Health

Not all dietary fibers are equal

The health benefits of dietary fiber vary across individuals and may depend on the specific type of fiber and the dose consumed, researchers report April 28th in the journal Cell Host & Microbe.

Cardiology

Whole grain intake tied to fewer heart disease risk factors

(HealthDay)—Higher intake of whole grains (WG) is associated with smaller increases in waist size, blood pressure, and blood sugar levels over time compared with high refined grain (RG) consumption, according to a study ...

Health

Pecan-enriched diet shown to reduce cholesterol

While the proper pronunciation of pecan remains a subject of debate, University of Georgia researchers have shown the tree nut can dramatically improve a person's cholesterol levels.

Medical research

Using mice to explore the prevention of blocked arteries

It's long been known that a high-fat diet can lead to clogged arteries, but we have only recently begun to learn in detail how the process works. A new study in experimental mice could go a long way to finding treatments ...

Genetics

Should you take fish oil? Depends on your genotype

Fish oil supplements are a billion-dollar industry built on a foundation of purported, but not proven, health benefits. Now, new research from a team led by a University of Georgia scientist indicates that taking fish oil ...

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