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Newswise: Microbiome May Be Involved in Mechanisms Related to Muscle Strength in Older Adults

Article ID: 719143

Microbiome May Be Involved in Mechanisms Related to Muscle Strength in Older Adults

Tufts University

New study suggests the gut microbiome has a role in mechanisms related to muscle strength in older adults. Researchers found differences in bacterial profiles of older adults with high and low physical function, bacterial and strength differences in mice colonized with fecal samples from the adults.

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17-Sep-2019 4:05 PM EDT
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Newswise: UF/IFAS Researchers Continue Work on Saving Guacamole’s Key Ingredient

Article ID: 719065

UF/IFAS Researchers Continue Work on Saving Guacamole’s Key Ingredient

University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences

There is no shortage of interest or appetite for guacamole. When you consider the endless variety of recipes for dishes and dips that you can dig into, coupled with an annual designation of September 16 as National Guacamole Day, you might consider chanting “Viva la Guac.”

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16-Sep-2019 6:05 PM EDT

Article ID: 719056

Are plant-based meats healthier?

UW Medicine

As more fast food chains add vegan burger options to their menus, many might wonder if this is a healthier alternative to meat. Judy Simon, a UW Medicine dietitian, says some products do contain whole foods, like sweet potatoes or black beans. Take a look at the ingredient list. she advises. She cautions that some of the products have a lot of sodium, so you'll want to check the nutritional labels. "I just think it’s being aware of what you’re eating," she says.

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16-Sep-2019 4:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 719043

Meatballs might wreck the anti-cancer perks of tomato sauce

Ohio State University

Some of the anti-cancer benefits of tomatoes, specifically those from a compound called lycopene, could disappear when they’re eaten with iron-rich foods, according to a new study from The Ohio State University.

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16-Sep-2019 2:05 PM EDT
Newswise: Heart-Healthy Forager-Farmers in Lowland Bolivia Are Changing Diets and Gaining Weight

Article ID: 718958

Heart-Healthy Forager-Farmers in Lowland Bolivia Are Changing Diets and Gaining Weight

Baylor University

A group of forager-farmers in Bolivia’s tropical forests — known for having remarkable cardiovascular health and low blood pressure — experienced changes in body mass and diet over a nine-year period, with increased use of cooking oil being the most notable dietary change.

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16-Sep-2019 4:30 AM EDT
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Article ID: 718702

Microbial Profile to Support Growing Field of Human Gut Research

George Washington University

George Washington University researchers published a comprehensive list of the types and ratios of microbes that inhabit the healthy human gut in PLOS ONE, supporting growing research in the field.

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9-Sep-2019 4:05 PM EDT
Newswise: Exercising While Restricting Calories Could be Bad for Bone Health

Article ID: 718822

Exercising While Restricting Calories Could be Bad for Bone Health

University of North Carolina School of Medicine

A new study published today in the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research shows how bones in mammals are negatively impacted by calorie restriction, and particularly by the combination of exercise and calorie restriction.

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11-Sep-2019 12:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 718792

How Can We Feed the World Without Overwhelming the Planet?

International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis

A new study published in nature Sustainability proposes alternative hunger eradication strategies that will not compromise environmental protection.

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10-Sep-2019 11:00 AM EDT

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Article ID: 718575

‘Yo-yo’ Dieting May Provide Metabolic Health Benefits

American Physiological Society (APS)

Repeatedly losing and regaining weight may lead to improved insulin levels and lower body fat percentages in the long term, even during weight regain phases.

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10-Sep-2019 7:00 AM EDT

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