The truth about low-fat dairy products vs. full-fat dairy products

The era of fixing low-fat foods is over as more and more healthcare professionals are advising that healthy fats in foods like olive oil, nuts, seeds and avocados are good for you. But the jury is still out on dairy. Organizations like the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics still recommend sticking to fat-free or low-fat … Read more

The truth about low-fat dairy products vs. full-fat dairy products

The era of fixing low-fat foods is over as more and more healthcare professionals are advising that healthy fats in foods like olive oil, nuts, seeds and avocados are good for you. But the jury is still out on dairy. Organizations like the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics still recommend sticking to skimmed or low-fat … Read more

The study provides insight into genetic factors that influence immune responses in type 1 diabetes

New insights have been published on how genetic factors influence the body’s immune response in type 1 diabetes eLife. The findings provide evidence for a direct link between genetic factors associated with susceptibility to type 1 diabetes and immune function, particularly immune T cells. It also highlights 11 genes that could be explored as potential … Read more

Height increases the risk of certain diseases

In a recent study published in the journal PLoS GeneticsIn this study, researchers investigated how height determines several common clinical traits in adults by comparing the associations of these traits with actual and genetically predicted height. They used the Mendelian Large-scale Randomized Correlation Study (MR-PheWAS) to examine more than 1,000 clinical characteristics using clinical and … Read more