Immunology

Uncovering the links between diet, gut health and immunity

A preclinical study from the University of Sydney has found a high-protein diet can change the microbiota of the gut, triggering an immune response. Researchers say the study takes us a step closer to understanding the way ...

Sports medicine & Kinesiology

A stable gut helps elite athletes perform better

New research has found that microbial instability in the gut could hinder the performance of elite endurance athletes, and that short-term, high-protein diets are associated with this type of imbalance.

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Protein from the liver may cause Alzheimer's disease in the brain

Amyloid protein made in the liver can cause neurodegeneration in the brain, according to a new study in the open-access journal PLOS Biology, by John Mamo of Curtin University in Bentley, Australia, and colleagues. Since ...

Medical research

Store fat or burn it? Targeting a single protein flips the switch

As obesity becomes a growing issue worldwide—nearly tripling over the last-half century—scientists are trying to gain a better understanding of the condition at the molecular level. Now, new research led by UC San Francisco ...

Gastroenterology

High-sugar diet can damage the gut, intensifying risk for colitis

Mice fed diets high in sugar developed worse colitis, a type of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), and researchers examining their large intestines found more of the bacteria that can damage the gut's protective mucus layer.

Medical research

High-protein diets boost artery-clogging plaque, mouse study shows

High-protein diets may help people lose weight and build muscle, but a new study in mice suggests they have a down side: They lead to more plaque in the arteries. Further, the new research shows that high-protein diets spur ...

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