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Supplementation with Serine may Prevent Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy

Approximately half of people with type 1 or type 2 diabetes experience peripheral neuropathy (weakness, numbness, and pain) primarily in the hands and feet. The condition occurs when high levels of sugar circulating in the blood damage peripheral nerves. Now, working with mice, Salk Institute researchers have identified another factor contributing to diabetes-associated peripheral neuropathy: […]
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A Soybean Protein Reduce Risk of Metabolic Diseases

Over the last few decades, the prevalence of overweight and obesity among adults has increased worldwide. Over 2 billion adults are overweight, while over 650 million are obese. Metabolic syndrome is characterized by visceral obesity, hypertension, atherogenic dyslipidemia, insulin resistance, and glucose intolerance, raising the risk of metabolic-associated fatty liver disease (MAFLD). Convincing data suggest […]
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Vitamin D Benefits may Depend on Body Weight

Vitamin D is an essential nutrient involved in many biological processes, most notably helping our body absorb minerals, such as calcium and magnesium. While some of the vitamin D we need is made in the body from sunlight, vitamin D deficiencies are often treated with supplementation. Evidence from laboratory studies, epidemiologic research and clinical research […]
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Common Sweetener Linked with Anxiety, New Study Reports

Florida State University College of Medicine researchers have linked aspartame, an artificial sweetener found in nearly 5,000 diet foods and drinks, to anxiety-like behavior in mice. Along with producing anxiety in the mice who consumed aspartame, the effects extended up to two generations from the males exposed to the sweetener. The study is published in […]
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Save your Hair Eating Less High-Fat Foods

Obesity is a worldwide epidemic that predisposes individuals to many age-associated diseases, but its exact effects on organ dysfunction are largely unknown. Hair follicles—mini-epithelial organs that grow hair—are miniaturized by aging to cause hair loss through the depletion of hair follicle stem cells (HFSCs). Normally, HFSCs self-renew every hair follicle cycle. This is part of […]
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