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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.
COVID-19 related acute muscle loss linked to worse outcomes

COVID-19 related acute muscle loss linked to worse outcomes

Four interdisciplinary teams will receive $100 million to solve the toughest challenges in cancer research

Four interdisciplinary teams will receive $100 million to solve the toughest challenges in cancer research

Discovery of key regulator of body weight could lead to new treatments for metabolic disorders

Discovery of key regulator of body weight could lead to new treatments for metabolic disorders

Improving our understanding of a severe pregnancy sickness (Hyperemesis Gravidarum)

Improving our understanding of a severe pregnancy sickness (Hyperemesis Gravidarum)

Exercise prior to tumor bearing may help reduce the effects of wasting syndrome

Exercise prior to tumor bearing may help reduce the effects of wasting syndrome

Simple, inexpensive method to predict the risk of functional disability in older people

Simple, inexpensive method to predict the risk of functional disability in older people

Study finds early stages of sarcopenia could be counteracted with timely interventions

Study finds early stages of sarcopenia could be counteracted with timely interventions

Research shows how circadian control of glucose production is disrupted during lung cancer progression

Research shows how circadian control of glucose production is disrupted during lung cancer progression

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