Medical research

Sugar targets gut microbe linked to lean and healthy people

Sugar can silence a key protein required for colonization by a gut bacterium associated with lean and healthy individuals, according to a new Yale study published the week of Dec. 17 in the journal Proceedings of the National ...

Health

Association between sugary diet and coronary artery disease

What connection is there between food and drink with added sugar and coronary artery disease? Until recently, the question had been inadequately answered by research, but an extensive study from Lund University in Sweden ...

Health

Scientists offer sweet solution to marathon fatigue

It turns out a spoonful of sugar might not just help the medicine go down, but could also help stave off tiredness faced by weary marathon runners – or other long-distance athletes – when they hit the wall.

Health

Fructose more toxic than table sugar in mice

When University of Utah biologists fed mice sugar in doses proportional to what many people eat, the fructose-glucose mixture found in high-fructose corn syrup was more toxic than sucrose or table sugar, reducing both the ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Altered neural circuitry may lead to anorexia and bulimia

Anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa—disorders characterized by extreme eating behavior and distorted body image—are among the deadliest of psychiatric disorders, with few proven effective treatments.

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