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Metabolic syndrome is a clustering of abnormalities that includes obesity, hyperglycemia, high blood pressure, and atherogenic dyslipidemia. Advances in scientific knowledge, the increasing prevalence of obesity, and the disorder's role in contributing to cardiovascular disease and diabetes are fueling interest in metabolic syndrome.
People with metabolic syndrome may need more vitamin E, new research shows

People with metabolic syndrome may need more vitamin E, new research shows

New research has shown that people with metabolic syndrome need significantly more vitamin E - which could be a serious public health concern, in light of the millions of people who have this condition that's often related to obesity. [More]
Blue maize may help protect against metabolic syndrome, rat study shows

Blue maize may help protect against metabolic syndrome, rat study shows

A new study shows that a rat model of metabolic syndrome fed a high-sugar and high-cholesterol diet and given blue maize extract showed significant improvement in systolic blood pressure, high density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol, and triglyceride levels compared to those not given the extract. [More]
Epigenetic changes favor development of fatty liver in humans and mice

Epigenetic changes favor development of fatty liver in humans and mice

Mice with a strong tendency to obesity already exhibit epigenetic changes at six weeks of age, inducing the liver to amplify its production of the enzyme DPP4 and release it into the circulation. Over the long term, this favors the development of a fatty liver. [More]
ATA releases new guidelines for diagnosis, treatment of thyroid disease during pregnancy and postpartum

ATA releases new guidelines for diagnosis, treatment of thyroid disease during pregnancy and postpartum

New evidence-based recommendations from the American Thyroid Association provide guidance to clinicians in diagnosing and managing thyroid disease during pregnancy and the postpartum period. [More]
Commercial program that offers diet and exercise leads to greater improvements in metabolic syndrome

Commercial program that offers diet and exercise leads to greater improvements in metabolic syndrome

If losing weight is on your list of New Year resolutions, be sure to include both diet and exercise. [More]
Vitamin D supplementation improves metabolic syndrome in mice

Vitamin D supplementation improves metabolic syndrome in mice

It is well known that a diet high in fat can trigger a metabolic syndrome, a group of symptoms that pose as risk factors for diabetes and heart disease. [More]
Researchers use worms as model system to study how gut microbiome influences disease

Researchers use worms as model system to study how gut microbiome influences disease

The billions of microorganisms living within the human digestive tract appear to play a significant role in health and disease, notably metabolic syndrome, autoimmune disorders and diabetes - but how these organisms do so is not well understood. [More]
Turning off 'fat-specific protein 27' improves blood sugar levels, reduces body fat in animal model

Turning off 'fat-specific protein 27' improves blood sugar levels, reduces body fat in animal model

In a study published in the Journal of Lipid Research, Saint Louis University scientist Angel Baldan, Ph.D., reports that turning off a protein found in liver and adipose tissue significantly improves blood sugar levels, as well as reduces body fat in an animal model. [More]
Disturbances in the body’s carbon monoxide metabolism linked to circadian disruption

Disturbances in the body’s carbon monoxide metabolism linked to circadian disruption

Chronobiologists from Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin have shown that the body's carbon monoxide metabolism is closely linked to the body's circadian (internal) clock. [More]
Gut microbes may play important role in exacerbated post-dieting weight gain

Gut microbes may play important role in exacerbated post-dieting weight gain

Following a successful diet, many people are dismayed to find their weight rebounding - an all-too-common phenomenon termed "recurrent" or "yo-yo" obesity. [More]
New study shows link between metabolic syndrome and cognitive abilities in U.S. adolescents

New study shows link between metabolic syndrome and cognitive abilities in U.S. adolescents

A new study of U.S. adolescents shows an association between metabolic syndrome and impairments in reading, attention, and working memory. [More]
Elevated urate levels linked to musculo-skeletal pain

Elevated urate levels linked to musculo-skeletal pain

Episodes of diffuse musculo-skeletal pain appearing in and around a joint region without a clear diagnosis, etiology and therapy are still a major problem in general medical practice. [More]
MGH researchers uncover mechanism revealing why aspartame may not promote weight loss

MGH researchers uncover mechanism revealing why aspartame may not promote weight loss

A team of Massachusetts General Hospital investigators has found a possible mechanism explaining why use of the sugar substitute aspartame might not promote weight loss. [More]
Scientists discover important link between immune system, gut bacteria and glucose metabolism

Scientists discover important link between immune system, gut bacteria and glucose metabolism

Researchers at Oregon State University and other institutions have discovered an important link between the immune system, gut bacteria and glucose metabolism -- a "cross-talk" and interaction that can lead to type 2 diabetes and metabolic syndrome when not functioning correctly. [More]
Particular eating behaviors linked to lower odds of developing liver diseases

Particular eating behaviors linked to lower odds of developing liver diseases

Particular eating behaviors may lower the risk of developing non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), according to research presented this week at The Liver Meeting — held by the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases. [More]
Scientists discover new mechanism responsible for regulation of glucose metabolism

Scientists discover new mechanism responsible for regulation of glucose metabolism

Diabetes mellitus is a chronic disease that has become increasingly prevalent in the population: More than six million people are affected by the disease alone in Germany. [More]
Short sleepers likely to consume significantly more sugary caffeinated drinks, study finds

Short sleepers likely to consume significantly more sugary caffeinated drinks, study finds

People who sleep five or fewer hours a night are likely to also drink significantly more sugary caffeinated drinks, such as sodas and energy drinks, according to a new study of more than 18,000 adults led by UC San Francisco scientists. [More]
UMass Amherst scientist wins 2016 Pearl Award for research on issues concerning endocrine disruptors

UMass Amherst scientist wins 2016 Pearl Award for research on issues concerning endocrine disruptors

The Cornell Douglas Foundation, an environmental health and justice advocacy group based in Bethesda, Md., has named University of Massachusetts Amherst environmental health scientist Laura Vandenberg one of its 2016 Pearl Award winners in recognition of her "outstanding leadership in conducting critical research to identify and address the many issues concerning endocrine disruptors." [More]
Vitamin B12 deficiency during pregnancy may predispose children to type-2 diabetes

Vitamin B12 deficiency during pregnancy may predispose children to type-2 diabetes

B12 deficiency during pregnancy may predispose children to metabolic problems such as type-2 diabetes, according to research presented today at the Society for Endocrinology's annual Conference in Brighton. [More]
High-protein diets may help prevent chronic diseases by reducing liver fat

High-protein diets may help prevent chronic diseases by reducing liver fat

According to a new nutritional study conducted by the German Institute of Human Nutrition on individuals with type 2 diabetes, high-protein diets reduced liver fat by up to 48 percent within six weeks. It did not matter whether the diet was mainly based on plant or animal protein. [More]
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