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May 2019/NEWS

Don’t overdo omega-6 fat consumption during pregnancy

In Western societies, we are eating more omega 6 fats, particularly linoleic acid, which are present in foods such as potato chips and vegetable oil. Other research has shown that linoleic acid can promote inflammation and may be associated with an increased risk of heart disease.  Source: The Physiological Society, The Journal of Physiology Leggi

May 2019/NEWS

Bacteria in fermented food interact with our immune system

Lactic acid bacteria are good for the body and play a central role in our health. Just why this is the case has so far been largely a mystery. Now scientists at Leipzig University have discovered that humans and apes have a cell receptor that is activated by signals from bacteria found in fermented foods.… Leggi

May 2019/NEWS

Ultra-processed diet leads to extra calories, weight gain

If you’ve ever tried to lose a few pounds or just stay at a healthy weight, you’ve likely encountered a dizzying array of diets, each with passionate proponents: low carb, low fat, keto, paleo, vegan, Mediterranean, and so on. Yet most nutrition experts agree on one thing: it’s best to steer clear of ultra-processed foods.… Leggi

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