Resveratrol helps preserve muscle in space

Resveratrol helps preserve muscle in space Resveratrol helps preserve muscle in space “Resveratrol treatment promotes muscle growth in diabetic or unloaded animals, by increasing insulin sensitivity and glucose uptake in the muscle fibers. This is relevant for astronauts, who are known to develop reduced insulin sensitivity during spaceflight.” Marie Mortreux, Daniela Riveros, Mary L. Bouxsein,…

Depression linked to low blood levels of acetyl-L-carnitine

Depression linked to low blood levels of acetyl-L-carnitine Depression linked to low blood levels of acetyl-L-carnitine In the latest study, the scientists measured levels of LAC (acetyl-L-carnitine) in blood samples taken from people diagnosed with MDD. They found that levels were significantly decreased in these patients, as compared to age-matched individuals without depression. Additional analysis…

Cinnamon turns up the heat on fat cells

Cinnamon turns up the heat on fat cells Cinnamon turns up the heat on fat cells Researchers were looking for ways to prompt fat cells to activate thermogenesis, turning the fat-burning processes back on. They discovered that Cinnamon may be an easy and readily available way to do just that. Cinnamaldehyde induces fat cell-autonomous thermogenesis…