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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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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!
Notable research in nutrition
The chemistry based diet that's treating IBS
By Bethany Halford, in C&EN, Feb 2018, v.96, no. 6. Great overview article on the low FODMAP diet, featuring Australian research.
Effects of Low-Carbohydrate and Low-Fat Diets: A Randomized Trial
Very highly cited - evidence to support Low-Carb vs Low-Fat for weight loss
Altered processing of sweet taste in the brain of diet soda drinkers
by Erin Green & Claire Murphy, in Physiology & Behavior, 11 May 2012.
Diet sodas may not be helping you lose weight, but artificially sweetened foods may instead sabotage your diet by confusing and rewiring your brain’s reward centers...
Interview: Cancer, metabolism, fructose, artificial sweeteners, and going cold turkey on sugar
A brilliant elaboration of the issues around fructose, sucrose, fat and obesity that have been recently much debated. Authoritative discussion by a pioneer biochemist.
Maternal Prenatal Nutrition and Health in Grandchildren and Subsequent Generations.
E. Susser et al. (2102) in Annual Review of Anthropology, Vol. 41: 577-610 DOI: 10.1146/annurev-anthro-081309-145645.
This review focuses on the potential for a woman's nutritional state leading up to and during pregnancy to influence the health of her grandchildren, great grandchildren, and potentially even later generations
Metabolism, Diet and Disease/ a BMC Special Collection
To accompany their BMC conference series on Metabolism, diet and disease, this year with the special theme of cancer and metabolism, the two conference host journals, BMC Biology and BMC Medicine, have launched a thematic series of publications aimed at showing how basic research on the biochemistry, cell biology and genetics of metabolism can address the major health problems of cancer, obesity, cardiovascular disease, diabetes and insulin resistance, and how the therapeutic and nutritional implications can inform the clinical management and treatment of these diseases. The series includes original research, review, comment and opinion pieces, as well as interviews and Q&As, and we welcome further research submissions on these topics.
Q&A: 'Toxic' effects of sugar: should we be afraid of fructose?
A thorough, clear and up-to-date review of this contentious topic in a top peer-reviewed journal