Tag: adults

Infants have higher metabolism than adolescents or adults

August 17, 2021

New research related to metabolism and energy expenditure carried out by an international team of scientists have some surprising revelations: infants – not adolescents – have the highest metabolic rates across the entire lifespan; after the initial surge in infancy, a person’s metabolism slows by about 3% each year until our 20s, when it levels […]

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Some hypertension medicines may reduce memory loss in older adults

June 23, 2021

Older adults taking blood pressure-lowering medicines for hypertension that cross the blood-brain barrier were noticed to have better memory recall compared to those taking medicines that do not, according to researchers from the University of California, Irvine (UCI). The medicines include angiotensin-converting-enzyme (ACE) inhibitors, angiotensin II receptor blockers (ARBs), calcium channel blockers and diuretics which […]

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COVID-19 has caused eating disorder surge in teens and adults

May 25, 2021

Anxiety and isolation are very significant components of eating disorders, said dietitian Jillian Lampert from the Emily Program, a University of Minnesota-affiliated eating disorders treatment programme. Many other healthcare experts echoed the sentiment after recent research showed “massive increases” involving teens and adults seeking help for eating disorders, thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic. The US-based […]

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