Newborn’s ‘Microbiome’ Could Give Clues to Weight Later
A newborn’s first stool holds telltale clues about his risk for becoming an overweight 3-year-old, according to a European study. Source: Newborn’s ‘Microbiome’ Read more
Study: Sugar-added labels could prevent 600,000 diabetes cases
Offering consumers more information about added sugar in food products could reduce the number of heart disease and diabetes diagnoses by hundreds of thousands, a new study says. Source: Read more
Omega-6 fatty acids may help prevent heart disease 
The higher the linoleic acid level in the body, the lower the risk of cardiovascular diseases, according to new study analysing nearly 70,000 people in 13 different countries. Linoleic acid Read more
Gestational Diabetes Tied to Youth-Onset Diabetes
Gestational diabetes was associated with higher risk among offspring for diabetes in childhood and adolescence, researchers in Canada reported. Source: Gestational Diabetes Tied to Read more
A Genetic Risk Score Tries to Predict Whether a Child Will Become Highly Over Weight
A still-controversial test could be administered to toddlers to gauge their likelihood of becoming overweight. Source: A Genetic Risk Score Tries to Predict Whether a Child Will Become Read more
Veggies, Fruits and Grains Keep Your Heart Pumping
As if you needed any more proof that fruits, vegetables and whole grains are good for you, a new study finds they may cut your chances of heart failure by 41%. Source: Veggies, Fruits and Read more
Can Excess Weight Shrink Your Brain?
Highly overweight people may show some shrinkage in their brain tissue as early as middle age, a large new study confirms. Source: Can Obesity Shrink Your Read more
Diabetes Drug Metformin May Help Reverse Serious Heart Condition
Researchers say the commonly prescribed diabetes drug helps lower blood pressure, a key factor in reversing symptoms caused by left ventricular hypertrophy. Source: Diabetes Drug Metformin May Help Reverse Serious Heart Read more
33 of the most dangerous things science has strongly linked to cancer
Cancer is everywhere. Here are 33 of the most potent, carcinogenic things you can breathe in, swallow, or be around. Source: 33 of the most dangerous things science has strongly linked to Read more
Can your earlobes predict risk for heart attack? If you’re under 60 they can!
Today and tell him the story about when I thought my patients wife was absolutely crazy but it turned out that she was right. There is a little thing mostly unknown in the Healthcare Community but in 1973 the New England Journal of Medicine found a very surprising sign on people’s earlobes that predicted their... Read more Read more
Food Psych #175: The Truth About Digestion and Gut Health with Marci Evans
Fellow anti-diet dietitian Marci Evans is back! We discuss the intersection of digestive disorders and eating disorders, the risks associated with elimination diets, the role of the gut microbiome in digestion and health, the importance of consistency in self-care and well-being, and so much more! Source: Food Psych #175: The Truth About Digestion and Gut... Read more Read more
Fewer Excess Pounds May Mean Fewer Migraines
For people who carry too much weight and suffer from migraines, dropping some pounds might help ease their pain, new research shows. Source: Fewer Excess Pounds May Mean Fewer Read more
How to Choose The Best Health Insurance Plan for People with Type 1 Diabetes: Key Questions to Ask
Living with type 1 diabetes (T1D) means that having health insurance, and understanding how it works for you, is critical. Whether you are newly diagnosed, moving off your parents’ Read more
Diabetes in pregnancy tied to future heart disease risk
Women with pregnancy-related diabetes are at higher risk for developing cardiovascular disease in the decade after childbirth, a research review suggests. Source: Diabetes in pregnancy tied to future heart disease Read more
A Diet to Ward Off Gum Disease?
People who ate an anti-inflammatory diet rich in fruits, vegetables, nuts and fish were less likely to have gingivitis. Source: A Diet to Ward Off Gum Read more
Restaurant dishes labeled gluten-free often are not
For people with celiac disease, even tiny amounts of gluten in foods can cause trouble, and restaurants may be the hardest places to avoid the hidden protein, a U.S. study suggests. Source: Restaurant dishes labeled gluten-free often are Read more
San Gabriel Patients Pay More for Diabetes Treatment, Study Shows
A new report form the House of Representatives suggests that patients with diabetes in the San Gabriel Valley are paying up to 23 times more for drugs to treat their disease than in other Read more
What Can a Stool Test Diagnose?
If you’ve ever been on a medical odyssey to obtain a diagnosis for bothersome digestive symptoms, chances are someone along the way has ordered a stool analysis test for you. And for good reason: The simple act of pooping into a cup and dropping the sample off at a lab can yield a lot of... Read more Read more
Diabetes creates ‘hidden tax’ for US residents
The average annual cost of diabetes for the entire U.S. population rose 13% between 2012 and 2017, according to findings presented in Diabetes Care. Source: Diabetes creates ‘hidden Read more
A chemical found in burned, charred, and toasted foods has been linked to cancer. Here’s how worried you should be.
Roasted marshmallows contain acrylamide. The chemical acrylamide is found in fried, baked, and roasted foods like coffee and french fries. Because acrylamide was discovered in food somewhat recently, we don’t have any concrete answers about whether it causes cancer, but scientists are uncovering evidence of a potential link. Existing research suggests that acrylamide is only... Read more Read more