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People eat more the night before exercise, study finds

A study into eating behavior and exercise has found that people increase the amount of food they eat the night before a planned exercise session. Researchers tested a group of recreationally active males, made up of Loughborough staff and students as well as members of the public, and found when they had an exercise session […]

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Exposure to harmful chemicals in plastic may contribute to postpartum depression

Endocrine-disrupting chemicals may influence hormonal shifts during pregnancy as well as contribute to postpartum depression, according to a small study published in the Endocrine Society’s Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism. Postpartum depression is a serious and common psychiatric disorder that affects up to 1 in 5 childbearing women. The cause of postpartum depression is […]

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Researchers find novel therapeutic target for specific cancer treatment

Mount Sinai researchers uncovered a mechanism that tumor cells exploit selective autophagy for metabolic reprogramming that benefits tumor cell growth and offers resistance to glucose deprivation. The study suggests that AKAP220-mediated autophagy as a novel therapeutic target for specific cancer treatment. Autophagy is a lysosome degradation pathway that is cytoprotective through recycling of intracellular cargoes […]