Physical Activity and Neuromuscular Function

Several recent studies have documented an apparent increase in riboflavin requirements accompanying an increase in physical exercise in human subjects. This may reflect the fact that anabolic influences and the accretion of new lean body mass creates a demand for the vitamin, for mitochondrial accretion.

Intriguingly, there is also some evidence that indices of neuromuscular function, as illustrated by 'hand-steadiness, may be influenced by riboflavin status in communities where riboflavin deficiency is endemic. If confirmed, this might raise the possibility that peripheral neurological function could be affected by riboflavin status in mammals, including humans, as it is in birds.

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Breaking Bulimia

We have all been there: turning to the refrigerator if feeling lonely or bored or indulging in seconds or thirds if strained. But if you suffer from bulimia, the from time to time urge to overeat is more like an obsession.

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