Overall geriatric health during androgen deprivation therapy evaluated

Overall geriatric health during androgen deprivation therapy evaluated Androgen drives many prostate cancers. But the body uses androgen for muscle growth and maintenance, among other functions. An ongoing study evaluates the effects of androgen deprivation therapy not just on patients’ physical function but on global geriatric health, including skills of daily living. Because the study…

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:…

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…

Greater muscle strength, better cognitive function for older people

Greater muscle strength, better cognitive function for older people Greater muscle strength is associated with better cognitive function in ageing men and women, according to a new study. The association of extensively measured upper and lower body muscle strength with cognitive function was observed, but handgrip strength was not associated with cognitive function. Greater muscle…