Tag Archives | Metabolism


MS is a metabolic disorder, claims new study

A controversial new study that frames multiple sclerosis (MS) as a metabolic disorder rather than an autoimmune disease neatly addresses many puzzling aspects of the illness, including why it strikes women more than men and why cases are on the rise worldwide. Appearing in the The Quarterly Review of Biology, the study suggests that MS […]

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Cell phones do affect brain, but consequences unknown

Researchers have found that cell phone use is associated with increased brain glucose metabolism (an indicator of brain activity) in the region closest to the antenna, but they say that the finding is of unknown clinical significance. The research, appearing in the Journal of the American Medical Asociation, notes that past studies of the association […]

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IVF-linked chromosomal modifications prompt warning

Geneticists are recommending more rigorous health monitoring of IVF babies in later life as new research reveals links between assisted reproduction technologies and predisposition to certain diseases. More than three million children have been born as a result of assisted reproductive technologies since the birth of the first “test tube baby” in 1978, and while […]

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Work Smarter, Eat Harder

An intriguing new study reported in Psychosomatic Medicine has demonstrates that intellectual work induces a substantial increase in calorie intake. The discovery, say the Université Laval researchers involved, could go some way to explaining the current obesity epidemic. The researchers, supervised by Dr. Angelo Tremblay, measured the spontaneous food intake of 14 students after each […]

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Wrong Genes And Coffee’s A Heart Stopper

A cup of coffee in the morning may seem innocuous enough, but new research shows that coffee may put some people at risk of suffering a myocardial infarction (heart attack). While a link has been suspected for some time, research into the connection between coffee consumption and cardiovascular diseases such as myocardial infarction (MI) has […]

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