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February 2019

Separating the Fat from the Lean

Disentangling the genetics of lean body mass

Boston – In a study published on 2/11/20 in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, researchers reported they have identified genes associated with lean body mass. This is important because lean body mass, which is comprised mostly of muscle in the body, plays an important role in mobility and metabolic function.

New Study Seeks to Guide Clinical Treatment for Older Patients with Aortic Stenosis

Boston – Why do some patients recover quickly after surgery, while others don’t? That is an important question when treating older frail patients suffering from aortic stenosis. Lead author Dae Hyun Kim, M.D., M.P.H., Sc.D., and principle investigator Director Lewis A. Lipsitz in the Marcus Institute for Aging Research at Hebrew SeniorLife explore this question in a paper published today in the Journal of the American Medical Association Internal Medicine.