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Postprandial muscle protein synthesis is higher after a high whey protein, leucine-enriched supplement than after a dairy-like product in healthy older people: a randomized controlled trial

Posted January 24, 2014

The aim of this study was to evaluate whether a specifically designed nutritional supplement in older adults stimulates muscle protein synthesis acutely to a greater extent than a conventional dairy product. Moreover, the combined effect with resistance exercise was studied by using a unilateral resistance exercise protocol.

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Leucine: A practical solution for muscle wasting?

Posted August 19, 2013

The essential amino acid supplement leucine is a practical and affordable way to prevent muscle wasting in bed-bound patients, say researchers.

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HMB may protect against muscle loss during bed rest: Abbott Nutrition

Posted March 7, 2013

Daily supplements containing HMB, a metabolite of the branched chain amino acid leucine, may preserve muscle mass during bed rest, says a new study by Abbott Nutrition.

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High leucine diet helps myocardial infarction patients

Posted October 13, 2012

Research suggests branched chain amino acids, leucine, isoleucine and valine, can help treat human diseases. Now a study in Metabolism suggests that a high leucine diet (HLD) can mitigate cardiac injury and boost survival odds for patients who have experienced myocardial infarction or heart attack.

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Synergistic effects of leucine and resveratrol on insulin sensitivity and fat metabolism in adipocytes and mice

Posted August 24, 2012

Sirtuins are important regulators of glucose and fat metabolism, and sirtuin activation has been proposed as a therapeutic target for insulin resistance and diabetes. We have shown leucine to increase mitochondrial biogenesis and fat oxidation via Sirt1 dependent pathways.

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Just 15 Minutes a Day Can Add 3 Years to Your Life

Posted April 30, 2012

Despite knowing that exercise can improve health and quality of life, many people find the suggested 30 minutes of physical activity daily to be a little daunting. But those people can now breath a sigh of relief to learn that researchers at National Health Research Institutes in Taiwan have found that even just 15 minutes of physical activity a day can extend ones life by up to 3 years.

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Dietary fat intake and quality of life: the SUN project

Posted April 30, 2012

Few studies have related nutritional factors with quality of life in healthy populations. The purpose of the study was to assess whether dietary fat intake is associated to mental and physical quality of life.

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Herbal Treatments for Depression That Work

Posted April 30, 2012

Prescription drugs are not the solution that everyone is looking for when it comes to depression, and thats why herbal treatments should be looked at as an alternative way to increase your happiness and outlook on life. Plenty of people are turning to herbal remedies these days for a variety of different diseases and illnesses because modern medicine is starting to turn into a corrupt establishment of the rich and powerful. When you get down to the basics of healthy life, its all about doing the right things on a daily basis to make sure you never have any serious problems.

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Getting More Vitamin D Could Increase Your Life Expectancy

Posted April 30, 2012

Just in case you needed more proof that low blood levels of vitamin D represent a significant health concern, researchers publishing in the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition demonstrate that small increases in the sunshine vitamin can add precious years to your life.

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Optimism associated with lower risk of having stroke

Posted April 30, 2012

A positive outlook on life might lower your risk of having a stroke, according to new research reported in Stroke: Journal of the American Heart Association.

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