Ancient redwoods recover from fire by sprouting 1000-year-old buds
When lightning ignited fires around California’s Big Basin Redwoods State Park north of Santa Cruz in August 2020, the blaze spread quickly. Redwoods naturally resist burning, but this time flames shot through the canopies of 100-meter-tall trees, incinerating the needles. “It was shocking,” says Drew Peltier, a tree ecophysiologist at Northern Arizona University. “It really seemed like most of the trees were going to die.” Yet many of them lived. In a paper published yesterday in Nature Plants , Peltier and his colleagues help explain why: The charred survivors, despite being defoliated, mobilize...
Source: ScienceNOW - December 1, 2023 Category: Science Source Type: news

New research finds that ultra-processed foods taste no better than less processed foods
New research that compared the taste perception of less processed foods with ultra-processed foods (UPFs), found participants viewed UPFs no more pleasant tasting than less processed foods. The University of Bristol-led findings, published in the journal Appetite today [27 November], supports the theory that humans are programmed to learn to like foods with more equal amounts of carbohydrate and fat. Carbohydrate (including sugars) and fat provide most of the calories in human diets. (Source: University of Bristol news)
Source: University of Bristol news - November 27, 2023 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Health, Research; Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Bristol Medical School; Press Release Source Type: news

What my Patient Did to Prove the Establishment Wrong
Here at the Sears Institute for Anti-Aging Medicine, we are having great success alerting people to what I call “Syndrome Zero.” If you haven’t heard of this condition, you’re not alone. But I call it the most urgent public health threat of our time. Syndrome Zero is the fundamental base of almost every health issue we face today — including obesity, heart disease, cancer, Alzheimer’s, arthritis, high blood pressure, metabolic syndrome, diabetes, and even hip fractures. It already afflicts billions of people on the planet — and within a matter of decades, it will see nearly every man, woman, and child in Amer...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - November 3, 2023 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Jacob Tags: Health Nutrition Source Type: news

Study reveals the carbohydrate you should be choosing at meal times
Researchers from Montefiore Medical Center have found that swapping rice or bread for potatoes twice a day could boost your levels of fiber, potassium and vitamin c. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 2, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Consumer Health: Do you need more dietary fiber or less?
Dietary fiber, also known as roughage or bulk, includes the parts of plant foods your body can't digest or absorb. Unlike other food components, such as fats, proteins or carbohydrates — which your body breaks down and absorbs — fiber isn't digested by your body. Instead, it passes relatively intact through your stomach, small intestine and colon and out of your body. Fiber is commonly classified as soluble, which dissolves in water, or insoluble, which… (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - October 30, 2023 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

The Margin: Junk food is as addictive as alcohol and cigarettes: report
Apparently, you really can become a junk-food junkie. That’s what a new study published by the British Medical Journal says, noting that ultra-processed foods — meaning food that contain “ingredients not available in home kitchens” and that typically have high levels of refined carbohydrates or…#marketwatch #snac (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 25, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Carbohydrates and Long-Term Weight Change; Value of Cardiac Transfers
(MedPage Today) -- TTHealthWatch is a weekly podcast from Texas Tech. In it, Elizabeth Tracey, director of electronic media for Johns Hopkins Medicine in Baltimore, and Rick Lange, MD, president of the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center... (Source: MedPage Today Hematology/Oncology)
Source: MedPage Today Hematology/Oncology - October 21, 2023 Category: Hematology Source Type: news

Shark Tank: Whatever Happened To Bantam Bagels?
Learn More Many people dream of bagels, but few of us are able to translate those dreams into multi-million-dollar carbohydrate empires. Enter Nick and Elyse Oleksak, two New Yorkers who discovered a hole in the bagel market, used it to inspire their company, Bantam Bagels, and walked away from…#learnmoremany #elyseoleksak #newyorkers #bantambagels #theirsharktank #lorigreiner #nickjolted #brooklyn #westvillage #todayshow (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 21, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A mother mouse needs a diverse gut microbiome to form a healthy placenta
Key takeawaysPregnant mice with no gut microbiome or diminished microbiomes aren ’t able to form the healthy placentas necessary for proper fetal development.UCLA scientists found that supplementing these mice with short-chain fatty acids — byproducts of microbe metabolism — promoted healthy placental development.The researchers hope the findings could one day inform new treatment strategies for pregnant women and their developing fetuses.The bacteria found naturally in the digestive tract do a lot more than help digest food.Scientists have established that these microbial communities are also involved with the immun...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - October 6, 2023 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Carbohydrate Quality, Source Important for Weight Management
THURSDAY, Sept. 28, 2023 -- Carbohydrate quality and source are important for long-term weight management, according to a study published online Sept. 27 in The BMJ. Yi Wan, Ph.D., from the Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health in Boston, and... (Source: - Pharma News)
Source: - Pharma News - September 28, 2023 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

AAP Advises Against Low-Carb Diet for Children With Diabetes AAP Advises Against Low-Carb Diet for Children With Diabetes
There is a need to provide practical recommendations for pediatricians regarding the use of low-carbohydrate diets in patients who elect to follow these diets.MDedge News (Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines)
Source: Medscape Pediatrics Headlines - September 19, 2023 Category: Pediatrics Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Keto for Kids With Diabetes Carries Risk, AAP Warns
(MedPage Today) -- Keto and other low carbohydrate diets have gained popularity for type 2 diabetes in adults, but there are safety concerns for young people, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) cautioned. Restricting carbohydrates in young... (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - September 18, 2023 Category: American Health Source Type: news

AAP Issues Low-Carb Diet Recommendations for Pediatric Diabetes
MONDAY, Sept. 18, 2023 -- In a clinical report issued by the American Academy of Pediatrics and published online Sept. 18 in Pediatrics, recommendations are presented for use of low-carbohydrate diets in children with type 1 diabetes, prediabetes,... (Source: - Pharma News)
Source: - Pharma News - September 18, 2023 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Pediatricians' Group Warns Against Keto Diet for Kids With Diabetes
MONDAY, Sept. 18, 2023 -- Low-carb diets may be all the rage, but they ' re not for kids with diabetes, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). In a new report, the AAP says that low-carbohydrate diets cannot be recommended for children... (Source: - Daily MedNews)
Source: - Daily MedNews - September 18, 2023 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Popular fad diets could increase your risk of dying early, study suggests
New research suggests that extreme dietary habits involving carbohydrates and fats could affect life expectancy. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 5, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news