Medical research

Malnutrition links kidney disease, weaker muscles

End-stage kidney disease patients undergoing maintenance hemodialysis (MHD) often struggle with malnutrition and sarcopenia, a form of musculoskeletal atrophy that amplifies mortality. Untangling the long-suspected relationship ...

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Sarcopenic obesity linked to dementia in elderly patients

Obesity, an increasingly prevalent lifestyle disease, often occurs along with poor muscle mass. This condition, called sarcopenic obesity, is evaluated based on the patients' body mass index (BMI) and handgrip strength. Interestingly, ...

Cardiology

Can eating alone be bad for your heart?

As women age, their risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) exceeds men's largely because of decreased levels of estrogen that regulate vascular function. As a result, much research is focused on various risk factors. A new ...

Gastroenterology

Study: Nutrient-regulated hormone alters stem cell function

A new study from the lab of University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Director Mark Evers, M.D., demonstrates the critical role of the hormone neurotensin in cell proliferation and stem cell function in the small intestine.

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