Medical research

Leptin hormone spurs body's shift from burning carbs to fat

To keep the human brain supplied with energy when food was scarce, mammals evolved the ability to switch from burning carbohydrates to burning fat in order to preserve skeletal muscle that would otherwise be metabolized and ...

Health

A dietitian on what you need to know about the keto diet

A diet developed in the 1920s to treat children with epilepsy is suddenly all the rage. The ketogenic diet, or "keto diet", has reportedly been endorsed by celebrities and even athletes are giving it a go.

Overweight & Obesity

Study finds link between carbohydrate consumption and adropin

In research featured in the August edition of Obesity, Saint Louis University investigator Andrew Butler, Ph.D., and his team report that levels of the peptide hormone adropin vary based on carbohydrate consumption and appear ...

Health

Sleep loss detrimental to blood vessels

Lack of sleep has previously been found to impact the activation of the immune system, inflammation, carbohydrate metabolism and the hormones that regulate appetite. Now University of Helsinki researchers have found that ...

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Ketones to combat Alzheimer's disease

Despite decades of efforts to develop a drug that prevents­­ or cures Alzheimer's disease (AD), the most prevalent form of dementia afflicting our aging population, there is currently no treatment for this devastating condition. ...

Health

Protein drinks after exercise help maintain aging muscles

A new research report appearing online in the FASEB Journal shows that what someone drinks after exercise plays a critical role in maximizing the effects of exercise. Specifically, the report shows that protein drinks after ...

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