Results of Fasting and Energy-Restricted Diets on Leptin and Adiponectin Levels in Humans

Fasting and energy-restricted diets have been evaluated in several studies as a means of improving cardiometabolic biomarkers related to body fat loss. However, further investigation is required to understand potential alterations of leptin and adiponectin concentrations. Thus, we performed a systematic review and meta-analysis to derive a more precise estimateRead …

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Could CBD Reduce COVID Lung Damage? A Protective Peptide May Be the Answer

New research shows that CBD appears to reduce the “cytokine storm” that damages the lungs and kills many patients with COVID-19 is by enabling an increase in levels of a natural peptide called apelin, which is known to reduce inflammation and whose levels are dramatically reduced in the face ofRead …

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Why are the Kidneys an Attractive Target for Coronavirus?

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Although the lungs are a common target for COVID-19’s cytokine storm, so are the kidneys, making the 1-in-4 U.S. adults with diabetes resulting in diabetic kidney disease at increased risk for virus mortality. But why are the kidneys so attractive to the coronavirus? Recently published in Kidney International, a nationalRead …

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Glutathione Precursor GlyNAC Reverses Premature Aging with HIV

A new study from Baylor College of Medicine shows that findings supplementing GlyNAC, a combination of glycine and N-acetylcysteine, corrects glutathione deficiencies in humans with HIV, thus reversing premature aging, and could have implications beyond HIV, pending further investigations. Premature aging in people with HIV is now recognized as aRead …

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Enzyme PKM2 promotes Th17 Cell Differentiation and Autoimmune Inflammation

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An enzyme associated with energy production in cells also participates in the differentiation of immune cells involved in exacerbated autoimmune inflammation. The discovery could lead to more effective treatment for autoimmune diseases. Scientists affiliated with the Center for Research on Inflammatory Diseases (CRID http://crid.fmrp.usp.br), hosted by the University of SãoRead …

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Natural Partners and Fullscript Launch New Merged Platform

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Today’s Practitioner caught up with Brad Dyment, Chief Product Officer of Fullscript to find out more about the companies newly merged platform. Fullscript is now the only supplement dispensing solution that offers both wholesale ordering and virtual direct-to-patient from a single online platform. Today’s Practitioner: This is an exciting timeRead …

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Cannabis Users Need More Anesthesia During Surgery and Opioids in Recovery

Not only might cannabis users need more anesthesia during surgery than non-users, they may have increased pain afterwards and use higher doses of opioids while in the hospital, suggests first-of-its kind research being presented at the ANESTHESIOLOGY® 2020 annual meeting. Adding to the growing body of research that shows patientsRead …

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Veterans Study Shows Pre-surgical Acupuncture Results in Less Pain, Fewer Opioids

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Veterans who have acupuncture before surgery report less pain and need far fewer opioids to manage their discomfort, according to a randomized, controlled study being presented at the ANESTHESIOLOGY® 2020 annual meeting. Veterans who received acupuncture also reported they were more satisfied with their pain control than those who didRead …

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