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Released: 25-Feb-2020 7:00 AM EST
Think Before You Drink: The Brain Plays a Role in Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
American Physiological Society (APS)

New research shows that two brain proteins help regulate fat accumulation in the liver associated with excessive alcohol consumption, specifically binge drinking. The study is published ahead of print in the American Journal of Physiology—Endocrinology and Metabolism.

Released: 13-Feb-2020 7:00 AM EST
Wearable Trackers Estimate Fitness Levels without High-intensity Exercise
American Physiological Society (APS)

Researchers have developed a method to estimate cardiorespiratory fitness levels that could be applied to data captured by wearable fitness trackers during activities of daily life. This could facilitate testing for those with low exercise tolerance and may reduce the need for medically supervised fitness testing.

Released: 6-Feb-2020 11:55 AM EST
Drug to Improve Fetal Growth May Impair Baby’s Postnatal Blood Pressure, Sugar Levels
American Physiological Society (APS)

Research suggests that a drug recently assessed as a potential treatment for fetal growth restriction may cause high blood pressure and raise blood sugar levels in offspring. The study urges practitioners to consider both short- and long-term effects when treating people with this pregnancy complication.

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