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Regulator of lipid metabolism ensures high quality breast milk
...eficient mice contained high levels of toxic fatty acids
that set off an inflammatory response in the skin of nursing pups. According to Evans by examining the action of PPAR in vivo, our work revealed an unexpected link between diet, inflammation and the quality of breast milk. Milk is considered a pur...
Where's the beef? Not enough of it is on elders' plates, muscle-metabolism study suggests
... the past with specialized drinks containing amino acids
the chemical building blocks of proteins but this was the first time anybodys looked at a real food and its ability to stimulate muscle growth in both the young and elderly, Paddon-Jones said. What we learned was really encouraging, because it sugg...
Researchers link metal ions to neurodegenerative disease
..., focused on the smallest individual unit of amino acids
that make up amyloid fibrils. By determining only an individual unit's physical and chemical properties when binding with metal, the researchers were able to determine the activity governing the assembly and toxicity of whole fibrils with respect to ...
UD scientists invent novel hydrogels for repairing, regenerating human tissue
..., the building blocks of proteins. Different amino acids
are bonded together to form chains, which then fold up into more compact shapes with specific functions. The peptide that Schneider and Pochan and their research teams designed undergoes triggered self-assembly, meaning that the peptide will fold au...
Low-carb diets' effects linked to rise in newly identified 'starvation hormone'
...fuel source. Ketone bodies are produced from fatty acids
transferred from storage in fat tissue to the liver when carbohydrates are scarce.During prolonged fasts, ketone bodies can provide nearly half of baseline energy requirements and up to 70% of the energy required by the brain. Earlier studies also ...
Study identifies new regulator of fat metabolism
...ormone known as FGF21 is required to oxidize fatty acids
and thereby burn calories. "When the diet is ex...ine at Harvard Medical School. Consequently, fatty acids
are broken down in the liver and converted to ketones, which then serve as a major fuel source. K...
Tony Hunter receives Robert. J. and Claire Pasarow Award for Cancer Research
...t phosphorylation of tyrosine, one of the 20 amino acids
found in proteins, governed how cells multiply. The special proteins that attach phosphate to tyrosine are called tyrosine kinases. The human genome encodes 90 different tyrosine kinases, more than half of which have been implicated in cancer. Tyro...
Flaxseed stunts the growth of prostate tumors
...seed, an edible seed that is rich in omega 3-fatty acids
and fiber-related compounds known as lignans, is effective in halting prostate tumor growth, according to a study led by Duke University Medical Center researchers. The seed, which is similar to a sesame seed, may be able to interrupt the chain of ev...
Research shows aerobic exercise helps maintain muscle in elderly
...r techniques enabled the scientists to track amino acids
(the building blocks of muscle proteins) and determine muscle-protein synthesis and breakdown rates from the blood and muscle samples, while measuring blood flow at the same time. These revealed that the volunteers who exercised had both higher blood...
Doctors, engineers develop new wireless system to detect esophageal reflux
... see that it properly identifies simulated stomach acids
in a test tube and that the transmitter can send the results through human tissue. The sensor is designed to detect stomach acid, gas and water so doctors can determine whether the presence of those substances coincides with feelings of heartburn, th...
New Mayo Clinic MRI technology enables noninvasive liver diagnoses
...o found that steatosis, which is deposits of fatty acids
and triglycerides in liver cells and a common condition in patients with liver disease, did not interfere with detection of fibrosis with MRE. "Based on this research, we are now using MRE examinations in select patients to determine liver stiffne...
Transplanting human gut bugs into mice helps understanding of metabolic system
...bed and metabolised, by affecting bile acids. Bile acids
are made by the liver to allow emulsification of f... is because they metabolise bile acids. The bile acids
are also hormonal regulators which change the way fat is processed in the liver, so changes made by ...
JCI table of contents -- May 17, 2007
...uscle insulin resistance An oversupply of fatty acids
plays a key role in the development of insulin res...e acyltransferase (mGPAT). By directing more fatty acids
towards triglyceride synthesis within muscle, toxic fatty acid metabolite accumulation was reduced, ...
Higher intake of fish and vitamin D levels linked to lower risk of age-related macular disease
... higher dietary intake of foods with omega-3 fatty acids
and higher fish consumption have a reduced risk of...inerals and other nutrients, such as omega-3 fatty acids
commonly found in tuna, salmon and other fish. A total of 1,115 participants did not have any sym...
Can an omega-3 fatty acid slow the progression of Alzheimer's disease?
...t, and now some studies suggest that omega-3 fatty acids
found in the oil of certain fish may also benefit ... observational and animal studies on omega-3 fatty acids
and Alzheimers disease warrants further evaluation in a rigorous clinical trial, says NIA Director R...
Breastfeeding and good fats help new moms fight depression
... Breastfeeding and the good fats in Omega-3 fatty acids
help new moms fight depression, according to a new...depression, including the long-chain Omega-3 fatty acids
EPA and DHA, are anti-inflammatory. New mothers experience an increase in inflammation because of ...
Molecular marker may help identify pancreatic cancer, and possibly predict survival time
...e small noncoding RNAs (ribonucleic acids; nucleic acids
are present in all living cells). The role of miRNAs in ductal adenocarcinoma (malignant tumor) of the pancreas is not clear. Mark Bloomston, M.D., of Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, and colleagues conducted a series of experiments to identi...
First step in developing heart hormone-based pill to control high blood pressure
...opment of new therapies based on clusters of amino acids
called peptides. The Mayo Clinic researchers will ...e Mayo Clinic team started with a cluster of amino acids
called C-type natriuretic peptide (CNP). CNP has properties important for heart health, such as resi...
Tequila raw ingredient being developed into drug-carrier that targets colon diseases
...to physicians. Many drugs are destroyed by stomach acids
before theyve had a chance to reach the intestine, where they usually are absorbed. Researchers have tried to circumvent this problem by inserting the drugs into carrier molecules that resist breakdown in the stomach but have had difficulty finding a...
The Natural Fat-Loss Pharmacy by Dr. Harry Preuss
...hain triglycerides): This class of fatty saturated acids
found naturally in coconut and butter help the bod...high cholesterol. BCAA (Branched-chain amino acids
leucine, valine, soleucine): Branched chain amino acids
comprise 35% of the amino acids
in muscle t...
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