Inclusion of Almonds in a Cholesterol-Lowering Diet Improves Plasma HDL Subspecies and Cholesterol Efflux to Serum in Normal-Weight Individuals with Elevated LDL Cholesterol [Nutrition and Disease]

Inclusion of Almonds in a Cholesterol-Lowering Diet Improves Plasma HDL Subspecies and Cholesterol Efflux to Serum in Normal-Weight Individuals with Elevated LDL Cholesterol [Nutrition and Disease] Background: Almonds may increase circulating HDL cholesterol when substituted for a high-carbohydrate snack in an isocaloric diet, yet little is known about the effects on HDL biology and function.…

Factors Influencing the Gut Microbiota, Inflammation, and Type 2 Diabetes [Sponsored Supplement Publication Manuscript]

Factors Influencing the Gut Microbiota, Inflammation, and Type 2 Diabetes [Sponsored Supplement Publication Manuscript] The gut microbiota is a complex community of bacteria residing in the intestine. Animal models have demonstrated that several factors contribute to and can significantly alter the composition of the gut microbiota, including genetics; the mode of delivery at birth; the…

Replacing a palatable high-fat diet with low fat food causes withdrawal-like symptoms in mice

Replacing a palatable high-fat diet with low fat food causes withdrawal-like symptoms in mice Researchers have found that mice fed a palatable high-fat diet experience stress responses that resemble drug withdrawal when their food is switched to a low-fat diet. A study has identified brain changes in the dopamine neurotransmitter system caused by stress when…

Estrogen in the brain prevents obesity and glucose intolerance during menopause in lab animal study

Estrogen in the brain prevents obesity and glucose intolerance during menopause in lab animal study Researchers have found that adding estrogen in the brain may improve health in obese females after menopause. Estrogen in the brain prevents obesity and glucose intolerance during menopause in lab animal study Source: Science Daily Fitness