Metabolic Syndrome

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.
What is Metabolic Syndrome?

Metabolic syndrome is a condition characterized by the presence diabetes, obesity and high blood pressure. These conditions increase the risk of cardiovascular illnesses such as stroke and heart disease. Individually, diabetes, high blood pressure and obesity can lead to vascular damage, but a combination of these illnesses is particularly dangerous.

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Understanding the causal relationships between diabetes, obesity and NAFLD

Understanding the causal relationships between diabetes, obesity and NAFLD

Identification of MTK1 SAPKKK as new human oxidative stress sensor

Identification of MTK1 SAPKKK as new human oxidative stress sensor

Obesity and metabolic syndrome increase risk for severe influenza, COVID-19

Obesity and metabolic syndrome increase risk for severe influenza, COVID-19

Study suggests natural UV radiation protects against coronavirus

Study suggests natural UV radiation protects against coronavirus

Early life BMI linked to cardiovascular disease signs at 11-12 years

Early life BMI linked to cardiovascular disease signs at 11-12 years

Study shows how non-alcoholic fatty liver disease causes Alzheimer's-like neuroinflammation

Study shows how non-alcoholic fatty liver disease causes Alzheimer's-like neuroinflammation

Study: Oats and rye brans reduce weight gain, hepatic inflammation

Study: Oats and rye brans reduce weight gain, hepatic inflammation

Alzheimer’s drug could be re-purposed to reverse blood vessel damage in diabetes

Alzheimer’s drug could be re-purposed to reverse blood vessel damage in diabetes

Menopause can increase risk of metabolic syndrome, shows study

Menopause can increase risk of metabolic syndrome, shows study

The gut shields the liver from fructose-induced lipogenesis

The gut shields the liver from fructose-induced lipogenesis

PCOS subtypes associated with distinct genetic variations, finds study

PCOS subtypes associated with distinct genetic variations, finds study

Cannabidiol may reduce behavioral problems in children with intellectual disabilities

Cannabidiol may reduce behavioral problems in children with intellectual disabilities

Study explores ways to prevent the accumulation of visceral fat among the elderly

Study explores ways to prevent the accumulation of visceral fat among the elderly

Study shows lean beef does not adversely affect diabetes and heart health

Study shows lean beef does not adversely affect diabetes and heart health

Research team provides new insights on the communication between liver and brain

Research team provides new insights on the communication between liver and brain

Fecal transplants could be used as treatment for non-alcoholic fatty liver disease

Fecal transplants could be used as treatment for non-alcoholic fatty liver disease

Women and minorities inadequately represented in clinical trials for novel cardiometabolic drugs

Women and minorities inadequately represented in clinical trials for novel cardiometabolic drugs

New book series brings updated reviews on diabetes and obesity

New book series brings updated reviews on diabetes and obesity

Does abdominal fat affect COVID-19 outcomes?

Does abdominal fat affect COVID-19 outcomes?

Study shows dairy products are linked to lower risks of diabetes and high blood pressure

Study shows dairy products are linked to lower risks of diabetes and high blood pressure