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BCAA, Branch Chain Amino Acids for Muscle and Body Fitness

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The article presents information related to branched chain amino acids. They include leucine, isoleucine and valine. These amino acids are not synthesized in man and must be obtained from foods. ...

Eat Beans, Fruits and Vegetables, Drink Milk, Get Sleep, Say Researchers

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Information about several topics discussed at the Food and Nutrition Conference and Expo in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania is presented. Topics include the anticancer and immune benefits in Vitamin D...

The amino acid boost

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The article offers information on the significance of amino acids to one's health. Essential amino acids include arginine, histidine and leucine, while nonessential amino acid include alanine, as...

Resistance Exercise for Cachexia

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The article focuses on the causes, nutritional aspects, resistance exercise and other treatments of cachexia. It is said that cachexia occurs when there is a loss of muscle mass due to decreased ...

Leucine and Protein Synthesis: mTOR and Beyond

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The effects of amino acid intake on protein synthesis in the intact rat appear to be mediated almost entirely by a single amino acid: leucine. The effect of leucine on protein synthesis appears t...

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