Mitochondrial and redox dysfunction in post-#menopause as risk factor of neurodegenerative disease: a pilot study testing the role of a validated Japanese functional food.

During the menopause women may experience increased oxidative stress and decreased antioxidant capacity and, together with the decline of neurosteroids, this represents a risk factor for Alzheimer’s disease. The aim of the present study was to test a functional food (FPP-ORI, Osato Research Institute, Gifu, Japan) on redox and mitochondrial efficiency in post-menopausal women. The study population consisting of 69 untreated post-menopausal women were given … Continue reading Mitochondrial and redox dysfunction in post-#menopause as risk factor of neurodegenerative disease: a pilot study testing the role of a validated Japanese functional food.

Eating #breakfast and avoiding late-evening snacking sustains #lipid oxidation

Circadian (daily) regulation of metabolic pathways implies that food may be metabolized differentially over the daily cycle. To test that hypothesis, we monitored the metabolism of older subjects in a whole-room respiratory chamber over two separate 56-h sessions in a random crossover design. In one session, one of the 3 daily meals was presented as breakfast, whereas in the other session, a nutritionally equivalent meal … Continue reading Eating #breakfast and avoiding late-evening snacking sustains #lipid oxidation