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Being 'fat but fit' is actually impossible, new study says

A study from the University of Birmingham has found that even obese individuals who do not have diabetes or hypertension have an increased risk of developing fatal diseases.
Source: the Mail online | Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

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Rapid age-related glomerular filtration rate (GFR) decline increases the risk of end-stage renal disease, and a low GFR increases the risk of mortality and cardiovascular disease. High body mass index and the metabolic syndrome are well-known risk factors for patients with advanced chronic kidney disease, but their role in accelerating age-related GFR decline independent of cardiovascular disease, hypertension and diabetes is not adequately understood. We studied body mass index, waist circumference, waist-hip ratio and metabolic syndrome as risk factors for accelerated GFR decline in 1261 middle-aged people representative...
Source: Kidney International - Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Tags: Clinical Investigation Source Type: research
BackgroundThe adoption of the International Association of Diabetes Study Groups (IADPSG) criteria for gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) in Australia has been controversial. Obesity in pregnancy is also a growing concern. AimsTo assess the impact of IADPSG criteria on the incidence of GDM and pregnancy outcomes, and to compare this to the effect of obesity, particularly among women who would not have GDM by the Australasian Diabetes in Pregnancy Society 1998 criteria (ADIPS1998). Material and MethodsA retrospective observational cohort study linking results of 75 g glucose tolerance tests with demographic and pregna...
Source: The Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology - Category: OBGYN Authors: Tags: Original Article Source Type: research
AbstractSleep disturbances have been shown to be associated with adverse health outcomes including diabetes mellitus (DM), hypertension, and obesity. However, little is known about the relationship between sleep duration and diabetes complications. The present cross-sectional study aimed to examine the association between sleep duration and nephropathy in a population of type 2 DM patients. Diabetic patients aged ≥ 18 years who visited two outpatient clinics in Kermanshah from February 2014 to February 2015 entered the study. Demographic, anthropometric, and biochemical data, as well as information on sleep ...
Source: International Journal of Diabetes in Developing Countries - Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research
Women who have had gestational diabetes have an increased risk not only for Type 2 diabetes later in life, but for heart disease and hypertension as well.
Source: NYT Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Diabetes Pregnancy and Childbirth Obesity Heart Weight Hypertension Source Type: news
Conclusions: It is imperative that patients on statin therapy be monitored carefully for NODM. However, it can be argued that the risk of statin therapy is offset by the multitude of cardiovascular and kidney-protective effects provided by such an important and highly effective therapeutic agent.Cardiorenal Med 2018;8:105 –112
Source: Cardiorenal Medicine - Category: Urology & Nephrology Source Type: research
ConclusionsThis study suggests being overweight is a good predictor of future decline in ADL for women, whereas men with BMI 22.0–24.9 had lower risks of ADL decline. Appropriate management of weight in older women could prevent disabilities. Geriatr Gerontol Int 2018; ••: ••–••
Source: Geriatrics and Gerontology International - Category: Geriatrics Authors: Tags: Original Article: Social Research, Planning and Practice Source Type: research
This study aims to investigate the characteristics and the risk factors that affect  diabetes mellitus in Indonesia. METHODS: this is a cross sectional study. Data were obtained from the Basic Health Research (RISKESDAS) in 2013. The samples were individuals aged ≥15 years, whose fasting blood glucose and 2 hours blood glucose after the imposition have been measured. 38.052 individuals were selected for this study. The variables of age, sex, marital status, level of education, employment status, living area, regional status, hypertension, obesity, smoking habit, and dyslipidemia are analyzed as risk factors for...
Source: Acta medica Indonesiana - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Acta Med Indones Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: Mulberry leaves could be a promising therapeutic option for modulating cardiometabolic risks. However, further investigations should be performed to substantiate the potential of mulberry leaves in practical uses. PMID: 29347857 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Pharmaceutical Biology - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Pharm Biol Source Type: research
Test your medicine knowledge with the MKSAP challenge, in partnership with the American College of Physicians. A 55-year-old woman is evaluated during a routine examination. She underwent biliopancreatic diversion with duodenal switch 8 years ago for treatment of obesity-related complications and lost 68.0 kg (150.0 lb) in the first year following surgery. Her weight has been relatively stable for the last year. She has had chronic nonbloody diarrhea since her bariatric surgery. She also has had generalized fatigue, dry skin, dry and itchy eyes, and increased difficulty seeing road signs at night while driving. H...
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: Conditions Gastroenterology Source Type: blogs
Publication date: Available online 19 January 2018 Source:The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology Author(s): Alison J Price, Amelia C Crampin, Alemayehu Amberbir, Ndoliwe Kayuni-Chihana, Crispin Musicha, Terence Tafatatha, Keith Branson, Debbie A Lawlor, Elenaus Mwaiyeghele, Lawrence Nkhwazi, Liam Smeeth, Neil Pearce, Elizabeth Munthali, Beatrice M Mwagomba, Charles Mwansambo, Judith R Glynn, Shabbar Jaffar, Moffat Nyirenda Background Sub-Saharan Africa is in rapid demographic transition, and non-communicable diseases are increasingly important causes of morbidity and mortality. We investigated the burden of diabetes, ove...
Source: The Lancet Diabetes and Endocrinology - Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research
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