Eating prunes can help weight loss, study shows

Eating prunes can help weight loss, study shows

Eating prunes as part of a weight control diet can improve weight loss, research shows. Consumption of dried fruit is not readily recommended during weight loss despite evidence it enhances feelings of fullness. However, a study of 100 overweight and obese low fiber consumers tested whether eating prunes as part of a weight loss diet helped or hindered weight control over a 12-week period. The results were promising. Continue reading Eating prunes can help weight loss, study shows

Variety in diet can hamper microbial diversity in the gut, fish study finds

Variety in diet can hamper microbial diversity in the gut, fish study finds

Scientists have discovered that the more diverse the diet of a fish, the less diverse are the microbes living in its gut. If the effect is confirmed in humans, it could mean that the combinations of foods people eat can influence their gut microbe diversity. The research could impact how probiotics and diet are used to treat diseases associated with bacteria in human digestive systems. Continue reading Variety in diet can hamper microbial diversity in the gut, fish study finds