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Archive for the ‘Gut Health’ Category

Tea leaves contain compounds called polyphenols or natural chemicals that include catechins. Catechins like EGCG and ECG have been found to possess antioxidant properties which may prevent cancer by reducing DNA damage and by blocking the growth and invasion of tumor cells. A new study demonstrates that women who drink green tea may be less likely to develop certain types of cancers in the digestive system. Researchers from Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center led by Sarah Nechuta, Ph.D., MPH, assistant professor of Medicine, report that regular consumption of green tea reduces the risk of developing cancer of the esophagus, stomach, colon, and […]

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Danish researchers led by Dr. Camilla Krogh, from the department of epidemiology research at the Statens Serum Institute in Copenhagen, found an association between bottle-feeding and the risk for pyloric stenosis. Pyloric stenosis is the most common cause of obstruction in the gastrointestinal system in early childhood which requires surgery. It involves a narrowing of the upper part of the small intestine, thus restricting the amount of food intake and results in forceful vomiting and loss of fluids and salt. It is severe and potentially fatal because of the dehydration and imbalance that could occur. The exact cause of how […]

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Healthy versus Unhealthy Fats

Many studies show that consuming saturated fats can lead to chronic disease while eating foods with unsaturated fats may help prevent these diseases. But many may wonder how the body responds differently to various types of fats. Researchers from the University of New Mexico and Northwestern University explain that some fats (saturated fats) may encourage the growth of harmful bacteria in the digestive system which leads the body to launch an immune system response. This results in long-term low levels of inflammation that cause chronic disease. Joe Alcock, lead researcher of the University of New Mexico Department of Emergency Medicine […]

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Posted in: Fats, Gut Health, Healthy Eating, Heart Health, Inflammation, News Briefs, Saturated Fats, Unsaturated Fats

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Anti-Hunger Ingredient Being Developed

Carsten Huettermann, Ph.D. reports that a new version of a food additive called methyl cellulose is being scientifically developed as a satiety ingredient in foods such as yogurt, fruit shakes, and smoothies. This”anti-hunger” ingredient is a white powder that dissolves in cold water to form a thick solution and turns into a gelatin-like material upon heating. Consuming it would make people feel full longer and ease the craving to eat. Methyl cellulose is a food additive that provides a pleasant texture and holds together other ingredients in various food products like baked goods, savory snacks and ready-to-eat meals. Huettermann explains […]

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Posted in: Anti-diabetes, Diet, Disease Prevention, Gut Health, Healthy Eating, Meal Preparation, News Briefs, Obesity

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Prebiotics for Health

Robert Rastall, Ph.D., head of the Department of Food and Nutritional Sciences at the University of Reading in the U.K. reports on how the current focus on nutrition may shift to consuming food ingredients designed to nourish the healthful bacteria living in the human body. According to him, these non-human cells comprise a major part of a typical person, and consuming prebiotic foods encourage their growth in the gut. Speaking at the 244th National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society, Rastall explains that a growing body of scientific evidence suggests that good bacteria in the gut play a […]

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Posted in: Anti-diabetes, Diabetes Treatment, Disease Prevention, Gut Health, News Briefs, Prebiotics, Type-2 Diabetes

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