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Consuming highly refined carbohydrates increases risk of depression

A diet high in refined carbohydrates may lead to an increased risk for new-onset depression in postmenopausal women, according to a study published in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. The study by James Gangwisch, PhD and colleagues in the department of psychiatry at Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) looked at the dietary glycemic index, [...]

Higher Dietary Glycemic Load Linked To Worse Colon Cancer Survival

Researchers have identified a link between higher dietary glycemic load and total carbohydrate intake and increased risk of cancer recurrences or death among stage 3 colon cancer patients, a finding that suggests that diet and lifestyle modification can have a role in improving patient survival, according to a study published November 7 in the Journal [...]

Higher Incidence Of Diabetes In Native-Americans Linked To Fat-Hoarding Genes Likely Developed Due To The Nature Of Ancient Feasts

Why do Native Americans experience high rates of diabetes? A common theory is that they possess fat-hoarding “thrifty genes” left over from their ancestors – genes that were required for survival during ancient cycles of feast and famine, but that now contribute to the disease in a modern world of more fatty and sugary diets. [...]