wasting syndrome

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    Without Endotoxin (TLR4), An HIV Infection May Not Cause AIDS

    More than 3 years ago I posted a study showing that monkeys that are natural carriers of the simian version of HIV known as SIV, do not develop AIDS. It was only after being injected with endotoxin (even when attenuated) that these monkeys develop the wasting syndrome and oppostunistic...
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    Low DHT Levels May Be The Cause Of Wasting In HIV/AIDS

    While these studies only focus on the wasting syndrome in HIV/AIDS patients, the pathology of the wasting is virtually the same in other cachectic conditions including cancer, Cushing, sepsis, etc. If DHT does get approved by the FDA for muscle wasting, we may finally see a change in attitude in...
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    Cachexia Caused By Insulin Resistance

    The study was done with cancer but it probably applies to other conditions involving tissue wasting. Inability to burn sugar is what caused fat and muscle tissue to waste. This also matches Ray's views on why restricting glucose in cancer patients is pointless - i.e. the body will accelerate the...
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