Science Catch-up. Plant Hormones. Skin Photo-Ageing. Hunger Hormones.

Welcome to our Thursday’s Science Catch-up: curated links by The Health Sciences Academy. Get our email updates every other Thursday here (it’s free). Let’s catch you up with studies and news that recently made the headlines! Click on your favourite topics to read our summary: 1. Plant hormones could be “educating” our cells and gut…

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[New Scientific Study] Not All Plant-Based Diets Created Equal?

Today, let’s review a new scientific study hot off the press… about plant-based diets! We see plant-based studies in the news quite often. But what’s a “plant-based diet” anyway? The definition of a plant-based diet is highly debated these days… Some say it’s a vegan diet. Others include vegetarian eating. While many argue it’s a…

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Science Catch-up. Coconut oil as unhealthy as beef fat and butter?

Welcome to our Thursday’s Science Catch-up: curated links by The Health Sciences Academy. Get our email updates every other Thursday here (it’s free). Let’s catch you up with studies and news that recently made the headlines! Click on your favourite topics to read our summary: 1. Coconut oil as unhealthy as beef fat and butter?…

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Science Catch-up. Microbes caught “speaking” to gut genes!

Davison et al, 2017

Welcome to our Thursday’s Science Catch-up: curated links by The Health Sciences Academy. Get our email updates every other Thursday here (it’s free). Let’s catch you up with studies and news that recently made the headlines! Click on your favourite topics to read our summary: 1. Microbes caught “speaking” to gut genes! 2. Oats: safe…

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Science Catch-up. Breaking News: Can Fizzy Water Increase Food Cravings?

Microbes caught “speaking” to gut genes!

Welcome to our Thursday’s Science Catch-up: curated links by The Health Sciences Academy. Get our email updates every other Thursday here (it’s free). Let’s catch you up with studies and news that recently made the headlines! Click on your favourite topics to read our summary: 1. Breaking news: Can fizzy water increase food cravings? 2.…

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Book Review. Slim by Design – by Brian Wansink

We thought it’d be fun to review a book (in this case Slim by Design) and highlight the kinds of things we noticed that perhaps most readers are not aware of. Before we get started, just bear in mind that this is not a full, exhaustive analysis. Instead, we’d like to share some pointers so…

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Science Catch-up. If You Carry This Gene, High-Protein Weight-Loss Diets May Make You Hungrier

Welcome to our Thursday’s Science Catch-up: curated links by The Health Sciences Academy. Get our email updates every other Thursday here (it’s free). Let’s catch you up with studies and news that recently made the headlines! Click on your favourite topics to read our summary: 1. Breaking news: If you carry this gene, high-protein weight-loss…

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Science Catch-up. Red Meat And Gut Inflammation: Harvard Study

Welcome to our Thursday’s Science Catch-up: curated links by The Health Sciences Academy. Get our email updates every other Thursday here (it’s free). Let’s catch you up with studies and news that recently made the headlines! Click on your favourite topics to read our summary: 1. Red meat and gut inflammation: Harvard study 2. Lack…

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Science Catch-up. Gluten-free Diet Didn’t Heal Gut Lining

Welcome to our Thursday’s Science Catch-up: curated links by The Health Sciences Academy. Get our email updates every other Thursday here (it’s free). Let’s catch you up with studies and news that recently made the headlines! Click on your favourite topics to read our summary: 1. Gluten-free diet didn’t heal gut lining 2. Rebound weight…

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[CASE STUDY] Saturated Fat Confusion? How to Make Sense of Clashing Headlines

“Here we go again”, I thought, rolling my eyes. Why, you may wonder… In the past days, I noticed major media outlets flooded with 2 incendiary headlines. Each headline boasted opposite results about saturated fat intake. How come? One headline stated: “Saturated fat could be GOOD for you, study suggests” But the opposing one said:…

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