|We have a treat for you this week, so I will keep it short: Our latest In Conversation podcast delivers 33 minutes of fascinating conversation, actionable advice, and the latest science around eating to boost your mood or ward off depression. If you’re interested in the link between what you eat and how you feel, it’s essential listening.
Our regular host Hilary Guite joined Rachel Kelly, mental health advocate, writer, journalist, and author of The Happy Kitchen, Dr. Najif Amin, a senior research associate at the University of Oxford, and MNT news editor, Maria Cohut, Ph.D. to discuss mood, metabolism, and the microbiome. You’ll hear plenty of tips about what to eat (and avoid) to keep on an even keel, psychologically speaking.
The podcast is available now on Spotify, Apple, and Stitcher podcasts. It’s such an interesting and informative discussion, you may want to listen through again, and take notes. I know I did!
We’ve also published an accompanying article with extra details on specific studies and nutrients. You can read it now by jumping to “Depression and the gut: Can diet help improve mental health?”
Also this week, we brought you news of a genetic target that could one day help reprogram cells in the heart and reduce their biological age by 10 years. We reported on new research into beet juice and muscle strength, the pitfalls of using running as a form of escapism, and how grapes may protect some people against sunburn. Plus, there was news of how researchers trained ants to detect signs of cancer in mouse urine. All these stories, and more, below.
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Newsletter Editor, Medical News Today