Avoid Diabetes, Eat Avocados!

Eating avocados may help to safeguard against type 2 diabetes. A study by the University of Guelph found that a compound called avocationB (AvoB) counteracts the insulin resistance and oxidation in skeletal muscles. In the study, mice were fed a high-fat diet to induce obesity and insulin resistance for eight weeks. For the next five… Read More

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What are the Effects of Repeated Long-duration Water Immersions on Skeletal Muscle Performance in Well-trained Male Divers?

Research Paper Title Effects of repeated long-duration water immersions on skeletal muscle performance in well-trained male divers. Background The objective of this study was to examine the effects of repeated long-duration water immersions (WI)s at 1.35 atmospheres absolute (ATA) on neuromuscular performance in load bearing and non-load bearing muscle groups. Methods During a dive week… Read More

Linking Skeletons, Loading & Fractures…

Did you know that your skeleton adapts to changes in mechanical loading, altering its mass and structure to modify bone strength? Also, bone mineral density is positively related to body mass index (BMI), and alterations in body weight are accompanied by changes in bone mass that reflect the new loading environment. Low BMI is a well recognised risk factor… Read More

Fit for Duty: Malignant Hyperthermia Susceptibility

Research Paper Title Malignant Hyperthermia Susceptibility and Fitness for Duty. Background Malignant hyperthermia (MH) is an inherited hypermetabolic condition characterised by uncontrolled calcium release from the sarcoplasmic reticulum of skeletal muscle, usually from exposure to inhaled general anesthetics and/or the depolarising neuromuscular blocking agent succinylcholine. Multiple case reports now reveal that crises may be precipitated… Read More

Are You Growing Older with Health & Vitality?

Research Paper Title Growing older with health and vitality: a nexus of physical activity, exercise and nutrition. Background The preservation of skeletal muscle mass and strength with advancing age are, the researchers propose, critical aspects of ageing with health and vitality. Physical inactivity and poor nutrition are known to accelerate the gradual age-related decline in… Read More