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While current dietary guidance recommends limiting intakes of saturated fats, most fail to consider that saturated fats from different food sources may have different health effects... Read More
Dietary fats, and especially saturated fatty acid, have been branded as the culprit of obesity and its associated diseases. This misunderstanding persists even though multiple systematic reviews and r.. Read More
Simply put, the omega-3 index is the percentage of total omega-3 fatty acids from the total fatty acids in blood. Over the past 2 decades, several major observational cohorts reported associations bet.. Read More
There is a rapidly growing body of clinical data reflecting benefits of flavan-3-ol intake. Guideline recommendation for a plant bioactive such as flavan-3-ols is a departure from previous recommendat.. Read More
Infertility or the failure to achieve pregnancy after 12 months of unprotected sexual intercourse is affecting 1 out of 6 couples. This phenomenon is expected to increase in the coming decades as more.. Read More
I had been writing about the health benefits of adopting the Mediterranean diet. There is one domain I have yet to write on the Mediterranean diet, the relationships between the Mediterranean diet and.. Read More
Continuing from my last post on healthy gut microbiota, you may start wondering how the gut microbiota can affect our health. One proposed mechanism is via the production of short-chain fatty acids fr.. Read More
Recent scientific evidence emphasizes the contribution of gut microbiota to health, for example, human neurodegenerative and brain-related diseases. A recently published review underlines the importan.. Read More
Vitamin D deficiency has become a global health problem that leads to metabolic bone disease and many other inflammatory illnesses. A recently published study investigated the safety and effectiveness.. Read More
Several epidemiological studies have suggested that flavonoid intake is associated with a decreased risk of cardiometabolic disease. .. Read More
Gut microbial flora in obese people have been found to differ from that of lean subjects for some taxa which could result in different production of microbial metabolites... Read More
The digestion of food and further gut microbial activity produce a vast arrays of biological active molecules. This has been previously shown for Some phytochemicals have been previously shown to chan.. Read More
Recent evidence suggests that probiotics alleviate lactose maldigestion. A model of the upper gastrointestinal tract was employed in a recent study to select a probiotic with high lactase activity... Read More
A telomere is a region of repetitive nucleotide sequences associated with specialized proteins at the ends of linear chromosomes. Telomere length declines with age in most human tissues, and a shorter.. Read More