Diet

Study Pinpoints Genetic Mechanism for Obesity

Study Pinpoints Genetic Mechanism for Obesity

Nearly half of all Europeans are genetically predisposed to obesity. A new study, published in the New England Journal of Medicine by an international team of researchers, took seven years and cost more than a million dollars.

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Anti-Aging Science: Despite Progress, Challenges Remain

Anti-Aging Science: Despite Progress, Challenges Remain

Last month a team of doctors and scientists made the case to regulators at the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to consider approving anti-aging drugs as a new pharmaceutical class. Such a designation would treat aging as disease rather than a natural process, potentially opening the door to government funding for anti-aging drug trials. To some, such a drug may seem impossible. Yet, the physiol...

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Fasting-Mimicking Diet – A Disclaimer

Fasting-Mimicking Diet – A Disclaimer

Last week, I suggested a do-it-yourself version of Dr Longo’s FMD diet, and offered sample recipes. I want to clarify that this version was not authorized by Dr Longo or his associates at USC.

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Paleo Diet? 

Paleo Diet? 

There are many different variations on the theme – from all-encompassing “palaeolithic-style” diets to grain-free or gluten-free regimes – which are all generating a massive boom in specialised shops, products and even restaurants.

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