Whole-body vibration training improves balance control and sit-to-stand performance among middle-aged and older adults: a pilot randomized controlled trial

Whole-body vibration training improves balance control and sit-to-stand performance among middle-aged and older adults: a pilot randomized controlled trial Aging is associated with decreased balance, which increases falling risk. The objective of the current study was to determine the feasibility and effects of whole-body vibration (WBV) training on knee extensor… Whole-body vibration training improves balance…

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Omega-3 fatty acids fight inflammation via cannabinoids

Omega-3 fatty acids fight inflammation via cannabinoids Chemical compounds called cannabinoids are found in marijuana and also are produced naturally in the body from omega-3 fatty acids. A well-known cannabinoid in marijuana, tetrahydrocannabinol, is responsible for some of its euphoric effects, but it also has anti-inflammatory benefits. A new study in animal tissue reveals the…

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Western diet increases Alzheimer's pathology in genetically predisposed mice

Western diet increases Alzheimer’s pathology in genetically predisposed mice Obese mice with a particular version of a gene strongly associated with Alzheimer’s disease in humans show increased Alzheimer’s pathology, according to new research. Western diet increases Alzheimer’s pathology in genetically predisposed mice Source: Science Daily Mind & Brain

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Inclusion of Almonds in a Cholesterol-Lowering Diet Improves Plasma HDL Subspecies and Cholesterol Efflux to Serum in Normal-Weight Individuals with Elevated LDL Cholesterol [Nutrition and Disease]

Inclusion of Almonds in a Cholesterol-Lowering Diet Improves Plasma HDL Subspecies and Cholesterol Efflux to Serum in Normal-Weight Individuals with Elevated LDL Cholesterol [Nutrition and Disease] Background: Almonds may increase circulating HDL cholesterol when substituted for a high-carbohydrate snack in an isocaloric diet, yet little is known about the effects on HDL biology and function.…

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Amino Acid Absorption in the Large Intestine of Humans and Porcine Models [Critical Review]

Amino Acid Absorption in the Large Intestine of Humans and Porcine Models [Critical Review] Dietary protein quality has been recognized as a critical issue by international authorities because it can affect important functions of the body. To predict protein quality, the FAO introduced the Digestible Indispensable Amino Acid Score. This score depends on ileal amino…

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