Diet

Why caffeine may limit weight gain

Consuming caffeine may offset some unhealthful consequences of an obesity-inducing diet, according to a new study in rats.Share on PinterestCaffeine could counter some weight gain resulting from a diet high in fat and sugar.Scientists at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign fed rats a high-fat, high-sugar diet. They then gave some of the…

Common foods alter gut bacteria by influencing viruses

A group of researchers has brought the idea of food as a medicine one step closer. They have identified certain common foodstuffs that alter our microbiome.In science today, food and gut bacteria are two topics that are guaranteed to fuel…

Treatment options for IBS

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a common digestive disorder that can have a significant effect on a person's quality of life.People who have IBS commonly report digestive symptoms, such as diarrhea, constipation, and abdominal cramps.…

Could hydration levels influence cognitive function?

Dehydration can cause headaches and several physiological issues, and older adults are most at risk of experiencing it. Does it also affect cognitive function, however? And might overhydration also affect mental performance?Share on…

What is the Dr. Sebi diet, and does it work?

This controversial and strict plant-based diet was created by the late Dr. Sebi. Proponents claim that it reduces the risk of disease when coupled with specific supplements sold on the diet's website.Dr. Sebi believed that mucus and acidity…

Could a probiotic prevent or reverse Parkinson’s?

A new study using a roundworm model of Parkinson's disease found that a probiotic bacterium could prevent, and in some cases reverse, toxic protein buildup.Misfolded alpha-synuclein proteins in the brain are the hallmark sign of Parkinson's…

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