Category: Health & Medical

Healthy South Texas Beats For Heart Health

In celebration of Heart Health Month, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service is leading the charge in educating Texans about the importance of heart health and heart disease prevention. With heart disease being the leading cause of death in Texas, the organization is hosting community-wide events and online programs to promote healthy living and lifestyle changes that can lower the risk of heart disease and stroke. From heart-healthy cooking classes to health conferences and screenings, they aim to empower individuals with knowledge to take charge of their cardiovascular well-being.

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Texas A&M AgriLife Research Study May Lead To Novel Obesity Treatment

Researchers from Texas A&M AgriLife Research have made a groundbreaking discovery related to obesity and its associated diseases. Their study, published in Molecular Metabolism, reveals the role of the growth hormone secretagogue receptor (GHSR) in macrophages, a major immune cell type, and its significant increase during obesity. By selectively shutting down GHSR activity in macrophages, the team reduced chronic inflammation and insulin resistance caused by obesity, potentially opening the door to novel treatments for obesity-related health issues.

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