In the news – health and nutrition research

In this week’s article, we provide a roundup of some of the most recent health and nutrition related articles in the news, five items comprising:

  • Gut bacteria may damage liver by turning carbs into alcohol
  • Why the world is becoming more allergic to food
  • Probiotic supplements may help obese children lose weight,  study claims
  • Effort to cut sugar out of food way off target
  • Study reveals Omega-3 is gold standard in mental health nutrients

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How the diet of dogs has changed

Most pet foods are a far cry from archetypal diets of dogs and from this mismatch many of the chronic diseases seen today in domestic pets have emerged.

When it comes to diet, the jaw structure of canines gives us an indication of the diet that they evolved to eat and thrive on in the wild. Dogs’ teeth and jaws are adapted to a carnivorous diet with teeth that are designed for capturing and dismembering prey. Nevertheless in the last 12,000 years, through domestication, they have adapted to a more omnivorous diet.

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In the news – health and nutrition research

In this week’s article, we provide a roundup of some of the most recent health and nutrition related articles in the news, five items comprising:

  • Athletes have poor teeth despite brushing twice a day, study finds
  • ‘Major improvements’ needed to meet children’s Vit D needs
  • An optimistic outlook ‘means you live longer’
  • Blueberries aid healthy ageing,  studies suggest
  • City parks lift mood as much as Christmas, Twitter study shows

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