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Relationship Between Calorie-Burning Fat And Muscle Function

Researchers have shown for the first time that brown fat can exert control over skeletal muscle function. Alterations to the brown adipose tissue in mice resulted in a significant and consistent reduction in exercise performance. Abundant in human babies and small mammals, brown adipose tissue (BAT), or brown fat, was only recently discovered in human adults, and its role remains unclear.

Known to play an integral part in generating body heat and burning stored energy, its presence is linked to lower body weight and improved blood sugar levels, making it an attractive research target for potential treatments for diabetes, obesity and other metabolic diseases.

The study was published today in the journal Cell Metabolism, shed new light on the biology of the enigmatic brown adipose tissue as well as open the door to potential new therapies for certain metabolic and muscular diseases.

Moon Dust Is Hazardous For Astronauts

The researcher suggests that breathing toxic dust, even tiny amounts could pose a health peril to future astronauts traveling to airless planets. Dust could pose a health hazard if astronauts start spending extended periods of time on the Moon, Mars or other airless planets.

They found that up to 90% of human lung cells and mouse brain cells died when exposed to simulated lunar dust particles. The study was published recently in the journal GeoHealth.

Hospice Care: Another Level Of Support In The Cancer Journey

The study estimate that our loved one is diagnosed with cancer, it is normal to be overwhelmed by thoughts of prognosis, treatments, and potential complications. Patients wonder how their lives are going to change and whether their quality of life will ever return to normal.

Quality Of Life

Pain and other symptoms, sometimes from the disease and sometimes from the treatments, can have a negative impact on one's ability to maintain a satisfactory quality of life. Dealing with the diagnosis and learning how to live with cancer requires a team effort and support from a number of professionals.