Young adults could add over a decade to their life expectancy by switching from a Western diet to one that includes more nuts, legumes, and whole grains, and by reducing red or processed meats.
A Western-style diet, high in omega-6 polyunsaturated fats, increases symptoms of inflammation, neuropathy, and chronic pain. However, changing to a lower-fat diet can help reverse or relieve symptoms of inflammatory pain disorders.
A new study looks at the effect a Western style diet has on the gut microbiome. Researchers report both fructose and glucose block the production of Roc, a protein required for the colonization of beneficial bacteria in the gut.
According to researchers, women may need a diet that includes a larger spectrum of nutrients which help support mood, compared to men.
Researchers reveal the Western diet can induce the expansion of microbes in the small intestine that promote the digestion and absorption of high fat foods. Over time, researchers say, these microbes can increase the risk of obesity.
Researchers report rats that ate fatty or junk foods during pregnancy tended to have heavier pups that preferred the taste of fat directly following weaning. They also noted mothers who ate energy rich food either during pregnancy or while breastfeeding had an increased risk of their children becoming obese later in life.
Diet and lifestyle changes could lower the risk of developing Alzheimer's disease for those who are genetically predisposed, a new study suggests.