There ’s Only Weak Evidence For Vitamin-D As a COVID-19 Preventative—But Scientists Are Trying to Learn More
To protect himself from COVID-19, Dr. Anthony Fauci has long said he’s skipping hugs and handshakes, wearing a mask, and staying off of planes. Last week, he acknowledged adding another step to protect his health: taking supplements of vitamin-D. “If you are deficient in Vitamin-D, that does have an impact on your susceptibility to infection,” Fauci, head of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said in an interview posted on Instagram last week. “So I would not mind recommending—and I do it myself—taking vitamin-D supplements.” However, while spurious claims t...
Source: TIME: Health - September 17, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tara Law Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news

Mayo scientists develop mathematical index to distinguish healthy microbiome from diseased
(Mayo Clinic) What causes some people to develop chronic diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, cancer and metabolic syndrome while others stay healthy? A major clue could be found in their gut microbiome -- the trillions of microbes living inside the digestive system that regulate various bodily functions. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 15, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Mayo scientists develop mathematical index to distinguish healthy microbiome from diseased
ROCHESTER, Minn. ? What causes some people to develop chronic diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, cancer and metabolic syndrome while others stay healthy? A major clue could be found in their gut microbiome -- the trillions of microbes living inside the digestive system that regulate various bodily functions. To utilize the huge population of tiny [...] (Source: Mayo Clinic Research News)
Source: Mayo Clinic Research News - September 15, 2020 Category: Research Source Type: news

Cannabis use and metabolic syndrome among clients with first episode psychosis - Stiles E, Alcover KC, Stiles B, Oluwoye O, McDonell MG.
AIM: To explore the relationship between cannabis use and metabolic syndrome (MetS) among those who have experienced first episode psychosis (FEP). METHODS: A retrospective analysis of 404 participants enrolled in the Recovery After Initial Schizophren... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 7, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Study: Two drinks per day raises risk for obesity, metabolic syndrome
Drinking more than two standard-sized servings of alcohol per day raises the risk for obesity and metabolic syndrome in some people by more than 30%, according to a study presented Wednesday. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - September 3, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Prevalence and lifestyle-associated risk factors of metabolic syndrome among commercial motor vehicle drivers in a metropolitan city in Ghana - Appiah CA, Afriyie EO, Hayford FEA, Frimpong E.
INTRODUCTION: commercial motor vehicle drivers are at risk of metabolic syndrome (MetS) due to the nature of their work as they tend to go to work early, work for more hours, have irregular dietary habits and patterns, have little sleep and live sedentary ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 31, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

Metabolic Syndrome Linked to Worse Outcomes in COVID-19
THURSDAY, Aug. 27, 2020 -- Metabolic syndrome (MetS) is associated with a lethal outcome for patients with COVID-19, according to a study published online Aug. 25 in Diabetes Care. John Xie, M.D., from the Tulane University School of Medicine in... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - August 27, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Coronavirus: Metabolic syndrome sufferers' death risk 300% higher
A new study from Tulane University found that hospitalized coronavirus with metabolic syndrome were five times more likely to be admitted to the ICU or be placed on a ventilator. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 25, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Metabolic syndrome linked to worse outcomes for COVID-19 patients
(Tulane University) Patients hospitalized with COVID-19 who had a combination of high blood pressure, obesity and diabetes were over three times more likely to die from the disease, according to a new Tulane University study published in Diabetes Care. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - August 25, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

This online calculator can predict your stroke risk, study finds
(University of Virginia Health System) Doctors can predict patients' stroke risk by using an online tool that measures the severity of their metabolic syndrome, a conglomeration of conditions that includes high blood pressure, abnormal cholesterol levels and excess body fat. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - August 14, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

PCOS Associated With a Two-fold Risk of Developing Psoriasis PCOS Associated With a Two-fold Risk of Developing Psoriasis
PCOS is characterized by androgen elevation that can lead to insulin resistance and metabolic syndrome, which have also been associated with an increased risk of psoriasis.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Dermatology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Dermatology Headlines - August 5, 2020 Category: Dermatology Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

Metabolic syndrome in commercial truck drivers: prevalence, associated factors, and comparison with the general population - Robbins RB, Thiese MS, Ott U, Wood EM, Effiong A, Murtaugh M, Kapellusch J, Cheng M, Hegmann K.
INTRODUCTION: Commercial motor vehicle drivers, such as truck drivers, experience unique health, lifestyle, and occupational challenges directly associated with their profession. METHODS: All participants in this multistate cross-sectional study comple... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 3, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Obesity and metabolic syndrome are risk factors for severe influenza, COVID-19
(American Society for Microbiology) Metabolic syndrome increases the risk of severe disease from viral infection, according to a review of the literature performed by a team of researchers from St. Jude Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences and the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, both in Memphis. The research appears this week in the Journal of Virology, a publication of the American Society for Microbiology. (Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases)
Source: EurekAlert! - Infectious and Emerging Diseases - July 15, 2020 Category: Infectious Diseases Source Type: news

Not All Food Sources of Fructose-Containing Sugars Raise Risk for MetS
TUESDAY, July 14, 2020 -- The adverse association of sugar-sweetened beverages and incident metabolic syndrome (MetS) does not extend to other major food sources of fructose-containing sugars, and yogurt, fruit, 100 percent fruit juice, and mixed... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - July 14, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Sugary drinks increase metabolic syndrome risk, study says
Consuming sugar-sweetened beverages increases a person's risk for metabolic syndrome by up to 20 percent, according to an analysis published by JAMA Network Open. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - July 9, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New study finds that menopause increases risk of metabolic syndrome
(The North American Menopause Society (NAMS)) Perimenopause is a time when women become more vulnerable to a number of health problems. A new study based on data from the Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging identified menopause as a risk factor for the development of metabolic syndrome or some of its components, including hypertension, central obesity, and high blood sugar. Study results are published online today in Menopause, the journal of The North American Menopause Society (NAMS). (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - July 1, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Influence of Metabolic Syndrome in Predicting Mortality Risk Influence of Metabolic Syndrome in Predicting Mortality Risk
It's well recognized that metabolic syndrome is a risk factor for mortality among obese adults, but does it pose the same risk in adults of normal weight?Preventing Chronic Disease (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - June 29, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Public Health & Prevention Journal Article Source Type: news

Metabolic Syndrome Up in Young Adults in the United States
THURSDAY, June 25, 2020 -- The prevalence of metabolic syndrome among young adults in the United States is rising, according to a research letter published in the June 23/30 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association. Grishma Hirode... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - June 25, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

37% of U.S. adults have dangerous metabolic syndrome, analysis finds
As many as 37 percent of all American adults have metabolic syndrome, placing them at increased risk for heart disease and other health problems, according to a study published Tuesday by JAMA. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - June 23, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

More Young Americans Developing Unhealthy Predictors of Heart Disease
TUESDAY, June 23, 2020 -- A new study finds that 1 in 5 people under age 40 now have metabolic syndrome, a group of risk factors that together increase the odds for many serious conditions, including diabetes, heart disease and stroke. The rate of... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 23, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Upstate professor awarded $1.6 million NIH grant to study metabolic syndrome disorders
Principal Investigator George Holz, PhD, and Co-Investigator Robert Cooney, MD, will work to identify strategies to treat inflammation, obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular disorders. Co-existence of these disorders underlies a "metabolic syndrome, ” which affects 1 billion people around the world. (Source: SUNY Upstate Medical)
Source: SUNY Upstate Medical - June 19, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: News Source Type: news

What Are the Signs of Metabolic Syndrome
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Source: eMedicineHealth.com - June 6, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Diabetes and metabolic syndrome
(Bentham Science Publishers) The fifth volume of the series presents information on the therapeutic guidelines in treating diabetes and metabolic disorders as well as different types of anti-diabetic drugs. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 26, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

The Influence of Metabolic Syndrome in Predicting Mortality Risk Among US Adults: Importance of Metabolic Syndrome Even in Adults With Normal Weight
(Source: CDC Preventing Chronic Disease)
Source: CDC Preventing Chronic Disease - May 21, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Public Health Source Type: news

Higher Intake of Whole-Fat Dairy May Cut Metabolic Syndrome Risk
TUESDAY, May 19, 2020 -- Higher intake of whole-fat dairy products is associated with a lower prevalence of metabolic syndrome (MetS) as well as hypertension and diabetes, according to a study published online May 18 in BMJ Open Diabetes Research... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - May 19, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

The combined effect of socioeconomic status and metabolic syndrome on depression: the Korean National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (KNHANES) - Kim B, Park EY.
BACKGROUND: Depression shows different patterns depending on socioeconomic status (SES) and metabolic syndrome (MS). However, the nature of this association remains poorly understood. The aim of this study was to examine whether the combination of MS and l... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 9, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Improved economic status doesn't always bring better heart health, study finds
Upwardly mobile adults, those with lower incomes earlier in life who rose up the socioeconomic ladder, had significantly less stress and depression than those less fortunate, but had a higher risk for metabolic syndrome. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - April 28, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Social Inequality May Contribute to Poor Metabolic, Bone Health
TUESDAY, April 28, 2020 -- Social factors might be significant contributors to coexisting metabolic syndrome (MetS) and osteoporosis (OP) in postmenopausal women, according to a study published online April 20 in Menopause. Hansongyi Lee, Ph.D.,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - April 28, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Upward Income Mobility Tied to Worse Cardiometabolic Health
TUESDAY, April 28, 2020 -- Upward income mobility is associated with lower perceived stress and fewer depressive symptoms but with higher rates of metabolic syndrome, according to a study published online April 28 in the Journal of the American... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - April 28, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Socioeconomics, metabolic syndrome, and osteopenia in postmenopausal women
(The North American Menopause Society (NAMS)) The increased prevalence of metabolic syndrome and osteoporosis in postmenopausal women has prompted multiple research studies to understand why. A new study from South Korea examined the association of socioeconomic status-related factors, unhealthy lifestyles, and diet-related factors with the coexistence of metabolic syndrome and osteoporosis. Study results are published online today in Menopause, the journal of The North American Menopause Society (NAMS). (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 22, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Prevent diabetes and heart disease by cutting at least 300 calories every day, regardless of your BMI
(Natural News) Cutting the caloric equivalent of a pizza might help improve one’s biomarkers for metabolic syndrome such as high blood pressure, high blood sugar, excess body fat around the waist, and abnormal cholesterol and triglyceride levels. This is according to recent findings by researchers from Duke University in North Carolina. The results of the... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 19, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Noninvasive treatment for men suffering from enlarged prostate
(Parsemus Foundation) Physicians from Sapienza University in Rome have published promising results of a small prospective interventional trial using noninvasive pulsed electromagnetic field therapy (PEMF) to treat men suffering from benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). After one month of treatment, prostate volume and symptoms significantly decreased. Men with moderate-severe lower urinary tract symptoms and without metabolic syndrome benefited more from the treatment. The study was recently published in Andrology, the highest ranked journal of andrological research. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - April 9, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

The impact of metabolic syndrome on mental health-related quality of life and depressive symptoms - Limon VM, Lee M, Gonzalez B, Choh AC, Czerwinski SA.
PURPOSE: Results examining associations between metabolic syndrome (MetS) and depression, as well as on quality of life (QoL), are inconsistent. We aimed to determine whether individuals with MetS had decreased mental health-related QoL (MH-QoL) and higher... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 31, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Maternal gut microbiota in pregnancy influences offspring metabolic phenotype in mice
Antibiotics and dietary habits can affect the gut microbial community, thus influencing disease susceptibility. Although the effect of microbiota on the postnatal environment has been well documented, much less is known regarding the impact of gut microbiota at the embryonic stage. Here we show that maternal microbiota shapes the metabolic system of offspring in mice. During pregnancy, short-chain fatty acids produced by the maternal microbiota dictate the differentiation of neural, intestinal, and pancreatic cells through embryonic GPR41 and GPR43. This developmental process helps maintain postnatal energy homeostasis, as...
Source: ScienceNOW - February 27, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Kimura, I., Miyamoto, J., Ohue-Kitano, R., Watanabe, K., Yamada, T., Onuki, M., Aoki, R., Isobe, Y., Kashihara, D., Inoue, D., Inaba, A., Takamura, Y., Taira, S., Kumaki, S., Watanabe, M., Ito, M., Nakagawa, F., Irie, J., Kakuta, H., Shinohara, M., Iwatsu Tags: Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Online Only r-articles Source Type: news

Tart cherry supplements and juice can help lower heart disease and Type 2 diabetes risk, advise researchers
(Natural News) According to a recent study, tart cherry juice and supplements can help people with metabolic syndrome. A team of researchers from the University of Hertfordshire in the U.K. conducted a trial involving people with metabolic syndrome and found that consuming Montmorency tart cherries can reduce systolic blood pressure and insulin levels. What is metabolic syndrome? Metabolic syndrome... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 26, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

High-fat diets are LITERALLY depressing ... here's why
(Natural News) The World Health Organization (WHO) defines overweight or obesity as the abnormal or excessive accumulation of fat that presents a health risk. Obesity is caused by either one of two things: genetics or an increased consumption of high-calorie foods coupled with a sedentary lifestyle. People with obesity suffer from abnormalities characteristic of metabolic syndrome... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 25, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bon voyage! Study suggests taking vacations helps boost heart health
(Natural News) Statistics indicate that around a quarter of all adults have a condition known as metabolic syndrome, a cluster of risk factors associated with an elevated risk of Type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease and stroke. The risk of metabolic syndrome increases with age, and lifestyle issues like not exercising enough, smoking and carrying extra... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Metabolic Syndrome, But Not NAFLD, Increases 10-year Mortality Metabolic Syndrome, But Not NAFLD, Increases 10-year Mortality
This study compared 10-year mortality among those with and without NAFLD in an urban South Asia cohort. What factors were associated with early risk of death?Liver International (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - February 11, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Poor sleep may increase metabolic syndrome risk in women with PCOS and obesity
According to a study published in theJournal of Clinical Endocrinology& Metabolism, poor sleep is associated with an increased risk of developing metabolic syndrome in young women with PCOS and obesity.Endocrinology Advisor (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - January 29, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Naturally prevent conditions like diabetes, heart disease and stroke with vitamin D and hormone support
(Natural News) Years of research have established a positive collaboration between estrogen and vitamin D to improve bone health. Now, recent research suggests that this dynamic duo could also play a role in staving off metabolic syndrome in postmenopausal women. Metabolic syndrome is described as a cluster of conditions – such as obesity, high blood sugar and... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 27, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Burden of Metabolic Syndrome on Osteoarthritic Joints The Burden of Metabolic Syndrome on Osteoarthritic Joints
Might the metabolic syndrome play a role in the pathogenesis of osteoarthritis?Arthritis Research & Therapy (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - January 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology Journal Article Source Type: news

Fat cells can sense sunlight -- not getting enough increases metabolic syndrome risk
(Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center) Fat cells beneath the skin can sense light, and they behave differently when exposed to light that mimics indoor lighting vs. natural sunlight. Not enough sunlight can affect the body's metabolism, according to new study in Cell Reports from experts at Cincinnati Children's. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - January 21, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Naturally prevent conditions like diabetes, heart disease and stroke with vitamin D and hormone support
(Natural News) Years of research have established a positive collaboration between estrogen and vitamin D to improve bone health. Now, recent research suggests that this dynamic duo could also play a role in staving off metabolic syndrome in postmenopausal women. Metabolic syndrome is described as a cluster of conditions – such as obesity, high blood... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 16, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Metabolic Syndrome May Up Risk for VTE Recurrence After DVT
THURSDAY, Jan. 9, 2020 -- For patients with deep vein thrombosis (DVT), the presence of any component of metabolic syndrome (MetS) is independently associated with an increased risk for venous thromboembolism (VTE) recurrence, according to a study... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - January 9, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Cluster of Unhealthy Risk Factors Could Raise Odds of Recurrent Blood Clots
THURSDAY, Jan. 9, 2020 -- People with what's known as the " metabolic syndrome " are vulnerable to recurring blood clots, new research shows. Metabolic syndrome is a collection of conditions, including obesity, high blood sugar, high cholesterol and... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 9, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Cracking the context-specific PI3K signaling code
Specificity in signal transduction is determined by the ability of cells to "encode" and subsequently "decode" different environmental signals. Akin to computer software, this "signaling code" governs context-dependent execution of cellular programs through modulation of signaling dynamics and can be corrupted by disease-causing mutations. Class IA phosphoinositide 3-kinase (PI3K) signaling is critical for normal growth and development and is dysregulated in human disorders such as benign overgrowth syndromes, cancer, primary immune deficiency, and metabolic syndrome. Despite decades of PI3K r...
Source: Signal Transduction Knowledge Environment - January 7, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Madsen, R. R., Vanhaesebroeck, B. Tags: STKE Reviews Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Intermittent fasting can help ease metabolic syndrome
A new clinical trial shows that time-restricted eating, also known as intermittent fasting, helps relieve symptoms of metabolic syndrome. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nutrition / Diet Source Type: news

Add gooseberries to your diet to keep metabolic syndrome at bay
(Natural News) Eating Indian gooseberries (Phyllanthus emblica) brings many health benefits to metabolism. A recent study indicates that the extract of this fruit can help treat or even prevent metabolic syndrome. Patients with metabolic syndrome suffer from the following cardiovascular-related conditions: Obesity Insulin resistance Atherogenic dyslipidemia Unhealthy blood pressure Prothrombotic state Excessive inflammation The abnormalities in metabolic syndrome... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 12, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Time-restricted eating improves metabolic syndrome
Limiting food and drink consumption to a 10-hour daily window could improve body composition, blood pressure and cholesterol levels in adults with metabolic syndrome, according to research presented at the World Congress on Insulin Resistance, Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease.Healio (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - December 9, 2019 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Intermittent Fasting Promotes Weight Loss, Improves Lipids Intermittent Fasting Promotes Weight Loss, Improves Lipids
Limiting food consumption to a 10-hour window a day, so-called time-restricted eating, promotes weight loss and improves lipids/blood pressure in patients with metabolic syndrome.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape FamilyMedicine Headlines - December 5, 2019 Category: Primary Care Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news