Growth hormone in immune reconstitution
Growth hormone may be beneficial in restoring immune function in HIV patients. Growth hormone is produced by the pituitary gland and stimulates the growth of many organs. One organ influenced by growth hormone is the thymus gland, which is where T cells mature. Growth hormone also stimulates T cells. Because drug combinations including protease inhibitors can reduce viral levels to undetectable levels, growth hormone may be able to restore the patient's damaged immune system.
Publication Name: Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes and Human Retrovirology
Prediction of twenty-four-hour energy expenditure in a respiration chamber in smokers and non-smokers
Seven smokers and seven non-smokers participated in a study which compared their energy expenditure (EE) within 24 hours in a respiration chamber. The energy expenditure in smokers was higher while their activity levels were lower than in non-smokers. Non-smokers expended less energy in the 24 hour duration.
Publication Name: European Journal of Clinical Nutrition
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