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Arterial Destiffening with Weight Loss in Overweight and Obese Middle-Aged and Older Adults
(Virginia Tech, 2010-06-15)
Cardiovascular diseases (CVD) are the leading cause of mortality in the United States. Aging is the major risk factor for CVD development, which is independently predicted by arterial stiffness (AS). Arterial stiffening ...
The Efficacy of Increased Water Consumption as a Weight Loss Strategy
(Virginia Tech, 2010-04-02)
The population of older adults continues to grow in the US, as does the prevalence of overweight and obesity within this group. Several factors may contribute to age-related weight gain, such as a reduced energy expenditure ...
Regulation of Nutrient Metabolism in Equine Skeletal Muscle and Adipose Tissue
(Virginia Tech, 2010-10-25)
Glucose and lipid metabolism are dysregulated in obese horses. Altered glucose metabolism is evidenced by the development of insulin resistance and increased fasting plasma insulin concentrations (hyperinsulinemia) while ...
Transcriptional Regulation of Melanocortin 4 Receptor by Nescient Helix-Loop-Helix-2 and its Implications in Peripheral Energy Homeostasis
(Virginia Tech, 2010-05-13)
Mutations in the melanocortin 4 receptor (MC4R) are the most frequent cause of monogenetic forms of human obesity. Despite its importance, the MC4R signaling pathways and transcriptional regulation that underly the ...