MNT daily newsletter - 25 April 2017

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Nutrition / Diet News
Chili peppers, marijuana may reduce gut inflammation
Researchers have found that chili peppers and edible marijuana target the same receptor in the gastrointestinal tract to reduce gut inflammation.
25 Apr 2017
Junk food and diabetes: Recommendations and tips for eating out
Learn about how junk food may contribute to diabetes, including information on trans fats. What are the diabetes-friendly options when eating out?
25 Apr 2017
Gut bacteria may turn common nutrient into clot-enhancing compound
Gut bacteria can produce a clot-enhancing compound when people eat a nutrient found in a variety of foods including meat, eggs and milk, according to new research in the American Heart...
25 Apr 2017
Timing and duration matters for school lunch and recess
A new study finds that the duration and timing of lunch and recess is related to food choices and physical activity of school children.
25 Apr 2017
High blood pressure: Sodium may not be the culprit
Over recent years, salt has been labelled as a hypertension-causing monster. A new study asks whether this accusation might be somewhat overblown.
25 Apr 2017
Scientists rewrite the definition of vitamin A deficiency and its effects on the immune system
In a set of experiments in mice, scientists at NYU Langone have rewritten the definition of vitamin A deficiency and upended long-held explanations for how too little of the vitamin works its...
25 Apr 2017
Study of bacteria's DNA fingerprint suggests it could be spreading around Europe via food distribution
Foods should be investigated as a potential source of spread of Clostridium difficile, according to research presented at the 27th European Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious...
25 Apr 2017

Sports Medicine / Fitness News
Physical activity may ward off heart damage
Physical activity can lower the risk of heart damage in middle-aged and older adults and reduce the levels of heart damage in people who are obese, according to research published in JACC...
25 Apr 2017
Exercise boosts brain power in over 50s, concludes latest meta-analysis
The effect of exercise on the aging brain is still much debated. The latest review takes an in-depth look, concluding that physical activity is beneficial.
25 Apr 2017

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