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American Museum of Natural History: Christina Warinner | How “Paleo” is Your Diet?

Evolutionary biologists argue that no study of human health or evolution is complete without considering the trillions of microbes that live in us or on us—our microbiome. In this SciCafe, join molecular anthropologist Christina Warinner as she explores how scientists are reconstructing the ancestral human microbiome to better understand the lives and health of our …

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Cleveland Museum of Natural History: Key Discovery in Human Dietary Evolution

Curator of Physical Anthropology Dr. Yohannes Haile-Selassie discusses his recent research that shows our primate ancestors included grass-based foods into their diet 400,000 years earlier than previously thought. This dietary change marks a significant step towards more diverse eating habits that became a key human characteristic. This research provides a clearer picture of a time …

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University of California: Healthy (Nutrient) Wealthy and Wise: Diet for Healthy Aging – Research on Aging

The Dietary Guidelines for Americans emphasize eating more foods from plants, such as vegetables and beans, whole grains, and nuts. Learn more about health benefits of choosing a diet heavy in fruits and vegetables from Katherine Richman, MD, Medical Director of Thornton Radiology and Clinical Professor of Radiology at the UC San Diego School of …

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NRK: Reporter Try the Tour de France diet

Norwegian TV reporter Nicolay Ramm tries the diet of Tour de France champions, making a heroic effort to down it all in one sitting.  

BioMed Central: ‘Is cancer preventable?’ – Metabolism, Diet and Disease

Craig Thompson, Lewis Cantley, Steven McKnight, Michael Bishop and Eugene Fine discuss with other speakers and delegates at the second Metabolism Diet and Disease conference, held in Washington DC in May 2014, whether cancer can be prevented by diet, what the evidence is, and what research on metabolism and cancer has told us so far. …

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University of California: Robert Baron | The Use of Diet and Nutritional Supplements to Maximize Wellness and Prevent Illness

Dr. Robert Baron explores why we should care about what we eat – from calories to fiber – and general principles of a healthy diet and lifestyle. He also looks at dietary supplements and they role they play in preventing illness. Image credit: USDA.  

Rishi Manchanda: What makes us get sick? Look upstream.

Rishi Manchanda has worked as a doctor in South Central Los Angeles for a decade, where he’s come to realize: His job isn’t just about treating a patient’s symptoms, but about getting to the root cause of what is making them ill—the “upstream” factors like a poor diet, a stressful job, a lack of fresh …

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Robert Baron: How Do We Know What to Eat Drink (and Take)?

One third of premature deaths in the U.S. are attributable to poor nutrition and physical inactivity. Dr. Robert Baron, UCSF Professor of Medicine, explains the costs of poor nutrition and what you can do to improve your diet. The healthiest diet limit sugars, refined grains, and large amounts of saturated and trans fat. He advises …

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Katie Ferraro: Dietary Fats | The Good the Bad the Ugly

UCSF nutritionist Katie Ferraro explains a healthy person on 2,000 calorie diet per day should strive for 65 grams total fat, less than 20 grams saturated fat, zero grams trans fat and under 200 milligrams of dietary cholesterol.