Overuse of antibiotics has led to a decline in the quality and quantity of our gut bacteria. This reduction in gut flora has a direct impact on health. If you must take antibiotics, consider adding probiotics during your course of treatment.
Increasing time between meals made male mice healthier overall and live longer compared to mice who ate more frequently, according to a new study published in the Sept. 6, 2018 issue of Cell Metabolism.
Scientists from the National Institute on Aging (NIA) at the National Institutes of Health, the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and the Pennington Biomedical Research Center, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, reported that health and longevity improved with increased fasting time, regardless of what the mice ate or how many calories they consumed. “This study showed that mice who ate one meal per day, and thus had the longest fasting period, seemed to have a longer lifespan and better outcomes for common age-related liver disease and metabolic disorders,” said NIA Director Richard J. Hodes, M.D. “These intriguing results in an animal model show that the interplay of total caloric intake and the length of feeding and fasting periods deserves a closer look.” #sanfrancisco#marin#sacramento#santarosa#bayarea#instituteforhealthandhealing#integrativemedicine#integrativehealthtip#research#integrativemedicineresearch#healthtip#intermittentfasting#fasting#weightmanagement#metabolicsyndrome#longevity
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A new study in the journal Cell Metabolism, shows that fat may have a more central role in causing diabetes. It has been decades since researchers identified the enzyme called protein kinase C epsilon (PKCɛ) in the liver as a likely cause of diabetes. But where this enzyme activated was not clear.
Now, a new study — led by Carsten Schmitz-Peiffer, an associate professor at the Garvan Institute of Medical Research in Darlinghurst, Australia — suggests that the liver is not responsible for activating the enzyme and spreading its harmful effects. Instead, fat tissue throughout the body is the culprit.
Obesity is already a known risk factor for diabetes. The current research goes further to identify the link between body fat and the risk of developing diabetes.
Emerging research unpacks some of the beneficial effects of exercise on our gut microbiotas.
Two studies published at the end of last year showed that exercise alone, without any dietary changes, is enough to change the composition of gut bacteria. The experiments, conducted both in mice and humans, found that exercise can boost the production of short-chain fatty acids (SCFAs) that reduce inflammation and keep the gut healthy. Another new study zooms in on the specific effects of endurance exercise training on the composition of gut microbiota.