Cravings for Fatty Foods Connected to Gut-Brain Axis

There is a new link between the gut-brain axis — and it appears to fuel our desire for fatty foods.   In a new study published in Nature, scientists at Columbia’s Zuckerman Institute discovered that fat entering the intestines of mice triggers a signal. This signal — conducted along nerves to theRead

Sugar Changes the Microbiome & Fuels Metabolic Disease

A new mice study in the journal Cell helps explain how a high-sugar, high-fat Western-style diet disrupts the gut microbiome, increasing the risk of metabolic disease, pre-diabetes, and weight gain. Study Details Researchers from Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons set out to investigate the impact of theRead

Unexpected Blood Sugar Dips May Explain Why Weight Loss is So Difficult for Some People

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New research shows that people who experience big blood sugar dips, several hours after eating, end up feeling hungrier and consuming hundreds more calories during the day than others. A study published in Nature Metabolism, from PREDICT, the largest ongoing nutritional research program in the world that looks at responsesRead