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Spicy breast milk? - In part of a recent human study led by the Technical University of Munich (TUM), it was found that after eating a curry dish containing pepper, piperine - an alkaloid responsible for the pungency of pepper - was present in the milk of breastfeeding women. The findings help decipher mechanisms that shape our food preferences from infancy.

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Study shows how vitamin D could halt lung inflammation in COVID-19 - Scientists are sharing insight into how vitamin D could help in severe COVID-19 cases by revealing how the vitamin functions to reduce hyper-inflammation caused by immune cells.

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Fasting-mimicking diets: Could they help treat cancer? - Changes in the types and amount of food a person eats can have positive effects on health and aging. Some evidence suggests that prolonged fasting may activate protective cellular mechanisms.

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IBS diets and gut bacteria: What’s the connection? - Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a gastrointestinal condition. It causes symptoms such as abdominal pain and bloating. New research suggests that people with IBS who have a specific gut bacterial makeup might respond best to a low FODMAP diet.

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Reduced meat diet has many advantages - Which diet is better: moderately reduce meat consumption and eat more fruit, vegetables and wholegrain products or eating more fish and seafood? Or even switch completely to a vegan diet? A new study shows that the answer to these questions is not as clear-cut as one might think -- depending on which impacts one closely looks.

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How eating less in early life could help with reproduction later on - New research shows how switching from a restricted diet to eating as much as you like could be beneficial for reproduction in later life. Researchers studied the eating and mating habits of the small fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster. They found that those that switched from a restricted diet to unlimited food, started mating and reproducing more.