Day: August 15, 2019

High fat foods can increase oral cannabidiol absorption into the body

August 15, 2019

While oral cannabidiol (CBD) capsules were approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for use in patients with seizures in 2018, very little was known about the effect of food on CBD absorption. A University of Minnesota study, published in Epilepsia, examined whether eating high-fat foods after taking CBD increased the body’s absorption […]

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Type 2 diabetes and sleep problems in midlife women

August 15, 2019

Hormone changes are known to alter insulin sensitivity and glucose metabolism, as well as interfere with type 2 diabetes sleep patterns. But little was known about the association between diabetes and sleep disturbances during the menopause transition until now, as a new study concludes that women with diabetes are at greater risk for sleep disturbances. […]

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Gut microbes eat our medication

August 15, 2019

The first time Vayu Maini Rekdal manipulated microbes, he made a decent sourdough bread. At the time, young Maini Rekdal, and most people who head to the kitchen to whip up a salad dressing, pop popcorn, ferment vegetables, or caramelize onions, did not consider the crucial chemical reactions behind these concoctions. Even more crucial are […]

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Mode of delivery at birth may play key role in shaping the child’s skin microbiome

August 15, 2019

The maturation of skin microbial communities during childhood is important for the skin health of children and development of the immune system into adulthood, but only a few studies have analyzed the microbiota in young children. In a new study, investigators in China found that bacterial genera in children were more similar to those of […]

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