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Cachexia is a condition which denotes the excessive loss of weight. It occurs because of the depletion of adipose tissue and muscle mass in people who are not trying to lose weight.
Girls more likely to develop metabolic alterations associated with obesity than boys

Girls more likely to develop metabolic alterations associated with obesity than boys

Preoperative sarcopenia and exercise intolerance predict outcomes following lung cancer surgery

Preoperative sarcopenia and exercise intolerance predict outcomes following lung cancer surgery

Study sheds new light on the ability of pancreatic cancer cells to metastasize

Study sheds new light on the ability of pancreatic cancer cells to metastasize

Elevated Activin A and FLRG levels correlate with worst outcomes in severe COVID-19

Elevated Activin A and FLRG levels correlate with worst outcomes in severe COVID-19

Researchers use cachexia model to assess cancer-derived myocardial impairments

Researchers use cachexia model to assess cancer-derived myocardial impairments

Study gives new clues to how muscle wasting occurs on a cellular level

Study gives new clues to how muscle wasting occurs on a cellular level

Can metabolic biomarkers help clinicians stratify adverse outcome risk in COVID-19 patients?

Can metabolic biomarkers help clinicians stratify adverse outcome risk in COVID-19 patients?

Study identifies the effects of malnutrition on patient survival after cardiac surgery

Study identifies the effects of malnutrition on patient survival after cardiac surgery

Short term “prehabilitation” strength exercises, undertaken pre-surgery, do not prevent muscle loss

Short term “prehabilitation” strength exercises, undertaken pre-surgery, do not prevent muscle loss

Inflammatory factors that aggravate COVID-19 may come from adipose tissue

Inflammatory factors that aggravate COVID-19 may come from adipose tissue

Researchers identify new strategy to combat loss of skeletal muscle mass

Researchers identify new strategy to combat loss of skeletal muscle mass

New study may help combat loss of muscle mass associated with aging

New study may help combat loss of muscle mass associated with aging

Researchers develop 'Trojan horse' approach to destroy cancer cells

Researchers develop 'Trojan horse' approach to destroy cancer cells

Scientists identify key cell signaling pathway that drives muscle loss

Scientists identify key cell signaling pathway that drives muscle loss

Scientists discover new metabolism regulation system for the brown adipose tissue

Scientists discover new metabolism regulation system for the brown adipose tissue

Researchers establish a gene expression profile associated with cachexia in cancer patients

Researchers establish a gene expression profile associated with cachexia in cancer patients

Rapid and sensitive tracking of fat molecules in the body

Rapid and sensitive tracking of fat molecules in the body

New drug Aliskiren shows promise for heart failure patients

New drug Aliskiren shows promise for heart failure patients

Aliskiren drug can delay progression of congestive heart failure, lengthen survival rates

Aliskiren drug can delay progression of congestive heart failure, lengthen survival rates

Researchers discover how cancer cells can trigger chronic muscle wasting condition

Researchers discover how cancer cells can trigger chronic muscle wasting condition