Category Archives: Homeostasis

Promoting longevity by maintaining metabolic and proliferative homeostasis






J Exp Biol. 2014 Jan 1;217(Pt 1):109-18. doi: 10.1242/jeb.089920. Promoting longevity by maintaining metabolic and proliferative homeostasis Wang L, Karpac J, Jasper H. Buck Institute for Research on Aging, 8001 Redwood Boulevard, Novato, CA 94945-1400, USA. Abstract Aging is characterized … Continue reading






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Consumption of added sugars from liquid but not solid sources predicts impaired glucose homeostasis and insulin resistance among youth at risk of obesity






Consumption of Added Sugars from Liquid but Not Solid Sources Predicts Impaired Glucose Homeostasis and Insulin Resistance among Youth at Risk of Obesity 1,2,3 First published November 6, 2013, doi: 10.3945/​jn.113.182519 J. Nutr. January 1, 2014 vol. 144 no. 1 … Continue reading






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Obesity is an inflammatory disease, according to new study






RELATED: Obesity, Inflammation and Cancer (Energy Balance and Cancer) Bethesda, MD—Scientists have moved a step closer to an “obesity drug” that may block the effects of diets high in sugar and fats. In a new research report published in the … Continue reading






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The Connection between Dietary Phosphorus, Cardiovascular Disease, and Mortality: Where We Stand and What We Need to Know






The Connection between Dietary Phosphorus, Cardiovascular Disease, and Mortality: Where We Stand and What We Need to Know 1,2,3 Orlando M. Gutiérrez* doi: 10.3945/​an.113.004812 Adv Nutr November 2013 Adv Nutr vol. 4: 723-729, 2013 + Author Affiliations Division of Nephrology, … Continue reading






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Why Halloween candy spooks older folks’ digestive systems






Have you ever wondered why young children can eat bags of Halloween candy and feel fine the next day – compared to adults who experience all sorts of agony following the same junk food binge? Evolution and a gene called … Continue reading






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A slow, loving, ‘affective’ touch may be key to a healthy sense of self






(New York, New York) October 8, 2013 - A loving touch, characterized by a slow caress or stroke - often an instinctive gesture from a mother to a child or between partners in romantic relationships – may increase the brain’s … Continue reading






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Ease of falling asleep depends on what you were doing just before bedtime






DALLAS – June 17, 2013 – The quality of wakefulness affects how quickly a mammal falls asleep, UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers report in a study that identifies two proteins never before linked to alertness and sleep-wake balance. “This study … Continue reading






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When you eat is almost as important as what you eat, says new study






Living against the clock—working late-night shifts or eating at inappropriate times, for example—can come with real health risks, metabolic syndrome, obesity, and diabetes among them. Now, researchers reporting in Current Biology, a Cell Press publication, on February 21 have new … Continue reading






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Ultraendurance events’ down side: some new research from Germany, the UK






Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2011 Sep;43(9):1770-6. Prolonged depletion of antioxidant capacity after ultraendurance exercise. Turner JE, Hodges NJ, Bosch JA, Aldred S. Source 1School of Sport and Exercise Sciences, College of Life and Environmental Sciences, University of Birmingham, UNITED KINGDOM; … Continue reading






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Diets do not work because starved brain cells eat themselves, prompting hunger signals: new study






A report in the August issue of the Cell Press journal Cell Metabolism might help to explain why it’s so frustratingly difficult to stick to a diet. When we don’t eat, hunger-inducing neurons in the brain start eating bits of … Continue reading






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Evening light exposure dangerous to health: new study






According to a recent study accepted for publication in The Endocrine Society’s Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism (JCEM), exposure to electrical light between dusk and bedtime strongly suppresses melatonin levels and may impact physiologic processes regulated by melatonin signaling, … Continue reading






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