Topic: Diet

Protect Healthy Dietary Guidelines from Political Meddling

Aug. 17, 2015

Subjecting science to political whims sends a troubling message to those engaged in helping to enhance the health of our population — that political whims, not science, are the driver for what is fed in schools and other government-supported programs. This is wrong.

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Diet Affects Men's and Women's Gut Microbes Differently

July 29, 2014

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AUSTIN, Texas  The microbes living in the guts of males and females react differently to diet, even when the diets are identical, according to a study by scientists from The University of Texas at Austin and six other institutions published this week in the journal Nature Communications.

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Variety in Diet Can Hamper Microbial Diversity in the Gut

May 28, 2014

Scientists from The University of Texas at Austin and five other institutions have discovered that the more diverse the diet of a fish, the less diverse are the microbes living in its gut. If the effect is confirmed in humans, it could mean that the combinations of foods people eat can influence the diversity of their gut microbes.

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Red Wine Component Can Undo Some of the Harm Done by Poor Diet, Researchers Find

Dec. 17, 2013

For the first time, researchers have demonstrated that resveratrol which is abundantly available in red wine and also found in grapes, peanuts and berries can ease some of the negative effects on the immune system caused by a diet high in fat.

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5 Secrets to a Happier and Healthier Thanksgiving

Nov. 25, 2013
5 Secrets to a Happier and Healthier Thanksgiving

Our dietician's surprising words of wisdom will help you sail through the Thanksgiving holiday healthy and guilt free.

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