Personalized protein requirements for an aging population

Protein intake requirements increase with age (1.0–1.2 g/kg/day) due to anabolic resistance (blunted muscle protein synthesis response) and increased metabolism resulting from inflammatory conditions. However, older adults can often struggle to consume adequate quantities of protein and this prevalence is relatively widespread given that 65–67% of community based older adults are below the suggested 1.2 … Read more

Personalized protein requirements for an aging population

Protein intake requirements increase with age (1.0–1.2 g/kg/day) due to anabolic resistance (blunted muscle protein synthesis response) and increased metabolism resulting from inflammatory conditions. However, older adults can often struggle to consume adequate quantities of protein and this prevalence is relatively widespread given that 65–67% of community based older adults are below the suggested 1.2 … Read more

New guidelines for designing synthetic molecules that block interaction between two proteins

Inside cells, proteins constantly interact with each other to carry out different functions. For some diseases in which these functions are altered, blocking the binding between two or more proteins emerges as a possible therapeutic approach. Scientists led by ICREA researcher Dr. Xavier Salvatella at IRB Barcelona has published guidelines for designing synthetic molecules that … Read more

Lower frequency of dietary salt associated with reduced risk of heart disease

Adding additional salt to foods at a lower frequency is associated with a reduced risk of heart disease, heart failure and ischemic heart disease, according to a new study published today in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. Even among those following a DASH-style diet, behavioral interventions to lessen salt consumption could further … Read more

Western Illinois University physics and math alumnus to speak at QC campus on protein dynamics

Western Illinois University physics and mathematics alumnus Dr. Michael Baxa will deliver a lecture titled “The Importance of Protein Dynamics: From Folding to Function and Everything in Between” at 5:00 pm on Monday, Dec. 5. The event will take place at the Quad-Cities campus in room 212 of Riverfront Hall, located on 3300 River Drive … Read more

Protein Supplements Market Size to Hit USD 42.84 Billion by 2030 at 8.6% CAGR – Report by Market Research Future (MRFR)

Protein Supplements Market Trends and Insights Information by Source (Plant, Animal and others), Form (Powder, Liquid, Bar and others), Distribution Channel (Store-Based {Supermarkets & Hypermarkets, Specialty Stores and others} and Non-Store-Based ) and Region (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific and Rest of the World) Competitive Market Growth, Size, Share and Forecast to 2030 /EIN News/ — … Read more

Diverse polyphenol-rich ingredient may provide ‘sustained exposure’ to bioactives

The study used the Oxxynea polyphenol-rich ingredient developed by Phytexia. It combines extracts from various botanical sources, including green olive, grape, pomegranate, green tea, grapefruit, bilberry, and orange. Writing in Nutrients​, scientists report that supplementation with Oxxynea led to a sustained exposure to several polyphenolic metabolites and catabolites, “and reduces the inter-individual variation that could … Read more

Researchers identify five plasma proteins related to severe COVID-19

Just as oil is essential to keep a car’s engine running, blood is essential to keeping the body functioning. The presence of particular proteins in the plasma, the liquid component of blood, may indicate the presence of a disease or indicate the severity of a condition. Now, researchers in Japan have uncovered several key plasma … Read more

Researchers discover a new function of CRISPR/Cas9 gene scissors

For several years now, the CRISPR/Cas9 gene scissors have been causing a sensation in science and medicine. This new tool of molecular biology has its origins in an ancient bacterial immune system. It protects bacteria from attack by so-called phages, ie viruses that infect bacteria. Researchers from the Institute of Structural Biology at the University … Read more

What ‘eat a rainbow’ of fruits and vegetables means for our body

Nutritionists will tell you to eat a rainbow of fruits and vegetables. This isn’t just because it looks nice on the plate. Each color signifies different nutrients our body needs. The nutrients found in plant foods are broadly referred to as phytonutrients. There are at least 5,000 known phytonutrients, and probably many more. So what … Read more