Tag: "choline" at medical news
Better early diagnosis of relapsed prostate cancer
...esearch centred on the analysis of the role of the choline
and compared it with the results using FDG. The r...Rodrguez who is to concentrate on the value of the choline
in the pre-surgical diagnosis of prostate cancer. This involves analysing the degree of capture of c...
Insulin levels drop with progression of Alzheimer's disease, linked to tangles in brain
...that insulin and IGF-I stimulate the expression of choline
acetyltransferase (ChAT), the enzyme responsible for making acetylcholine. This discovery shows a direct link between insulin and IGF-I deficiency and dementia. "We're able to show that insulin impairment happens early in the disease. We're able to ...
Reduced insulin in the brain triggers Alzheimer's degeneration
... Alzheimer's. The enzyme that makes acetylcholine, choline
acetyltransferase (ChAT), was previously found to be regulated by insulin and IGF-1. In brains with Alzheimer's, impairment of insulin and IGF-I signaling mechanisms correlate with deficits in acetylcholine production. In this study, ChAT was markedl...
MIT research offers new hope for Alzheimer's patients
...atment cocktail - omega-3 fatty acids, uridine and choline
- are all needed by brain neurons to make phospholipids, the primary component of cell membranes. After adding those supplements to the diets of gerbils, the researchers observed a dramatic increase in the amount of membranes that form brain cell syn...
MR spectroscopy significantly reduces need for breast biopsy
... cancerous. "Breast tumors have elevated levels of choline
compounds, which are a marker of an active tumor,"...e can noninvasively see which tumors show elevated choline
levels, and therefore which lesions are likely malignant. This eliminates the need for biopsy to fin...
Childhood sleep apnea linked to brain damage, lower IQ
...chemicals - N-acetyl aspartate (NAA), creatine and choline
- in children with apnea and in those without. The hippocampus and the right frontal cortex of children with sleep apnea showed altered ratios of these neurochemicals that are not specific to any one disease but indicate injury to brain cells. Next, ...
Brains can recover from alcoholic damage but patients should stop drinking as soon as possible
...s a metabolic marker of neuronal integrity), while choline
provides hints at how cell membranes are being bro...on, on average across all the patients, cerebellar choline
levels increased by about 20%, while levels of NAA in the cerebellar and frontal region of the brain...
Risk of spina bifida associated with choline metabolism genes, but unrelated to choline intake
...finds an association between two genes involved in choline
metabolism and the risk of spina bifida. The study...ws that this association is independent of dietary choline
intake by the mother during pregnancy. Choline is a nutrient, essential for cardiovascular and bra...
Eggs promote weight loss and help close nutrient consumption gap
...07) Researchers at Iowa State University assessed choline
intake in the diets of specific subsets of the U.S...e. This study which is one of the first to assess choline
intake in the population is important because choline
is an essential nutrient needed for normal fu...
Diets high in choline may increase risk for colorectal polyps
...ntrary to expectations, diets high in the nutrient choline
were associated with an increased risk of some col...ational Cancer Institute . Major food sources of choline
include red meat, eggs, poultry, and dairy products. Choline is involved in a biochemical process kn...