Low-calorie sweeteners might not be as good for us as we thought

Artificial sweeteners, from mice to humans For more than a decade, Elinav has been interested in discovering the links between nutrition, gut microbes, and the risk of developing common diseases, such as obesity and diabetes, with the hope of devising microbiome-based personalized medicine. In 2014, Elinav and colleagues found that saccharin, sucralose, and aspartame each … Read more

Study linking deaths to red meat ‘appears implausible’ and ‘lacks transparency’

In 2020, the Global Burden of Disease Study (GBD) 2019 was published in The Lancet​. According to its findings, a ‘substantial’ increase in diet-related burden was observed, which the authors associated with red meat intake. In the GBD 2017 analysis, 25,000 deaths and 1.3 million disability-adjusted life years (DALYs) were attributed to diets high in … Read more

A fitness trainer shares the 7 stretches she does every day to keep her body ‘young and healthy’

My morning stretches for improved mobility As a fitness trainer, I constantly focus on improving my mobility; it keeps my body young and healthy. I recommend doing mobility stretches in the morning, when your body feels the most stiff from sleeping. Here are the stretches I do every day: 1. Hip CARs This exercise challenges … Read more

Zombie cells central to the quest for active, vital old age

By LAURA UNGAR August 31, 2022 GMT https://apnews.com/article/zombie-cells-central-quest-active-vital-old-age-e52713983444185dcd6ed116305d0764 In an unfinished part of his basement, 95-year-old Richard Soller zips around a makeshift track encircling boxes full of medals he’s won for track and field and long-distance running. Without a hint of breathlessness, he says: “I can put in miles down here.” Steps away is an … Read more

Common steroids used for asthma, allergies linked to brain decline, study finds

CNN — Taking oral or inhaled glucocorticoids, a type of steroid used to curb inflammation in asthma and other autoimmune disorders, may be linked to damaging changes in the white matter of the brain, a new study found. “This study shows that both systemic and inhaled glucocorticoids are associated with an apparently widespread reduction in … Read more