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Weekly Text Article! "Blood Pressure Medication to Prevent Muscle Loss?"

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  • 6/24/2014 11:52:00 AM
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Can blood pressure medications do more than just lower blood pressure? Read the weekly text article by Mr. Jeffrey Hord titled "Blood Pressure Medication to Prevent Muscle Loss?" to find out. "Our bodies attempt to maintain a constant internal environment but achieving this consistency can be made much more difficult when we alter our external environment, such as going from walking upright to being bedridden for five days in the hospital. This change in the external environment a...
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Huffines Affiliate Spotlight! Dr. John Lawler's recent publication!

Huffines Affiliate Spotlight! Dr. John Lawler's recent publication!

Reduced mechanical loading during bedrest, spaceflight, and casting, causes rapid morphological changes in skeletal muscle: fiber atrophy and reduction of slow-twitch fibers. An emerging signaling event in response to unloading is the translocation of neuronal nitric oxide synthase from the sarcolemma to the cytosol. Dr. John Lawler, Huffines Affiliate and Director of the Redox Biology and Cell Signaling Laboratory, recently published in the American Journal of Physiology: Regulatory, Integrativ...
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Weekly Text Article! Effects of a Combination Treatment of Fish Oil and Curcumin

Weekly Text Article! Effects of a Combination Treatment of Fish Oil and Curcumin

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  • 7/18/2013 7:17:00 AM
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Read the weekly text article "Effects of a Combination Treatment of Fish Oil and Curcumin" by Rachel Botchlett. "Skeletal muscle is a highly specialized tissue that is responsible for voluntary motion and plays a significant role in glucose metabolism and maintaining postural support. The loss of skeletal muscle, defined as atrophy, is characterized by a marked reduction in muscle protein synthesis coupled with an increase in protein degradation and can lead to a loss of cont...
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