Detecting trace amounts of multiple classes of antibiotics in foods

Widespread use of antibiotics in human healthcare and livestock husbandry has led to trace amounts of the drugs ending up in food products. Long-term consumption could cause health problems, but it’s been difficult to analyze more than a few antibiotics at a time because they have different chemical properties. Now, researchers reporting in ACS’ Journal […]

Ancient proteins help track early milk drinking in Africa

IMAGE: Cattle grazing in Entesekara in Kenya near the Tanzanian border view more  Credit: A. Janzen Tracking milk drinking in the ancient past is not straightforward. For decades, archaeologists have tried to reconstruct the practice by various indirect methods. They have looked at ancient rock art to identify scenes of animals being milked and at animal […]

Green med diet cuts non-alcoholic fatty liver disease by half – Ben-Gurion U. study

IMAGE: MRI photos illustrate the green MED diet effect on hepatic fat loss A green Mediterranean (MED) diet reduces intrahepatic fat more than other healthy diets and cuts non-alcoholic fatty liver… view more  Credit: Gut 2021 BEER-SHEVA, Israel…January 18, 2021 – A green Mediterranean (MED) diet reduces intrahepatic fat more than other healthy diets and cuts […]

Changing diets — not less physical activity — may best explain childhood obesity crisis

IMAGE: Traditional Shuar lunch items view more  Credit: Samuel Urlacher Variation in consumption of market-acquired foods outside of the traditional diet — but not in total calories burned daily — is reliably related to indigenous Amazonian children’s body fat, according to a Baylor University study that offers insight into the global obesity epidemic. “The importance of […]

USask study finds COVID isolation worsens student diets, inactivity, and alcohol intake

A University of Saskatchewan study has found that the COVID-19 pandemic has led to significant worsening of already poor dietary habits, low activity levels, sedentary behaviour, and high alcohol consumption among university students. The findings of the study–the first to assess changes in students’ dietary intake, physical activity, and sedentary behaviour before and during the […]

Altering mealtimes could prevent development of Type 2 diabetes

An innovative new study is set to examine if changing our mealtimes to earlier or later in the day could reduce the risk of developing Type 2 diabetes. Led by Dr Denise Robertson, Professor Jonathan Johnston and post graduate researcher Shantel Lynch from the University of Surrey, the study, outlined in the journal Nutrition Bulletin, […]

Better diet and glucose uptake in the brain lead to longer life in fruit flies

IMAGE: Glucose uptake in brain neurons decreases with age (left), Increasing glucose uptake in brain neurons counteracts aging (middle), Increasing glucose uptake in brain neurons plus dietary restriction further extends lifespan… view more  Credit: Tokyo Metropolitan University Tokyo, Japan – Researchers from Tokyo Metropolitan University have discovered that fruit flies with genetic modifications to enhance glucose […]

Dairy product purchasing differs in households with and without children

IMAGE: A new study published in JDS Communications found that households with children reported purchasing larger quantities and higher-fat dairy products compared to households without children. view more  Credit: JDS Communications Champaign, IL, January 15, 2021 – American dairy consumers are often influenced by a variety of factors that can affect their buying habits. These factors […]

Water and gender equality | EurekAlert! Science News

Water isn’t just crucial for life, it’s fundamental to increasing opportunities for women and girls in rural areas across the globe. A new Stanford study reveals how bringing piped water closer to remote households in Zambia dramatically improves the lives of women and girls, while also improving economic opportunities, food security and well-being for entire […]

Study finds rising rates of food insecurity among older adults

From 2007 to 2016, food insecurity–or limited access to nutritious foods because of a lack of financial resources–increased significantly from 5.5% to 12.4% among older US adults, and the increase was more pronounced among individuals with lower income. The findings come from a study published in the Journal of the American Geriatric Society. The study, […]