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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.
Genetics may affect how the body responds to a particular diet

Genetics may affect how the body responds to a particular diet

Metabolic factors in conjunction with alcohol consumption increase risk of severe liver disease

Metabolic factors in conjunction with alcohol consumption increase risk of severe liver disease

Researchers identify three specific molecules that accurately indicate pre-diabetes

Researchers identify three specific molecules that accurately indicate pre-diabetes

Study shows link between solvent exposure and high blood pressure in Hispanic workers

Study shows link between solvent exposure and high blood pressure in Hispanic workers

History of kidney stones linked to higher risk for metabolic, hypertensive complications during pregnancy

History of kidney stones linked to higher risk for metabolic, hypertensive complications during pregnancy

Sugar-sweetened beverage consumption increases risk of diabetes, metabolic syndrome

Sugar-sweetened beverage consumption increases risk of diabetes, metabolic syndrome

Short-term exposure to western diet can put individuals at risk for vascular damage and prediabetes

Short-term exposure to western diet can put individuals at risk for vascular damage and prediabetes

Penn researchers awarded $3.75 million grant to investigate how meal timings affect human health

Penn researchers awarded $3.75 million grant to investigate how meal timings affect human health

Adopting healthy diet can help reverse risk of high triglycerides, despite genetic predisposition

Adopting healthy diet can help reverse risk of high triglycerides, despite genetic predisposition

Study elucidates how obesity makes breast cancer more aggressive

Study elucidates how obesity makes breast cancer more aggressive

Serum metabolites linked to NAFLD may be heritable, research shows

Serum metabolites linked to NAFLD may be heritable, research shows

Low-fat avocados could be the new “in” thing

Low-fat avocados could be the new “in” thing

Full-term babies born early may suffer adverse health outcomes later in life

Full-term babies born early may suffer adverse health outcomes later in life

Injections of hunger hormone blocker can halt typical weight gain in mice

Injections of hunger hormone blocker can halt typical weight gain in mice

Probiotic bacteria can change intestinal flora of patients with colon cancer, study finds

Probiotic bacteria can change intestinal flora of patients with colon cancer, study finds

Researchers assess self-monitoring of blood glucose behavior among diabetes patients in China

Researchers assess self-monitoring of blood glucose behavior among diabetes patients in China

Physical stress in preemies plus separation from mothers may have lasting effects into adulthood

Physical stress in preemies plus separation from mothers may have lasting effects into adulthood

Researchers identify natural protective factor against chronic inflammation in diabetes patients

Researchers identify natural protective factor against chronic inflammation in diabetes patients

Study examines attainment of obesity prevention guidelines in preschool-age children

Study examines attainment of obesity prevention guidelines in preschool-age children

Enhanced levels of NPs in adipose tissue protect against obesity and insulin resistance

Enhanced levels of NPs in adipose tissue protect against obesity and insulin resistance