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Newswise: Strip Steak: Bacterial Enzyme Removes Inflammation-Causing Meat Carbohydrates
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    23-Sep-2019 11:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 719313

Strip Steak: Bacterial Enzyme Removes Inflammation-Causing Meat Carbohydrates

University of California San Diego Health

When we eat red meat, the animal carbohydrate Neu5Gc is incorporated in our tissues, where it generates inflammation. UC San Diego researchers discovered how gut bacteria enzymes strip our cells of Neu5Gc, introducing the possibility of using the enzymes to reduce the risk of inflammatory diseases.

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19-Sep-2019 3:55 PM EDT
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Article ID: 719314

Smoking Abstinence Has Little Impact on the Motivation for Food

University at Buffalo

It’s sometimes thought that smokers who can’t light up are likely to reach for food in lieu of cigarettes. But new research from the University at Buffalo suggests that smoking abstinence doesn’t greatly affect the motivation for food. The study, published in the journal Drug and Alcohol Dependence, used cues and actual money to learn how much smokers might spend for cigarettes, food and water during abstinence. The results provide new insights for how different systems control motivation and reward.

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19-Sep-2019 4:05 PM EDT

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Article ID: 719285

Foods to avoid when you have the flu

Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center

Kasey Vavrek, a registered dietitian at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, explains the worst and best foods when you have the flu.

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19-Sep-2019 12:05 PM EDT
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Newswise: Joachim Messing, Renowned Rutgers Scientist, Dead at 73

Article ID: 719258

Joachim Messing, Renowned Rutgers Scientist, Dead at 73

Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Joachim Messing, an internationally renowned Rutgers University scientist who sought to end hunger, protect the environment and advance medicine, died Friday, Sept. 13. Jo Messing, director of the Waksman Institute of Microbiology since 1988, made pioneering contributions that underpin the modern fields of genetics, genomics and evolutionary biology. He created the full suite of tools for “shotgun” sequencing of DNA, an approach that vastly empowered the advance of the genomic era of biology

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19-Sep-2019 9:45 AM EDT
Newswise: Food as medicine: UTHealth and partners fill prescriptions for food insecurity
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    19-Sep-2019 9:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 719117

Food as medicine: UTHealth and partners fill prescriptions for food insecurity

University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

The answer to food insecurity could be as simple as a prescription for healthy food from your health care provider and the means to obtain it, particularly in food deserts, said researchers led by The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) School of Public Health.

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17-Sep-2019 3:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 719144

‘Junk Food’ Diet May Predict Future Depression Symptoms in Teens

American Physiological Society (APS)

An innovative study finds that sodium and potassium levels—reflections of a person’s typical diet—may be predictors of future depression in teens. The first-of-its-kind study is published in Physiological Reports.

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19-Sep-2019 7:00 AM EDT
Newswise: Microbiome May Be Involved in Mechanisms Related to Muscle Strength in Older Adults

Article ID: 719143

Microbiome May Be Involved in Mechanisms Related to Muscle Strength in Older Adults

Tufts University

New study suggests the gut microbiome has a role in mechanisms related to muscle strength in older adults. Researchers found differences in bacterial profiles of older adults with high and low physical function, bacterial and strength differences in mice colonized with fecal samples from the adults.

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17-Sep-2019 4:05 PM EDT
Newswise: UF/IFAS Researchers Continue Work on Saving Guacamole’s Key Ingredient

Article ID: 719065

UF/IFAS Researchers Continue Work on Saving Guacamole’s Key Ingredient

University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences

There is no shortage of interest or appetite for guacamole. When you consider the endless variety of recipes for dishes and dips that you can dig into, coupled with an annual designation of September 16 as National Guacamole Day, you might consider chanting “Viva la Guac.”

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16-Sep-2019 6:05 PM EDT

Article ID: 719056

Are plant-based meats healthier?

UW Medicine

As more fast food chains add vegan burger options to their menus, many might wonder if this is a healthier alternative to meat. Judy Simon, a UW Medicine dietitian, says some products do contain whole foods, like sweet potatoes or black beans. Take a look at the ingredient list. she advises. She cautions that some of the products have a lot of sodium, so you'll want to check the nutritional labels. "I just think it’s being aware of what you’re eating," she says.

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16-Sep-2019 4:05 PM EDT

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