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More Protein after Weight Loss May Reduce Fatty Liver Disease

Increasing the amount of protein in the diet may reduce the liver’s fat content and lower the risk of diabetes in people with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). The study is published ahead of print in the American Journal of...
16-Aug-2018 1:45 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Estrogen May Protect Against Depression after Heart Attack

Estrogen may protect against heart failure-related depression by preventing the production of inflammation-causing chemicals in the brain. The study is published ahead of print in the American Journal of Physiology—Heart and Circulatory...
9-Aug-2018 11:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Blocking Digestive Hormone May Prevent Diet-Induced Pancreatic Cancer

A high-fat diet may promote the growth of pancreatic cancer independent of obesity because of the interaction between dietary fat and cholecystokinin (CCK), a digestive hormone. In addition, blocking CCK may help prevent the spread of pancreatic...
2-Aug-2018 5:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Heat Therapy Boosts Mitochondrial Function in Muscles

A new study finds that long-term heat therapy may increase mitochondrial function in the muscles. The discovery could lead to new treatments for people with chronic illness or disease. The study—the first of its kind in humans—is published ahead...
30-Jul-2018 5:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Diabetes during Pregnancy May Increase Baby’s Heart Disease Risk

Gestational diabetes may increase the risk of blood vessel dysfunction and heart disease in offspring by altering a smooth muscle protein responsible for blood vessel network formation. Understanding of the protein’s function in fetal cells may...
19-Jul-2018 3:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Smell Receptors in the Body Could Help Sniff Out Disease

A review of more than 200 studies reveals that olfactory receptors—proteins that bind to odors that aid the sense of smell—perform a wide range of mostly unknown functions outside the nose. The function of extra-nasal olfactory receptors has the...
11-Jul-2018 4:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Stem Cell Transplant Drug May Protect against Smoke-related COPD Symptoms

A drug used in stem cell therapy to treat certain cancers may also protect against cigarette smoke-induced lung injury. The study, published ahead of print in the American Journal of Physiology—Lung Cellular and Molecular Physiology, was chosen as...
5-Jul-2018 7:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Obesity + Aging Linked to Alzheimer’s Markers in the Brain

A new study suggests that when a high-fat, high-sugar diet that leads to obesity is paired with normal aging, it may contribute to the development of Alzheimer’s disease. In addition, researchers discovered that certain areas of the brain respond...
28-Jun-2018 2:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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