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Environmental sustainability of nationally recommended diets

It has long been understood that what we eat impacts not only our health, but our environment too. Despite this food-sustainability awareness, very few national dietary recommendations (NRD) make any consideration of sustainability. For example, the USDA's Dietary Guidelines for Americans has a lot of... click to read more

  • Paul Behrens | Assistant Professor at LUC The Hague & Institute of Environmental Sciences (CML), Leiden University, Netherlands
Views 423
Reading time 3 min
published on Jun 14, 2018
A new paradigm for metabolic health: reduced intake of dietary branched-chain amino acids

Obesity is an increasing problem worldwide. While even a modest reduction in weight can improve the health of overweight and obese people, and reduce the risk of developing associated diseases such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and cancer, most people have trouble losing weight by cutting... click to read more

  • Dudley W. Lamming | Assistant Professor at Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism, University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Medicine and Public Healt, Madison, USA
Views 1683
Reading time 3 min
published on Feb 22, 2018
Howler monkeys: living a life in colour helps finding better food

In terms of their ability to see colours, primates are unique compared to other mammals. Many primates have trichromatic colour vision and can see differences among red, orange, yellow, and green hues. What is particularly fascinating, however, is how much variation there is among primates... click to read more

  • Amanda D. Melin | Professor at Department of Anthropology and Archaeology & Alberta Children’s Hospital Research Institute University of Calgary, AB, Canada
Views 691
Reading time 4 min
published on Jul 3, 2017
Lower calorie intake allows monkeys to live long and prosper

The recent report in Nature Communications settles a persistent controversy in biology of aging research; namely, whether or not caloric restriction (CR), reduced calorie intake without malnutrition, confers health and longevity benefits in nonhuman primates. The University of Wisconsin-Madison and the National Institute on Aging... click to read more

  • Rozalyn Anderson | Associate Professor at Department of Medicine, School of Medicine and Public Health, University of Wisconsin Madison, & Geriatric Research, Education, and Clinical Center, William S. Middleton Memorial Veterans Hospital, Madison WI
Views 670
Reading time 3 min
published on Mar 24, 2017
The surprising effects of a Paleo diet on diabetic patients

Diabetes is a widely spread disease in modern society, a condition in which the capacity of the body to manage blood glucose is impaired. Type 2 Diabetes (T2D) is associated with many metabolic dysfunctions, such as insulin resistance (the inability of the tissues - mainly... click to read more

  • Alice Matone | Postdoctoral Research Fellow at The Microsoft Research - University of Trento Centre for Computational and Systems Biology (COSBI)
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Reading time 3 min
published on Dec 14, 2016