The genes are not to blame
(Technical University of Munich (TUM)) Individualized dietary recommendations based on genetic information are currently a popular trend. A team at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) has systematically analyzed scientific articles and reached the following conclusion: There is no clear evidence for the effect of genetic factors on the consumption of total calories, carbohydrates, and fat. According to the current state of knowledge, the expedience of gene-based dietary recommendations has yet to be proven. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 20, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Bioengineers create pathway to personalized medicine
Engineering cellular biology, minus the actual cell, is a growing area of interest in biotechnology and synthetic biology. It's known as cell-free protein synthesis, or CFPS, and it has potential to provide sustainable ways to make chemicals, medicines and biomaterials. Unfortunately, a long-standing gap in cell-free systems is the ability to manufacture glycosylated proteins - proteins with a carbohydrate attachment. (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - July 12, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured Research Research and Development Source Type: news

Medical News Today: How to boost serotonin and improve mood
Foods that contain tryptophan can help the body produce serotonin, which may improve mood. Here, we look at eight foods that boost serotonin, including salmon, eggs, spinach, and seeds. We also cover the difference between serotonin and tryptophan, the importance of carbohydrates, and other tips for improving mood. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nutrition / Diet Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Keto diet could make cancer therapy more effective
A new study suggests that the ketogenic diet, which is very low in carbohydrates but high in fats, may give cancer therapy a much-needed boost. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cancer / Oncology Source Type: news

Nutrition expert says to load up on protein and carbs after a workout to boost athletic performance
(Natural News) After your workout, you need to consume food that’s rich in protein and carbohydrates, according to expert, Dr. Fernando Naclerio, principal lecturer in strength training and sports nutrition at the University of Greenwich. Dr. Naclerio says consuming food rich in macronutrients can help athletes ensure their body’s recovery. In particular, he emphasized the... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Certain antibodies against a sugar are associated with malaria protection
(Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal)) Certain type of antibodies againstα-Gal- a carbohydrate expressed by many organisms including the malaria parasite- could protect against malaria, according to a new study led by ISGlobal, an institution supported by 'la Caixa' Foundation. The results, published in Scientific Reports, indicate that a-Gal is an interesting candidate to include in future vaccines against malaria and other infectious diseases. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 9, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Top oncologist to study effect of diet on cancer drugs
Siddhartha Mukherjee says trial is first in a series on ‘rethinking human diets for cancer’A groundbreaking clinical trial on whether diet could boost the effectiveness of cancer drugs is set to be launched by one of the world ’s leading oncologists.The work, led bySiddhartha Mukherjee atColumbia University Medical Center in New York, will investigate whether a high-fat, low-carbohydrate diet could improve outcomes for patients with lymphoma and endometrial cancer.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 6, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Hannah Devlin Science correspondent Tags: Cancer research Medical research Siddhartha Mukherjee Science Diets and dieting Health Source Type: news

Red Meat Allergy Transmitted By Lone Star Ticks On The Rise
(CBS News) — A mysterious and rare condition transmitted by ticks may be on the rise. A bite from the lone star tick can cause people to develop a red meat allergy, and in some cases a reaction to dairy products. A researcher from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill discovered more than 5,000 cases were reported in the country. That’s up from 3,500 two years ago. A lone star tick (Image credit MSPCA-Angell) On “CBS This Morning” Thursday, Dr. Tara Narula said medical experts have just begun to understand the condition within the last decade. “In some cases it could be [permanent],&...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - July 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Local TV Lone star ticks Source Type: news

Diabetes type 2: Eat this many carbs to control blood sugar levels
Diabetes type 2 sufferers need to eat a more controlled diet to help avoid blood sugar spikes. If these remain high for a long time, diabetes type 2 sufferers may be at risk of a diabetes coma and vision problems, among others. Sufferers should try to eat around this many carbohydrates a day. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

No Plant Oils for Cradle Cap?
Discussion During growth, plants first store their energy as carbohydrates but during ripening switch over to carbon-rich triglycerides. Triglycerides also occur in yeasts, molds and animal fats. A few higher plants store lipids in other forms. One example is the Jojoba which stores its oil as a lipid wax. Simmondsia chinensis (Jojoba) is a specialty-cultivated plant found mainly in the American Southwest and Mexican Northwest. Jojoba seed oil has> 50% of its weight as liquid wax esters that are used in personal care products and lubricants. Jojoba oil is naturally extracted from the seed or synthetically produced. Natu...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - July 2, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What are the most healthful high-fat foods?
Fats are an essential component of nutrition, alongside carbohydrates and protein. The key is choosing the healthful, unsaturated fats. There are many healthful high-fat foods to choose from, including avocado, chia seeds, dark chocolate, eggs, and fatty fish. Learn more about the best healthful high-fat foods here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - June 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nutrition / Diet Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What to eat in your second trimester
When pregnant, a person should be mindful of getting enough vitamins, minerals, proteins, fats, and carbohydrates to encourage healthy growth and to prevent complications. During the second trimester, the body also needs slightly more calories. In this article, learn about which foods to eat and which to avoid. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - June 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pregnancy / Obstetrics Source Type: news

Autophagy Assay Kits
Detects Autophagy in Living CellsAutophagy is a conserved lysosomal recycling process by which cells break down their own components such as proteins, lipids, and carbohydrates. The process plays an important role in maintaining homeostasis and destroying intracellular pathogens. In addition, autophagy can be upregulated in times of starvation or stress to provide additional nutrients for the cell. Dysregulation of autophagy has implications for cancer, infection, and degenerative diseases.Autophagy is a three-stage process. First, cytoplasmic components targeted for degradation are sequestered, resulting in the formation ...
Source: Neuromics - June 26, 2018 Category: Neuroscience Tags: Apoptosis Detection Apoptosis Visualization autophagy autophagy detection Cytotoxicity Assays necrosis Source Type: news

Carbohydrates shape the profile of gut metabolites in piglet model of NEC
(Baylor College of Medicine) Study shows an association between the type of carbohydrates in formula; the products of metabolism or metabolites; and the risk of NEC in a preterm piglet model of the human condition. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 26, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

How AI Is Personalizing Insulin Therapy for Diabetes Patients
Artificial intelligence is increasingly playing a role in healthcare, especially in the diabetes management space. The latest example of this comes from Petah Tikva, Israel-based DreMed Diabetes and Mountain View, CA-based Glooko.  FDA has granted a de novo request for the DreaMed Advisor Pro, an AI-based diabetes treatment decision support software intended to help healthcare providers manage people with Type I diabetes who use insulin pumps and continuous glucose monitoring (CGM). DreaMed Advisor Pro is a cloud-based digital solution generating insulin designed to generate insulin delivery recommendations by analyzi...
Source: MDDI - June 18, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Digital Health Source Type: news

Foods that are both fatty and sweet can hijack the part of the brain that regulates food consumption
It may have taken thousands of generations of hunting, gathering, farming and cooking to get here. But in the end, the genius of humankind has combined fats and carbohydrates to produce such crowning culinary glories as the doughnut, fettuccine Alfredo, nachos and chocolate cake with buttercream... (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - June 18, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Melissa Healy Source Type: news

Loving the sweet enemy
(Max-Planck-Gesellschaft) Foods rich in fats and carbohydrates stimulate the reward system in the brain particularly strongly. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Foods With Fat and Carbohydrate Are More Highly Valued
THURSDAY, June 14, 2018 -- Foods containing fat and carbohydrate are more highly valued than those with only fat or carbohydrate, and this potentiated reward is associated with response in brain areas critical for reward valuation, according to a... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - June 14, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Human Brain Hard-Wired to Love Fat-Carb Combo: Study
THURSDAY, June 14, 2018 -- Fast food and processed foods trigger deep-seated instincts in the human brain that likely promote overeating, a new study suggests. These modern foods, high in both fat and carbohydrates, produce a higher " reward " signal... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 14, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Fat and carb combo creates stronger food craving
When fat and carbohydrates are combined in a single food they are more neurologially rewarding, calorie for calorie, than foods with either energy source alone. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - June 14, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Finding it hard to cut down on processed foods? Here's why
How do our brains react to processed foods, high in fats and carbohydrates but with little energetic value? And why is it so hard to avoid temptation? (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - June 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nutrition / Diet Source Type: news

Lentils significantly reduce blood glucose levels, U of G study reveals
(University of Guelph) Replacing potatoes or rice with pulses can lower your blood glucose levels by more than 20 per cent, according to a first-ever University of Guelph study.Researchers found that swapping out half of a portion of these starchy side dishes for lentils can significantly improve your body's response to the carbohydrates.Replacing half a serving of rice with lentils caused blood glucose to drop by up to 20 per cent. Replacing potatoes with lentils led to a 35-per-cent drop. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 13, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Diabetes type 2: 75p pasta alternative could help you control blood sugar
DIABETES type 2 happens when problems with insulin mean the body cannot regulate blood sugar levels normally. As part of the treatment, sufferers need change their diet to avoid having high blood sugar levels, which can lead to health complications. You could switch pasta for these foods to ensure you get good carbohydrates. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Diabetes type 2: Replace pasta with these foods to help control blood sugar levels
DIABETES type 2 happens when problems with insulin mean the body cannot regulate blood sugar levels normally. As part of the treatment, sufferers need change their diet to avoid having high blood sugar levels, which can lead to health complications. You could switch pasta for these foods to ensure you get good carbohydrates. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fibre deficiency: How to get enough ‘roughage’ in your diet and prevent a stroke
FIBRE deficiency can occur if you have a poor diet, which does not contain enough fruit, vegetables and carbohydrates. This can increase your risk of developing stroke, heart disease and diabetes among other conditions. Follow these NHS-recommended diet tips to avoid a fibre deficiency. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Ascension of Cauliflower
Food companies are capitalizing on the low-carb, gluten-free trend by using vegetables like cauliflower to replace flour, rice and other simple carbs. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - June 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: ANAHAD O ’ CONNOR Tags: Rice Cooking and Cookbooks Cauliflower Vegetables Pizza Food Carbohydrates Pasta Diet and Nutrition Flour Source Type: news

Monkeys eat fats and carbs to keep warm
(University of Sydney) Crave comfort foods in cooler months? You're in good company. Golden snub-nosed monkeys prefer to eat more fats and carbohydrates in winter to help generate heat, research suggests. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 7, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

The Keto Diet Is Popular, But Is It Safe?
WEDNESDAY, June 6, 2018 -- Fatty cuts of meat. Thick slabs of cheese. Stacks of bacon. These are a few of the keystones of the trendy " keto " diet, a high-fat, low-carbohydrate eating plan that's sweeping the nation. The diet is intended to alter... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 6, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Diabetes type 2 - swap your carbohydrates for this 50p snack to slash your blood sugar
DIABETES type 2 symptoms include weight loss, blurred vision, and feeling very tired. But, swapping carbohydrates for this cheap snack, could lower your risk of high blood sugar, scientists have revealed. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Research shows dogs prefer to eat fat, and cats surprisingly tend toward carbs
(Oregon State University) Dogs gravitate toward high-fat food, but cats pounce on carbohydrates with even greater enthusiasm, according to research into the dietary habits of America's two most popular pets. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

New Book “The Chronic Disease of Obesity” Examines Why the Chronically...
MD Cholesterol Specialist and Author Brian Scott Edwards Believes in a Low Carbohydrate High Fat Diet for Weight Maintenance Success(PRWeb June 04, 2018)Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/2018/06/prweb15531015.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - June 4, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Artificial Sweeteners Won't Affect Blood Sugar
Artificial sweeteners are extremely popular in the United States. They provide a sweet taste without adding a lot of calories or carbohydrates, which can be especially important if someone has diabetes. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - May 30, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Gut bacteria play critical role in anti-seizure effects of ketogenic diet, UCLA scientists report
This study inspires us to study whether similar roles for gut microbes are seen in people that are on the ketogenic diet,” Vuong said.“The implications for health and disease are promising, but much more research needs to be done to test whether discoveries in mice also apply to humans,” said Hsiao, who is also an assistant professor of medicine in theDavid Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA.On behalf of the Regents of the University of California, the UCLA Technology Development Group has filed a patent on Hsiao ’s technology that mimics the ketogenic diet to provide seizure protection. It has exclu...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - May 24, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

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