A diet that includes eating too much fat and sugar as a child can alter your microbiome for life, even if you later learn to eat healthier, a new study in mice suggests. The study by UC Riverside researchers is one of the first to show a significant decrease in the total number and diversity of gut bacteria in mature mice fed an unhealthy diet as juveniles. “We studied … [Read more...]
Could a Gluten-Free Diet Reduce Your Risk of Diabetes?
An old proverb attributed to Benjamin Franklin holds that ?An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.? When applied to chronic disease, prevention is far more desirable than the ?cures? offered by contemporary medicine. In the case of diabetes, that standard may be attainable. The prevalence of diabetes has skyrocketed in recent decades. Consider the following: An … [Read more...]