Bacteriophages: The Next Gut Friendly Antibiotic Replacement

At last week’s Nutrition 2018 conference in Boston, scientists from the Department of Nutrition and Food Studies at George Mason University in Fairfax, VA released an exciting new study showing the  therapeutic potential of bacteriophages. The Bacteriophage for Gastrointestinal Health (PHAGE) Study is the first randomized, double-blind, placebo controlled cross-overRead …

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Omegas May Play a Role in Correcting Lipoprotein Patterns in Metabolic Syndrome

Metabolic syndrome (MetSyn) is a multifaceted combination of cardiovascular disease risk factors and co-morbidities that include abdominal obesity, elevated triglycerides, mildly elevated blood pressure and fasting glucose, and low HDL-cholesterol.  Disagreements remain as to whether MetSyn risk factors act synergistically or independently. However the alterations in plasma triglycerides (TG) andRead …

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Diabetes is Five Different Diseases, Concludes a Lancet Study

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Diabetes is five diseases, concludes a new study. By separating adult-onset diabetes cases into five different types, rather than just type 1 or type 2, physicians can better tailor early treatment for patients, and could represent a first step towards precision medicine in the disease, according to an analysis ofRead …

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Stevia. Is it Nature’s Secret to Metabolic Syndrone?

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Stevia rebaudiana (SR), a popular calorie-free sweetener, may possess more health properties than originally thought, namely reducing the factors associated with metabolic syndrome. According to a new study, “Stevia rebaudiana Bertoni: A Natural Alternative for Treating Diseases Associated with Metabolic Syndrome,” published in the Journal of Medicinal Food, both in vitroRead …

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Fasting Mimicking Trial Shows Promise for Chronic Disease Reduction

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Fasting is more than a popular diet fad, according to a recently released University of Southern California Davis study. A five-day fast once a month could reduce one’s risk of life threatening diseases and result in weight loss. For 71 adults, participating in a fasting-mimicking” phase II trial at theRead …

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