The green Mediterranean diet remodels DNA methylation, stimulates metabolism

A study published in the journal Metabolism describes the effect of a polyphenol-rich Mediterranean diet on epigenetic regulation. Study: A green Mediterranean diet rich in polyphenols improves epigenetic regulatory potential: the DIRECT PLUS randomized controlled trial. Image Credit: Antonina Vlasova / Shutterstock Background Chronic low-grade inflammation is considered to be a major feature of various … Read more

Precision nutrition and the gut microbiome: the impact of blueberries

In a recent study published in the journal Antioxidants, researchers explored the impacts of precision nutrition on gut microbiome variation. Study: Variation in crop, host and gut microbiome influences precision nutrition: an example of blueberries. Image Credit: BukhtaYurii/ Background Nutrition research funding is increasingly focused on precision nutrition, which has recently received significant interest. Fruit … Read more

FDA approved spinal cord stimulators for chronic back pain

On May 16, 2023, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved spinal cord stimulation (SCS) devices from the pharmaceutical company Abbott for the treatment of chronic back pain in people who have not had or are not eligible for receiving back surgery, per a press release from Abbott. The approval was granted after a … Read more

Chronic cannabis use increases the risk of major depression and bipolar disorder up to FOUR TIMES

Chronic cannabis use significantly increases the risk of mental health problems and personality disorders, suggests a major study. Research of more than 6.6 million people in Denmark found that those who were addicted to marijuana were up to four times more likely to be diagnosed with major depression or bipolar disorder. They looked at people … Read more