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…

Factors Influencing the Gut Microbiota, Inflammation, and Type 2 Diabetes [Sponsored Supplement Publication Manuscript]

Factors Influencing the Gut Microbiota, Inflammation, and Type 2 Diabetes [Sponsored Supplement Publication Manuscript] The gut microbiota is a complex community of bacteria residing in the intestine. Animal models have demonstrated that several factors contribute to and can significantly alter the composition of the gut microbiota, including genetics; the mode of delivery at birth; the…

Good nutrition, physical training and mental exercises can reverse physical frailty in the elderly

Good nutrition, physical training and mental exercises can reverse physical frailty in the elderly Physical frailty is common among the elderly and is strongly associated with cognitive impairment, dementia and adverse health outcomes such as disability, hospitalisation, and mortality. A four-year study showed that a combination of nutritional, physical and cognitive interventions can reverse physical…

Gene variant protecting against Alzheimer's disease decreases plasma beta-amyloid levels

Gene variant protecting against Alzheimer’s disease decreases plasma beta-amyloid levels The APP gene variant protecting against Alzheimer’s disease significantly decreases plasma beta-amyloid levels in a population cohort. This is a very significant discovery, as many on-going drug trials in the field of Alzheimer’s disease focus on decreasing beta-amyloid levels in the brain tissue. According to…

Alzheimer's disease study links brain health, physical activity

Alzheimer’s disease study links brain health, physical activity People at risk for Alzheimer’s disease who do more moderate-intensity physical activity, but not light-intensity physical activity, are more likely to have healthy patterns of glucose metabolism in their brain, according to a new study. Alzheimer’s disease study links brain health, physical activity Source: Science Daily Healthy…