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Physical fitness may buffer some of adverse health effects of too much sitting

Physical fitness may buffer some of adverse health effects of too much sitting

Physical fitness may buffer some of the adverse health effects of too much sitting, according to a new study by researchers from the American Cancer Society, The Cooper Institute, and the University of Texas. [More]
Time spent outdoors after school positively associated with MVPA

Time spent outdoors after school positively associated with MVPA

The World Health Organization recommends that youth participate in a minimum of 60 minutes of moderate to vigorous physical activity (MVPA) each day. [More]
Preventing antibiotic side effects: an interview with Florence Séjourné, CEO, Da Volterra

Preventing antibiotic side effects: an interview with Florence Séjourné, CEO, Da Volterra

Like all drugs, antibiotics can have side-effects when administered to people. The most common (and often benign) side effect people experience when taking antibiotics is “associated diarrhea”. This illustrates the fact that antibiotics have an impact on the intestine! [More]
Back App: A training apparatus for Sitting Disease

Back App: A training apparatus for Sitting Disease

Scientific research is increasingly showing strong links between spending too much time sitting and the development of severe long and short term health problems. [More]
Diabetes Collaborative Registry aims at improving quality of diabetes across specialty care continuum

Diabetes Collaborative Registry aims at improving quality of diabetes across specialty care continuum

The American College of Cardiology, in partnership with the American Diabetes Association, the American College of Physicians and Joslin Diabetes Center, is launching the Diabetes Collaborative Registry, the first clinical registry aimed at tracking and improving the quality of diabetes and cardiometabolic care across the primary and specialty care continuum. [More]
Research shows sugar has direct effect on cardiovascular risk-factors independent of weight gain

Research shows sugar has direct effect on cardiovascular risk-factors independent of weight gain

Researchers from New Zealand's University of Otago have uncovered evidence that sugar has a direct effect on risk factors for heart disease, and is likely to impact on blood pressure, independent of weight gain. [More]
Free access to fitness center is not well utilized by low income community

Free access to fitness center is not well utilized by low income community

Eliminating financial barriers to a fitness center as well as providing physician support, a pleasant environment and trained fitness staff did not result in widespread membership activation or consistent attendance among low income, multi-ethnic women with chronic disease risk factors or diagnoses according to a new study from Boston University School of Medicine. [More]
Global risk assessment urged for hypertensive patients

Global risk assessment urged for hypertensive patients

Global risk assessment has a large impact on the risk stratification and therefore management of patients with hypertension, a study shows. [More]
Early strengthening activities can reduce cardiometabolic health risks in children

Early strengthening activities can reduce cardiometabolic health risks in children

Early strengthening activities can lead to a decrease in cardiometabolic health risks in children and adolescents, according to results of a new study by a Baylor University professor and a team of researchers. [More]
Study: Adolescents with stronger muscles have lower risk of heart disease and diabetes

Study: Adolescents with stronger muscles have lower risk of heart disease and diabetes

Adolescents with stronger muscles have a lower risk of heart disease and diabetes, according to a new study that examined the influence of muscle strength in sixth grade boys and girls. [More]
Study links effect of gastric bypass surgery on glucose metabolism and islet function in hypoglycemia patients

Study links effect of gastric bypass surgery on glucose metabolism and islet function in hypoglycemia patients

University of Cincinnati (UC) researchers have discovered that altered islet cell function and reduced insulin clearance contribute to excessive post-meal insulin response in patients experiencing low blood sugar symptoms (hypoglycemia) following gastric bypass surgery. [More]
New data shows curative effects of GFT505 in NASH associated with metabolic disorders

New data shows curative effects of GFT505 in NASH associated with metabolic disorders

GENFIT, a biopharmaceutical company at the forefront of drug discovery and development, focusing on the early diagnosis and preventive treatment of cardiometabolic and associated disorders, today announces new data from Professor Isabelle Leclercq of Université Catholique de Louvain (Belgium) demonstrating the curative effects of GFT505 in an experimental model of NASH associated with metabolic disorders. [More]
Non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH): an interview with Jean-François Mouney, CEO of Genfit

Non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH): an interview with Jean-François Mouney, CEO of Genfit

The progressive form of Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD) is Non-Alcoholic Steatohepatitis (NASH), which defines a subgroup of NAFLD where liver steatosis co-exists with cell injury (hepatocyte ballooning) and inflammation with or without fibrosis at histological examination. [More]
Sleep assessment could screen obese adolescents at increased risk for cardiometabolic disease

Sleep assessment could screen obese adolescents at increased risk for cardiometabolic disease

Obese adolescents not getting enough sleep? A study in today's The Journal of Pediatrics, shows they could be increasing their risk for developing diabetes, heart disease and stroke. [More]
Studies identify gene signals involved with BMI and their connection to: heart disease, diabetes

Studies identify gene signals involved with BMI and their connection to: heart disease, diabetes

Two recent genetic studies expand the list of genes involved with body fat and body mass index, and their connection to major Western health problems: heart disease, high blood pressure and diabetes. [More]
Two genetic studies expand list of genes connected to major Western health problems

Two genetic studies expand list of genes connected to major Western health problems

Two recent genetic studies expand the list of genes involved with body fat and body mass index, and their connection to major Western health problems: heart disease, high blood pressure and diabetes. One study showed that higher body mass index (BMI) caused harmful effects on the risk of type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure and inflammation, while another study found gene signals linked to higher levels of body fat metrics, without showing causality. [More]
Link found between pollutants and certain metabolic complications of obesity

Link found between pollutants and certain metabolic complications of obesity

A team of researchers at the IRCM in Montr-al led by R-mi Rabasa-Lhoret, in collaboration with J-r-me Ruzzin from the University of Bergen in Norway, found a link between a type of pollutants and certain metabolic complications of obesity. Their breakthrough, published online this week by the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism, could eventually help improve the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of cardiometabolic risk associated with obesity, such as diabetes, hypertension and cardiovascular disease. [More]

GENFIT receives FDA Fast Track designation for GFT505 development program in NASH

GENFIT, a biopharmaceutical company at the forefront of drug discovery and development, focusing on the early diagnosis and preventive treatment of cardiometabolic and associated disorders, today announces that the Food and Drug Administration has granted Fast Track designation to the GFT505 development program in NASH, with effect from February 14, 2014. [More]
Researchers share findings on relations between gut flora and obesity

Researchers share findings on relations between gut flora and obesity

Cutting-edge European research presented at the 2014 AAAS meeting in Chicago. Three leading European researchers on the gut microbiome will be present at the 2014 AAAS meeting, on Saturday 15 February, to share their recent findings on the relations between gut flora and obesity, diabetes, and cardio-metabolic diseases in general. [More]
New study sheds light on the progression and management of ‘silent’ adrenal tumours

New study sheds light on the progression and management of ‘silent’ adrenal tumours

CT scans are increasingly performed for a variety of medical indications, including for general health screening, which is growing in popularity. An estimated 4% of CT scans will coincidentally uncover a tumour in the adrenal gland, with no associated clinical symptoms. However, until now, evidence on how to manage these ‘silent’ tumours has been lacking, despite the fact that the growing demand for CT scans is likely to lead to increasing numbers of detections. [More]