Monthly Archives: August 2017

Nutrition scientists investigate impact of dietary fats on metabolically healthy obese adults

Metabolically healthy obese adults consuming a diet high in unsaturated fat and low in saturated fat may be able to decrease their total cholesterol by 10 points, a new study suggests.

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Study finds link between consistent weekly weight loss and increased long-term outcomes

A new study conducted at the Drexel University, USA, suggests that when it comes to weight loss, consistency matters rather than speed.

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Cartilage degeneration algorithm could facilitate clinical decision-making in treatment of osteoarthritis

A novel cartilage degeneration algorithm can predict the progression of osteoarthritis in individual patients, according to new research from the University of Eastern Finland. The new algorithm could greatly facilitate clinical decision-making in the treatment of osteoarthritis.

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Exercise plus calorie reduction may help improve muscle function in older adults

Improved muscle performance starts with better mitochondrial function. Older adults who are overweight may improve their muscle function with a weight loss program that combines exercise and calorie reduction, according to researchers from Florida Hospital, in Orlando, Fla., who present their findings today at the American Physiological Society’s Physiological Bioenergetics: Mitochondria from Bench to Bedside conference in San Diego.

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Study illuminates potential way for sticking to weight loss goals

When it comes to losing weight, it’s not necessarily slow, but steady, that wins the race, according to new research from Drexel University.

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Review provides new recommendations to manage menopausal symptoms after breast cancer

A large proportion of the world’s estimated 9.3 million breast cancer survivors experience menopausal symptoms or clinical manifestations of estrogen deficiency.

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Vegan diets linked to lower levels of total cholesterol, review finds

A new dietary review of 49 observational and controlled studies finds plant-based vegetarian diets, especially vegan diets, are associated with lower levels of total cholesterol, including lower levels of HDL and LDL cholesterol, compared to omnivorous diets.

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FDA approves Besponsa – Pfizer’s new drug for rare form of acute lymphoblastic leukemia

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today approved Besponsa (inotuzumab ozogamicin) in the treatment of adults with relapsed or refractory B-cell precursor acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) – a rare form of ALL.

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Abnormal eating schedules affect skin’s protection from harmful UV rays of the sun

Sunbathers may want to avoid midnight snacks before catching some rays. A study in mice from the O’Donnell Brain Institute and UC Irvine shows that eating at abnormal times disrupts the biological clock of the skin, including the daytime potency of an enzyme that protects against the sun’s harmful ultraviolet radiation.

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Smoking increases risk of developing frailty in older adults

A recent paper published in Age & Ageing, the scientific journal of the British Geriatrics Society, finds that current smoking in older people increases the risk of developing frailty, though former smokers did not appear to be at higher risk.

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