Vitamin C could ease muscle fatigue in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease patients

Contact: Donna Krupa dkrupa@the-aps.org American Physiological Society Bethesda, Md. (Nov. 7, 2013)—Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease—a health problem in which the lungs lose their inherent springiness, making it progressively harder to breathe—can have a dramatic effect on the ability to exercise and even perform simple activities of daily life because of the disease’s fallout effects on…

Nearly half of veterans found with blast concussions might have hormone deficiencies

Contact: Donna Krupa dkrupa@the-aps.org American Physiological Society Condition often unrecognized, mimics symptoms of PTSD, depression BOSTON—Up to 20 percent of veterans returning from Afghanistan and Iraq have experienced at least one blast concussion. New research suggests that nearly half these veterans may have a problem so under-recognized that even military physicians may fail to look…

Chromium picolinate may lessen inflammation in diabetic nephropathy

Contact: Donna Krupa DKrupa@the-aps.org 301-634-7209 American Physiological Society Supplement linked to decreased protein in the urine of diabetic mice Bethesda, Md. (September 22, 2010) – Taking chromium picolinate may help lessen inflammation associated with diabetic nephropathy (kidney disease), say researchers at the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta. In a study comparing diabetic mice treated…

High Fructose Sets Table For Weight Gain Without Warning: Leptin Resistance

2008 study posted for filing   Common sweetener found in many foods leads to leptin resistance  and exacerbates obesity when paired with high-calorie, high-fat diet   BETHESDA, Md. (Oct. 16, 2008) – Eating too much fructose can induce leptin resistance, a condition that can easily lead to becoming overweight when combined with a high-fat, high-calorie…

Ingredient found in green tea significantly inhibits breast cancer growth in female mice: EGCG decreases in TCSA (66%), tumor weight (68%) 5 weeks

Repost from 2008 Contact: Donna Krupa dkrupa@the-aps.org 703-967-2751 American Physiological Society SAN DIEGO, CA — Green tea is high in the antioxidant EGCG (epigallocatechin-3- gallate) which helps prevent the body’s cells from becoming damaged and prematurely aged. Studies have suggested that the combination of green tea and EGCG may also be beneficial by providing protection…