Our single-minded pursuit of protein – as a disembodied nutrient whose presence trumps all other considerations – can lead us to behave as if we have forgotten everything we knew about food.
Capsaicin has been shown to alter the expression of several genes involved in cancer cell survival, growth arrest, angiogenesis and metastasis. Recently, many research groups have found that capsaicin targets multiple signaling pathways, oncogenes and tumor-suppressor genes in various types of cancer models. Capsaicin has been shown to induce apoptosis in many different types of cancer cell lines while leaving normal cells unharmed.
Study shows that higher levels of vitamin D are associated with better exercise capacity.
Research provides the first evidence that magnesium may play an important role in optimizing vitamin D levels and preventing conditions related to vitamin D levels.
Consumption of the American diet, also known as the “western diet”, categorized by excessively high levels of fat and refined sugars, has been shown to cause metabolic syndrome (prediabetes) in male rats. Now, research from has proven that the western diet can cause equally unsettling results among females, a population which possesses protective hormones aiding in the prevention of cardiovascular diseases.
Short-term low carbohydrate, ketogenic diets reduce exercise performance in activities that are heavily dependent on anaerobic energy systems. These findings have clear performance implications for athletes, especially for high-intensity, short duration activities and sports.
Eating at restaurants and fast food chains may increase exposure to potentially harmful hormone-disrupting chemicals used to increase the flexibility and durability of plastic, a study has found.
In a study, researchers found that mushrooms have high amounts of ergothioneine and glutathione, both important antioxidants.
A former advertising executive who spent two decades working with Big Food corporations has revealed how they are still working to persuade us to eat more sugar and junk food in spite of the obesity epidemic.
Epigenetics does not involve changes to the DNA sequence, but are changes that modify gene expression. A person's epigenome is inherited, but it is also reversible based on what you eat, whether you exercise, and even where you live, for example.
Findings suggest that the timing of when you consume calories, relative to your own biological timing may be more important for health than the actual time of day.
Polishing an apple with your shirt might remove some dust and dirt, but getting rid of pesticide residues could take a little more work. Researchers now report in ACS’ Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, that washing apples with a common household product — baking soda — could do the trick for residues on the surfaces of the fruit.
In a new paper published in Nature Scientific Reports, BYU professor of microbiology and molecular biology Laura Bridgewater found that when female mice were exposed to stress, their gut microbiota -- the microorganisms vital to digestive and metabolic health -- changed to look like the mice had been eating a high-fat diet.
The link between sugar and increased risk of heart disease is now established, but might have been accepted many years sooner if key findings had been public, the researchers say.
The rise of plant-based diets in the NBA follows a worldwide uptick in meat-free meals.
Research suggests that physical activity can change diet preferences in males, but not in females.
Study demonstrates that a high fat, or ketogenic, diet not only increases longevity but also improves physical strength.
Despite eating the same breakfast, made from the same ingredients, people consumed more calories throughout the day when they believed that one of the breakfasts was less substantial than the other.
The gut microbiome regulates lipid uptake by hacking into the circadian clocks that are present in the cells that line the gut.
When humans simultaneously experience extremes of physical and mental exertion, our internal trade-off preserves cognitive function as the body's priority.