Diet

Targeting Diabetes with a High-Fiber Diet: It’s All in Your Gut!

Targeting Diabetes with a High-Fiber Diet: It’s All in Your Gut!

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Right this moment, your gastrointestinal tract is crammed with a vast number of different microbes, together referred to as the human gut microbiota. Don’t be too alarmed though, as this complex gut microbial ecosystem maintains a mutual and beneficial relationship with you. Given the bad reputation some bacteria have as being infectious and antibiotic-resistant, you(...)

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Would You Eat Lab-Made Meat?

Would You Eat Lab-Made Meat?

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As a researcher in a muscle biology and regeneration lab, it’s disturbing to picture myself eating the tiny pieces of muscle I grow in petri dishes. However, the idea of growing muscle (meat) from avian (chicken) or bovine (cow) stem cells in the laboratory for human consumption is a reality today. Some people consider it(...)

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The Impact of Diet on Neurological Disease

The Impact of Diet on Neurological Disease

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Diet—what and how people eat—is becoming a powerful potential intervention for a variety of debilitating neurological diseases. The ketogenic diet, in particular, has been a well-established treatment for epilepsy for the past century. Yet, even now, physician-scientists are discovering new indications for the ketogenic diet. Ketogenic diet as a promising treatment for severe intractable epilepsy(...)

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Red Meat: The Evolutionary Benefit and the Modern Dilemma

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Cooking meat provided a huge evolutionary benefit on the plains of Africa for Homo erectus 1.9 million years ago, allowing humans to become the dominant animal on this planet. And now, as billions of people in developing countries are lifted out of poverty, world meat consumption is rising dramatically. In the last half-century, consumption rose(...)

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