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Carbohydrates may be the key to a better malaria vaccine
(Walter and Eliza Hall Institute) An international research team has shown for the first time that carbohydrates on the surface of malaria parasites play a critical role in malaria's ability to infect mosquito and human hosts.The discovery also suggests steps that may improve the only malaria vaccine approved to protect people against Plasmodium falciparum malaria -- the most deadly form of the disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - September 15, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Natural molecule appears to shut off cancer cells' energy source
(Duke University Medical Center) Researchers at Duke Cancer Institute have not only untangled an unusual wiring system that cancer cells use for carbohydrate metabolism, but also identified a natural compound that appears to selectively shut down this system in laboratory studies. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - September 14, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Lab notes: there's a hole (near) my heart that can only be filled by ... this week's science!
The most exciting story this week is kind of about nothing ... but a very big nothing.Astronomers have found evidence of enormous black hole one hundred thousand times more massive than the sun hiding in a gas cloud near the galaxy ’s centre. It’s not just a big hole though: it could help us understand how supermassive black holes form. And while we’re still gazing heavenward, everyone’s favourite dwarf planet,Pluto, has had its surface features officially named. Pluto ’s mountains, craters and regions now celebrate global mythology, explorers, map-makers and a British schoolgirl, among others...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 8, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Tash Reith-Banks Tags: Science Source Type: news

New Study Favors Fat Over Carbs
Researchers found that people who ate higher amounts of carbohydrates had a higher risk of dying than those who are more fats. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - September 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: NICHOLAS BAKALAR Tags: Diet and Nutrition Carbohydrates Oils and Fats Source Type: news

Could a drug that mimics a zero-carb diet help us live longer, healthier lives?
Researchers hope to develop a medication that mimics a diet stripped of carbohydrate, after two studies showed clear benefits in miceA drug that mimics a zero-carbohydrate diet could help people live longer, healthier lives and have better memories in old age, US researchers claim.Scientists hope to develop a medication after two independent studies showed that mice fed on a diet stripped of all carbohydrate lived longer and performed better on a range of physical and mental tasks than those that had regular meals.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 5, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Ian Sample Science editor Tags: Ageing Diets and dieting Science Medical research Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Keto diet and its health benefits
A keto diet is one that prioritizes fats and proteins over carbohydrates. It can help reduce body weight, acne, and the risk of cancer. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 31, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nutrition / Diet Source Type: news

HealthWatch: A New Gene Therapy For Leukemia; A Study On Carbohydrates
This study does not mean you can now eat a ton of butter and steak without worry, but you probably don’t need to feel guilty about eating some fat. In terms of carbohydrates, the study did not distinguish between refined carbs and complex carbs, so further study is needed. (Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire)
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - August 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health Healthwatch Local News Seen On WBZ-TV Syndicated Local Cancer Research Dr. Mallika Marshall Leukemia Source Type: news

Results of global fats and carbs study not very relevant for UK
Conclusion The results of the study have been presented in the media as if they overturn all current dietary guidelines. In the UK at least, that is completely misleading. The study results support the UK guidelines, having found that people who get around 50% of their calories from carbohydrates and 35% from fat, as recommended by Public Health England, were likely to live the longest. There are some limitations to the study, not least that observational studies cannot prove cause and effect. For example, the very low fat and high carbohydrate levels of diets found among some participants in the study might simply repres...
Source: NHS News Feed - August 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Food/diet Source Type: news

New 'carbs study' shows salacia extract helps curb appetite and manage blood sugar
(OmniActive Health Technologies) In the recent CARBS (an acronym for Carbohydrate, Appetite Reduction, Blood Sugar and Satiety) study, researchers at Rutgers University observed that a proprietary salacia extract demonstrated appetite reduction, satiety and blood sugar management benefits. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 30, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Diet study suggests it's carbs, not fats, that are bad for you
New research suggests that it's not the fat in your diet that's raising your risk of premature death, it's too many carbohydrates that may be the real killer. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - August 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A high-fat diet can help you live longer - but carbohydrates linked to higher death risk
FOODS such as meat and cheese are good for you compared to carbohydrates, says a study. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 29, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study challenges conventional wisdom on fats, fruits and vegetables
(Reuters Health) - Global dietary guidelines should possibly be changed to allow people to consume somewhat more fats, to cut back on carbohydrates and in some cases to slightly scale back on fruits and vegetables, a large study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - August 29, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Diet Study Suggests It's Carbs, Not Fats, That Are Bad for You
TUESDAY, Aug. 29, 2017 -- A large, 18-country study may turn current nutritional thinking on its head. The new research suggests that it's not the fat in your diet that's raising your risk of premature death, it's too many carbohydrates --... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 29, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Why cutting the fat and loading up on carbs can lead to poor health
Focusing on a low-fat diet has led people to overeat carbohydrates, putting them at greater risk of death and poor health, according to a Canadian-led study published in the Lancet on Tuesday. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - August 29, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

International study shows moderate consumption of fats and carbohydrates best for health
(McMaster University) Research with more than 135,000 people across five continents has shown that a diet which includes a moderate intake of fat and fruits and vegetables, and avoidance of high carbohydrates, is associated with lower risk of death. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 29, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Replacing High Fat with High Carbs Seems a Bad Tradeoff (FREE)
By Joe Elia Edited by David G. Fairchild, MD, MPH, and Jaye Elizabeth Hefner, MD People with the highest carbohydrate intake fared worse in terms of mortality than those with high fat intakes, according to a Lancet … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - August 29, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Are Her Chocolate Cravings a Product of the Culture?
These premenstrual urges seem far more common among U.S. women than others, study suggestsSource: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Carbohydrates, Premenstrual Syndrome (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - August 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why we fell for clean eating
The oh-so-Instagrammable food movement has been thoroughly debunked – but it shows no signs of going away. The real question is why we were so desperate to believe it. By Bee WilsonIn the spring of 2014, Jordan Younger noticed that her hair was falling out in clumps. “Not cool” was her reaction. At the time, Younger, 23, believed herself to be eating the healthiest of all possible diets. She was a “gluten-free, sugar-free, oil-free, grain-free, legume-free, plant-based raw vegan”. As The Blonde Vegan, Younger was a “wellness” blogger in New York City , one of thousands on Instagram...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 11, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Bee Wilson Tags: Food & drink Diets and dieting Life and style Food and drink Books Food science Food TV Television Eating disorders Health Mental health Society Nutrition wellbeing Social media Instagram Veganism Vegetarianism Source Type: news

Rice industry complains cauliflower "rice" is misleading
Cauliflower rice is growing in popularity as a trendy substitute for carbohydrates. Minced cauliflower is popping up in many stores, from organic markets to the freezer aisle. However the rice industry is upset over the product's name. John Blackstone reports. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - August 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What Diabetics Need to Know About Over-the-Counter Meds
SATURDAY, Aug. 5, 2017 -- It can be tough for people with diabetes to choose appropriate over-the-counter medicines for a cold, cough or headache, a pharmacist explains. Many of these so-called OTC drugs contain carbohydrates (including sugar) that... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 5, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Eating well and feeling good, family-style
It’s well known that childhood obesity is a problem in the U.S. But did you know that by the time they enter kindergarten, 12.4% of American children are already obese, and 14.9% are overweight? It’s never too early to think about healthy eating. The Optimal Weight for Life (OWL) Program is a multidisciplinary clinic at Boston Children’s Hospital, dedicated to treating children who are overweight or obese, and those with or at risk for type 2 diabetes. Read more from OWL staff: A parent’s guide to healthy weight loss in children When it comes to a healthy diet — whether you are making new...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - August 1, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Abigail Seibert, Ph.D. and Sharon Weston, MS, RD Tags: Health & Wellness diabetes obesity Optimal Weight for Life (OWL) Program Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Carbohydrate facts: Simple = bad, complex = good?
Are carbohydrates good or bad for us? It depends whether they are simple or complex. Find out more about each type and how they affect your body. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 31, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nutrition / Diet Source Type: news

Ask Well: How Much Protein Do We Need?
Most Americans are eating far more protein than they actually need. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - July 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: SOPHIE EGAN Tags: Diet and Nutrition Carbohydrates Proteins Source Type: news

Medical News Today: How many carbs should I eat a day?
Carbohydrates - or “carbs” - are foods that your body uses to produce glucose, a source of energy. There are two types of carbs: complex and simple. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nutrition / Diet Source Type: news

Medical News Today: 13 low-carb fruits and vegetables
Fruit tends to have a higher carbohydrate content than most vegetables, because of the naturally occurring sugars - they ’re sweeter, after all. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nutrition / Diet Source Type: news

Here's Why a Soda with That Burger Is Especially Fattening
High-sugar drinks combined with protein triggers extra fat storage by body, study finds Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Carbohydrates, Dietary Proteins, Weight Control (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - July 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A parent ’s guide to healthy weight loss in children
Today, up to 30 percent of children and adolescents are considered to be overweight or obese. This “obesity epidemic” is a source of great concern to parents and caregivers alike, as these kids face an increased risk of a host of serious medical and behavioral health complications, including type 2 diabetes. We sat down with Dr. Robert Markowitz and dietitian Sharon Weston of the Boston Children’s Hospital Optimal Weight for Life (OWL) Program to help parents support their children in maintaining an optimal weight. How do I know if my child is overweight or obese? Markowitz: The best way to dete...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - July 21, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Jenny Fernandez Tags: Ask the Expert Health & Wellness Optimal Weight for Life (OWL) Program Source Type: news

Are You a Carboholic? Why Cutting Carbs Is So Tough
Eating a little of a tasty dessert doesn ’ t satisfy me — it creates a fierce craving to eat it all, and then some. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - July 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: GARY TAUBES Tags: Carbohydrates Sugar Diet and Nutrition Weight Lustig, Robert H Obesity Source Type: news

Some types of vegetarian diet can raise heart disease risk
Conclusion This large pooled cohort study seems to demonstrate an association between a healthy plant-based diet and reduced risk of coronary heart disease, and an increased risk of heart disease with an unhealthy plant-based diet. This adds to the evidence base supporting the possible benefits of healthy plant-based diets in protecting against certain illnesses. However there are some limitations to the research: The cohort included only health professionals from the US so might not be representative of wider populations in the UK or elsewhere. The study can't provide information on the benefits or otherwise of this d...
Source: NHS News Feed - July 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Food/diet Source Type: news

Not All Plant Foods Are Equal
Analysis found that only healthy fruits, vegetables and grains guarded against heart disease Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Carbohydrates, Diets, Nutrition (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - July 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Could Artificial Sweeteners Raise Your Odds for Obesity?
Products won't lead to significant weight loss and are even tied to weight gain, research review finds Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Carbohydrates, Obesity (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - July 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Separating food facts from fiction
UCLA Broadcast Studio As a nutritional epidemiologist devoted to prevention, Karin Michels has spent much of her career studying how health can be optimized through a proper diet.“People think it all comes down to their genes, but there is so much we can control by not smoking or being overweight, eating right and exercising at least moderately,” says Michels, professor and chair of the epidemiology department in the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health.What constitutes healthy eating? Michels, who frequently gives public talks on the topic, has found there are many widely held misconceptions that le...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - July 13, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Sugary Drinks in Pregnancy Tied to Heavier Kids Later
2 or more sweet drinks a day in second trimester linked to an extra 2 pounds in 8-year-olds Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Carbohydrates, Pregnancy and Nutrition (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - July 10, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Food scientists find cranberries may aid the gut microbiome
(University of Massachusetts at Amherst) Many scientists are paying new attention to prebiotics, that is, molecules we eat but cannot digest, because some may promote the growth and health of beneficial microorganisms in our intestines, says nutritional microbiologist David Sela at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. In a new study, he and colleagues report the first evidence that certain beneficial gut bacteria are able to grow when fed a carbohydrate found in cranberries and further, that they exhibit a special nontypical metabolism. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - July 10, 2017 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Cut down on carbohydrate to raise chance of pregnancy
Those trying for a baby are advised to eat only one portion of carbs a day. The British Fertility Society says the food group increasingly appears to play a role in conception and egg quality. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Diets high in fat and carbohydrates 'may lead to osteoarthritis'
This study supports our advice that a diet that is low in saturated fats can help the ten million people in the UK who have arthritis. We also know that vitamins and minerals such as calcium, vitamin D and iron are important for maintaining healthy joints and bones. "Being overweight puts more strain on joints, which can affect the likelihood of developing arthritis. Losing weight may mean a person doesn't have to takepainkillers so often." (Source: Arthritis Research UK)
Source: Arthritis Research UK - April 23, 2017 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Housecall: Carbohydrates and your healthy diet
THIS WEEK'S TOP STORIES Carbohydrates: Making smart choices Your body needs carbohydrates to function well, but some types may be better for you than others. Learn how to make smart choices when it comes to carbohydrates. Headaches: Reduce stress to prevent the pain Stress is the most common cause of tension-type headaches and can trigger [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - March 5, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Brown adipose tissue is able to secrete factors that activate fat and carbohydrate metabolism
Brown adipose tissue – the main organ generating heat in the body -- is also an endocrine organ that secretes signaling factors that activate the fat and carbohydrates metabolism, report scientists. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - September 28, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

New Topic Page: Carbohydrate Metabolism Disorders
Visit the new MedlinePlus Health Topic page on Carbohydrate Metabolism Disorders. Metabolism is the process your body uses to make energy from the food you eat. Food is made up of proteins, carbohydrates, and fats... (Source: What's New on MedlinePlus)
Source: What's New on MedlinePlus - August 24, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Highly processed carbohydrates impact cancer risk
Highly processed carbohydrate intake is linked with higher rates of prostate cancer, while intake of legumes, fruits and vegetables correlates with lower risk of breast cancer. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - April 6, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Prostate / Prostate Cancer Source Type: news

Dietary Fat vs. Carbohydrate for Reducing Body Fat
In adults with obesity, decreasing dietary fat led to greater body fat loss than cutting the same number of calories from carbohydrates. (Source: NIH Research Matters)
Source: NIH Research Matters - August 31, 2015 Category: Research Source Type: news

Consuming highly refined carbohydrates increases risk of depression
A diet high in refined carbohydrates may lead to an increased risk for new-onset depression in postmenopausal women, according to a study. The study looked at the dietary glycemic index, glycemic load, types of carbohydrates consumed, and depression in data from more than 70,000 postmenopausal women who participated in the National Institutes of Health's Women's Health Initiative Observational Study between 1994 and 1998. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - August 5, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

'Eat carbohydrates last' advice for diabetics
ConclusionThis pilot study seems to support the findings of previous research that eating carbohydrates has a significant effect on post-meal blood glucose. Eating carbohydrates first, before protein and vegetable portions, raised glucose levels more than eating carbs at the end of the meal. This study specifically tested obese people with type 2 diabetes and showed that the effects seem to hold true.While the research suggests that ordering the meal could control blood sugar levels, particularly in people with type 2 diabetes, there are several important points to bear in mind. Size of studyThis was a very small study inv...
Source: NHS News Feed - June 29, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes Food/diet Source Type: news

Energy Boost From Carbohydrate Rinse May Be Dose-DependentEnergy Boost From Carbohydrate Rinse May Be Dose-Dependent
Using a mouth rinse with a higher dose of carbohydrates gives endurance athletes a greater performance boost, according to a new meta-analysis. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 16, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Orthopaedics News Source Type: news

Choice of protein- and carbohydrate-rich foods may have big effects on long-term weight gain
Small changes to the types of protein- and carbohydrate-rich foods that we eat may have a large impact on preventing long-term weight gain. The study also suggests that changes in refined carbohydrates can enhance -- or offset -- the weight-gain or weight-loss effects of certain protein-rich foods. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - April 9, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Choice of protein & carbohydrate-rich foods may have big effects on long-term weight gain
(Tufts University, Health Sciences Campus) Small changes to the types of protein- and carbohydrate-rich foods that we eat may have a large impact on preventing long-term weight gain. The study led by Tufts University researchers also suggests that changes in refined carbohydrates can enhance -- or offset -- the weight-gain or weight-loss effects of certain protein-rich foods. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 9, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Carbohydrates and obesity: from evidence to policy in the UK
This month’s featured paper is from Proceedings of the Nutrition Society and is entitled 'Carbohydrates and obesity: from evidence to policy in the UK'. Carbohydrates provide the major source of energy in the diet and hence the type and amount of carbohydrate consumed is an important consideration for weight control. Recent risk assessments have shown that there is no consistent association between the proportions of energy consumed as carbohydrate and body weight and reinforce the dominance of total energy intake as the primary determinant of body weight. However, they have highlighted evidence that different types ...
Source: The Nutrition Society - March 2, 2015 Category: Nutrition Authors: Cassandra Source Type: news

Indian diabetics consume high amount of carbohydrates: Study
High carbohydrate consumption among people with diabetes is associated with abnormal blood sugar levels, particularly the post-meal blood sugar levels. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - November 18, 2014 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Fitness Truths: do carbs make you fat?
A low carbohydrate diet often goes hand in hand with a fat loss programme, but cutting cals and carbs is a far more complex issue (Source: The Telegraph : Health Advice)
Source: The Telegraph : Health Advice - October 1, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: carbohydrates complex carbohydrates fitness W10 fitness complex carbs weight carbs and cals calorie counting training carbs in fruit fat loss Source Type: news

Transgenic mice produce both omega-3, omega-6 fatty acids on carbohydrate diet
A transgenic mouse has been developed that synthesizes both the omega-3 and omega-6 essential fatty acids within its tissues on a diet of carbohydrates or saturated fats. Significant evidence suggest that the ratio of dietary omega-6 to omega-3 has important implications for human health, further increasing interest in the development of foods rich in omega-3s. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - May 17, 2014 Category: Science Source Type: news