Contemporary Perspectives on Resilience for Military Readiness and Preparedness

Research Paper Title Perspectives on resilience for military readiness and preparedness: Report of an international military physiology roundtable. Abstract Modern warfare operations often occur in volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous (VUCA) environments accompanied by physical exertion, cognitive overload, sleep restriction and caloric deprivation. The increasingly fast-paced nature of these operations requires military personnel to demonstrate… Read More

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Linking Thermostats, Diets & Adipose Tissue…

“Why diets don’t work: An internal “thermostat” may be the reason diets don’t work. A set of neurons in the brain stops mice from burning calories when they are not eating enough. This might prevent people from burning fat while on a diet (eLife, doi.org/b7gk).” (New Scientist, 2017, p.5). This headline sounds great, but one must be careful when… Read More

Linking Calorie Deprivation, Mood, Interstitial Glucose & Cognitive Function

Research Paper Title Two Days of Calorie Deprivation Induced by Underfeeding and Aerobic Exercise Degrades Mood and Lowers Interstitial Glucose but Does Not Impair Cognitive Function in Young Adults. Background In studies assessing the effects of acute undernutrition on cognitive function, volunteers are sedentary and findings are equivocal, even though glucose concentrations fall substantially. However,… Read More