Interesting findings this week in the field of nutrition science for parents with celiac disease on a potential prevention strategy for their babies, for people looking for variety in plant based protein sources and for cancer patients on the effects of dietary fiber. You'll also find intriguing discoveries of an exosuit for people on their feet all day.
Early introduction of gluten may prevent celiac disease in children, study finds
Introducing high doses of gluten from four months of age into infants' diets could prevent them from developing celiac disease, a study has found, though researchers say further studies are needed before being applied in practice.
Source: King's College London
Genetic differences in body fat shape men and women's health risks
New findings about body fat help explain the differing health risks men and women face - and set the stage for better, more targeted treatments.
Source: University of Virginia Health System
Low level alcohol use during pregnancy can impact child's brain development
A new study finds any alcohol use during pregnancy, even low levels, is associated with subtle, yet significant behavioural and psychological effects in children including anxiety, depression and poor attention.
Source: University of Sydney
Genetic risk of developing obesity is driven by variants that affect the brain
Some people are at higher risk of developing obesity because they possess genetic variants that affect how the brain processes sensory information and regulates feeding and behavior. The findings support a growing body of evidence that obesity is a disease whose roots are in the brain.
Source: University of Copenhagen The Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences
Wearable exosuit that lessens muscle fatigue could redesign the future of work
A new clothing-like exoskeleton can reduce back muscle fatigue and providing needed physical relief to material handlers, medical professionals and frontline workers.
Source: Vanderbilt University
Rapeseed instead of soy burgers: Researchers identify a new source of protein for humans
Rapeseed has the potential to replace soy as the best plant-based source of protein for humans. In a current study, nutrition scientists found that rapeseed protein consumption has comparable beneficial effects on human metabolism as soy protein. The glucose metabolism and satiety were even better. Another advantage: The proteins can be obtained from the by-products of rapeseed oil production.
Source: Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg
Association between screen time use, diet and other health factors
Researchers have found that heavy users of screens -- defined as those who use screens an average of 17.5 hours per day -- reported the least healthful dietary patterns and the poorest health-related characteristics compared with moderate and light users, who averaged roughly 11.3 and 7 hours of screen use per day, respectively.
Source: Arizona State University
Inflammatory gene provides clue to obesity risk
A gene that helps to control inflammation increases the risk of obesity and could be turned off in mice to stop weight gain, a study has found.
Source: University of Queensland
High-fiber diet, low level inflammation: Sidestepping the effects of radiation
Loved or hated, the humble oat could be the new superfood for cancer patients as international research shows a diet rich in fibre could significantly reduce radiation-induced gut inflammation.
Source: University of South Australia