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Insulin Resistance is a condition in which the body does not respond to insulin properly. This is most common in Type II diabetes or associated with obesity, ketoacidosis, infection, and certain rare conditions. Diminished effectiveness of insulin in lowering blood glucose levels requiring 200 units or more of insulin per day to prevent hyperglycemia or ketosis.
Sleep and metabolic disorders: an interview with Professor Bernd Schultes, eSwiss Medical and Surgical Centre, St Gallen, Switzerland

Sleep and metabolic disorders: an interview with Professor Bernd Schultes, eSwiss Medical and Surgical Centre, St Gallen, Switzerland

Metabolic disorders are alterations in metabolic processes that can cause harm to a subject. The most common disorders affect the glucose and lipid metabolism causing diabetes and dyslipidemia. Another common disorder is obesity that affects many distinct metabolic processes. [More]
Experts connect sleep deprivation to elevated risk of developing diabetes

Experts connect sleep deprivation to elevated risk of developing diabetes

Excessive noise is a common cause for a loss of sleep. Now, experts connect sleep deprivation to an elevated risk of developing diabetes. [More]
Novel discovery could lead to new therapy to combat obesity, diabetes

Novel discovery could lead to new therapy to combat obesity, diabetes

By manipulating a biochemical process that underlies cells' energy-burning abilities, investigators at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center have made a novel discovery that could lead to a new therapy to combat obesity and diabetes. [More]

High levels of GDNF protein could help body resist weight gain despite high-fat diet

​More than one-third of people in the US are obese. Obesity and its related health problems-including high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, insulin resistance, and belly fat-affect so many, yet effective treatments are very few. [More]
Women who have 4 or more live births more likely to show early signs of heart disease

Women who have 4 or more live births more likely to show early signs of heart disease

Women who give birth to four or more children are much more likely to have evidence of plaque in their heart or thickening of their arteries - early signs of cardiovascular disease - compared with those having fewer pregnancies, according to research to be presented at the American College of Cardiology's 63rd Annual Scientific Session. [More]
Researchers explore link between diet, metabolic homeostasis and air pollutant exposure

Researchers explore link between diet, metabolic homeostasis and air pollutant exposure

Is air pollution connected with increases in obesity, diabetes, and chronic kidney disease? Researchers are providing insight into that question today at the Society of Toxicology 53rd Annual Meeting and ToxExpo in Phoenix, Ariz. [More]
Bariatric surgery reduces uterine cancer risk by 71%

Bariatric surgery reduces uterine cancer risk by 71%

Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and Moores Cancer Center report that bariatric surgery resulting in dramatic weight loss in formerly severely obese women reduces the risk of endometrial (uterine) cancer by 71 percent and as much as 81 percent if normal weight is maintained after surgery. [More]
Up to a third of obese kids 'metabolically healthy'

Up to a third of obese kids 'metabolically healthy'

Digits on a scale can help determine a child's weight, but their overall health status can be influenced by other factors such as physical activity, diet and screen time, according to new research from the University of Alberta and Alberta Health Services. [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]
Research roundup: Health care and prisoners; hospitalized patients' surrogates; suicides in the army

Research roundup: Health care and prisoners; hospitalized patients' surrogates; suicides in the army

As a group, jail-involved individuals, which we define here as people with a history of arrest and jail admission in the recent past, carry a heavy illness burden, with high rates of infectious and chronic disease as well as mental illness and substance use. [More]

Researchers examine association between diabetes and obesity

It's by now well established that obesity is a major risk factor for diabetes. But what exactly is it about extra body fat that leads to insulin resistance and blood glucose elevation, the hallmarks of diabetes? [More]

GTx provides clinical updates, reports financial results for fourth quarter and full year 2013

GTx, Inc. today provided a Company update and reported financial results for the fourth quarter and full year 2013. [More]
Blocking Netrin-1 in immune system stops chronic inflammation and insulin resistance tied to obesity

Blocking Netrin-1 in immune system stops chronic inflammation and insulin resistance tied to obesity

Researchers at NYU Langone Medical Center have found that blocking the action of a key signaling molecule in the immune system known as Netrin-1 stalls chronic inflammation and insulin resistance tied to obesity and often derived from fatty diets. [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]
New scientific blood analysis predicts short-term mortality in humans

New scientific blood analysis predicts short-term mortality in humans

The general state of a person's metabolism can be diversely illustrated with a new scientific blood analysis. With the aid of the analysis biomarkers predicting short-term mortality have now been discovered [More]

Psychiatrists urged to monitor metabolic changes in psychosis patients

Japanese psychiatrists are largely aware of the metabolic abnormalities that may arise from antipsychotic treatment, but most do not monitor their patients sufficiently, research shows. [More]
Home blood pressure best guide to metabolic risk

Home blood pressure best guide to metabolic risk

Home blood pressure is a good guide to which patients are likely to have the metabolic syndrome, say researchers. [More]
Eating high levels of flavonoids found in berries, tea, and chocolate offer protection from type 2 diabetes

Eating high levels of flavonoids found in berries, tea, and chocolate offer protection from type 2 diabetes

Eating high levels of flavonoids including anthocyanins and other compounds (found in berries, tea, and chocolate) could offer protection from type 2 diabetes - according to research from the University of East Anglia (UEA) and King's College London. [More]

PGC-1α protein found in muscle may contributes to the development of type 2 diabetes later in life

A Montr-al research team led by Jennifer Estall at the IRCM discovered that a protein found in muscle tissue may contribute to the development of type 2 diabetes later in life. The study's results, published in today's printed edition of the scientific journal American Journal of Physiology - Endocrinology and Metabolism, indicate that the protein could be a promising early predictor of increased diabetes risk. [More]