A panel of experts from the American Heart Association compared the effects of 10 popular diets on cardiovascular health. Unsurprisingly, diets based on a high plant intake are the best choices, far ahead of extreme diets such as paleo and keto.
Akkermansia muciniphila, a bacterium that colonizes the mucus layer of the intestinal wall, contributes to the maintenance of this protective layer and generates metabolites that have several beneficial effects on metabolism and immunity.
Initially developed to treat patients with type 2 diabetes, these drugs also cause significant weight loss and are establishing themselves as the first truly effective pharmacological treatments for obesity.
This is an updated version of an article originally published in 2018 Even though alcohol has been a daily part of human existence for millennia, the substance is far from innocuous and in fact has very complex effects on health. This complexity is well illustrated by the J-shaped relationship between the quantity of alcohol consumed […]