Gut bacteria-based supplement reduces cravings for high-calorie foods

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Cravings for chocolate, pizza, and other high-calorie foods could be reduced by consuming a gut bacteria-based supplement, suggests a new study published inThe American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. Researchers found the supplement inulin-propionate ester reduced food reward brain activity, which dampened participants’ cravings for high-calorie foods. Credit: Researchers from Imperial College London and the University […]

Some Doctors Still Consider Heart Disease A ‘Man’s Issue,’ Fail To Track Risk In Women

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A new European survey of doctors reveals a glaring blind spot when it comes to watching out for female patients’ heart health. French researchers sent out a questionnaire to 52 general practitioners (GPs). They also obtained access to the medical histories of more than 2,000 of their randomly selected patients. But when they tried to use […]

Obesity linked to abnormal reward response to sugary foods

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An unhealthy diet is considered a key contributor to obesity. When it comes to cravings for sweet treats, however, impairments in the brain’s reward system might be to blame. Researchers say the reward system in the brains of obese individuals appears to be impaired in response to sweet foods. In a new study published in […]


Pancreas Cell Transplants Help Diabetes: Study

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Transplants of insulin-producing pancreas cells are a long hoped-for treatment for diabetes — and a new study shows they can protect the most seriously ill patients from a life-threatening complication of the disease, an important step toward U.S. approval. These transplants are used in some countries but in the U.S. they’re available only through research […]

Chocolate may boost cognitive function

Chocolate may boost cognitive function

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If you’re looking for an excuse to chomp that bar of chocolate calling your name, then look no further; a new study suggests eating chocolate at least once weekly may boost cognitive function. Dr. Georgie Crichton, of the Nutritional Physiology Research Centre at the University of South Australia, and colleagues publish their findings in the […]