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Why are NURR1 activating drugs such as bexarotene, amodiaquine, chloroquine and glafenine not tested on Parkinson patients?

Quote 1 from article 1: NURR1 activates genes associated with the survival of the dopamine neurons, such as the receptor c-RET. cRET is the receptor for the neurotrophic factor GDNF (or Glial ...
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Can Protein Folding be used to develop a vaccine against the Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV)?

Scientists are researching the possibility to create a universal influenza vaccine 1. The influenza virus already has many strains 2 and evolves itself rapidly into new strains because influenza uses ...
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Being excluded from blood donation due to using protein supplementation

As in the title, I used another clinic from the ones I usually donate blood. The doctor that was responsible for taking my history in regards to approving me as a donor after the usual questions asked ...
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Does your body break down dietary protein before muscle tissue on low-carb diets?

To clarify, by a low carb diet, I do not mean ketosis, which is a very low carb diet (<20g per day). During ketosis, you don't need glucose as your primary source of fuel; it is rather the ketones ...
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Are prions only misfolded, or mutated as well?

I understand that a prion is a misfolded protein. I had a discussion with someone who said that the addition of certain atoms to a protein could cause it to become misfolded. I don't doubt that that ...
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Is having 3 whole eggs at breakfast harmful?

Last couple of day I have been having 3 whole eggs scrambled with around 2 tea spoon soybean oil in breakfast. Some friends of mine told me having 3 whole eggs is harmful for my health. I understand ...
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Digestion and absorption of large scale protein structures

In school we learned that all ingested proteins are digested via denaturation and breaking up the larger macro-structure into peptides and amino-acids so small that they can be absorbed and which are ...
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Is it unhealthy to eat too much proteins?

I've heard body builders take a lot of proteins so that they can build their muscles. Since taking too much certain nutrition can generally cause health problem (e.g. carbo-hydrates, salts, etc...), ...
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Are there any official statements about soya based protein or are there just opinions and contradictory findings?

Is there any current official statement about soya based protein related health risks, or is it like with climate change, some parties can prove it, some can disprove.
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Which type of protein supplement is better suited to promote skin healing?

Typically, protein is used as a sport nutrition for muscle growth. But I need it for another reason. I was injured (lacerated skin wound). Physicians sometimes recommend to consume protein to promote ...
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Insulin & break down of different nutrient groups

I have been a type 1 diabetic for over 30 years. According to what I learned during my life from doctors and dietitians, for my age/height/weight, I should take around 6 bread units of carbohydrates ...
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Should we all eat more Protein?

A health conscious person might wander around these days and see a lot of advertising going on, that says: "Eat More Protein!" If you go to a site that calls itself healthline you are even presented ...
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Does consuming Creatine harm the kidneys, or does it artificially elevate serum Creatinine?

How does taking the supplement Creatine affect the kidney? I took Creatine 30 mins before a blood test. I am curious if is it POSSIBLE that the test will be falsely elevated by measuring Creatine ...
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How much protein per 100g is considered “high protein”?

I've just opened my first ever USN "Pro Protein" premium multi-protein bar. Its a 68g bar with 20.1g protein in it. That's less than 1/3rd protein. Good news is it tastes pretty good... Anyway, the ...
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The exact difference between A1 and A2 milk

up vote 0 down vote favorite I am no expert in biology or chemistry. There are two links one stating A1 milk is good and A2 is bad the other link claiming the opposite. Which one can I trust? What ...
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Low protein intake role in thyroid disorders

What is the role of low protein intake in the development of thyroid disorders? Can solely lack of protein in diet be a cause of thyroid disorders?
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What is the relationship between hormones and proteins?

What is the relationship between hormones and proteins: are hormones a group of specific proteins (or vice versa)? Or are there some hormones that are not considered proteins (or vice versa)? Can ...
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Does protein powder make you feel full? [closed]

This article lists breakfast recommendations from Personal Trainers: GO-TO BREAKFAST "Oats with blueberries and protein. Once the oats are cooked, I'll stir through some protein powder. This ...
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RDA of protein vs amino acids

As a 180 pound male I find the RDA for the essential amino acids total 17.5 grams. However, the RDA for protein is 64.8 grams. Where does this nearly 4x difference come from?
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Can Protein and low calories vegetables(kale, spinach) be used as sole source of energy?

To my knowledge the body must have it's 'main' source of energy as either fat(ketosis) or carbohydrates. However I was wondering if it could be done with protein alone(e.g. fat boiled out of meat). ...
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Body building without protein shakes

I'm hitting the gym and my instructor here tells me that there will be minimum muscle gain without protein. My problem with protein is that I get horrible acne after its use. I have used protein ...
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Do protein bars/shakes provide nutrients that your body can use?

To my understanding, a lot of people consider protein bars/shakes unhealthy. They are processed, often sugary, and contain chemicals that are probably used to create gym mats. I eat protein bars ...
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Lacto Vegetarian sources of BCAAs - Branch Chain Amino Acids?

What are lacto-vegetarian sources of BCAAs? Can consume the following: Dairy based - Work for lacto - veg Honey Plant based - Work for Vegans as well No: No eggs or animal / meat/ fish
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What is the current scientific consensus in the amount and quality of protein to consume for bodybuilding?

A quick research on the internet seems to suggest that 1/g per lb to 1.5g per lb is ideal for body building. I am currently consuming around 160g of protein per day for my bulking routine (most of it ...
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Are there any health hazards related to raw veganism?

I was talking to a friend yesterday about raw veganism and he expressed his concerns about it because he thinks that raw vegans can't metabolize proteins adequately due to the low temperature they use ...
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Is there a benefit to taking whey protein to increase glutathione level compared to the body's natural production?

Glutathione is a strong antioxidant needed for many processes in the body. High levels of glutathione have been linked to strong immune systems, heavy metals elimination, lower inflammation, lower ...
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What happens to a person who consumes spoiled food?

I'm asking specifically in the cases of meat and milk. Is the worst case simply an upset stomach?
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Collagen: An interesting food supplement or an unnecessary one?

It's becoming quite usual that people older than ¿30-40? years old complement their diet with collagen for bones and specially articulations-related issues. I know some of them which use it as a ...
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Can you take both whey protein and mass gainer at the same time? [closed]

I heard from one of my friend once that told me that when I'm consuming whey protein, I shouldn't also consume mass gainer. Can consuming these two together be harmful? If so, how long should I wait ...
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What are the most likely essential amino acids to be deficient in a vegan diet?

What are the most likely essential amino acids to be deficient in a vegan diet? Where to find them?