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Common Bacteria Show Promise for Treating Celiac Disease

Researchers have isolated an enzyme from bacteria present in human saliva that has potential as a therapy for celiac disease (CD), an autoimmune disorder that causes severe digestive and other health problems among sufferers when they consume...
2-Sep-2016 3:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Researchers Target Gut Bacteria to Reduce Weight Gain

Adding engineered bacteria into the guts of mice both kept them from gaining weight and protected them against some of the negative health effects of obesity. Researchers will present their findings today at the American Physiological Society’s...
24-Aug-2016 5:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Researchers Suspect MicroRNAs as Potential Link Between Obesity and Heart Disease

Results from a new study suggest that small molecules known as microRNAs may be part of the pathway connecting inflammation with increased heart disease risk in obese people. The new findings will be presented at the American Physiological...
24-Aug-2016 5:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Could the Paleo Diet Benefit Heart Health?

Findings from a small study suggest that people who followed the Paleo diet for only eight weeks experienced positive effects on heart health. Preliminary findings from this research will be presented at the American Physiological Society’s...
24-Aug-2016 5:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Stiff Arteries Linked with Memory Problems, Mouse Study Suggests

Using a new mouse model, researchers have found that stiffer arteries can also negatively affect memory and other critical brain processes. The findings, which may eventually reveal how arterial stiffness leads to Alzheimer’s and other diseases...
24-Aug-2016 6:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Researchers Convene to Explore Role of Inflammation, Immune Response in Cardiovascular Disease

A growing body of research points to the involvement of inflammation and the immune system on the development of cardiovascular disease. Cardiovascular physiologists and immunologists will meet to explore how these mechanisms interact at the...
22-Aug-2016 5:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Dad’s Preconception Intake of High-Fat Diet May Lead to Obesity in Grand-Offspring, Mouse Study Finds

Researchers report on how paternal intake of a high-fat diet causes changes in genes that lead to generational obesity and metabolic dysfunction. They also found that these effects in offspring can be significantly improved or abolished by feeding...
1-Aug-2016 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Maternal Intake of Past-Its-Prime Fish Oil Linked to Newborn Death, Rat Study Finds

Nearly 30 percent of newborn pups born to pregnant rats fed highly-oxidized (“off”) fish oil died within two days after birth, finds a new study by researchers at the Liggins Institute at the University of Auckland in New Zealand. The research...
22-Jul-2016 9:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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