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Gut Bacteria Vary with Diet

By Jef Akst | December 13, 2013

Extreme diets can alter the microbial makeup of the human GI tract, and change the behavior of those bacteria.

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Healthy Lifestyle Lengthens Telomeres?

By Kate Yandell | September 18, 2013

Diet, exercise, and stress management may lengthen telomeres, a new study shows, though some scientists are skeptical.

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Football Losses Tied to Junk Food

By Kerry Grens | August 23, 2013

When their local team is defeated, people seem to drown their sorrows in saturated fat, but uplifting thinking can change the bad habit.

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Why One Cream Cake Leads to Another

By Ruth Williams | August 15, 2013

Continuously eating fatty foods perturbs communication between the gut and brain, which in turn perpetuates a bad diet.

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“Safe” Sugar Levels Harm Mice

By Dan Cossins | August 15, 2013

A high-sugar diet comparable to that consumed by up to a quarter of Americans renders mice less able to compete for territory and reproduce.

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Mediterranean Diet Reduces Genetic Stroke Risk

By Dan Cossins | August 14, 2013

Researchers show that the Mediterranean diet may counteract the increased risk of cardiovascular disease and stroke in people with a certain genetic variant.

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Eat Less and Live Longer?

By Debamita Chatterjee | August 13, 2013

Mice on a low-calorie diet harbor a distinct population of gut microorganisms that helps prolong life.

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Smurf-y Old Age

By Beth Marie Mole | April 1, 2013

Flies turning blue help researchers link the deterioration of the intestinal barrier to age-related death.

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Feeding Time

By Kerry Grens | February 1, 2013

The eating schedule—and not the amount of calories—can make the difference between an obese, diabetic, sick mouse and one with a healthy metabolism.

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Island Disease

By Jef Akst | August 1, 2012

People living on islands in the Norwegian Sea suffer from an unusually high rate of certain genetic diseases and health issues, making the population ripe for research.

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