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Midwife sheds seven stone and becomes international athlete in the process

Midwife sheds seven stone and becomes international athlete in the process

Before I knew it I was significantly overweight and I had tried various diets with no avail. “My turning point came when I questioned how I could … Continue reading Midwife sheds seven stone and becomes international athlete in the process

It's not just what you eat, it's what's eating you

It's not just what you eat, it's what's eating you

Restricting how much you eat without starving has been shown to robustly extend lifespan in more than 20 species of animals including primates. How this works is still unclear. A new study shows that it’s not just what or how much you eat that matters. Smelling food in addition to consuming calories could influence the aging process. And, what’s ‘eating’ you or more specifically your cells may provide clues to healthy aging. Continue reading It's not just what you eat, it's what's eating you

Chronic liver inflammation linked to Western diet

Chronic liver inflammation linked to Western diet

A new study reports that mice fed a Western diet, which is high in fat and sugar, resulted in hepatic inflammation, especially in males. Moreover, liver inflammation was most pronounced in Western diet-fed male mice that also lacked farnesoid x receptor (FXR), a bile acid receptor. Continue reading Chronic liver inflammation linked to Western diet