Boiled peanuts could help overcome childhood allergy

Boiling peanuts for up to 12 hours could help overcome children’s allergic reactions, according to the results of a clinical trial which found up to 80% of children with peanut allergy became desensitised to eating peanuts. The study, was conducted by at Flinders University and South Australian Health & Medical Research Institute and published in the journal Clinical & Experimental […]

UK soft drink taxes associated with decreased obesity in girls

The implementation of the two-tier soft drinks industry levy in the UK in 2018 was associated with an 8% reduction in obesity among 10-11 year old girls, with the greatest reductions seen in those living in the most deprived areas, according to a new study published January 26th in PLOS Medicine by Nina Rogers of University of Cambridge School of Clinical Medicine, UK, […]

Fasting can lead to remission of Type 2 diabetes

Persons with Type 2 diabetes have achieved complete remission of disease following use of an intermittent fasting diet intervention, researchers reported on Dec. 22, 2022 in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism. Complete diabetes remission is defined as an HbA1c of less than 6.5% at least one year after stopping diabetes medication. “Type 2 diabetes is not necessarily a […]

Grb10 offers a potential new approach for treating obesity

For many people, keeping a healthy body weight can be a challenge. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, among adults 20 years-old and over, the prevalence of obesity is 42% in the U.S. Obesity-related conditions, including heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes and certain types of cancer, are among the leading causes of preventable, premature death. Looking to […]

Intermittent fasting may reverse type 2 diabetes, according to study

After an intermittent fasting diet intervention, patients achieved complete diabetes remission, defined as an HbA1c (average blood sugar) level of less than 6.5% at least one year after stopping diabetes medication, according to a new study published in the Endocrine Society’s Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism. Intermittent fasting diets have become popular in recent years as an effective weight loss […]

Low nutritional quality in many vegetarian meat substitutes

The availability of foods based on plant proteins to substitute for meat has increased dramatically as more people choose a plant-based diet. At the same time, there are many challenges regarding the nutritional value of these products. A study from Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden now shows that many of the meat substitutes sold in Sweden claim a high […]

Low carb diet shows effect on direction of prediabetes

A low-carb diet enables persons at risk of Type 2 diabetes to lower their blood sugar before the onset of that disease, researchers reported on Oct.26, 2022 in JAMA Network Open “We already know that a low-carbohydrate diet is one dietary approach used among people who have Type 2 diabetes, but there is not as much evidence on effects of […]

Activity ‘snacks’ following meals may help maintain muscle mass

Interrupting prolonged sitting with periodic activity “snacks” may help maintain muscle mass and quality, according to a new study by researchers at the University of Toronto. Daniel Moore, an associate professor of muscle physiology at the Faculty of Kinesiology & Physical Eduction (KPE) who led the study, found that short bouts of activity, such as two minutes of walking or body weight sit-to-stand […]

Snacking on almonds boosts gut health

Eating a handful of almonds a day significantly increases the production of butyrate, a short-chain fatty acid that promotes gut health. A team of researchers from King’s College London investigated the impact of whole and ground almonds on the composition of gut microbes. The study, published today in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, is funded by the Almond Board of […]