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A new study from engineering researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute shows, for the first time, how the little-understood protein osteocalcin plays a significant role in the strength of our bones.
A new study from engineering researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute shows, for the first time, how the little-understood protein osteocalcin plays a significant role in the strength of our bones. The findings could lead to new strategies and therapeutics for fighting ost... [»]
According to a recent study accepted for publication in The Endocrine Society’s Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism, mothers with vitamin D deficiency have babies with lower birth weight.
Mothers’ vitamin D levels at a gestation of 26 weeks or less were positively related to birth weight and head circumference, and, in the first trimester were negatively associated with risk of a baby being born small for gestational age, according to a recent study accepted for... [»]
Using a mobile app that tracks eating and activity helped people lose an average of 15 pounds and keep it off for at least a year, according to a new Northwestern Medicine study.
Using a mobile app that tracks eating and activity helped people lose an average of 15 pounds and keep it off for at least a year, according to a new Northwestern Medicine study. But the technology only aided weight loss when its users also attended regular classes about nutriti... [»]
Presently, there are about 40 million Americans over the age of 65, with the fastest-growing segment of the population over 80 years old. Traditionally, aging has been viewed as a period of progressive decline in physical, cognitive and psychosocial functioning, and aging is view... [»]
According to new research at the University of East Anglia, cutting down on fat will result in weight loss, without the need for dieting.
Cutting down on fat, without dieting, will result in a slimmer figure -- according to new research from the University of East Anglia Findings published today in the British Medical Journal show that exchanging fatty foods for lower fat alternatives will help people shift around... [»]
According to a recent study at Cornell University, labeling food as 'organic' may not always lead to a positive impression.
Labeling food as "organic" may not always lead to a positive impression, according to a recent Cornell study. The research, published Nov. 27 online in the journal Appetite, flips the notion of a "halo" effect for ethical food labels. A halo effect refers to a phenomenon where a... [»]
Researchers are developing new recipes for tasty, gluten-free pasta and pastries for people who are intolerant to the gluten protein contained in cereals.
Cereals are good for you, supplying the body with carbohydrates, proteins and vitamins. Yet some people are intolerant to the gluten protein they contain. Now, researchers are developing new recipes for tasty, gluten-free pasta and pastries. Not every person can eat what they li... [»]
An Inserm research team in Dijon intends to improve chemotherapy effectiveness by acting directly on the immune system.
An Inserm team in Dijon directed by François Ghiringhelli (Inserm unit 866 ‘Lipids, nutrition and cancer’) is to publish an article this week in the Nature Medicine review. The article suggests that two chemotherapy drugs frequently used to treat digestive and breast cancer... [»]
A report by the Coastal and Marine Mercury Ecosystem Research Collaborative (C-MERC) indicates that mercury released into the air and then deposited into oceans contaminates seafood commonly eaten by people in the U.S. and globally.
Over the past century, mercury pollution in the surface ocean has more than doubled, as a result of past and present human activities such as coal burning, mining, and other industrial processes. The research findings by C-MERC published December 3 also examine the effects of loc... [»]
The results of a study by an international consortium of scientists which have been published in the Nature Genetics journal indicate that some people may be born with a predisposition to the development of coronary atherosclerosis because they have inherited mutations in some key genes related to inflammation.
Fifteen new genetic regions associated with coronary artery disease have been identified by a large, international consortium of scientists — including researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine — taking a significant step forward in understanding the root caus... [»]
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