News tagged with nutrients

How the gut gets its villi

Villi are small epithelial protrusions that serve to increase the surface area of the gut for efficient nutrient absorption. The mechanism of their formation during development was recently revealed by a study published in ...

Oct 14, 2013
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Scientists develop improved method to estimate calories

Mom was right. It's important to chew your food fully. Chewing begins the digestive process of liberating nutrients from their food matrix, and this release is necessary before nutrients are considered "bioaccessible." ...

Sep 17, 2013
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Commercial baby foods don't meet infants' weaning needs

UK commercial baby foods don't meet infants' dietary weaning needs, because they are predominantly sweet foods that provide little extra nutritional goodness over breast milk, indicates research published online in Archives of ...

Sep 09, 2013
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Improved effectiveness of chemotherapy for cancer

Cancer cells often develop defence mechanisms which enable them to survive chemotherapy. A group of researchers from the Institutes of Pharmacology and Pathology in Bern present new solutions for preventing ...

Aug 15, 2013
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