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Green tea boosts production of detox enzymes, rendering cancerous chemicals harmless

...oncentrate might help some people strengthen their metabolic defense against toxins capable of causing cancer. In a study of 42 people, the concentrate − composed of chemicals known as green tea catechins in amounts equal to that found in 8-16 cups of green tea − boosted production of the enzymes...

Scientists show that mitochondrial DNA variants are linked to risk factors for type 2 diabetes

...herited only from the motherare directly linked to metabolic markers for type 2 diabetes. The study, which hig...se, when compared to the second rat strain. These metabolic characteristics are typical of diabetic individuals. The researchers then obtained DNA sequences f...

Study suggests estrogen deficiency can lead to obesity-induced high blood pressure after menopause

... change in kidney function All the hormonal and metabolic effects were completely abolished with estrogen replacement. In other words, the rats whose ovaries were removed and received estrogen replacement did not undergo any of the changes mentioned above. With increased life expectancy, women spend more...

Sugar and spice and everything nice: Health differences in newborn girls and boys

...are not metabolically identical and have different metabolic responses to ischemia; and newborn female he...s during ischemia, which may place them at greater metabolic risk According to the research team, the results suggest that the response of the newborn female ...

In limiting life span, study finds booming bacteria innocent

...ys first line of defensecellular immunity, and the metabolic effects of infection, Towers group said. The researchers showed that the insects exhibited dramatic increases in many types of bacteria during aging, both inside the body and on the surface. It was gradual across their life span, Tower said. It wen...

Taking a supplement of glycine helps prevent degenerative diseases such as arthrosis or osteoporosis

...hird of its residues. Mathematical analysis of the metabolic route of the synthesis of the glycine, developed by the research group to which Patricia de Paz belongs, demonstrated that this amino acid should be considered an essential amino acid. The doctoral thesis carried out at the CMI and the UGR has sh...

New mechanism links smoking to lung damage

...ey use to coordinate their activities and maintain metabolic and ionic homeostasis among connected cells in a tissue. About fifteen years ago, scientists realized that some hemichannels had no partners; they led directly from the cells interior to the fluid extracellular space. In 2000, Lal and colleagues sh...

Why nectar-feeding bats need a 'power drink' to fly

.... Small nectar-feeding bats have among the highest metabolic costs among mammals, and mostly eat a diet low in fat and protein but rich in sugars. Metabolising these sugars immediately they are consumed saves the costs of converting them to and from storage. In a second experiment, Voigt and Speakman measure...

New studies on goats' milk show it is more beneficial to health than cows' milk

...phorus and magnesium. To carry out this study, the metabolic balance technique has been used both in rats with ...ive utilisation of these minerals may affect their metabolic distribution and destination, the UGR researcher has determined the concentration of these minerals ...

Researchers find pathway that controls cell size and division

... 27, 2007 issue of Cell, Weart et al. identified a metabolic sensor that links cell division and cell size in B...equencing. More and more often we are finding that metabolic enzymes have more than one function, said Levin, There is no hint from their sequence that they have...

GI Caramba! Blue tortillas may help dieters and diabetics

... their potential role in preventing or controlling metabolic syndrome, a combination of disorders which increase the risk of heart disease, stroke and diabetes. NB The blue colouring is due to the presence of anthocyanins in the corn. These are the same health promoting compounds found purple berries and red...

Isoprene emission from plants -- a volatile answer to heat stress

...lar hypotheses suggests that isoprene protects the metabolic processes in the leaf, in particular photosynthesis (the process by which plants use light energy to fix CO2 and produce their own food), against thermal stress. To test this hypothesis, scientists Katja Behnke and Jrg-Peter Schnitzler from the Insti...

UCLA study links air pollution to clogged arteries

...e also byproducts of normal processes, such as the metabolic conversion of food into energy. Diesel particles are coated in chemicals containing free radicals, and the fatty acids in LDL cholesterol generate free radicals during metabolism in the cells, said first author Ke Wei Gong, a UCLA cardiology resea...

Monell researchers find metabolic defect in liver that can lead to obesity

...s Center have identified a genetically-transmitted metabolic defect that can lead to obesity in some individuals. The defect involves decreased production of liver enzymes needed to burn fat and may help to explain why some people become obese while others remain thin. The global obesity epidemic is thought ...

UB scientist discovers novel iron-copper alliance

...several common genetic defects. HH is an inherited metabolic disorder characterized by abnormally high absorption of dietary iron, which is deposited in body tissues and organs, where it may become toxic. ACD is a blood disorder caused by low body iron levels resulting from any medical condition that affects ...

New clue into how diet and exercise enhance longevity

...xtending lifespan. This pathway governs growth and metabolic processes in cells throughout the body. The pathway is activated when insulin and insulin-like growth factor-1 switch on proteins inside the cell called insulin receptor substrates (Irs). Other researchers had shown that reducing the activity of the...

JCI table of contents: July 19, 2007

...to diminished levels of PKC-lambda Obesity, the metabolic syndrome, and type 2 diabetes are frequently chara...sity and other abnormalities characteristic of the metabolic syndrome and type 2 diabetes. TITLE: Muscle-specific knockout of PCK-lambda impairs glucose transp...

Purdue-IU researchers explore new method for early disease diagnosis

...ique makes the markers for some genetically caused metabolic disorders up to 100 times more visible, Raftery sa...t very early stages. We examined genetically based metabolic disorders, or inborn errors of metabolism, because it is especially important that they be treated e...

2007-2008 Genzyme/ACMGF Clinical Genetics Fellowship In Biochemical Genetics award winner announced

...osis, management and treatment of individuals with metabolic diseases. This award grants $75,000 per year. Th...he United States and we need physicians trained in metabolic diseases and who are able to adapt to the evolution of therapeutic approaches to genetic diseases, s...

Metabolic syndrome -- don't blame the belly fat

...een implicated as a primary suspect in causing the metabolic syndrome, a cluster of conditions that includes th...tions in energy storage that set the stage for the metabolic syndrome. Insulin resistance is a condition in which the body's cells become resistant to insulin, ...

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(Date:8/20/2014)... of 158 pregnant teenagers in Rochester, NY, nearly half ... of ice, cornstarch, vacuum dust, baby powder and soap, ... , Moreover, such teens had significantly lower iron levels ... substances. , Pregnant teens, regardless of pica, are at ... iron deficiency and anemia. Low iron in pregnant teens ...
(Date:8/20/2014)... , Aug. 20, 2014 /CNW/ -  Issue ... and can quickly become life threatening for some children.    ... as 1.2 million Canadians have food allergies and this number ... cent of children are estimated to have food allergies.  ... mild skin irritations and hives to breathing difficulties and loss ...
(Date:8/20/2014)... WORCESTER, MA Using population-based screening outcomes of approximately ... states, including four researchers at the University of Massachusetts ... combined immunodeficiency (SCID) can be successfully implemented across public ... programs published in the Aug. 20 issue of the ... JAMA ) showed the rate of SCID in newborns ...
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