Monthly Archives: August 2016

An update on links between obesity and cancer

Diet and Cancer: Yet Another Connection Incidence of obesity has reached an all-time high in the United States and continues to rise. In addition to the well known dangers of obesity—hypertension, heart disease, high cholesterol—obesity changes the body on the molecular level. These changes place overweight and obese people at an increased risk for a… Read more »

The Cullman Center Weighs in on Moringa Leaf Protein

Moringa oleifera is a fast-growing, drought-resistant tree cultivated across the lowland dry tropics worldwide for its nutritious leaves. Despite its nutritious reputation, there has been no systematic survey of the variation in leaf nutritional quality across M. oleifera grown worldwide, or of the other species of the genus. These findings identify clear priorities and limitations for improved moringa varieties with traits such as high protein, calcium, or ease of preparation.