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Month: August 2017

Moderate Drinking Tied to Lower Diabetes Risk – A NYT Article

NICHOLAS BAKALARAUG. 1, 2017 Moderate consumption of alcohol may be tied to a reduced risk for Type 2 diabetes, a Danish study has found. Researchers used data on 28,704 men and 41,847 women free of diabetes at the start who reported how often they drank and the amounts of alcohol consumed. They followed the group for an average of five years. The observational study is in Diabetologia. After adjusting for diet, family history of diabetes, high blood pressure, physical activity, smoking and other factors, they found that compared with abstainers, men… Read more Moderate Drinking Tied to Lower Diabetes Risk – A NYT Article

Your guide to the difference between fermented foods and probiotics

A useful article from Gut Microbiota New Watch Introduction For many years, humans have known that bacteria and other microorganisms are capable of transforming food substrates, making them both tasty and nutritious. More and more, chefs and other food-makers are putting bacteria to work to produce fermented foods. With delicious results. Besides flavour, though, are there other reasons to seek out fermented foods? Scientists around the world are trying to answer this question by studying the possible health benefits of consuming live cultures. Robert (Bob) Hutkins, Professor of Food Science at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln… Read more Your guide to the difference between fermented foods and probiotics