This visual abstract depicts the findings of Cheng et al., who show a short-term diet that mimics periodic fasting modulates b-cell number and promotes insulin secretion and glucose homeostasis with implications for both type 1 and type 2 diabetes. Credit: Cheng et al./Cell 2017 Research in mice and human cells suggests that a fasting-mimicking diet

Eating a Mediterranean diet could decrease the chances an overweight person will experience regular pain, a new study says.Image Credit:Flickr/mmtzphoto Eating a Mediterranean diet could decrease the chances an overweight person will experience regular pain, new research suggests. A well-established connection between body weight and chronic pain might be explained by inflammation in the body,

The world population consumes around 10 per cent more food than it needs, while almost nine per cent is thrown away or left to spoil, researchers say.Image Credit:Flickr/Michael Stern Almost 20 per cent of the food made available to consumers is lost through over-eating or waste, a study suggests. The world population consumes around 10

Many parents do not promote healthy eating in kids, according to this month’s C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital National Poll on Children’s Health at the University of Michigan. Credit: C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital National Poll on Children’s Health If you know healthy eating is important for your kids but you also feel like it’s easier said

This image shows the impact of saturated fatty acids on the liver, muscles and fatty tissue.Credit: © DDZ The global proliferation of overweight and obese people and people with type 2 diabetes is often associated with the consumption of saturated fats. Scientists at the German Diabetes Center (Deutsches Diabetes-Zentrum, DDZ) and the Helmholtz Center in

Credit: iStock/University of Southern California A randomized trial shows cycles of a five-day fasting diet designed by a USC researcher safely reduces the risk factors for age-related diseases What if you could lose weight and reduce your risk of life-threatening disease without any changes in what you eat—other than a five-day special diet once every

Gluten-free products often contain rice flour as a substitute for wheat. Rice is known to bioaccumulate certain toxic metals, including arsenic and mercury from fertilizers, soil, or water, but little is known about the health effects of diets high in rice content.Credit: © Sarah R / Flickr People who eat a gluten-free diet may be

Recent research published in Molecular & Cellular Proteomics offers one glimpse into how cutting calories impacts aging inside a cell.Image Credit: Flickr/jek-a-go-go There’s a multi-billion-dollar industry devoted to products that fight signs of aging, but moisturizers only go skin deep. Aging occurs deeper — at a cellular level — and scientists have found that eating

Consuming grapes twice a day for six months protected against significant metabolic decline in Alzheimer-related areas of the brain in a study of people with early memory decline. Image credit: Flickr/Zoi Koraki Consuming grapes twice a day for six months protected against significant metabolic decline in Alzheimer-related areas of the brain in a study of

According to a new study, nuts have a positive effect on health because, among other things, they are involved in activating the body’s own defences for detoxifying reactive oxygen species. Image Credit: Flickr/naomii Roasted and salted, ground as a baking ingredient or fresh from the shell — for all those who enjoy eating nuts, there

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