You Are What Your Parents Ate!

You Are What Your Parents Ate! (Source) You are what your parents ate! Scientists have shown that diet-induced obesity and diabetes can be epigenetically inherited by the offspring via both the oocytes and the sperm. For its studies, the team of the Institute of...

Human Genome Map – Still Learning 10 Years Later

Human Genome Map – Still Learning 10 Years Later (Source) We are still learning from the human genome map 10 years later. As scientists marked the 10th anniversary of the completion of the Human Genome Project, they note how that watershed effort has led to the...

Chronic Pancreatitis, Pancreatic Cancer, Lifestyle Related Diseases

Chronic Pancreatitis, Pancreatic Cancer, Lifestyle Related Diseases (Source) Abstract In Japan, the number of patients with both chronic pancreatitis, pancreatic cancer, ifestyle related diseases, is increasing. A nationwide survey on chronic pancreatitis  (CP)...

This Fat Increases Your Inflammation

This Fat Increases Your Inflammation (Source) In his first book, Inflammation Nation, Dr. Chilton describes the dramatic changes in America’s food supply over recent decades. One of these changes has been the type of oils used by food companies as they’ve sought to...

New Insights into Genetic Expression

New Insights into Genetic Expression (Source) Researchers at UC Davis and the University of British Columbia have shed new light on methylation, a critical process that helps control how genes are expressed. Working with placentas, the team discovered that 37 percent...

Christmas Shift

Christmas Shift As we all know, the holidays – particularly Thanksgiving and Christmas – are a notorious time for over-indulgence. Great meals, holiday parties, and an overabundance of sugary treats are readily available during this time of year. These can...

The Hunt for Type 2 Diabetes Heredity

The Hunt for Type 2 Diabetes Heredity (Source) Type 2 diabetes heredity has a strong predisposition, and the genes we are born with cannot be changed. However, new research from Lund University in Sweden shows that we can modify the function of the genes through the...

Healthy Lifestyle Habits as Important as Genes?

Healthy Lifestyle Habits: As Important as Your Genes? Health-e-Solutions comment: Dr. Julie T. Chen is board-certified in internal medicine and fellowship-trained and board-certified in integrative medicine. She incorporates various healing modalities into her...

Newborn Probiotics May Lower Type 1 Diabetes Risk

Newborn Probiotics May Lower Type 1 Diabetes Risk (Source) Association was only found in those with the highest genetic risk of the disease. Adding probiotics — good bacteria — to an infant’s feedings in the first month of life may reduce the risk of...

High-Carb Intake in Infancy Has Lifelong Effects

High-Carb Intake in Infancy Has Lifelong Effects (Source) Consumption of high-carb foods immediately after birth programs individuals for lifelong increased weight gain and obesity, a University at Buffalo animal study has found, even if caloric intake is restricted...

Type 1 Diabetes and Thyroid Disease Risk

Type 1 Diabetes and Thyroid Disease Risk (Source) Link between ‘sister diseases’ is rooted in immune system problem, expert says. People who have type 1 diabetes are more likely than others to develop an autoimmune thyroid condition. Though estimates vary,...

GMO Problems and Prevalence

GMO Problems and Prevalence (Source) “GMO” stands for “Genetically Modified Organisms,” and in the case of food, it usually refers to foods that have been genetically engineered for reasons unrelated to health or nourishment. You may also see...

Babies and Beneficial Bacteria

(Source) As soon as many couples decide they want to try to conceive a baby, they begin a careful planning process that includes making many decisions.  Choosing names, where to have the baby, colors to decorate the nursery, and the list goes on and on. It should also...

Higher GI Foods May Cause Type 1 Diabetes Progression

Higher GI Foods May Cause Type 1 Diabetes Progression (Source) Abstract CONTEXT: Dietary factors may trigger or exacerbate the autoimmune disease process. OBJECTIVE: Our objective was to examine dietary glycemic index (GI) and glycemic load (GL) for association with...

Turning Alpha Cells into Beta Cells

(Source) Reprogramming alpha cells into insulin producing beta cells can be used to treat diabetes. Conversion of adult pancreatic alpha cells to beta cells might be the breakthrough researchers have been looking for. Researchers at University of Pennsylvania Medical...

8 Scary Side Effects of Too Little Sleep

(Source) 8 Scary Side Effects of Too Little Sleep The immediate effects of too little sleep are obvious. You’re groggy, unfocused, sluggish and dying for a nap (or a second cup of coffee). Then there are the sneakier signs you’re overtired: You’re...

Salt a Cause of Autoimmune Diseases?

(Source) What started as a detailed study of the inner workings of one kind of immune cell has led two teams of researchers from New England to a surprising insight: a high-salt diet may increase risk of autoimmune diseases, such as multiple sclerosis and psoriasis....

Single Gene Mutation Results in Type 1 Diabetes

(Source) A study out of Switzerland has shown that a single gene called SIRT1 may be involved in the development of type 1 diabetes (T1D) and other autoimmune diseases. The study, “Identification of a SIRT1 Mutation in a Family with Type 1 Diabetes,” was...

Innate Immunity Connects Type 1 Type 2 Diabetes

Innate Immunity Connects Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes  (Source ) Abstract The escalating epidemic of obesity has driven the prevalence of both type 1 and 2 diabetes mellitus to historically high levels. Chronic low-grade inflammation, which is present in both type 1 and...

Mechanisms Regulating Inflammation & Type 2 Diabetes

(Source) A study led by researchers at Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) has identified epigenetic mechanisms that connect a variety of diseases associated with inflammation. Utilizing molecular analyses of gene expression in macrophages, which are cells...

Jet Fuel, Plastics Cause Disease in Later Generations

Jet Fuel, Plastics Cause Disease in Later Generations (Source) Washington State University researchers have lengthened their list of environmental toxicants; Jet Fuel, Plastics – that can negatively affect as many as three generations of an exposed...

Diabetes, Vegetables, IGF-1

Diabetes, Vegetables, IGF-1 (Source) Health-e-Solutions comment: The source of this article, Diabetes, Vegetables, IGF-1 is from a vegetarian web site, so there is an underlying presupposition to the article that influences some of their conclusions. However, the...

First Born Increased Diabetes Risk

First Born Increased Diabetes Risk (Source) First Born Increased Diabetes Risk: Study finds reduced insulin effectiveness, higher blood pressure in first-born children…. According to a recent study accepted for publication, birth order may raise the risk of...

Top Ten Herbs Treating Inflammation

Top Ten Herbs Treating Inflammation (Source) Top Ten Herbs Treating Inflammation: Oftentimes, the knee-jerk reaction of the medical community to inflammation is to dole out drugs to reduce it. Fortunately, you can use herbs instead… There is a whole classification of...