Oxygen free radicals & cellular injury – causes, symptoms & pathology

Oxygen free radicals & cellular injury – causes, symptoms & pathology

So what exactly is a free radical? It’s a chemical species with an unpaired electron in its outer orbit. One example, and probably actually the most well-known example, is oxygen. Normally oxygen’s got the 4 pairs of electrons here, but in a free-radical situation, it might GAIN an extra electron, so now you’ve got this one unpaired electron and we call this guy a free radical and it’s what causes…

Jamie Dukes Talks About Obesity Mortality Rates

Jamie Dukes Talks About Obesity Mortality Rates

In retirement the biggest challenge then became real life kind of sets it Because it’s just a different kind of a lifestyle because now of a sudden the body wasn’t training seven or eight hours a day Now the body is now training trying to get one hour a day and but I’m still consuming at the same levels And before you know what I find myself at you know…

MUNCHing away at childhood obesity (University of Missouri)

MUNCHing away at childhood obesity (University of Missouri)

FOR MORE THAN 30 YEARS, RESEARCHERS HAVE BEEN LOOKING AT NUTRITION, EXERCISE AND OBESITY. BUT BECAUSE THERE IS NO SINGLE SOLUTION, COMBATTING CHILDHOOD AND ADULT OBESITY REQUIRES MULTIPLE APPROACHES. WITH THE OPENING OF THE NEW UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI NUTRITIONAL CENTER FOR HEALTH, ALSO KNOWN AS MUNCH, AND THE MU PHYSICAL ACTIVITY AND WELLNESS PROGRAM OR M-U PAW, THE UNIVERSITY IS UNITING EXPERTS FROM A VARIETY OF FIELDS TO HELP TACKLE…

It Starts Today – How obesity surgery helps people reclaim their lives

It Starts Today – How obesity surgery helps people reclaim their lives

Every day, people throughout America are discovering a tool that enables them to take back their lives What do they want out of life? Do they want to live the way they’re living? Or do they want to make some changes? Discover how a navy veteran, a Stanford nurse, and a former NFL player used weight loss surgery to overcome their struggle with obesity These are their stories This is…

Protein modifications | Biomolecules | MCAT | Khan Academy

Protein modifications | Biomolecules | MCAT | Khan Academy

– [Voiceover] After a polypeptide chain is formed, it’s going to be folded into its secondary and tertiary structure into a very specific 3D conformation or shape. And at this point, we can start calling it a protein. But, this protein may not be ready to carry out its function just yet. There might be some additional protein modifications that need to be made to this protein before it can…

12 Year Old Cures Dad’s Diabetes & Fights Childhood Obesity

12 Year Old Cures Dad’s Diabetes & Fights Childhood Obesity

Most people have lifetime goals. Maybe you want to own your own home by the time you’re 30. Maybe you’d like to meet your childhood idol. Maybe you’d like to own your own business. Or maybe, if you’re Haile Thomas, you want to help reverse your father’s diabetes, tour the country as part of a government initiative to educate kids about healthy eating, start your own nonprofit to reach kids…

Oral Health and Vitamin C

Oral Health and Vitamin C

This is Dr. Lam, founder of DrLam.com. Oral health and its relationship to vitamin C are seldom recognized as important; but because the oral cavity is the closest the heart, it is shown that if you have unhygienic or toxic oral health environment you tend to get more cardiovascular diseases. This is where vitamin C can come into play, and this article will show you what to look out for,…

Obesity Management and Prevention

Obesity Management and Prevention

My name’s Mark Harris. I’m the director of COMPaRE Primary Health Care, which is the Centre for Obesity Management and Prevention Research Excellence and Primary Health Care. We were tying to understand the problem obesity in Australian community and in particular what the primary health care sector can do to try and address the problem of obesity. So what we did was we divided our work into three streams one…

Amyloidosis – causes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, pathology

Amyloidosis – causes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, pathology

In amyloidosis, “amyloid” refers to starch-like, and it goes back to an observation made by the German scientist Rudolf Virchow, who saw mysterious deposits in the tissue that stained blue with iodine, just like plant starch. As it turns out, amyloids are actually just proteins that take on an abnormal shape, which makes them stick together and settle in tissues. And amyloidosis is the name for the disease that develops…