pectin, a carbohydrate found in plant cell walls, plays a vital part in the development of female reproductive tissues of rice plants. It was found that the presence of a gene involved in pectin modification increased plant fertility relative to a modified plant with the gene removed. These findings could have major implications in crop variety development and genetic modification. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - May 7, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Getting Off the Roller Coaster of Emotional Eating
With spending so many hours inside, it can be so easy to seek comfort in food. Especially when some of us have enormous stock piles of tasty snacks and quick shelf stable carbohydrates like cereal, pasta and rice. Perhaps emotional eating is a new phenomena or we’ve struggled over the years with binge eating. Binge-eating is defined as consuming unusually large amounts of food typically in a short period of time and feeling unable to stop eating. During these stressful times we want to maintain emotional, mental and physical balance. Ensuring that we are getting the right nutrients without the self harm of overeating...
Source: Psych Central - May 3, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Ivy Branin, ND Tags: Binge Eating Coronavirus Eating Disorders COVID-19 Cravings Emotional Eating emotional overeating Source Type: news

Atkins, Ornish, DASH Diets Tied to Weight Loss, Lower Blood Pressure Atkins, Ornish, DASH Diets Tied to Weight Loss, Lower Blood Pressure
Several popular diets that emphasize low-fat, low-carbohydrate, and moderate macronutrient eating patterns are associated with modest weight reduction and reductions in both systolic and diastolic blood pressure at six months, a meta-analysis finds.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 22, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Are Taste Preferences Genetic?
Discussion Taste or gustation is the sensation of taste and is a primary human sense. There are 5 basic tastes currently accepted including sweet, sour, bitter, salty and umami or savory. There is also some data for distinct tastes of fats (called oleogustus) or complex carbohydrates. Taste buds in the oral cavity are the primary chemoreceptors of whether or not to allow a substance into our bodies. Taste receptors are also found in the gastrointestinal tract and are involved in gut sensing. Flavor and taste are not the same although in general everyday language people use them interchangeably. Flavor is “… t...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - April 20, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

UM study finds diverse diet as effective as sports supplements for female athletes
(The University of Montana) A recently released study from the University of Montana has discovered that common 'edge,' sports nutrition products, are no more effective at promoting recovery in female athletes as regular, carbohydrate-rich, often less-expensive potato-based foods. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

How ‘Fast Carbs’ May Undermine Your Health
Comfort foods like chips and cookies can short-circuit our biology and accelerate the onset of diabetes and heart disease. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Anahad O ’Connor Tags: Cooking and Cookbooks Digestive Tract Carbohydrates Obesity Grain Weight Food Diabetes Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Diet and Nutrition Heart Source Type: news

A medicolegal approach to the very rare Auto-Brewery (endogenous alcohol fermentation) syndrome - Akbaba M.
Objective: Auto-Brewery Syndrome is defined as the production of ethanol by microorganisms becoming dominant when inhabiting the gastrointestinal system or through the impairment of flora because of carbohydrate-rich nutrition, and the elevation of ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Low-carb Diet: Forget Restriction, Replace With Balance! Low-carb Diet: Forget Restriction, Replace With Balance!
In this commentary, the authors address the controversy surrounding the health benefits of low-carbohydrate diets.European Heart Journal (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 10, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cardiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Sugar, Fat, Alcohol … What’s Worse for the Liver?
This webinar will investigate the increasing mortality rates of liver disease in the UK associated with obesity and the excess consumption of alcohol. It will give an overview of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), which is now the most common  of liver disease affecting an estimated 25-30% of adults and 10% of children in the UK and worldwide. Both NAFLD and alcohol-related fatty liver can progress to severe liver disease including fibrosis, cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma. The roles of genetics, obesity and dietary patterns i n the development and progression of liver disease will be dis...
Source: The Nutrition Society - April 9, 2020 Category: Nutrition Authors: Jade Mitchell Source Type: news

Introduction to Human Nutrition Webinar Series
The Nutrition Society's  Introduction to Human Nutritiontextbook  is a leading title for students of nutrition and dietitics, outlining the basic foundations for the study of human nutrition. Following its third edition publication, the NSTA has produced a 5 part webinar series to support its content and provide an additional source of learning. The aim of the Introduction to Human Nutrition Webinar Series is to engage those audiences that are looking to enter into the field of nutrition science as an undergraduate, or transferring from a different field into nutrition as a postgraduate subject. Th...
Source: The Nutrition Society - April 2, 2020 Category: Nutrition Authors: Jade Mitchell Source Type: news

Vitamin B7 deficiency symptoms: The sign in your hair you're lacking in the vital vitamin
VITAMIN B7, also known as biotin or vitamin H, helps the body to metabolise fats, carbohydrates and protein. What's the sign in your hair you're lacking the vitamin? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 1, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A sustainable wood biorefinery for low-carbon footprint chemicals production
The profitability and sustainability of future biorefineries are dependent on efficient feedstock use. Therefore, it is essential to valorize lignin when using wood. We have developed an integrated biorefinery that converts 78 weight % (wt %) of birch into xylochemicals. Reductive catalytic fractionation of the wood produces a carbohydrate pulp amenable to bioethanol production and a lignin oil. After extraction of the lignin oil, the crude, unseparated mixture of phenolic monomers is catalytically funneled into 20 wt % of phenol and 9 wt % of propylene (on the basis of lignin weight) by gas-phase hydroprocessing and dealk...
Source: ScienceNOW - March 19, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Liao, Y., Koelewijn, S.-F., Van den Bossche, G., Van Aelst, J., Van den Bosch, S., Renders, T., Navare, K., Nicolaï, T., Van Aelst, K., Maesen, M., Matsushima, H., Thevelein, J. M., Van Acker, K., Lagrain, B., Verboekend, D., Sels, B. F. Tags: Chemistry, Engineering reports Source Type: news

Science committee consults on low card diets for type 2 diabetes
The scientific advisory committee on nutrition (SACN) has published a consultation on its draft report on lower carbohydrate diets for people with type 2 diabetes. (Source: NHS Networks)
Source: NHS Networks - March 9, 2020 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Low-carb diet may reverse age-related brain deterioration, study finds
Researchers say brain pathways begin to erode in late 40s, but can be repaired through dietary changesA low carbohydrate diet may prevent and even reverse age-related damage to the brain, research has found.By examining brain scans, researchers found that brain pathways begin to deteriorate in our late 40s – earlier than was believed.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - March 6, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Amelia Hill Tags: Neuroscience Ageing Health Society Diets and dieting Life and style Source Type: news

Ordering a diet drink with your fries 'could lead to weight gain'
Researchers at the University of Yale found that when consumed with a carbohydrate, such as fries, diet drinks impair the body's metabolism and confuse the brain's perception of sugar. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 3, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Polymerization in the actin ATPase clan regulates hexokinase activity in yeast
The actin fold is found in cytoskeletal polymers, chaperones, and various metabolic enzymes. Many actin-fold proteins, such as the carbohydrate kinases, do not polymerize. We found that Glk1, a Saccharomyces cerevisiae glucokinase, forms two-stranded filaments with ultrastructure that is distinct from that of cytoskeletal polymers. In cells, Glk1 polymerized upon sugar addition and depolymerized upon sugar withdrawal. Polymerization inhibits enzymatic activity; the Glk1 monomer-polymer equilibrium sets a maximum rate of glucose phosphorylation regardless of Glk1 concentration. A mutation that eliminated Glk1 polymerization...
Source: ScienceNOW - February 27, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Stoddard, P. R., Lynch, E. M., Farrell, D. P., Dosey, A. M., DiMaio, F., Williams, T. A., Kollman, J. M., Murray, A. W., Garner, E. C. Tags: Biochemistry, Evolution reports Source Type: news

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