Entries by Rebeka

Researchers find protein that might prevent, reverse diabetes

Since the 1980s, the global prevalence of diabetes has almost quadrupled. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in the United States, around 1 in 10 people have type 2 diabetes(T2D), the most common form of diabetes. A further 1 in 3 people has prediabetes — higher-than-normal blood sugar levels that increase the risk of T2D. The steady rise in […]

Gut bacteria can alter how well a medication works

A healthy human gut microbiome is made up of over 1,000 species of bacteria that work to help break down food and keep the digestive system in functioning order. Bacteria are an essential part of overall good health. However, researchers at the University of California, San Francisco have found that sometimes, gut bacteria can interfere with the […]

Nutrition: Even identical twins respond differently to food

The largest ongoing study of its kind finds that people’s responses to food vary depending on a wide variety of factors. The findings suggest that the future of nutrition lies in personalized dietary advice. New research shows why doctors need to personalize nutritional advice. Despite repeated public awareness campaigns and official dietary recommendations, the obesity epidemic is […]