Dear moms-to-be, take note: Breastfeeding can give premature babies a metabolic boost

Dear moms-to-be, take note: Breastfeeding can give premature babies a metabolic boost

Mother’s breast milk can help premature infants get a metabolic boost, says a new study. According to researchers, the breast milk of mothers with premature babies has different amounts of microRNA than that of mothers with babies born at term, which may help premature babies catch up in growth and development. Previous research said that breastfeeding can help boost immunity and brainpower in children, though if done extensively, it could lead to dental cavities. In a study, researchers compared the breast milk of mothers with babies born prematurely — between 28 and…

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People with metabolic syndrome may need more vitamin E

People with metabolic syndrome may need more vitamin E

People with metabolic syndrome need significantly more vitamin E, an antioxidant important for cell protection, suggests a new study. Conducted by researchers in the Linus Pauling Institute at Oregon State University and the Human Nutrition Programme at the Ohio State University, the study was a double-blind, crossover clinical trial focusing on vitamin E levels in people with metabolic syndrome, which is often related to obesity, Xinhua news agency reported. Maret Traber, a professor in the Oregon State University College of Public Health and Human Sciences, and Ava Helen Pauling, Professor…

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Cutting Calories May Dial Back Metabolic Syndrome In Older Adults

Cutting Calories May Dial Back Metabolic Syndrome In Older Adults

For overweight and obese older men and women, adding calorie restriction to a resistance training schedule improves at least some metabolic markers, according to a new study. Although resistance training alone seemed to have no effect on so-called metabolic syndrome – a group of markers linked to increased risk of type 2 diabetes and heart disease – the exercise is still important for maintaining bone and muscle in older people, researchers say. “The results are not really surprising as it is challenging to improve the cardiometabolic profile with resistance training…

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Sexual desire lower in postmenopausal women with metabolic syndrome

Sexual desire lower in postmenopausal women with metabolic syndrome

Postmenopausal women with metabolic syndrome report lower sexual activity, desire, and sexual satisfaction, according to a new report. According to a new study published in The American Journal of Medicine, researchers looked at the role metabolic syndrome and cardiovascular disease play in postmenopausal women sexual health. The study also showed that coronary artery disease was more prevalent in women with low rates of sexual activity. Researchers from the University of California surveyed 376 postmenopausal women using a Female Sexual Function Index (FSFI) questionnaire. Waist size, diabetes, and hypertension were additionally…

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