Metabolism

The Environmental Factor – February 2023: Experts say micronutrition improves health on an individual level

Rick Wojciech, PhD, directs the NIEHS and National Toxicology Program. (Photo courtesy of NIEHS) Last month, I visited the University of North Carolina Nutrition Research Institute (NRI) and learned how scientists are using cutting-edge methods to boost nutrition accuracy. This area of ​​research, which falls under the umbrella of precision medicine, is all about shedding […]

Health impact of a combination of intermittent fasting and ketogenic diet

A recent notice published in ESPEN Clinical Nutrition provides a very detailed review of intermittent fasting and the ketogenic diet, as well as strategies for applying a combination of these approaches to manage chronic health conditions. To study: Intermittent fasting with ketogenic diet: a combination approach for chronic disease management. Image Credit: EZ-Stock Studio / […]

The impact of common viral infections on blood-brain barrier function and insulin sensitivity

A new study published in International Journal of Molecular Sciences discusses the impact of herpes, influenza, hepatitis, human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) on blood-brain barrier (BBB) ​​function and sensitivity to insulin, as well as its underlying mechanisms. To study: The effects of viruses on […]

Keto Diet as PCOS Treatment

Reproductive function is essential for human survival and well-being. Thus, the occurrence of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) in women, often associated with infertility, has received much attention among researchers. A recent study published in the journal Current Nutrition Reports explores the role of the ketogenic diet in the treatment of PCOS. Examination: Ketogenic diet as […]

Microbial polyphenols in the Mediterranean diet improve cardiovascular health

Cardiovascular diseases (CVD) are one of the leading causes of premature death in Europe. Cardiovascular disease is associated with an individual’s existing health problems and habits, such as smoking, hypercholesterolemia, obesity, hypertension, unhealthy dietary habits, and diabetes mellitus. Study: Association of polyphenols in the microbiota with cardiovascular health in the context of a Mediterranean diet. […]

5 questions: Shebani Sethi on the link between metabolism and mental health | Information Center

Recent data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reveals that more than 40% of American adults are classified as obese and 36% report symptoms of anxiety, depression or both. According to Shebani Sethi, MD, assistant clinical professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences, the two epidemics are closely linked. Board-certified in psychiatry and obesity […]

Research offers hope for patients affected by a rare, inherited metabolic disease

New research offers potential benefits for those affected by the inherited metabolic disease methylmalonic aciduria. By combining the results of several molecular analyses, researchers can better diagnose this rare and serious disease. In the future, an improved understanding of the disease may also improve treatment options. Methylmalonic aciduria (MMA) is a metabolic disorder that affects […]

Exploring methods to accelerate relief from migraine medications

For migraine medicine to be effective, it is crucial that the active substance is released into the bloodstream immediately. The pills that are currently on the market today pass through the body’s metabolism, which means that the effectiveness is reduced and there is a delay in relief. A research team at Malmö University believes that […]

Exploring methods to accelerate relief from migraine medications

For migraine medicine to be effective, it is crucial that the active substance is released into the bloodstream immediately. The pills that are currently on the market today pass through the body’s metabolism, which means that the effectiveness is reduced and there is a delay in relief. A research team at Malmö University believes that […]

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