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by Paleo Rob on 30/06/2012

New Study: Is a Calorie a Calorie? via Whole Health Source

A new study in JAMA led by Dr. Cara B. Ebbeling and colleagues purports to challenge the idea that all calories are equally fattening (1).  Let’s have a look.

Dietary Fiber Alters Gut Bacteria, Supports Gastrointestinal Health via ScienceDaily

 A University of Illinois study shows that dietary fiber promotes a shift in the gut toward different types of beneficial bacteria. And the microbes that live in the gut, scientists now believe, can support a healthy gastrointestinal tract as well as affect our susceptibility to conditions as varied as type 2 diabetes, obesity, inflammatory bowel disease, colon cancer, and autoimmune disorders such as rheumatoid arthritis.

Why Does a Diet High in DHA Improve Memory? via ScienceDaily

 We’ve all heard that eating fish is good for our brains and memory. But what is it about DHA, an omega-3 fatty acid found in fish, that makes our memory sharper?

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