Saturated fat should be maximum 10 percent of diet, WHO says
A person’s diet should contain only 10 percent of saturated fats and 1 percent from trans fats, according to new World Health Organization guidelines. Source: Saturated fat should be Read more
Colors of the Rainbow: talking about healthy eating to 4 year olds!
It is the British Nutrition Foundation’s Healthy Eating week this week (1st-5th June 2015), so I volunteered myself to go into my daughters nursery school to talk to the children about my Read more
Waterloo Researchers Combine AI and “Smart Shirts” to Track Aerobic Health
The researchers say the new study is the first to investigate aerobic system dynamics with machine learning and unsupervised wearable sensor use. Original: Healthcare Analytic Inside DigitalHealth
Better Diet Tied to Bigger Brains
Healthier diets were associated with larger brain tissue volume in a long-running Dutch cohort study, suggesting that nutrition might affect neurodegeneration through brain structure. Read more
A short primer on how to Lose Weight — What to Eat and When to Eat
Here’s a startling truth. I can make you fat. Actually, I can make anybody fat. How? I simply prescribe insulin injections. Giving people extra insulin leads inevitably to weight gain. In Read more
On “tough love” and your fat friend’s health.
I was in fourth grade, sitting in a doctor’s office, the first time my face flushed with shame. I was, I had just learned, overweight. Source: On “tough love” and your fat friend’s Read more
Broccoli – the DNA whisperer
Since the age of 10, Tom Malterre has been fascinated by the science of nutrition. In his quest to understand the genius of food, he has achieved both a bachelor’s and master’s Read more
No, calories on menus won’t slim down America
This month, a long-delayed regulation came into effect requiring all food chains with 20 or more locations to list calorie information on their Read more on Chicago Tribune
Blood test may predict who is most at risk for diabetes
Adding a test normally used for diabetes monitoring to employee wellness exams could identify people who don’t have the disease but are at high risk of developing Read more on Reuters
Meat Proteins Increase Risk of Heart Disease by 60%
Research finds that frequent meat consumption results in a sharp uptick in the baseline risk of cardiovascular disease. Studies suggest determining the effect of amino acids in meat Read more
Trying Physical Therapy First For Low Back Pain May Curb Use Of Opioids
A study of patients with low back pain finds that those who got physical therapy first needed fewer pricey scans and surgeries and had “significantly lower out-of-pocket costs” Read more
Deep brain stimulation may offer treatment for type 2 diabetes, study suggests
A surprising — but welcome — side effect of a therapy for obsessive-compulsive disorder may pave the way for a new approach to treating type 2 diabetes. Source: Deep brain stimulation Read more
Issues Related to Shift Work in People with Diabetes 
Extensive literature show that shift work increase insulin resistance, the risk of Type 2 diabetes, and related metabolic abnormalities. Get advice on management related to shift work in Read more
Eating fruits and vegetables may lower women’s stress risk
New research finds that eating five to servings of fruits and vegetables daily may lower women’s risk of stress by more than a fifth. Source: Eating fruits and vegetables may lower Read more