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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Researchers identify new biomarker to track the development of NAFLD

Researchers identify new biomarker to track the development of NAFLD

Fatty acid-binding protein 4 plays an important role in kidney stone formation

Fatty acid-binding protein 4 plays an important role in kidney stone formation

Melinjo seed extract may improve obesity and diabetes

Melinjo seed extract may improve obesity and diabetes

Eating fish 1-3 times a week in pregnancy beneficial for the child

Eating fish 1-3 times a week in pregnancy beneficial for the child

Fish consumption during pregnancy associated with improved metabolic health of children

Fish consumption during pregnancy associated with improved metabolic health of children

Researchers establish a gene expression profile associated with cachexia in cancer patients

Researchers establish a gene expression profile associated with cachexia in cancer patients

Eating less prolongs life

Eating less prolongs life

Glucose-lowering drug reduces obesity indices in children and adolescents, study shows

Glucose-lowering drug reduces obesity indices in children and adolescents, study shows

Individual clinical judgments needed for prescribing aspirin in primary prevention

Individual clinical judgments needed for prescribing aspirin in primary prevention

Improving ability to predict autism risk with few drops of blood

Improving ability to predict autism risk with few drops of blood

Novel drug combination discovered to induce high rates of human beta cell proliferation

Novel drug combination discovered to induce high rates of human beta cell proliferation

High testosterone in women ups risk for cancer, diabetes, and metabolic disease

High testosterone in women ups risk for cancer, diabetes, and metabolic disease

Shift workers at increased risk for sleep disorders and metabolic syndrome

Shift workers at increased risk for sleep disorders and metabolic syndrome

UTHSC researchers receive $1.98 million grant for novel approach to studying diabetes

UTHSC researchers receive $1.98 million grant for novel approach to studying diabetes

Adolescents with PCOS and obesity have more 'unhealthy' gut bacteria

Adolescents with PCOS and obesity have more 'unhealthy' gut bacteria

Holistic Approaches to Psoriasis Treatment

Holistic Approaches to Psoriasis Treatment

Lack of exposure to sunlight may increase metabolic syndrome risk

Lack of exposure to sunlight may increase metabolic syndrome risk

Smoking dormant HIV virus out into the open to develop a cure

Smoking dormant HIV virus out into the open to develop a cure

Scientists develop an approach to vaccinate against gut inflammation

Scientists develop an approach to vaccinate against gut inflammation

Jefferson hotspotting program uses team-based model to addresses hospital 'super utilizers'

Jefferson hotspotting program uses team-based model to addresses hospital 'super utilizers'