This week we have just over a handful of papers but the topics are pretty interesting. There is something for the geek trainer, for clients with endocrine issue, pre-natal females, the ageing population and those with eating disorders.
Healthy diet and exercise during pregnancy could lead to healthier children
New research shows improving the lifestyle of women with obesity during pregnancy could mean long-term cardiovascular benefits for their children.
Source King's College London
Ghrelin may be an effective treatment for age-related muscle loss
The hormone, ghrelin, may help protect the elderly population from muscle loss, according to a new study. The study found that administering a particular form of ghrelin to older mice helped to restore muscle mass and strength. As muscle-related diseases are a serious health concern in the elderly population, these findings suggest a potential new treatment strategy for muscle loss to enable the aging population to remain fit and healthy.
Source: European Society of Endocrinology
People with anorexia and body dysmorphic disorder show brain similarities, differences
Key patterns of brain function are more pronounced with more severe symptoms
A new study shows partially overlapping patterns of brain function in people with anorexia nervosa and those with body dysmorphic disorder, a related psychiatric condition characterized by misperception that particular physical characteristics are defective.
Source: University of California - Los Angeles Health Sciences
Better material for wearable biosensors
Researchers have used electrospinning to make porous silicone that allows sweat to evaporate.
Source: Binghamton University
Time-restricted feeding improves health without altering the body's core clock
For the first time, scientists have studied the early effects of time-restricted feeding on the daily periodic oscillations of metabolites and genes in muscle, and metabolites in blood. The findings find that time-restricted feeding does not influence the muscle's core clock, and opens the door to more research on how these observed changes improve health.
Source: University of Copenhagen The Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences
A ferry protein in the pancreas protects it from the stress induced by a high-fat diet
Scientists have now uncovered a key mechanism by which pancreatic function is maintained in response to a high-fat diet. A protein present in pancreatic insulin-producing cells protects them from damage under the stress induced by a high-fat diet. As the world increases its intake of high-fat foods and as type 2 diabetes incidence rises as a result, this protein could be a novel therapeutic target for type 2 diabetes mellitus.
Source: Tokyo Institute of Technology
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