Tweaking muscle metabolism prevents obesity and diabetes in mice

Tweaking muscle metabolism prevents obesity and diabetes in mice Mildly stressing muscle metabolism boosts levels of a beneficial hormone that prevents obesity and diabetes in mice, according to a new study. The findings show that triggering ER stress in mouse muscle cells causes them to produce and secrete significant amounts of the anti-diabetic hormone fibroblast…

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Vegetarian diets almost twice as effective in reducing body weight, study finds

Vegetarian diets almost twice as effective in reducing body weight, study finds Dieters who go vegetarian not only lose weight more effectively than those on conventional low-calorie diets but also improve their metabolism by reducing muscle fat, a new study has found. Vegetarian diets almost twice as effective in reducing body weight, study finds Source:…

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Fasting glucose as a marker for greater weight loss on a high-fiber, low-glycemic diet

Fasting glucose as a marker for greater weight loss on a high-fiber, low-glycemic diet A Preliminary study finds that study participants with high fasting plasma glucose lost more weight than those with low fasting plasma glucose when following a high-fiber, low-glycemic load diet. Fasting glucose as a marker for greater weight loss on a high-fiber,…

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Study identifies potential biomarker for Alzheimer's disease

Study identifies potential biomarker for Alzheimer’s disease In one of the largest studies to date to use metabolomics, the study of compounds that are created through various chemical reactions in the body, researchers have been able to identify new circulating compounds associated with the risk of developing dementia and Alzheimer’s disease (AD). The findings point…

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Licensing and motor vehicle crash risk among teens with ADHD

Licensing and motor vehicle crash risk among teens with ADHD Adolescents with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are licensed to drive less often and, when this group is licensed, they have a greater risk of crashing, according to a new study. Licensing and motor vehicle crash risk among teens with ADHD Source: Science Daily Mind & Brain

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Alzheimer's disease patients with psychosis more likely to be misdiagnosed, study suggests

Alzheimer’s disease patients with psychosis more likely to be misdiagnosed, study suggests People with Alzheimer’s disease who experience psychosis — including delusions and hallucinations — are five times more likely to be misdiagnosed with dementia with Lewy bodies compared to patients who do not, new research suggests. Alzheimer’s disease patients with psychosis more likely to…

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Elevated brain amyloid level associated with increased likelihood of cognitive decline

Elevated brain amyloid level associated with increased likelihood of cognitive decline Among a group of cognitively normal individuals, those who had elevated levels in the brain of the protein amyloid were more likely to experience cognitive decline in the following years, according to a study. Elevated brain amyloid level associated with increased likelihood of cognitive…

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Predicting treatment effectiveness for adults with autism

Predicting treatment effectiveness for adults with autism Using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), researchers have identified certain brain regions that significantly correlate with an increase in social abilities following a virtual environment based training program. Adults on the autism spectrum who showed greater activity in the social brain network prior to the training improved more…

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