Kids Health

Breastfeeding boosts metabolites important for brain growth

Micro-preemies who primarily consume breast milk have significantly higher levels of metabolites important for brain growth and development, according to sophisticated imaging conducted by an interdisciplinary research team at Children’s National. “Our previous research established that vulnerable preterm infants who are fed breast milk early in life have improved brain growth and neurodevelopmental outcomes. It […]

Health Problems

Heat therapy boosts mitochondrial function in muscles

A new study finds that long-term heat therapy may increase mitochondrial function in the muscles. The discovery could lead to new treatments for people with chronic illness or disease. The study—the first of its kind in humans—is published ahead of print in the Journal of Applied Physiology. Mitochondria, the “energy centers” of the cells, are […]

Health News

Chocolate milk boosts exercise recovery MORE THAN sports drinks

Chocolate milk boosts exercise recovery MORE THAN sports drinks, study finds Allows athletes to exercise for six minutes longer than sports drink without tiring Also improves exercisers’ heart rates and lactic-acid levels, which causes cramp Chocolate milk contains carbohydrates, proteins, fats and electrolytes Researcher says it is a ‘low-cost, delicious and palatable option for recovery’ […]