Archive Monthly Archives: July 2013

Vitamin D deficiency is a risk factor for obesity and diabetes type 2 in women at late reproductive age

Vitamin D deficiency is a risk factor for obesity and diabetes type 2 in women at late reproductive age It was suggested that glucose metabolism and body fat content depend on serum levels of 25-hydroxyvitamin

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Rapamycin does not compromise muscle endurance

The following study partly answers something I’ve long wondered about, whether the anti-aging drug rapamycin can compromise muscle endurance or performance: Rapamycin doses sufficient to extend lifespan

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Will calorie restriction work in humans?

Will calorie restriction work in humans? Calorie Restriction (CR) without malnutrition slows aging and increases average and maximal lifespan in simple model organisms and rodents. In rhesus monkeys long-term

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Serum from humans on calorie restriction enhances stress resistance in cell culture

Calorie restriction is the most robust anti-aging and longevity-increasing treatment known, extending life up to 50% in laboratory animals. Humans likely will experience the same longevity benefits from

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Reevaluating resveratrol

Effects of Resveratrol and SIRT1 on PGC-1α Activity and Mitochondrial Biogenesis: A Reevaluation.Key sentences: We conclude that, contrary to some previous reports, the mechanism by which SIRT1 regulates

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Exercise training increases mitochondrial biogenesis in the brain

Exercise training increases mitochondrial biogenesis in the brain Increased muscle mitochondria are largely responsible for the increased resistance to fatigue and health benefits ascribed to exercise

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Exercise impacts brain-derived neurotrophic factor plasticity by engaging mechanisms of epigenetic regulation

Exercise impacts brain-derived neurotrophic factor plasticity by engaging mechanisms of epigenetic regulation We have evaluated the possibility that the action of voluntary exercise on the regulation of

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Diet and depression

Association of Western and traditional diets with depression and anxiety in women. OBJECTIVE:Key biological factors that influence the development of depression are modified by diet. This study examined

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Lithium delays ALS progression through autophagy promotion

Lithium delays progression of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis ALS is a devastating neurodegenerative disorder with no effective treatment. In the present study, we found that daily doses of lithium, leading

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Much of the mortality decrease in drinkers is correlation, not causation

Nondrinkers May Have Higher Mortality Risk Than Light Drinkers, but Reasons for Abstaining Make a Big Difference. In brief, the study found that the reasons for abstaining from alcohol made a big difference

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Happiness and IQ

Lower IQs Linked To Less Happiness People with lower IQs tend to be less happy and have poorer health in general than individuals with higher IQs, researchers from University College London reported in

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Metformin, rapamycin, aging, and cancer

Metformin and rapamycin are master-keys for understanding the relationship between cell senescent, aging and cancer During the last decade it was established that conservative growth hormone/ insulin-like

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Evolution and diseases of afluence

Lifestyle and nutritional imbalances associated with Western diseases: causes and consequences of chronic systemic low-grade inflammation in an evolutionary context In this review, we focus on lifestyle

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Integrative Cancer Immunotherapy

Clinical Experience of Integrative Cancer Immunotherapy with GcMAF. Inui T, Kuchiike D, Kubo K, Mette M, Uto Y, Hori H, Sakamoto N.SourceDivision of Food and Drug Evaluation Science, Department of Community

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