Can Your Childhood Diet Have Negative Lifelong Affects?

We’ve all heard the old adage “you are what you eat.” But what if you’re also what you ate as a child? Can children’s diets continue to affect them throughout the rest of their lives? Is it possible that excess fat and sugar in a child’s diet can change their microbiome for the worse?

Overeating? Your Overactive Receptors Might Be To Blame

Signals between our gut and brain control how and when we eat food. But how the molecular mechanisms involved in this signaling are affected when we eat a high-energy diet and how they contribute to obesity are not well understood. Using a mouse model, a research team led by a biomedical scientist at the University… Continue reading Overeating? Your Overactive Receptors Might Be To Blame

Childhood Obesity: Grenada vs. USA

Grenada is a small island nation in the Caribbean. With a national GDP of just over $1.4 billion, which relies on tourism for most of it’s income. With 33% of the population unemployed and relatively low education standards, you’d expect that health and wellness wouldn’t be their strong suit. Then, you read a study like… Continue reading Childhood Obesity: Grenada vs. USA