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08/04/2021 - Research

Researchers identify mutations acquired by blood cells that accelerate heart failure progression

A study published in The Journal of the American College of Cardiology shows that clonal haematopoiesis is an important pathological process that accelerates and aggravates the clinical progression of heart failure, independently of the presence of atherosclerosis. The researchers of the Heart Disease Research Group the IGTP have participated in the study, led by the Centro Nacional de Investigaciones Cardiovasculares (CNIC) and the Hospital Universitario Virgen de Arrixaca in Murcia. 

31/03/2021 - Research

A dietary supplement of betaine for mothers during lactation can reduce the risk of childhood obesity

A research group led by the Sant Joan de Déu Research Institute, with the participation of the IGTP, has shown that reduced levels of betaine in maternal milk are associated with more rapid growth of the baby during the first months of life, this is a risk factor for childhood obesity. The researchers have studied the changes in the presence of this nutrient in animal models and have observed temporary changes in the intestinal microbiota and long-term changes in their metabolic health.

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