Why You Should Never Quit Fruit During a Low-Carb Diet, According to Science

One of my patients – who struggled with obesity, uncontrolled diabetes and the cost of her medications – agreed in June 2019 to adopt a diet based on whole foods. Excited by the challenge, she did an outstanding job. She increased her intake of fresh fruits and vegetables, stopped eating sweets, biscuits and cakes, and … Read more

In the Atlantic Forest, the lowland tapir is at risk of extinction – BIOENGINEER.ORG

Lowland tapir populations in the Atlantic Forest of South America are in danger of almost complete extinction, scientists have estimated. Weighing up to 250 kg, the animal can adapt to most habitats in South America – but its population continues to decline throughout its range. Lowland tapir populations in the Atlantic Forest of South America … Read more

Vitamin D supplements, heart health, and cancer risk

.A new study looks for links between vitamin D supplements, cancer and heart disease. Raymond Forbes LLC / Stocksy Initial research has shown that vitamin D can reduce the risk of developing cardiovascular disease and cancer. However, there have been several large, high-quality randomized controlled trials (RCTs) that confirm this. A recent RCT examined the … Read more

A Common Virus Can Trigger Multiple Sclerosis, According to Huge New Study

Multiple sclerosis – an autoimmune disease that affects the brain and spinal cord – can occur after infection with the Epstein-Barr virus (EBV). According to the clinical source UpToDate, it is estimated that 90 to 95 percent of people become infected with EBV, also called human herpesvirus 4, by adulthood. In children, the virus usually … Read more

3 newly discovered worlds risk doom orbiting too close to dying stars

Astronomers have spotted three new exoplanets orbiting dangerously close to their parent stars, on the verge of extinction. Three exoplanets, named TOI-2337b, TOI-4329b and TOI-2669b, were detected using NASA’s transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) and the Echelle High Resolution Spectrometer (HIRES) of the WM Keck Observatory in Hawaii. “These planets are in such extreme places … Read more

Predicting Alzheimer’s risk: Why cognitive testing alone may not work

.New research casts doubt on the use of cognitive tests to predict the risk of Alzheimer’s disease. Catherine Falls Commercial / Getty Images Previously, experts considered a modest reduction in the results of clinical cognitive testing to be a predictor of future risk of progression to Alzheimer’s disease. Lower education, lower income and social exclusion … Read more

Consuming Artificial Sweeteners During Pregnancy May Affect Baby’s Microbiome and Obesity Risk

A study in rats was the first to reveal changes in microbial populations and metabolism in babies when mothers consumed sweeteners during pregnancy. A new study investigates the link between sweetener consumption during pregnancy and the risk of obesity in a baby. Pregnant rats fed stevia or aspartame gave birth to pups that were at … Read more

First melanoma test to offer reassurance of low risk of cancer spread – BIOENGINEER.ORG

A team of scientists and clinicians from Newcastle has developed a pioneering test that reliably predicts the spread or return of the deadliest form of skin cancer. A team of scientists and clinicians from Newcastle has developed a pioneering test that reliably predicts the spread or return of the deadliest form of skin cancer. Technological … Read more

Metabolic syndrome strongly increases risk of severe COVID-19

Credit: CC0 Public Domain. In a new study from the Cleveland Clinic, researchers found that people with metabolic syndrome have a much worse hospitalization and mortality rate due to COVID-19. They found that patients with metabolic syndrome were more likely to be hospitalized, 56% more likely to be admitted to an intensive care unit, and … Read more