metabolism

High levels of fructose in the diet inhibit the liver’s ability to properly metabolize fat, researchers at Joslin Diabetes Center have found[1]. The effect is specific to fructose. Equally high levels of glucose in the diet actually improve the fat-burning function of the liver. This explains why high dietary fructose has more negative health impacts… Read more

Novel connections between liver dysfunction and Alzheimer’s disease have been identified in research from the Alzheimer’s Disease Metabolomics Consortium (ADMC) and Alzheimer’s Disease Neuroimaging Initiative (ADNI). The study, was led by IU School of Medicine radiology professor Kwangsik Nho, Ph.D. and explores the relationship between blood-based biochemical markers of liver function and established Alzheimer’s disease… Read more

Anorexia nervosa is at least partly a metabolic disorder, and not purely psychiatric as previously thought, indicates a global study, led by researchers at King’s College London and University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The large-scale genome-wide association study, undertaken by over 100 academics worldwide, identified eight genetic variants linked to anorexia nervosa. The… Read more

Women’s brains appear to be about three years younger than men’s of the same chronological age, metabolically speaking, a new study from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis finds. The findings could be one clue to why women tend to stay mentally sharp longer than men. “We’re just starting to understand how various… Read more

Neurons in mice that influence metabolism are active for up to two days after a single workout, a new study from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center shows. The research offers new insight into the brain’s potential role in fitness and — in the longer term — may provide a target for developing therapies… Read more