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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]
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

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]

Study shows metabolic risk factors cluster similarly in both children and adults

Metabolic risk factors cluster similarly in children and adults, according to a study carried out at the University of Eastern Finland. Furthermore, in adults, the clustering of these risk factors increases the risk of premature death caused by type 2 diabetes, myocardial infarction and cardiovascular diseases. [More]

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

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]
New pre-clinical data shows potential protective effects of GFT505 in different types of cancer

New pre-clinical data shows potential protective effects of GFT505 in different types of cancer

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 pre-clinical data demonstrating the inhibitory effects of GFT505 on the proliferation of cancer cells of different origins. [More]

Waist circumference measurements help to detect children and adolescents with cardiometabolic risk

A study led by researchers from IMIM (Hospital del Mar Medical Research Institute) and published in the journal Plos One concludes that including waist circumference measurements in clinical practice, together with the traditional height and weight measurements, would make it easier to detect children and adolescents with cardiometabolic risk, i.e. those with a higher predisposition to suffer from arteriosclerosis or type 2 diabetes. [More]
New study identifies correlation between cranberry juice consumption and healthy body composition

New study identifies correlation between cranberry juice consumption and healthy body composition

As the New Year kicks off and resolutions become reality, cranberry juice lovers can feel good knowing their favorite cranberry products are the perfect solution to a healthy 2014. A recent study published in Nutrients, a peer-reviewed scientific journal published by MDPI, identified a correlation between cranberry juice consumption and healthy body composition. The study joins the list of mounting evidence highlighting the fruit's exceptional health benefits, giving consumers one more reason to feel good about enjoying the festive fruit every day, everywhere, every way. [More]

U of T researchers find no evidence to support 'blood-type' diet theory

Researchers from the University of Toronto have found that the theory behind the popular blood type diet--which claims an individual's nutritional needs vary by blood type--is not valid. The findings are published this week in PLoS One. [More]

Diet may not fully explain cardiometabolic problems in bipolar disorder

The diet of patients with bipolar disorder or schizophrenia seems to be no worse than that of mentally healthy people, a study suggests. [More]
Potential dual benefits to tackling LUTS progression risk factors

Potential dual benefits to tackling LUTS progression risk factors

Research shows that several risk factors associated with Type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease also predict the progression of storage and voiding lower urinary tract symptoms in men, suggesting that targeting these could have multiple benefits. [More]
Researchers identify new mechanism that causes neurodegeneration

Researchers identify new mechanism that causes neurodegeneration

As we age, our body rhythms lose time before they finally stop. Breaking the body clock by genetically disrupting a core clock gene, Bmal1, in mice has long been known to accelerate aging , causing arthritis, hair loss, cataracts, and premature death. [More]
CVD expert requests Mexican government to carry out mandatory screening for 18-year-olds

CVD expert requests Mexican government to carry out mandatory screening for 18-year-olds

A cardiovascular disease expert is calling for mandatory screening of 18 year-old Mexicans to halt the CVD epidemic plaguing the nation. Cardiovascular risk factors will be a key theme at the Mexican Congress of Cardiology, held 23 to 27 November in Leon, Guanajuato, Mexico. The Congress is organised by the Mexican Society of Cardiology and features a collaborative programme with the European Society of Cardiology. [More]