Cardiology

Can pyruvate improve cardiac function following surgery?

Can pyruvate, the end product of glycolysis, help improve cardiovascular function in children who have cardiopulmonary bypass surgery and suffer from low cardiac output syndrome (LCOS)? This question is one that Rafael Jaimes, ...

Health

Soy diets might increase women's bone strength

Osteoporosis, decreased physical activity and weight gain are serious health concerns for postmenopausal women. Researchers from the University of Missouri now have discovered through a new animal study that soy protein found ...

Health

Light exposure during sleep may increase insulin resistance

According to preliminary results from a new study, nighttime light exposure during sleep may affect metabolic function. The aim of this study was to test the hypothesis that light exposure at night during sleep adversely ...

Genetics

Adipose tissue depots compromise heart health

Researchers from the Institute of Pharmacology of the Charité - Universitätsmediz in Berlin have shown that the release of fatty acids from body fat has a major impact on heart health. By interfering with the body's lipid ...

Health

Impact of inactivity on muscles more severe for older people

According to a recent study published in The Journal of Physiology, researchers have been able to document for the first time how the same period of inactivity has a greater and more severe impact on the muscle power of the ...

Health

Menopause and estrogen affect muscle function

According to a study conducted at the University of Jyväskylä, estrogen acts as a regulator of muscle energy metabolism and muscle cell viability. Menopause leads to the cessation of ovarian estrogen production concurrent ...

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