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A Healthier Diet May Directly Reduce Depression

Young adults with depression whose diet is usually unhealthy showed significantly fewer symptoms of depression after eating a healthy diet for three weeks, according to a study by Dr. Heather Francis from Macquarie University, and colleagues[1]. While much research has shown that eating a healthy diet rich in fruit, vegetables, fish, and lean meat is […]

High Fructose And High-fat Diet Damages Liver Mitochondria

High levels of fructose in the diet inhibit the liver’s ability to properly metabolize fat, researchers at Joslin Diabetes Center have found[1]. The effect is specific to fructose. Equally high levels of glucose in the diet actually improve the fat-burning function of the liver. This explains why high dietary fructose has more negative health impacts […]

Choline May Hold Clues To Combatting Alzheimer’s Disease

A lifelong dietary regimen of choline holds the potential to prevent Alzheimer’s disease, a new Arizona State University study[1] suggests. Choline is a safe and easy-to-administer nutrient that is naturally present in some foods and can be used as a dietary supplement. Lead author Ramon Velazquez and his colleagues at the ASU-Banner Neurodegenerative Disease Research […]

For Gut Microbes, Not All Types Of Fiber Are Created Equal

Some human gut microbes with links to health prosper when fed specific types of ingredients in dietary fibers, a new study from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis indicates[1]. The research – conducted in mice colonized with human gut bacteria and using new technologies for measuring nutrient processing – is a step toward […]