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Mice Fed a Highly Processed Diet Are More Susceptible to the Flu
It’s not clear why grain-fed mice are better able to recover after infection, but a study’s findings suggest food type may skew the results of animal studies.
Mice Fed a Highly Processed Diet Are More Susceptible to the Flu
Mice Fed a Highly Processed Diet Are More Susceptible to the Flu

It’s not clear why grain-fed mice are better able to recover after infection, but a study’s findings suggest food type may skew the results of animal studies.

It’s not clear why grain-fed mice are better able to recover after infection, but a study’s findings suggest food type may skew the results of animal studies.

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Daily Multivitamin May Slow Cognitive Decline in Seniors
Andy Carstens | Sep 14, 2022 | 2 min read
Researchers caution that it’s too soon to recommend supplements based on the results of a new study.
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Personalized Nutrition Companies’ Claims Overhyped: Scientists
Shawna Williams | Aug 21, 2019 | 8 min read
Services promising scientifically tailored supplements or advice abound. Experts say their claims are largely unfounded, although some solid evidence is beginning to emerge.
Micronutrients, Macro Impact
Anna Azvolinsky | Jun 1, 2017 | 9 min read
At the interface of food, nutrition, and agriculture, Lindsay Allen’s research has been informing nutrition guidelines and policies around the world for decades.
Mutagens and Multivitamins
Megan Scudellari | Jun 1, 2014 | 9 min read
Not one to shy away from controversy, Bruce Ames has pitted himself against industry groups, environmentalists, and his peers through his work identifying DNA mutagens. And he’s not done yet.
Week in Review: March 17–21
Tracy Vence | Mar 20, 2014 | 3 min read
Protein appears to protect stressed neurons; vitamin A’s lifelong effects on immunity; stem cells influenced by substrates; supercharged photosynthesis through nanotechnology
Vitamin A’s Influence on Immunity
Ashley P. Taylor | Mar 19, 2014 | 3 min read
Exposure to vitamin A in the womb influences immune system development and lifelong ability to fight infections, a mouse study shows. 
Vitamin Deficit Can Boost Innate Immunity
Laasya Samhita | Jan 23, 2014 | 4 min read
Researchers show that vitamin A deficiency can help protect mice against parasitic worm infections.
Suspected Effects of Vitamin D
Amy Maxmen | Mar 1, 2012 | 1 min read
Vitamin D has a variety of actions in the body. It binds to the vitamin D receptor (VDR), which then binds to the retinoid X receptor (RXR) and activates the expression of numerous genes. 
Vitamin D on Trial
Amy Maxmen | Mar 1, 2012 | 10+ min read
Prevention trials for vitamins and supplements are notoriously difficult, but some researchers aren’t giving up on finding proof that vitamin D helps ward off disease.
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