3D tumors that disintegrate within a few days thanks to the action of a well-known omega-3 (DHA, found mainly in fish) -- this is the exceptional discovery by University of Louvain researchers. Hungry for fatty acids, tumor cells in acidosis gorge themselves on DHA but are unable to store it correctly and literally poison themselves. The result? They die.
Lab animals deficient in vitamin D crave and become dependent on opioids, which is curbed when normal levels of the vitamin are restored. Human health records indicate that people with low vitamin D are more likely to use and misuse opioids. Study results suggest a potential role for vitamin D supplementation in fighting opioid addiction.
Ketogenic metabolic therapy has been shown to successfully starve cancer cells of the glucose and glutamine they need to survive. In a new case study, a British man who rejected the standard of care to treat his glioblastoma has lived for more than 80 months with the typically fatal tumor after adopting a ketogenic diet, researchers report in the journal Frontiers in Nutrition
New findings from the University of Minnesota Medical School are helping uncover why some people are more likely to be overweight and develop Type 2 diabetes -- and it starts in the womb.
When herring are filleted, more than half their weight becomes a low-value 'side stream' that never reaches our plates. Now, scientists from Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, have developed a special dipping solution which can significantly extend the side streams' shelf life, and increase the opportunities to use them as food.
Indigenous peoples pass on their knowledge of medicinal plants orally. If their languages go extinct, valuable medical knowledge will be lost. A study by the University of Zurich estimates that 75% of the world's medicinal plant applications are only known in one language.
Researchers from Tokyo Medical and Dental University (TMDU) have found that eating a soft diet during development leads to altered electrical activity and movement in the jaw muscles of rats in response to stimulation of the anterior cortical masticatory area. Their findings suggest that reduced chewing function may be at least partly improved by simple treatments that involve increasing the difficulty of chewing, thus improving the brain's control of jaw movements.
Women's mental health likely has a higher association with dietary factors than men's, according to new research from Binghamton University, State University of New York.
In a pre-clinical study that helps settle the debate on the pros and cons of carbs, Australian researchers have found the quality and type of carbohydrates eaten in combination with reduced protein levels severely impacts health outcomes. Researchers at the University of Sydney's Charles Perkins Centre conducted the largest ever study of nutrient interactions by examining the health of mice on 33 different diets containing various combinations of protein to carbs, and different sources of carbohydrate.
For the first time, Australian scientists have confirmed a link between the role of regular fish oil to break down the ability of 'superbugs' to become resistant to antibiotics. The discovery, led by Flinders University and just published in international journal mBio, found that the antimicrobial powers of fish oil fatty acids could prove a simple and safe dietary supplement for people to take with antibiotics to make their fight against infection more effective.