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Nutrition and Dietetics

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 Arm pushing aside unhealthy food in favour of healthy foods

Nature: Special Issue on the Microbiome

Cutting edge advances in the rapidly expanding new field: the effect of gut flora on health. Very important for N&D.

Dietary restriction hypothesis

A new hypothesis on the effects of dietary restrition. A bit geeky, but fun nevertheless!

Margo I. Adler, Russell Bonduriansky, Why do the well-fed appear to die young? A new evolutionary hypothesis for the effect of dietary restriction on lifespan, BioEssays 2014. DOI: 10.1002/bies.201300165

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Related Library Guides:

Nutrition - What we know (very little)

Nutrition - What we know (very little) and what we will likely never know (a lot) about nutrition

>50minutes, but a worthwhile explanation of the use of evidence in nutrition. RECOMMENDED!

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