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Green tea extract boosts exercise endurance 8-24%, utilizing fat as energy source

... over 10 weeks, endurance exercise performance was boosted up to 24% with 0.5% GTE supplementation, and 8% with 0.2% by-weight addition to food. Reporting in the online edition of the American Journal of Physiology-Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology researchers at the Biological Sciences Labo...

UCLA/VA researchers discover fat gene

...bred mice. Each group had a genetic mutation that boosted the level of lipin one group in their fat tissue and the other group in their muscles. When fed a high-fat diet for six weeks, the mice with elevated lipin in their fat or muscles showed accelerated weight gain double the amount of weight gained ...

US researchers uncover the science behind the breast cancer protective effect of olive oil

... other tests on the cell lines showed that it also boosted the effectiveness of trastuzumab (Herceptin), the monoclonal antibody treatment that targets the Her-2/neu gene and has helped to prolong the lives of many breast cancer patients. Lead researcher, Dr Javier Menendez, assistant professor at the No...

Desires for fatty foods and alcohol share a chemical trigger

... role of the chemical appeared to be subverted: it boosted alcohol intake instead of eating. The effect was especially noticeable during daylight hours, when the nocturnal animals normally do not eat and drink much. Those given galanin drank alcohol during the day, but did not consume any more food or water ...

New pheromone creates buzz about the clout of older bees

...cally better suited for brood care, thanks to some boosted blood protein. Bees forced out too early aren't great navigators, and since foraging is dangerous, they risk dying before their time. "Our idea has never been disproved, but the lack of mechanism drove me crazy," said Huang. "Now we know the speci...

By impounding iron, FHC foils cell suicide, fuels inflammation

...hey used microarrays to detect the genes that were boosted most though this selective process. "This system told us which genes were most enriched by selection," Franzoso said, which provided "a semiquantitative indication of protective efficacy." When they looked closer at each gene associated with surviv...

Babies born after surgery on eggs

...roup of women for whom IVF and ICSI had failed, it boosted the pregnancy rate per cycle from 6 to 35 per cent, Tzeng told a meeting of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine in Philadelphia this week. Mitochondria are unusual because they contain their own DNA, and Tzeng thinks the method works by re...

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