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Merck Manuals: The Facts on Fatty Liver and its New Name

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Wednesday, May 8, 2024

She also explains why doctors are moving away from the term fatty liver towards more detailed terminology.

Key Points: 
  • She also explains why doctors are moving away from the term fatty liver towards more detailed terminology.
  • In 2023, the American Association for the Study of Liver Disease (AASLD) updated the nomenclature around steatotic liver disease and fatty liver.
  • Fatty liver due to any condition except consumption of large amounts of alcohol was previously called nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD).
  • Tholey stresses even social drinking can have a negative effect, and it's not just hard alcohol that can lead to fatty liver.

Small Molecule Shows Early-Stage Promise for Repairing Myelin Sheath Damage

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Thursday, May 2, 2024

CINCINNATI, May 2, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- When treated with a novel protein function inhibitor called ESI1, mice that mimic the symptoms of multiple sclerosis (MS) and lab-prepared human brain cells both demonstrated the ability to regenerate vital myelin coatings that protect healthy axon function.

Key Points: 
  • When the protective myelin gets damaged, be it by disease or the wear and tear of age, nerve signaling gets disrupted.
  • Pinning down the genetic changes and signals involved in the repair silencing process and finding a small molecule compound that can reverse the silencing was a complex undertaking.
  • In both aging mice and mice mimicking MS, the ESI1 treatment prompted myelin sheath production and improved lost neurological function.
  • When theย organoids were exposed to ESI1, the treatment extended the myelin sheath of myelinating cells, the study reports.

A Cutting-Edge Scientific Approach to Cholesterol Control, Weight Control and Disease Prevention With Less Dietary Restriction

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Thursday, May 2, 2024

CHICAGO, May 2, 2024 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Junk food is so loved by many. What is not loved are the associated medical conditions and weight gain. Over time, scientific studies have been conducted at various institutions across America and abroad. These studies have indicated that fiber and antioxidants can mitigate the health risks associated with junk food by counteracting the physiological effects of high-fat and other junk food, thus offering a cutting-edge approach to maintaining better health without deprivation. This does not mean that ๐‘ข๐‘›๐‘™๐‘–๐‘š๐‘–๐‘ก๐‘’๐‘‘ consumption of junk food without consequences is now possible. What it does mean is greater freedom, less restriction and a wider variety of food choices for ๐˜ฉ๐‘’๐‘Ž๐‘™๐‘ก๐˜ฉ๐‘ฆ individuals. These groundbreaking discoveries are uncovered in the book ๐ถ๐‘œ๐‘ข๐‘›๐‘ก๐‘’๐‘Ÿ๐‘Ž๐‘๐‘ก ๐‘ก๐˜ฉ๐‘’ ๐น๐‘Ž๐‘ก: ๐ป๐‘œ๐‘ค ๐‘†๐‘๐‘–๐‘’๐‘›๐‘ก๐‘–๐‘“๐‘–๐‘ ๐‘†๐‘ก๐‘ข๐‘‘๐‘–๐‘’๐‘  ๐ป๐‘Ž๐‘ฃ๐‘’ ๐‘†๐˜ฉ๐‘œ๐‘ค๐‘› ๐‘‡๐˜ฉ๐‘Ž๐‘ก ๐น๐‘–๐‘๐‘’๐‘Ÿ ๐‘Ž๐‘›๐‘‘ ๐ด๐‘›๐‘ก๐‘–๐‘œ๐‘ฅ๐‘–๐‘‘๐‘Ž๐‘›๐‘ก๐‘  ๐ถ๐‘Ž๐‘› ๐ถ๐‘œ๐‘ข๐‘›๐‘ก๐‘’๐‘Ÿ๐‘Ž๐‘๐‘ก ๐‘ก๐˜ฉ๐‘’ ๐‘ƒ๐˜ฉ๐‘ฆ๐‘ ๐‘–๐‘œ๐‘™๐‘œ๐‘”๐‘–๐‘๐‘Ž๐‘™ ๐ธ๐‘“๐‘“๐‘’๐‘๐‘ก๐‘  ๐‘œ๐‘“ ๐ฝ๐‘ข๐‘›๐‘˜ ๐น๐‘œ๐‘œ๐‘‘ ๐‘Ž๐‘›๐‘‘ ๐‘ƒ๐‘Ÿ๐‘œ๐‘š๐‘œ๐‘ก๐‘’ ๐ถ๐˜ฉ๐‘œ๐‘™๐‘’๐‘ ๐‘ก๐‘’๐‘Ÿ๐‘œ๐‘™ ๐‘Ž๐‘›๐‘‘ ๐‘Š๐‘’๐‘–๐‘”๐˜ฉ๐‘ก ๐ถ๐‘œ๐‘›๐‘ก๐‘Ÿ๐‘œ๐‘™ ๐‘Š๐‘–๐‘ก๐˜ฉ ๐ฟ๐‘’๐‘ ๐‘  ๐‘…๐‘’๐‘ ๐‘ก๐‘Ÿ๐‘–๐‘๐‘ก๐‘–๐‘œ๐‘› (ISBN: 979-8398923704). The following concepts are discussed in the book:

Key Points: 
  • What it does mean is greater freedom, less restriction and a wider variety of food choices for ๐˜ฉ๐‘’๐‘Ž๐‘™๐‘ก๐˜ฉ๐‘ฆ individuals.
  • According to scientists, beta glucans can reduce the absorption of dietary fats and promote cholesterol control all by itself, even in a diet containing moderate amounts of saturated fat and cholesterol.
  • Scientists have reported that fiber helps to promote weight control by reducing the amount of calories the body absorbs .
  • Scientists have also reported that antioxidants help to promote weight control by providing the body with the energy that it needs to burn fat more efficiently .

A Cutting-Edge Scientific Approach to Cholesterol Control, Weight Control and Disease Prevention With Less Dietary Restriction

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Wednesday, May 1, 2024

CHICAGO, May 1, 2024 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Junk food is so loved by many. What is not loved are the associated medical conditions and weight gain. Over time, scientific studies have been conducted at various institutions across America and abroad. These studies have indicated that fiber and antioxidants can mitigate the health risks associated with junk food by counteracting the physiological effects of high-fat and other junk food, thus offering a cutting-edge approach to maintaining better health without deprivation. This does not mean that ๐‘ข๐‘›๐‘™๐‘–๐‘š๐‘–๐‘ก๐‘’๐‘‘ consumption of junk food without consequences is now possible. What it does mean is greater freedom, less restriction and a wider variety of food choices for ๐˜ฉ๐‘’๐‘Ž๐‘™๐‘ก๐˜ฉ๐‘ฆ individuals. These groundbreaking discoveries are uncovered in the book ๐ถ๐‘œ๐‘ข๐‘›๐‘ก๐‘’๐‘Ÿ๐‘Ž๐‘๐‘ก ๐‘ก๐˜ฉ๐‘’ ๐น๐‘Ž๐‘ก: ๐ป๐‘œ๐‘ค ๐‘†๐‘๐‘–๐‘’๐‘›๐‘ก๐‘–๐‘“๐‘–๐‘ ๐‘†๐‘ก๐‘ข๐‘‘๐‘–๐‘’๐‘  ๐ป๐‘Ž๐‘ฃ๐‘’ ๐‘†๐˜ฉ๐‘œ๐‘ค๐‘› ๐‘‡๐˜ฉ๐‘Ž๐‘ก ๐น๐‘–๐‘๐‘’๐‘Ÿ ๐‘Ž๐‘›๐‘‘ ๐ด๐‘›๐‘ก๐‘–๐‘œ๐‘ฅ๐‘–๐‘‘๐‘Ž๐‘›๐‘ก๐‘  ๐ถ๐‘Ž๐‘› ๐ถ๐‘œ๐‘ข๐‘›๐‘ก๐‘’๐‘Ÿ๐‘Ž๐‘๐‘ก ๐‘ก๐˜ฉ๐‘’ ๐‘ƒ๐˜ฉ๐‘ฆ๐‘ ๐‘–๐‘œ๐‘™๐‘œ๐‘”๐‘–๐‘๐‘Ž๐‘™ ๐ธ๐‘“๐‘“๐‘’๐‘๐‘ก๐‘  ๐‘œ๐‘“ ๐ฝ๐‘ข๐‘›๐‘˜ ๐น๐‘œ๐‘œ๐‘‘ ๐‘Ž๐‘›๐‘‘ ๐‘ƒ๐‘Ÿ๐‘œ๐‘š๐‘œ๐‘ก๐‘’ ๐ถ๐˜ฉ๐‘œ๐‘™๐‘’๐‘ ๐‘ก๐‘’๐‘Ÿ๐‘œ๐‘™ ๐‘Ž๐‘›๐‘‘ ๐‘Š๐‘’๐‘–๐‘”๐˜ฉ๐‘ก ๐ถ๐‘œ๐‘›๐‘ก๐‘Ÿ๐‘œ๐‘™ ๐‘Š๐‘–๐‘ก๐˜ฉ ๐ฟ๐‘’๐‘ ๐‘  ๐‘…๐‘’๐‘ ๐‘ก๐‘Ÿ๐‘–๐‘๐‘ก๐‘–๐‘œ๐‘› (ISBN: 979-8398923704). The following concepts are discussed in the book:

Key Points: 
  • What it does mean is greater freedom, less restriction and a wider variety of food choices for ๐˜ฉ๐‘’๐‘Ž๐‘™๐‘ก๐˜ฉ๐‘ฆ individuals.
  • According to scientists, beta glucans can reduce the absorption of dietary fats and promote cholesterol control all by itself, even in a diet containing moderate amounts of saturated fat and cholesterol.
  • Scientists have reported that fiber helps to promote weight control by reducing the amount of calories the body absorbs .
  • Scientists have also reported that antioxidants help to promote weight control by providing the body with the energy that it needs to burn fat more efficiently .

New Study Reveals 65 and Older Population Lowered Blood Pressure, Cholesterol, and Weight Using Mobile Technology

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Tuesday, April 23, 2024

The study observed 8,148 Hello Heart users aged 65 and over who were equipped with the Hello Heart connected monitor and mobile app.

Key Points: 
  • The study observed 8,148 Hello Heart users aged 65 and over who were equipped with the Hello Heart connected monitor and mobile app.
  • Study participants showed a 45% higher engagement rate compared to Hello Heart users younger than 65.
  • โ€œResults from this study challenge the assumption that our aging population struggles to use smartphones or are resistant to using technology to manage their health,โ€ said Edo Paz, MD, SVP, Medical Affairs, Hello Heart.
  • โ€œThereโ€™s a significant untapped opportunity to engage this age group with scalable mobile technology to help them better understand their CVD risk and take steps to improve their heart health.โ€

Karmanos Brings Successful Cancer Screening and Prevention Event to Farmington Hills

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Monday, April 15, 2024

DETROIT, April 15, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- The Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Instituteย invites the community to the Screening Saves Lives: Cancer Screening and Educational Event in Farmington Hills. It takes place on Saturday, June 8, 2024, from 9 a.m. โ€“ 2 p.m. at the Lawrence and Idell Weisberg Cancer Center at 31995 Northwestern Highway. Karmanos will provide breast cancer screenings, including mammograms, colorectal screening consultations, free head and neck examinations, and wellness checks.

Key Points: 
  • DETROIT, April 15, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- The Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute invites the community to the Screening Saves Lives: Cancer Screening and Educational Event in Farmington Hills.
  • Karmanos will provide breast cancer screenings, including mammograms, colorectal screening consultations, free head and neck examinations, and wellness checks.
  • Plus, Karmanos will provide information about their Screening and Prevention Program , the Karmanos Genetic Counseling Service , the Women's Wellness Clinic , and clinical trials .
  • Screening Saves Lives: Cancer Screening and Educational Event is open to the public.

Drinking apple cider vinegar may help with weight loss but its health benefits are overstated

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Wednesday, April 10, 2024

One day, she explained that she adds apple cider vinegar to improve my health.

Key Points: 
  • One day, she explained that she adds apple cider vinegar to improve my health.
  • Apple cider vinegar is a natural product made of fermented apple juice that has gone sour.
  • I decided to turn medical sleuth and investigate whether apple cider vinegar is as good for health as it sounds.

Claim: disinfectant properties

  • But does apple cider vinegarโ€™s decontaminant qualities translate to the human gut?
  • Our stomachs produce acid, which acts as a natural barrier to infection, so how can adding more acid help?

Claim: weight loss and management of type 2 diabetes

  • There are plenty of anecdotal claims that apple cider vinegar can aid weight loss, supported by limited evidence from several small studies.
  • Apple cider vinegar is thought to cause weight loss through its effect on delay of gastric emptying.
  • Reduced calorific intake will lead to weight loss โ€“ but how are the metabolic effects on blood glucose and lipids mediated?
  • In type 2 diabetes there is a reduction in sensitivity to insulin which in turn leads to a reduced uptake of glucose by cells.

Claim: reduces risk of heart disease

  • Raised blood lipids are a risk factor for cardiovascular diseases such as myocardial infarction and stroke.
  • Well, Iโ€™m afraid thereโ€™s no scientific evidence that vinegar consumption of any kind reduces cardiovascular morbidity and mortality in those with or without diabetes.

Claim: cancer treatment and prevention

  • One of the more outrageous claims of benefits of daily apple cider vinegar consumption is that it may prevent or treat cancer.
  • A frequently quoted case-control study from China found that an increased consumption of vinegar was associated with a reduced incidence of oesophageal cancer.


Stephen Hughes does not work for, consult, own shares in or receive funding from any company or organisation that would benefit from this article, and has disclosed no relevant affiliations beyond their academic appointment.

Valbiotis to launch its 100% natural dietary supplement for the management of hypercholesterolemia on the French market in May

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Wednesday, April 10, 2024

The natural and innovative characteristics of this product clearly position ValbiotisยฎPRO Cholestรฉrol as a leader in the lifestyle and dietary management of hypercholesterolemia, a major risk factor for cardiovascular disease."

Key Points: 
  • The natural and innovative characteristics of this product clearly position ValbiotisยฎPRO Cholestรฉrol as a leader in the lifestyle and dietary management of hypercholesterolemia, a major risk factor for cardiovascular disease."
  • Available behind the counter in pharmacies, the dietary supplement will also be sold without a prescription with a pharmacistโ€™s recommendation.
  • It comprises a new generation of dietary supplements with active ingredients of natural origin, acting on several targets for comprehensive management.
  • A principal mechanism controls intestinal cholesterol absorption, while a complementary mechanism acts on hepatic metabolism for a comprehensive approach to the management of hypercholesterolemia.

Beyond Meatยฎ Unveils New and Expanded Line of Beyond Crumbles, Now Certified by the American Heart Associationโ€™s Heart-Check Program and the American Diabetes Associationโ€™s Better Choices for Life Program

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Thursday, March 28, 2024

Convenient and easy to prepare, simply sautรฉ the crumbles for four minutes in a skillet before adding them to your favorite dish or sauce.

Key Points: 
  • Convenient and easy to prepare, simply sautรฉ the crumbles for four minutes in a skillet before adding them to your favorite dish or sauce.
  • Beyond Crumblesโ€™ strong nutritional profile, coupled with its simple and clean ingredient list, earned the product certification by the American Heart Associationโ€™s Heart-Check program and the American Diabetes Associationโ€™s Better Choices for Life program,โ€ said Beyond Meat Founder and CEO Ethan Brown.
  • As part of Beyond Meatโ€™s commitment to innovating for human health, this announcement follows Beyond Steakโ€™s earlier certifications by the American Heart Association and the American Diabetes Association .
  • With 1.2 million Americans diagnosed with diabetes every year , the Better Choices for Life Program uses the American Diabetes Associationโ€™s evidence-based guidelines to help consumers make informed choices about the foods they purchase.

RC Show 2024 Release New & Innovative Product Showcase

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Wednesday, March 27, 2024

Since 2010, KEENON Robotics , driven by its slogan "Keen on robots, keen on the future," has led the robotics sector.

Key Points: 
  • Since 2010, KEENON Robotics , driven by its slogan "Keen on robots, keen on the future," has led the robotics sector.
  • With a comprehensive range including advertising, delivery, hotel, and the latest addition, cleaning robots, they cater to diverse commercial needs.
  • Diversey Canada Inc. has been a pivotal player in increasing operational efficiency for the industry and that continues in 2024.
  • You will find more of these innovative products and solutions all under one roof at RC Show 2024, taking place April 8-10, where the industry will come together, be inspired and learn how to LEVEL UP!