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Friday, September 4, 2015

Food Research: Oysters harbor, transmit human norovirus: Avoid raw ones ♦ High iron intake may increase appetite, disease risk ♦ Blueberry extract could help fight gum disease

Here’s one more reason to cut down on the amount of red meat you eat. Using an animal model, researchers have found that dietary iron intake, equivalent to heavy red meat consumption, suppresses leptin, a hormone that regulates appetite.
Oysters not only transmit human norovirus; they also serve as a major reservoir for these pathogens, .
Scientists have discovered that wild blueberry extract could help prevent dental plaque formation.
High levels of saturated fat in the blood could make an individual more prone to inflammation and tissue damage, a new study suggests. The new research shows that the presence of saturated fats resulted in monocytes - a type of white blood cell - migrating into the tissues of vital organs

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