Being Overweight Adds Distinct Epigenetic Marks to DNA

Extra weight that you may have put on during the holidays could not only appear around your belly, but also add epigenetic tags to your DNA, suggests a new study. Having a high body mass index (BMI) was linked to additional methyl tags found at more than 200 areas on the genome, which affects gene expression and … Continue reading Being Overweight Adds Distinct Epigenetic Marks to DNA

Bisphenol A Can Reprogram Liver’s Epigenome and Result in Disease in Rats

There has been growing literature that suggests how environmental chemical exposure can lead to birth defects but the majority of the studies are association based. A fraction of those studies have shown how ambient chemical exposure affects insulin sensitivity and lipid metabolism1  or affecting gut-microbiota2. But how early life chemical exposure can affect epigenetics—or change the epigenome … Continue reading Bisphenol A Can Reprogram Liver’s Epigenome and Result in Disease in Rats

Low-Cal Diet Could Change Epigenetic Patterns in Obesity-Related Disease

Obesity is a disease characterized by excessive body fat. It can be caused by environment, a person’s early-life nutrition, and it can even be a result of their parent’s diet. Obesity is so dangerous because associated with many diseases such as hypertension, type-2 Diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and cancer. How does extra weight cause so many different problems? Many studies … Continue reading Low-Cal Diet Could Change Epigenetic Patterns in Obesity-Related Disease

Eye health and poor nutrition: A high-fat diet may be linked to vision problems later in life, warn scientists

It turns out, a diet high in fat can not only raise a person’s risk of obesity but also their risk of going blind later in life. In a recent study, researchers from the University of Southampton in the U.K. found that a high-fat diet affects the ability of retinal pigment epithelial (RPE) cells to adjust to changing conditions in … Continue reading Eye health and poor nutrition: A high-fat diet may be linked to vision problems later in life, warn scientists

Reversing diabetes may be possible if patients lose weight within the first 5 years of diagnosis: Study

Type 2 diabetics who lose weight in the first year after their diagnosis have a higher likelihood of remission, according to a recent study by researchers at the University of Cambridge. The conventional medical industry uses the term “remission” to mean reversal of diabetes. First author Hajira Dambha-Miller, a physician from Cambridge’s Department of Public Health and Primary Care, said that people who … Continue reading Reversing diabetes may be possible if patients lose weight within the first 5 years of diagnosis: Study

Cold temperature lipid created by the body may lower blood sugar, report scientists

A recent study published in the journal Cell Metabolism found that 12-HEPE, a lipid produced by the body in response to cold temperatures, may help reduce blood sugar levels. Researchers from Brazil, the U.S. and Germany conducted a series of experiments on mice and humans and found that it could help shuttle glucose into tissues and improve glucose tolerance in … Continue reading Cold temperature lipid created by the body may lower blood sugar, report scientists

“Vegetarian” fast food options are still full of fat, calories and sodium, caution health experts

A fast-food restaurant’s vegetarian offerings may not be as healthy as you might think. This is according to nutritionist Christina Crowder who noted that while some fast-food items may indeed feature “healthy” ingredients such as fresh vegetables, these are often smothered with salty sauces and served with sugary drinks. In addition, these are often accompanied by other salt and … Continue reading “Vegetarian” fast food options are still full of fat, calories and sodium, caution health experts

It only takes one: Drinking at least one sugary drink a day increases your cancer risk

When it comes to beverages that increase your risk of cancer, it turns out that a glass of orange juice may be just as bad as a glass of soda. This is according to a new study, which found that sugary drinks – including 100 percent fruit juice – were “significantly associated with the risk of … Continue reading It only takes one: Drinking at least one sugary drink a day increases your cancer risk

5 Tips for a successful keto diet

Many people desire instant results when they’re trying to lose weight, but it’s called a “journey” for a reason. If you want to achieve your weight goal, you’ll have to put in the work and be consistent about it. One sustainable weight loss strategy is to follow a certain diet. Diets come with a set of … Continue reading 5 Tips for a successful keto diet

Tips for working out in the morning and pursuing intermittent fasting after

Intermittent fasting and morning workouts do not ordinarily go together. However, people who want the benefits of both practices have ways to ensure that fasting and exercise work together. With intermittent fasting, people fast for 12 to 20 hours. Doing so limits the daily eating window to as little as four hours. This type of fasting helps reduce … Continue reading Tips for working out in the morning and pursuing intermittent fasting after