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How Coca-Cola affects your body when you drink it
A British pharmacist has created an infographic that he claims reveals what happens to the body within 1 hour of drinking Coca-Cola and other caffeinated fizzy drinks. (Medical News Today)

Penn study questions presence in blood of heart-healthy molecules from fish oil supplements
Findings provide more data that fish oil supplements' clear benefit is suspectThe importance of a diet rich in fish oils - now a billion dollar food-supplement industry -- has been debated for... (Medical News Today)

Toward a safe antiobesity drug that could block fat absorption
To help address the global obesity epidemic, scientists are developing a new class of compounds called "micelle sequestrant polymers," or MSPs, that could prevent fat particles from getting absorbed... (Medical News Today)

Red grape chemical may help prevent bowel cancer, but less is more
Resveratrol, a chemical found in red grapes, is more effective in smaller doses at preventing bowel cancer in mice than high doses, according to new research* published in the journal Science... (Medical News Today)

Gradual increase in salt intake linked to high blood pressure
A Japanese study that followed the sodium intakes and blood pressures of healthy people confirms dietary sodium is associated with hypertension. (Medical News Today)

Could a sugar tax help combat obesity?
Following the BMA's call for a 20% sugar tax to subsidise the cost of fruit and vegetables, experts in The BMJ this week debate whether a sugar tax could help combat obesity. (Medical News Today)

Could coffee drinking habits influence cognitive function?
Increasing coffee consumption over time to more than one cup daily may raise the risk of mild cognitive impairment, while reducing it may lower risk, according to new research. (Medical News Today)

Diabetics who skip breakfast provoke hazardous blood sugar spikes
Type-2 diabetics who 'fast' until noon risk day-long consequences, says Tel Aviv University researcherMore and more Americans on-the-go are skipping the "most important meal of the day," not... (Medical News Today)

Study explains why 'eating for two' during pregnancy is not necessary
A new study of flies suggests a hormone released in early pregnancy enlarges the gut so it absorbs more energy from food and stimulates the body to store more fat. (Medical News Today)

UTHealth experts provide insight on causes of child obesity, tactics to end it
Encouraging more social interaction for children rather than just limiting TV time and enforcing strong nutritional policies in schools are two of the ways to decrease child obesity rates, according... (Medical News Today)

High-fat maternal diet changes newborn heart 'tastebuds'
Baby rats whose mothers were fed a high-fat diet had larger than normal hearts with fewer taste receptors for bitter flavours, according to new UNSW research. (Medical News Today)

New treatment may help neonatal liver disease associated with parenteral nutrition
A new study finds that exogenous glucagon-like peptide 2 (GLP-2) treatment may help fight neonatal parenteral nutrition-associated liver disease (PNALD). (Medical News Today)

Omega-3 fatty acids may help improve treatment and quality of life in cancer patients
Adding omega-3 fatty acids to anti-tumor medications may improve treatment response and quality of life for cancer patients according to a new study by researchers at the University Hospitals of... (Medical News Today)

Nutrition and pregnancy: Scientists challenge 'eat for two' myth
A new study, published in eLife, has shown that women may not need to 'eat for two' during pregnancy because the body could adapt to absorb more energy from the same amount of food. (Medical News Today)

CDC warn of edible marijuana dangers following death of 19-year-old student
A new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention examines the case of a student who fell to his death following the consumption of recreational edible marijuana. (Medical News Today)

Salt, sweet, sour... now fat is one of our basic tastes
In a new study, participants grouped cups of taste solution to identify 'fat' taste as a distinct new taste alongside the traditional basic tastes of salt, sweet and so on. (Medical News Today)

Synthetic coral could remove toxic heavy metals from the ocean; new material mimics the structure of coral, a natural adsorbent of heavy metals
A new material that mimics coral could help remove toxic heavy metals like mercury from the ocean, according to a new study published in the Journal of Colloid and Interface Science. (Medical News Today)

FDA revises proposed Nutrition Facts label rule to include a daily value for added sugars
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has proposed including the percent daily value (%DV) for added sugars on the Nutrition Facts label of packaged foods, giving consumers additional information... (Medical News Today)

WSU Researchers Find US breast milk is glyphosate free
Study is first independently verified look for the presence of Roundup ingredient in human milkWashington State University scientists have found that glyphosate, the main ingredient in the... (Medical News Today)

Resolving the cancer/diet paradox: New special issue on cancer in metabolism
How much does diet affect the cancer patient? Do "antioxidants" really play an important role in health - or are they causing more cancers than they cure? (Medical News Today)

Expert panel sets nutrition guidelines to manage GI symptoms in autism
Framework to navigate food selectivity, alternative diets, nutritional deficitsA new guideline for the nutrition of management gastrointestinal symptoms in children with autism spectrum disorders... (Medical News Today)

Is your favorite grocery store making you fat?
Is your favorite grocery store making you fat? According to new research findings, a Grocer Retailer Scorecard may be an effective, healthy shopping tool that benefits both grocers and shoppers. (Medical News Today)

Teeth reveal lifetime exposures to metals, toxins
Is it possible that too much iron in infant formula may potentially increase risk for neurodegenerative diseases like Parkinson's in adulthood -- and are teeth the window into the past that can help... (Medical News Today)

Research suggests retail meat is a potential vehicle for disease-causing Klebsiella
Increasing antibiotic resistance among Klebsiella poses a serious public health threat; Milken Institute School of Public Health-led study is first to link Klebsiella-contaminated food to urinary and... (Medical News Today)

Current dietary protein recommendations need updating
New research techniques help to uncover the best ways to consume dietary protein to optimize health outcomesNew research based on modern techniques suggests that recommendations for protein... (Medical News Today)

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