Keep up with your weight loss goals with daily weighing

According to research presented in the American Heart Association’s 2018 scientific meeting, daily weighing may help with weight loss goals. People who don’t weigh themselves at all or rarely were less likely to lose weight than those who weighed themselves often, Researchers examined the self-weighing patterns of 1,042 adults (78 percent male, 90 percent white, average… Continue reading Keep up with your weight loss goals with daily weighing

Study finds effectiveness of fasting diet (5:2 diet) in clearing fat

Researchers from the University of Surrey examined the effectiveness of the 5:2 diet vs. daily calorie restriction diet. They found that 5:2 diet clears triglycerides from blood quicker after eating meals. Their findings are published in British Journal of Nutrition reports. The study divided overweight people into two groups. One group was assigned 5:2 diet… Continue reading Study finds effectiveness of fasting diet (5:2 diet) in clearing fat

Amino acids link gut microbiome to obesity

Researchers at Lund University in Sweden have discovered a new link between gut bacteria and obesity. They found that certain amino acids in our blood can be connected to both obesity and the composition of the gut microbiome. Increasing number of research studies indicate that our gut microbiome does play an important role in our… Continue reading Amino acids link gut microbiome to obesity

Metformin influences gut microbiome

A recent study at Sahlgrenska Academy and University of Girona indicates thatcontrol of blood glucose by metformin is achieved partly through modulation of the gut microbiota. Results of the study are published in journal Nature Medicine. Fredrik Bäckhed’s research group at Sahlgrenska Academy has previously shown that the gut microbiota is altered in patients with… Continue reading Metformin influences gut microbiome

Gut microbiome shown to protect against type 2 diabetes

New study form the University of Eastern Finland showed that a high concentration of indolepropionic acid in the serum protects against type 2 diabetes. Indolepropionic acid is a metabolite produced by intestinal bacteria, and its production is boosted by a whole grain products and fibre-rich diet. According to the researchers, the discovery provides additional insight… Continue reading Gut microbiome shown to protect against type 2 diabetes

Research on Allulose, a rare naturally occuring sugar show promise as healthy alternative to Sucrose

Animal research have shown that low calorie natural sugars like allulose could help regulate glucose levels. Researchers are now trying to find out how it works, and their findings are reported in Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. Sucrose is the natural sweetener what everyone refer to when sugar is on the ingredient list. Allulose, which… Continue reading Research on Allulose, a rare naturally occuring sugar show promise as healthy alternative to Sucrose

Obesity genes: role of foraging gene in fruit fly

A University of Toronto study on fruit flies has uncovered a gene that could play a key role in obesity in humans. The paper published online this month in Genetics examines a “foraging gene” humans share in common with the flies, which plays multiple roles and is found in similar places, such as the nervous… Continue reading Obesity genes: role of foraging gene in fruit fly

Benefits of continuously monitoring blood glucose in Diabetic patients

Researchers have found that significantly decreased blood sugar levels over time  and increased well-being are just some of the results of a long-term study at Sahlgrenska Academy of continuous glucose monitoring in persons with type 1 diabetes. “This is one of few new treatments in recent decades which significantly reduces blood sugar levels for persons with… Continue reading Benefits of continuously monitoring blood glucose in Diabetic patients

Obesity related Epigenetic changes in DNA

Obesity has been linked to “letter” changes at many different sites in the genome, yet these differences do not fully explain the variation in people’s body mass index (BMI) or why some overweight people develop health complications while others don’t. A large study from Boston Children’s Hospital, the University of Edinburgh, the Harvard School of… Continue reading Obesity related Epigenetic changes in DNA

Vitamin E requirements increased in people suffering from metabolic syndrome

New research has shown that people with metabolic syndrome need significantly more vitamin E – which could be a serious public health concern, in light of the millions of people who have this condition that’s often related to obesity. A study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition also made it clear that conventional… Continue reading Vitamin E requirements increased in people suffering from metabolic syndrome