The Roundup

Roundup

Here is The Roundup, Edition 27, bringing you the best from around the web from the past two weeks! Blast from the Past A new study has found that the number of salivary amylase gene copies appears to be strongly associated with obesity risk in humans. Those who had less than four copies of the AMY1 gene, which is fairly common, were at 8 times higher risk for obesity than those with more than nine… Read More

The Roundup

Roundup

Here is The Roundup, Edition 16, bringing you the best from around the web from the past two weeks! Blast from the Past A new study was published this week reminding us that sleeping in on the weekends doesn’t fix all the deficits caused by workweek sleep loss. This is a serious issue because as we know, inadequate sleep is linked to a variety of negative health outcomes, including obesity, cardiovascular disease, insulin resistance, inflammation,… Read More

The Roundup

Roundup

Here is The Roundup, Edition 13, bringing you the best from around the web from the past two weeks! Blast from the Past Many studies in recent years have shown fecal microbiota transplantation to be a highly effective treatment for recurrent Clostridium difficile (C. difficile) infection, and some research even suggests that it may also play a role in treating other gastrointestinal (GI) and non-GI diseases. A new review article, entitled “An overview of fecal… Read More

The Roundup

Roundup

Here is The Roundup, Edition 10, bringing you the best from around the web from the past two weeks! Blast from the Past You may have seen media headlines claiming that omega-3 fats found in fish and fish oil increase prostate cancer risk by 71%. As usual, there’s much more to the story than meets the eye. This concise analysis of the study in question explains why you probably don’t want to stop eating cold-water,… Read More

The Roundup

Roundup

Here is The Roundup, Edition 8, bringing you the best from around the web from the past two weeks! Blast from the Past A press release at the Wall Street Journal recently reported that three new studies have shown raw milk to be a low-risk food. These papers, along with dozens of others, were presented at the Canadian Centre for Disease Control in Vancouver. The presentation demonstrated how inappropriate evidence has been mistakenly used to… Read More

The Roundup

Roundup

Here is The Roundup, Edition 2, bringing you the best from around the web from the past two weeks! I hope you’re enjoying this new feature on the blog, and I’d love to hear your comments and suggestions so feel free to post them below. The Roundup: featuring the hygiene hypothesis, antibiotic resistance, a breath test for obesity, and more. Blast from the past I’ve written before about the hygiene hypothesis, which holds that the… Read More