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Loss of antioxidant protein Nrf2 represses regeneration of muscle lost to aging

Posted March 10, 2014

Good news for lifelong exercisers: Along with its salutary effects on the heart, weight, and other facets of health, physical activity also helps to regenerate muscle mass, which tends to diminish as people age.

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Scientists create detailed picture of protein linked to learning, pain and brain disorders

Posted March 7, 2014

Researchers at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) and Vanderbilt University have created the most detailed 3-D picture yet of a membrane protein that is linked to learning, memory, anxiety, pain and brain disorders such as schizophrenia, Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s and autism.

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Study: Controlling Protein Intake May Be Key to a Long and Healthy Life

Posted March 5, 2014

While it’s clear that diet can affect longevity, there’s great uncertainty about which combinations of foods are best for attaining a long and healthy life. Now two groups of researchers publishing in the March 4 issue of the Cell Press journal Cell Metabolism each suggest that low protein intake may be a key factor, at least until old age.

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Supplement added to a standard diet improves health and prolongs life in mice

Posted February 28, 2014

Activating a protein called sirtuin 1 extends lifespan, delays the onset of age-related metabolic diseases, and improves general health in mice. The findings, which appear online February 27 in the Cell Press journal Cell Reports, point to a potentially promising strategy for improving health and longevity.

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Research: Eggs are a great source of protein, minerals and carotenoids

Posted February 20, 2014

The second half of the 20th century was not kind to eggs. The 1950s in particular were a time when eggs were demonized due to their high fat content, which pioneering nutritionists — notably Ancel Keys, developer of the notorious “lipid hypothesis” — believed would raise cholesterol and contribute toward coronary heart disease. Today, however, we understand that fatty whole foods like eggs are an essential component of a healthy diet, particularly when they come from sustainable, organic sources. In fact, eggs have been a staple breakfast for people in many cultures for centuries.

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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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High protein intake is associated with low prevalence of frailty among old Japanese women: a multicenter cross-sectional study

Posted December 23, 2013

Protein intake has been inversely associated with frailty. However, no study has examined the effect of the difference of protein sources (animal or plant) or the amino acid composing the protein on frailty. Therefore, we examined the association of protein and amino acid intakes with frailty among elderly Japanese women.

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Kefir is a great natural source of probiotics and protein

Posted December 17, 2013

Kefir is a thick, yogurt-like drink made by fermenting milk with kefir grains. It originated in Russia and is characterized by its creamy texture, tart taste and fizzy effervescence. Kefir remains popular in Eastern Europe, where it is commonly used as an ingredient in baked goods such as sourdough bread, often as a substitute to buttermilk. Due to its high nutritional value, however, kefir shines most as a health supplement.

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Vegetable protein may help kidney disease patients live longer: Study

Posted November 19, 2013

Increased consumption of vegetable protein may be associated with increased survival among people with kidney disease, according to new research.

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Vegetable protein may help kidney disease patients live longer: Study

Posted November 18, 2013

Increased consumption of vegetable protein may be associated with increased survival among people with kidney disease, according to new research.

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