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Type 2 diabetes prevented in 80 per cent of at-risk patients thanks to repurposed drug

A weight loss drug has reduced the risk of type 2 diabetes by 80 per cent compared to placebo, report investigators.

A trend reversal in childhood obesity: Decline in BMI in 8-year-old boys

After decades of increasing childhood obesity, things are now going in the opposite direction. A study shows that among 8-year-old boys in Sweden, the percentage of boys suffering from overweight or obesity has decreased to their lowest levels since the early 1990s.

Fighting malnutrition with education

Malnutrition manifests itself as both over- and under-nutrition, and is currently not diagnosed and treated in time. It leads to serious health problems, including the estimated 60 percent of cardiovascular deaths. Researchers suggest that an accurate training of healthcare professionals may be at the heart of solving this problem.

Scrummy Paleo Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake Recipe

The post Scrummy Paleo Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake Recipe appeared first on Paleo Flourish Magazine. This recipe started out as a chocolate chip cookie recipe – I was testing out different combinations of ingredients to see what would make the best Paleo chocolate chip cookies. Show More Summary

Helping parents understand BMI may lead to positive changes in childhood obesity

Getting children to move more is a team effort. A new study found parents were more likely to change their child’s lifestyle when schools provided educational materials along with the results of their child’s body mass index screeni...

Raising dietary potassium to sodium ratio helps reduce heart, kidney disease

Reducing sodium (salt) in the diet has been recommended to lower blood pressure and the risk of heart disease. However, in a new review article, researchers found that increasing dietary potassium is as important to improving the risk factors for cardiovascular and kidney disease as limiting dietary sodium.

Gene that may strongly influence obesity uncovered

A new study on fruit flies has uncovered a gene that could play a key role in obesity in humans. The paper examines a 'foraging gene' humans share in common with the flies, which plays multiple roles and is found in similar places, such as the nervous system, in the muscle and in fat. Show More Summary

Fructose is generated in the human brain

Fructose, a form of sugar linked to obesity and diabetes, is converted in the human brain from glucose, according to a new study. The finding raises questions about fructose's effects on the brain and eating behavior.

Long-term stress linked to higher levels of obesity

People who suffer long-term stress may also be more prone to obesity, according to research that involved examining hair samples for levels of cortisol, a hormone which regulates the body's response to stress.

Coconut Yogurt Berry Parfait Recipe [Paleo, Keto, AIP]

The post Coconut Yogurt Berry Parfait Recipe [Paleo, Keto, AIP] appeared first on Paleo Flourish Magazine. Parfaits are traditionally a cold dessert made from cream, eggs, and fruits. But you can make a dairy-free, Paleo, AIP, and Keto dessert by using a few simple ingredients like coconut yogurt. Show More Summary

Likelihood of dieting success lies within your tweets

There is a direct link between a person's attitude on social media and the likelihood that their dieting efforts will succeed. In fact, researchers have now determined that dieting success ­-- or failure -- can be predicted with an accuracy rate of 77 percent based on the sentiment of the words and phrases one uses on Twitter.

Exercise most important lifestyle change to help reduce risk of breast cancer recurrence

For patients with breast cancer, physical activity and avoiding weight gain are the most important lifestyle choices that can reduce the risk of cancer recurrence and death, according to an evidence-based review.

Only one-third of parents think they are doing a good job helping kids eat healthy

If you know healthy eating is important for your kids, but you also feel like it's easier said than done, you're not alone. Many parents may not be following the recipe for encouraging healthy diets in their kids, and 1 in 5 don't think it's important to limit fast food and other junk food, outlines a new report.

Chinese Egg and Scallion Pancakes [Paleo, Keto]

The post Chinese Egg and Scallion Pancakes [Paleo, Keto] appeared first on Paleo Flourish Magazine. Ingredients: You don’t need many ingredients for this recipe…just eggs and scallions (which are diced green onions). If you don’t have scallions, you can use leeks that have been diced very small or else regular onions diced small. Show More Summary

Vitamin D protects against colds and flu, finds major global study

Vitamin D supplements protect against acute respiratory infections including colds and flu, according to a study. The study provides the most robust evidence yet that vitamin D has benefits beyond bone and muscle health.

The glow of food dye can be used to monitor food quality

Allura Red, a synthetic food and pharmaceutical color widely used within the U.S., boasts special properties that may make it and other food dyes appropriate as sensors or edible probes to monitor foods and pharmaceuticals. A team of...Show More Summary

Research sheds light on mechanisms underlying aging

Scientists have known for decades that drastically restricting certain nutrients without causing malnutrition prolongs health and lifespan in a wide range of species, but the molecular mechanisms underlying this effect have remained a mystery. Show More Summary

Spicy Chicken Sauté tossed with Avocado Recipe [Paleo, Keto]

The post Spicy Chicken Sauté tossed with Avocado Recipe [Paleo, Keto] appeared first on Paleo Flourish Magazine. This spicy chicken sauté is really easy and quick to make. And then you toss it with some ripe avocado pieces at the end to create a colorful and delicious dinner that’s filled with healthy fats. Show More Summary

The Healthiest Things To Order At Fast Food Chains

If you're looking to grab a quick lunch at Starbucks, Kim Larson, RDN and spokesperson for The Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics, suggests looking to the bistro boxes. "Tofu is a good plant-based protein," she explains, "and the eggplant and peppers contain antioxidants, fiber, vitamins, and minerals." Illustrated by: Elliot Salazar.

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