Burgers, fries, pizzas, donuts, and fried chicken. Advertisement from chain restaurants may disproportionately affect the health of members from low-income communities in the US, research shows. Continue reading Chain Restaurant Ads Disproportionately Affect Low-Income Communities
CIFAR Fellows’s paper questions whether diabetes, heart attacks and strokes are actually non-communicable diseases (NCDs). Microbiota (bacteria, viruses, fungi) that spread flu, HIV/AIDS, may also carry NCDs. People with NCDs have damaged microbiota, causing disease when transmitted into healthy animals. Spouses and cohabitants’ shared lifestyles and environments also lead to gut bacteria transfer.
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Scientists find that diets high in fats and sugars can disrupt the body’s biological clock, leading to any-time snacking. This overconsumption was found to be dependent on the function of dopamine-regulating neurons in the “biological-clock” region of the brain. Continue reading High fat diets can affect how often you snack
In each human gut, a community of trillions of bacteria help digest food and make certain nutrients. Some of these bacteria are associated with disease such as diabetes and Crohn’s, while some prevent disease. The composition of bacteria varies from one person to another, with diet and geographical location contributing to the diversity. In modern times, where millions of people migrate around the globe, their … Continue reading Refugees’ Gut Bacteria Become Westernized After Moving to the US
Despite all of the amazing discoveries science has made, we are still trying to understand the human body. For example, this time last year, scientists defined a new human organ, the mesentery. Now, scientists might finally have an answer to why prolonged periods of sitting are linked to increased fat storage. Humans might have a mechanism that acts as internal weight scale. Scientists probed this … Continue reading In a sitting culture, our bones could be responsible for obesity