Findings reveal tripling of blood levels of TMAO from red meat diet, but dietary effects can be reversed Researchers have identified another reason to limit red meat consumption: high levels of a gut-generated chemical called trimethylamine N-oxide (TMAO), that also is linked to heart disease. Scientists found that people who eat a diet rich in red...
A new Food-PRICE study partly funded by NHLBI examined the health effects and cost-effectiveness of three policy interventions to incentivize healthier eating in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).
An NHLBI funded study found that more than 70 percent of high school students in the United States get less than 8 hours of sleep per night, falling short of the 8-10 hours they required for optimal health.
More than 100,000 people in the United States and an estimated 20 million worldwide suffer from sickle cell disease, a group of inherited, often life-threatening blood disorders that wreak havoc on the body. Mainly affecting African-Americans, Hispanics and Asians, the disease is caused by a mutation in the gene that makes oxygen-carrying hemoglobi...
The lack of new antibiotics is among the most critical challenges facing medicine.
The mammalian liver possesses the remarkable ability to regenerate after injury, potentially restoring up to 70% of its lost mass and function in just a few weeks.
The Cure Sickle Cell Initiative: A Q&A with Dr. W. Keith Hoots, Director of the NHLBI Division of Blood Diseases and Resources
When the NHLBI announced the launch of the Cure Sickle Cell Initiative on September 13, many in the sickle cell disease community responded with enthusiasm. Patients, family members, and advocates took to social media and other channels to say they are ready to do their part, starting with spreading the news about the initiative to their neighbors,...
Researchers are reporting that with proper nutrition guidance it is safe and feasible to restrict weight gain in obese and overweight pregnant women.
The population of the Mediterranean island of Sardinia has made important contributions to genome-wide association studies of complex disease traits.