A new connection between glucose and lipid regulation in cancer metabolism

Researchers have identified an enzyme that helps cancer cells make the building materials they need to quickly proliferate. Inhibiting this enzyme could be a strategy to slow down cancer growth, leading to more effective treatments.

Source: A new connection between glucose and lipid regulation in cancer metabolism — ScienceDaily

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Sitting is bad for your brain — not just your metabolism or heart

Studies show that too much sitting, like smoking, increases the risk of heart disease, diabetes and premature death. Researchers found sedentary behavior is linked to thinning in regions of the brain that are critical to memory formation.

Source: Sitting is bad for your brain — not just your metabolism or heart: Thinning in brain regions important for memory linked to sedentary habits — ScienceDaily

Heavy bones, low body weight: New link between bone cells and blood sugar level found

Bone cells do not just form new bone, they also influence the blood sugar level. Scientists have now discovered a new mechanism that controls this link. The metabolism of bone cells determines how much sugar they use; if the bone cells consume more sugar than normal, this can lower the glucose level in the blood. This research may contribute to future therapies for conditions such as osteoporosis and diabetes.

Source: Heavy bones, low body weight: New link between bone cells and blood sugar level found — ScienceDaily

Why base metabolism varies with mass

A multidisciplinary team of researchers has managed to solve a puzzle that had bewildered biologists for over a century: how and why an organism’s base metabolism varies depending on its mass. Base metabolism is the minimum energy that an organism consumes to stay alive.

Source: Why base metabolism varies with mass — ScienceDaily

Study Shows Why Fasting Is Just as Important as What You Eat

A new study reveals precisely how the liver uses a specific molecule called NONO to metabolize glucose and fat. This study has bearings on future diabetes research and influences what we know about the benefits of intermittent fasting.

Source: Study Shows Why Fasting Is Just as Important as What You Eat