A Stanford Medicine-led trial of identical twins comparing vegan and omnivore diets found that a vegan diet improves overall cardiovascular health.
Diet choices can lower carbon footprint
Stanford Medicine researchers and their colleagues have identified simple food swaps that, if adopted universally, could reduce the nation’s food-related carbon footprint by more than a third. The changes are also more healthy.
How beneficial fats increase lifespan
Fat from olive oil and nuts boosts the numbers of two key cellular structures and protects membranes from damage, lengthening the lives of laboratory worms, Stanford Medicine-led study finds.
Stanford Medicine gives to the community
Stanford Medicine donated more than $950 million in funds and services during the 2022 fiscal year, focusing on access to health care, housing and nutrition.
Fasting causes liver cell division
Cells in the adult liver were thought to divide rarely. But a study led by Stanford Medicine researchers found intermittent fasting causes rapid cell division.
Shebani Sethi on metabolic psychiatry
A specialist in psychiatry and obesity describes how metabolic disorders affect the brain and how nutrition can help patients with mental illness.
COVID-19 virus can infect fat tissue
Stanford Medicine scientists’ findings could explain why obese people have a higher risk of SARS-CoV-2 infection and are more likely to progress to severe disease and die of infection.
Keto and Mediterranean good for diabetes
In a trial of the two low-carb diets, both were similarly effective in controlling blood glucose. Keto’s more severe carb restrictions did not provide additional overall health benefits.
‘Anti-hunger’ molecule discovered
Stanford Medicine researchers and their collaborators have identified a molecule that staves off hunger post-exercise.
Bacteria that digest breast milk in decline
Stanford Medicine researchers and colleagues found that as nations industrialize, a species of bacteria critical in the early development of infant gut microbiomes fades away.
Ketogenic diet helps cells survive stress
Muscle stem cells enter a deep resting state during fasting or when fed a high-fat ketogenic diet, a Stanford-led study finds. This promotes stem cell resilience but slows injury repair.
Fiber supplements’ effects differ
Researchers found that one fiber supplement seemed helpful while another appeared harmful — but study participants’ reactions varied.
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