Tag: metabolism

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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Brain metabolism cause of neurodegeneration in Alzheimer’s disease

July 27, 2021

Alzheimer’s Disease (AD), the most common type of dementia, causes the death of neurons and leads to shrinking of the brain. Patients with AD will eventually experience gradual deterioration in memory, thinking, behaviour and the ability to perform everyday activities. Yet, scientists do not fully understand what causes this disease. A recent research, conducted by […]

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Blood protein levels may predict exercise requirements

May 28, 2021

Profiles of certain proteins in the blood can affect the way the human body responds to physical activity, said scientists at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) in Boston, Massachusetts. The results could help guide personalised exercise regimes and identify new therapeutic targets for diseases related to metabolism. The study involved 650 sedentary adults, who […]

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