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Tag: Diet

Fibrous foods
A study published in Science by Dr. Jennifer A. Wargo and her colleagues spanning multiple centers recently examined if dietary fiber and commercially available probiotics affect immunotherapy response in cancer patients [1]. They hypothesized that bacteria from two probiotic species would be associated with a response to this therapy. The human patients By using stool...
Balanced stones
A new meta-analysis from Aging Cell has shown that both high and low levels of IGF-1 are related to mortality risk [1]. Insulin-like growth factor 1 (IGF-1) IGF-1 is one of the body’s major metabolic hormones. It can have effects similar to insulin, and it mediates the effects of growth hormone. IGF-1 has growth-promoting effects...
Spinach leaves
An open-access human study published in Clinical Nutrition has found that a combination of supplements is beneficial for working memory. Identifying the dietary compounds Specific types of eating patterns have been associated with improved memory and cognition. The authors highlight some of the specific dietary components that selectively accumulate in the brain with biochemical effects,...
Plant-Based Diet
The MaPLE trial in Italy investigated whether or not increasing fruits and vegetables decreases leaky gut syndrome [1]. Background This study examines increased intestinal permeability (leaky gut) in adults 60 years and older [1].  Age has been reported to be a risk factor for increased intestinal permeability over the age of 50 [2]. The authors...
Fasting diet
Dr. Matt Kaeberlein and colleagues recently published a review summarizing anti-aging diets as well as their misconceptions [1]. Caloric restriction, fasting-mimicking diets, and intermittent fasting While fasting diets have been practiced for centuries, a recent re-emergence of this research has come to the anti-aging field. The general idea behind fasting diets is to cut back...
Exercise
Scientists have used DNA methylation markers to measure the anti-aging effects of healthy diet and physical activity, reaching interesting, if at times contradictory, results [1]. Move, eat healthy, check your biological age Physical activity (PA) and healthy diet are two powerful interventions that have time and again shown their potential to slow aging. Their importance...