Tweaking Mitochondria via Nutrition

Tweaking Mitochondria via Nutrition

Long-chain fatty acids may exert protective effects on the mitochondria’s control mechanism (fruitfly model). Known as the “cellular powerhouse,” mitochondria generate most of a cell’s biochemical energy; as well, the organelles regulate cell death (apoptosis). ...
Two Good Fats

Two Good Fats

Alpha-linoleic acid (ALA) and polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA) may reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) and death, among older men and women. Some fats can indeed be good for you.  Published data suggests that a high intake of polyunsaturated fatty acids...

Korean Condiment Combats Obesity

Emerging evidence suggests a link between the gut microflora and metabolic factors in obesity.  As such, there is increasing interest in food-based approaches to favorably alter the bacteria composition of the GI tract to modulate specific metabolic pathways. Seoul...