August 2022

High-Fat Diets Contribute to Diabetes and Cognitive Deficits
Research has already established that a high-fat diet is unhealthy for many reasons; however, new research conducted by scientists from Australia and China published in Metabolic Brain Disease in June indicated that fatty foods may contribute to cognitive deficits and exacerbate depression-like behavior. Read more to find out what the research team has reported.


Weight Fluctuations and Impact on the Immune System 
Vanderbilt University researchers explored the changes in immune cell populations in subjects who were obese, in those who lost weight, and in those who had recurrent  weight fluctuation—also termed "weight cycling." This work reveals that it is the fluctuating weight gain and loss, not just the gain itself, that can have greater adverse impacts on physical health. Read more.


Inflammatory Responses in the Brain Increase Diabetes Risk
Researchers are attempting to understand how the inflammatory response in the brain can increase the risk of diabetes. Building upon the recognition that predictable physiologic responses occur when food is presented, such as salivation, the scientists explored whether similar triggers also generate insulin production. Learn more about their results of this study, published in in Cell Metabolism.

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