Study reports in the short term, astrocytes regulate caloric intake by controlling the signaling pathway between the gut and brain. Eating high-fat or high-calorie diets disrupts this pathway.
Researchers report six minutes of high-intensity exercise on a regular basis can slow brain aging and delay the onset of neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease. High-intensity exercise increases the production of BDNF, a protein implicated in memory, learning, and brain plasticity, which could protect the brain from age-related cognitive decline.
Early birds use more fat for energy during both rest and exercise than night owls. Those who wake early are also more insulin sensitive, while those who stay up late are more insulin resistant, meaning they require more insulin to lower blood glucose levels and are more prone to consuming carbohydrates as an energy source over fats.
Early life exposure to antibiotics has a long-lasting effect on the enteric nervous system, microbiome, and gut function.
Two existing medications have been repurposed to treat sleep apnea. Researchers report the medications reduce symptoms of sleep apnea by 30%.
Hand-eye coordination is impaired by 20% when blood alcohol levels are as low as 0.015%.
Examining microRNA from a simple blood test can help determine whether your child is getting enough sleep.
Consuming too much omega 6 during pregnancy has been linked to an increased risk of neurodevelopmental issues in babies and pregnancy complications. In mice who had higher levels of linoleic acid in their diets, researchers noted altered concentrations of inflammatory proteins and a decrease in hormones that regulate fetal growth and development. Researchers stress the effects of a high linoleic acid concentration in diet are the same for both animal models and humans.
A new study reports the time of day at which you exercise can shift your body clock. The findings suggest exercise could counter the negative health effects associated with shift work and jet lag.
A new study reveals exercises that improve cardiorespiratory fitness may help to support health by altering the presence, activity and clustering of gut bacteria.
Researchers report, in restless leg syndrome, neurons targeting muscles may be responsible.
A new study reports your genes may determine how your heart rate and blood pressure respond to exercise.