Common food additive, Titanium Dioxide, found to affect gut microbiota, per University of Sydney research

University of Sydney research provides new evidence that nanoparticles, which are present in many food items, may have a substantial and harmful influence on human health. The study investigated the health impacts of food additive E171 (titanium dioxide nanoparticles) which is commonly used in high quantities in foods and some medicines as a whitening agent. Found in...

Study of Two Tribes Sheds Light on Role of Western Diet Influence’s role in Gradual Blood Pressure Rise

A South American tribe living in near-total isolation with no Western dietary influences showed no increase in average blood pressure from age one to age 60, according to a study led by researchers at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. In comparison, a nearby tribe whose diet includes some processed foods and salt did show higher blood pressure into late middle age.

University of Texas finds strong link to elevated blood sugar and fibromyalgia pain in metformin trial

Researchers led by a team from The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston were able to almost completely eliminate pain in fibromyalgia patients with a medication that targets insulin resistance ( metformin ), showing a link to elevated blood sugars and the disease. The study consisted of two groups, one on the standard treatment that involves norepinephrine reuptake...

What does the Impossible Burger have in common with estrogen supplements for post-menopausal women? quite a lot!

We here at Regenerative Times have seen plenty of headlines about the Impossible Burger. Burger King recently rolled out an impossible burger product, and recently, celebrities such as Ellen Degeneres, Miley Cyrus and Leonardo DiCaprio have all backed the product. The product has reportedly won against beef in taste tests. So out of our curiosity, we decided to investigate how, exactly, a soy-based...

Lancet suggests peanut immunotherapy may worsen reactions – new “drugs” for peanut allergy may be a flop – what’s next?

Sufferers of peanut allergy have had a bad week, with two different proposed treatments for the hypersensitivity to the common food allergen appearing to show weak results, as well as The Lancet publishing a meta study suggesting that these forms of immunotherapy might be a failed approach to begin with. The lancet's peanut allergy meta study..

OMEICOS Therapeutics Begins Phase 2 Clinical Study Evaluating Omega 3 Metabolite in Patients with Persistent Atrial Fibrillation

OMEICOS Therapeutics, a Berlin-based biopharmaceutical company that specializes in cardiovascular and ophthalmic diseases, has announced the dosing of a first patient in a Phase 2 clinical study for the company’s Omega 3 derived metabolite, OMT-28. The study ( titled PROMISE-AF ) is a placebo-controlled, double-blind, and randomized trial designed to evaluate the efficacy, safety, and pharmacokinetics of OMT-28 in...

ADA officially accepts low carbohydrate diet as an option for reducing medications in type 2 diabetes – 2019 May edition

The US Food Pyramid and health organizations such as the American Diabetes Association have typically advocated for a diet with a high percentage of carbohydrates, versus fat and protein. Today, the ADA has essentially given low carbohydrate diets their blessing as a treatment option for type 2 diabetes The ADA has been making small advancements in understanding what many type...

Diabetes drug Jardiance reverses heart failure in animal model – ketogenic diet likely provides the same benefit with less risk

Researchers at Mount Sinai Icahn School of Medicine in New York have shown in a pig model of heart failure, that after two months on the drug, markers of heart function improved dramatically. In a placebo-controlled study of 14 pigs with heart failure, cardiac magnetic resonance and 3D-echocardiography were used to observe what was happening in the animals’ hearts. They...