Whole-grain food consumption impacted by consumer skepticism and lack of labeling standards

Despite numerous health benefits and recommendations from dietary guidelines, whole-grain food intake remains low globally. A research article featured in the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, studies consumer understanding of whole-grain food definitions and industry labeling practices. “Without clear regulation and labeling standards, the benefits of educating consumers on how to increase whole-grain intake […]

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Galectin-3-centered paracrine network mediates cardiac inflammation and fibrosis upon β-adrenergic insult

In a study led by Dr. Han Xiao (Department of cardiology and institute of vascular medicine, Peking university third hospital), researchers found that rapid over-activation of β-adrenergic receptors (β-AR) following acute stress initiates cardiac inflammation and injury. However, the process of inflammation cascades has not been fully illustrated. Using bioinformatics analysis, the research team discovered […]

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New mobile health technology for sleep apnea care to address individual patient needs

Sleeping with a Continuous Positive Airway Pressure, or CPAP, machine is the most effective treatment for sleep apnea, yet getting patients to use the devices consistently remains a major challenge. Now, a development by University of Chicago Medicine and Northwestern University scientists gives both patients and physicians a new tool for monitoring adherence to therapy. […]

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