Metabolic syndrome screening in people with severe mental illness: results from two Spanish community mental health centers - Fern ández Guijarro S, Miguel García C, Pomarol-Clotet E, Egea López EN, Burjales Martí MD, Rigol Cuadra MA.
BACKGROUND: The excess of mortality in people with severe mental illness is due to unnatural causes such as accidents or suicides and natural causes such as metabolic syndrome. The presence of modifiable risk factors like tobacco consumption increases card... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 16, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Diet Beverages Linked To Increased Stroke Risk & Heart Attacks
This study, as well as other research on the connection between diet beverages and vascular disease, is observational and cannot show cause and effect. That’s a major limitation, researchers say, as it’s impossible to determine whether the association is due to a specific artificial sweetener, a type of beverage or another hidden health issue. “Postmenopausal women tend to have higher risk for vascular disease because they are lacking the protective effects of natural hormones,” North Carolina cardiologist Dr. Kevin Campbell said, which could contribute to increased risk for heart disease and stroke...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - February 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News CNN Heart Attack Stroke Source Type: news

Diet Drinks Linked To Increased Stroke Risk & Heart Attacks
This study, as well as other research on the connection between diet beverages and vascular disease, is observational and cannot show cause and effect. That’s a major limitation, researchers say, as it’s impossible to determine whether the association is due to a specific artificial sweetener, a type of beverage or another hidden health issue. “Postmenopausal women tend to have higher risk for vascular disease because they are lacking the protective effects of natural hormones,” North Carolina cardiologist Dr. Kevin Campbell said, which could contribute to increased risk for heart disease and stroke...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - February 14, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News CNN Heart Attack Stroke Source Type: news

Study shows endocrine-disrupting chemicals linked to equine metabolic syndrome
(Morris Animal Foundation) Endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs) in a horse's environment may play a role in the development of equine metabolic syndrome (EMS). This finding, made by Morris Animal Foundation-funded researchers at The University of Minnesota, could explain some of the variability in EMS severity that can't be explained by other commonly measured factors, such as diet, exercise and season. The study was published in Chemosphere. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - February 13, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Even a little is harmful: New study suggests having even two cans of soda per week increases risk of metabolic syndrome, including heart disease, diabetes, stroke
(Natural News) We have reached a sad state of affairs, where soda is now a must in our diet, even when we know them to be detrimental to our health. Medical researchers hope that by providing new reasons to stop indulging in these sugary drinks, we will see the light — and soon. Recently, researchers... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Spirulina extract can prevent the increase of fat in the blood by inhibiting lipid metabolism and absorption
(Natural News) People with metabolic syndrome may benefit from taking spirulina extracts. In a recent study published in the Journal of Dietary Supplements, it was found that spirulina extract may be used to improve metabolism by reducing the absorption of lipids in people with metabolic syndrome. Metabolic syndrome is a cluster of metabolic disorders. It... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Assessing the effects of spirulina extract on lipid and carbohydrate digestion processes
(Natural News) Researchers from Shikoku University School of Health Sciences and Shokei Junior College in Japan report that spirulina extract may be used to reduce lipid levels in people with metabolic syndrome. In their study, which was published in the Journal of Dietary Supplements, they examined the effect of spirulina extract on lipase and alpha-glucosidase... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Whole-body vibration exercise improves the health of people with metabolic syndrome
(Natural News) Miserable due to the various unhealthy conditions that make up metabolic syndrome? Brazilian researchers have recently reported that patients suffering from that syndrome could improve their quality of life through weekly or bi-weekly sessions of whole-body vibration exercise (WBVE). WBVE is a physical exercise where an oscillating platform transmits vibrations to a person... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Here's why people with metabolic syndrome should participate in a high-intensity interval training
(Natural News) A study published in the Journal of Hypertension advises people with metabolic syndrome to participate in high-intensity interval training (HIIT) to improve their cardiovascular health. The study recommends three sessions of four-minute high-intensity exercise every week to improve cardiovascular health. HIIT has been known to improve aortic reservoir pressure, which is a measure... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Naturally improve glucose metabolism with coastal hog fennel
(Natural News) A recent study from the Osaka University Graduate School of Medicine has found that chomeiso (Peucedanum japonicum), a plant from the parsley family found in southern Japan, can help in regulating glucose levels, especially for people at risk of developing metabolic syndrome and other chronic diseases. The research, which was published in the Japanese Journal of Complementary and Alternative Medicine,... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Eating an avocado every day dramatically reduces your risk of metabolic syndrome
(Natural News) Avocado lovers are in for a treat. Researchers from Mashhad University of Medical Sciences in Iran found that eating this delicious superfood daily can significantly reduce a person’s risk of metabolic syndrome. Metabolic syndrome is a health condition characterized by elevated blood sugar and cholesterol levels, high blood pressure, and obesity. People who suffer from... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fidarestat prevents high-fat diet-induced intestinal polyps in ApcMin/+ mice
(Bentham Science Publishers) Recent epidemiological and experimental studies have shown that obesity is a major risk factor for Colorectal Cancer (CRC). Regular intake of high fat-containing diet can promote obesity and metabolic syndrome by increasing the insulin resistance and inflammatory response which contribute to carcinogenesis. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - January 18, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Does PTSD affect heart disease and cancer risk?
(Wiley) Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) was associated with cardiovascular disease and cancer, as well as the metabolic syndrome, in a new study.In the Journal of Neuroscience Research study of 84 individuals diagnosed with PTSD (39 victims of terrorist attacks and 45 victims of other traumatic events), males were more likely to have circulatory and metabolic complications, whereas females had a higher prevalence of benign and malignant cancers. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 9, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Smoking shisha may increase the risk of diabetes
Research, published inDiabetology and Metabolic Syndrome, suggests that smoking shisha is associated with an increased risk of obesity and diabetes. Telegraph (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - January 4, 2019 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Metabolic syndrome patients need more vitamin C to break cycle of antioxidant depletion
(Oregon State University) A higher intake of vitamin C is crucial for metabolic syndrome patients trying to halt a potentially deadly cycle of antioxidant disruption and health-related problems, an Oregon State University researcher says. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 2, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Study evaluates the effectiveness of gurmar in reducing symptoms of metabolic syndrome
(Natural News) A study published in the Journal of Medicinal Food found that people with metabolic syndrome can ameliorate some of the condition’s complications with aid from gurmar (Gymnema sylvestre), a plant whose name literally means “sugar destroyer.” Metabolic syndrome is a serious health condition involving several metabolic disorders occurring together. These are usually obesity,... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Health Tip: Understanding Metabolic Syndrome
-- Metabolic syndrome is a cluster of disorders that signal a person's increased risk of diabetes, heart disease and stroke, the American Heart Association says. Symptoms may include high blood pressure, high fasting blood glucose, high cholesterol... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - December 27, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Health Tip: Understanding Metabolic Syndrome
Title: Health Tip: Understanding Metabolic SyndromeCategory: Health NewsCreated: 12/27/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 12/27/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Diabetes General)
Source: MedicineNet Diabetes General - December 27, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Prevalence of Metabolically Healthy Adults in U.S. Very Low
MONDAY, Dec. 17, 2018 -- Very few U.S. adults are metabolically healthy, according to a study published online Nov. 27 in Metabolic Syndrome and Related Disorders. Joana Ara újo, Ph.D., from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - December 17, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Metabolic syndrome increases risk of gestational diabetes
Metabolic syndrome increases pregnant women's risk of complications including gestational diabetes and preeclampsia, according to research published inPLOS Medicine. ABC News (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - December 14, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Nutritionists recommend blue maize extract as a safe natural alternative to prevent metabolic syndrome
(Natural News) Metabolic syndrome is a serious and dangerous health issue. A particular study published in the Journal of Medicinal Food discusses how the extract of blue maize, a variety of corn grown in Mexico and the Southwestern United States, can help attenuate the condition’s symptoms. A person with metabolic syndrome suffers from several metabolic... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Black raspberries found to improve heart health in patients with metabolic syndrome
(Natural News) A Korean study suggests people with metabolic syndrome to eat more black raspberries to improve their heart health. The results of the study, published in the Journal of Medicinal Food, highlight the importance of nutrition in naturally improving health, especially those already diagnosed with a potentially debilitating condition. Those with metabolic syndrome are... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Resilience may be neurobiological
(Northwestern University) Neighborhood violence has been associated with adverse health effects on youth, including sleep loss, asthma and metabolic syndrome. Yet some youth living in high-crime neighborhoods manage to avoid these effects. A new Northwestern University study aims to answer a resilience puzzle: Why does a second-hand or indirect experience of neighborhood violence affect some youth, but not others? (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 28, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Lifting weights for just five minutes can slash stroke and heart attack risk
Pumping iron for just a few minutes cuts the likelihood of developing metabolic syndrome, say researchers from Iowa State University who studied nearly 13,000 adults. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Changes in Risk Indicators of MetS Severity Tied to T2DM Risk
WEDNESDAY, Nov. 14, 2018 -- For patients with prediabetes who are randomly assigned to interventions, changes in risk indicators of metabolic syndrome (MetS) severity are associated with the risk for type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) and... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - November 14, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

New way to monitor diabetes and other metabolic disorders
EU-funded researchers have developed computer models that accurately predict and monitor the progression of metabolic syndrome and its associated diseases. This advance may result in new therapies for diabetes, hyperlipidemia, liver disease and more. (Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre)
Source: EUROPA - Research Information Centre - November 13, 2018 Category: Research Source Type: news

Nonfunctioning Adrenal Incidentaloma Nonfunctioning Adrenal Incidentaloma
How often does metabolic syndrome occur in patients with nonfunctioning adrenal incidentaloma?Clinical Endocrinology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology Journal Article Source Type: news

A hypocaloric Mediterranean diet and daily exercise maintain weight loss
(Universitat Rovira i Virgili) Following a Mediterranean diet low in calories and engaging daily physical activity have proved to reduce body weight and cardiovascular risk in patients with overweight and metabolic syndrome, and to maintain these benefits after one year. These are the main findings of the PREDIMED-Plus trial, which have studied more than 600 patients aged between 55 and 75 years old with obesity or overweight and metabolic syndrome. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - November 5, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Physical activity lowers diabetes risk in women during perimenopause
Research, published in theJournal of Clinical Endocrinology& Metabolism, suggests that increased physical activity and a lower calorie diet can lower the risk of diabetes and metabolic syndrome in women transitioning to menopause.MedicalXpress (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - October 26, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Metabolic Syndrome Highly Prevalent Even in Very Young Kids
(MedPage Today) -- Over 25% of 6-year-olds had at least one risk factor in study (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - October 19, 2018 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Value-added electrodiagnostics: targeting interventions for fall risk reduction - Hearn SL, Richardson JK.
Walking confers numerous health benefits, particularly for middle-aged and older patients with diabetes and metabolic syndrome. Nevertheless, it brings a risk of injurious falls, especially among populations with diabetes and metabolic syndrome-related dis... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 11, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Falls Source Type: news

NIH awards Steve Farber $3.3-million to identify medicines for cardiovascular disease
(Carnegie Institution for Science) Carnegie's Department of Embryology scientist Steven Farber and team have been awarded a 5-year $3.3-million NIH grant to identify novel pharmaceuticals for combatting a host of diseases associated with altered levels of lipoproteins like LDL ('bad cholesterol'). Obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, fatty liver disease, and metabolic syndrome have all been linked to changes in plasma lipoproteins. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 10, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Reduce the effects of a high-fat diet with agrimony
(Natural News) Research has shown that the agrimony (Agrimonia pilosa), a flowering plant endemic to East Asia, can be used to treat obesity-related insulin resistance and metabolic syndrome brought about a high-fat diet. In the study, published in BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, South Korea’s Rural Development Administration, together with researchers from Seoul Women’s University, looked at whether agrimony... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Tarragon supplements may make healthy women gain weight
(Louisiana State University) Russian tarragon and bitter melon supplements may be less helpful for women than men when it comes to combating metabolic syndrome, whose symptoms include high blood sugar, high blood pressure and excess fat around the waist.A study published in the journal Biology of Sex Differences found that female mice on a high-fat diet given supplements of Russian tarragon gained more weight and body fat than the mice that just ate a high-fat diet. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - October 4, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

MedAutonomic implants device to treat metabolic syndrome
  (Image courtesy of MedAutonomic) MedAutonomic said today it has successfully implanted a brain neuromodulation device, the Phoenix, into the stomach wall of a human through an innovative digestive endoscopic procedure. Powered without a battery, the Phoenix sends signals to the limbic system to reset an imbalance in the autonomic nervous system to treat metabolic syndrome and functional diseases such as type-2 diabetes, hypertension, and gastroesophageal reflux disease, according to a company statement. The company developed a piezoelectric energy harvesting system (PEHS) to power the Phoenix.  The PEHS is...
Source: Mass Device - September 18, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Nancy Crotti Tags: Bioelectronic Medicine Biotech Blog Diabetes Implants Neuromodulation/Neurostimulation Research & Development medautonomic Source Type: news

Hypertensive? Researchers discover that fermented rice bran can reduce your risk of developing metabolic syndrome
(Natural News) People who are at risk of getting a metabolic syndrome could add fermented rice bran in their diet. A study published in the journal BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine has revealed that eating fermented rice bran could lower the risk of developing the condition. This could be greatly beneficial for those who are at risk... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Robots and Surgery; Alcohol and Death: It's PodMed Double T! (with audio)
(MedPage Today) -- This week's topics include Parkinson's disease and metabolic syndrome, lorcaserin and heart problems, the global burden of alcohol related disease, and robotic surgery costs. (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - September 1, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Case study: Integrated use of yoga and naturopathy found to effectively manage metabolic syndrome, improve quality of life
(Natural News) An interesting case study detailed the application of integrated yoga and naturopathy (IYN) in managing metabolic syndrome (MetS) of an obese individual. The patient showed significant improvements in MetS-related parameters after a six-week therapy session involving customized treatment. This outcome suggests that it is not only possible to integrate yoga and naturopathy together,... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Could a natural sugar protect against diabetes?
In a mouse study, a natural sugar was found to reverse some of the changes seen in metabolic syndrome. These are early but fascinating results. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes Source Type: news

Amgen To Present Robust Data Exploring The Impact Of Treatment With Repatha ® (evolocumab) Across Patient Subgroups And High-Risk Populations At ESC Congress 2018
New Research Evaluates the Benefit of LDL-C Lowering With Repatha Across Gender and Age Data Assesses the Financial Burden for Patients in Europe With Atherosclerotic Cardiovascular Disease THOUSAND OAKS, Calif., Aug. 21, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Amgen (NASDAQ: AMGN) today announced the upcoming presentation of new Repatha® (evolocumab) analyses, including a late-breaking study evaluating the efficacy of Repatha in patients with metabolic syndrome and established cardiovascular disease at the ESC Congress 2018, organized by the European Society of Cardiology, in Munich, Aug. 25-29. Six abstracts, including ...
Source: Amgen News Release - August 21, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Avocados protect you from diabetes by regulating your cholesterol levels
(Natural News) The consumption of avocados has been established to provide various health benefits. However, recent research discovered that eating avocado can also prevent and treat the detrimental effects of metabolic syndrome. The study, which was carried out by researchers at Mashhad University of Medical Sciences in Iran, focused on the benefits of avocado on the... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Any Weight Loss Can Be Healthful, but More Can Be Much Better
Overweight people who lost 5 to 10 percent of their weight lowered their risk for metabolic syndrome by 22 percent. Those who lost 20 percent cut their risk by over 50 percent. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - August 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: NICHOLAS BAKALAR Tags: Obesity Weight Diet and Nutrition Cholesterol Blood Pressure Source Type: news

Asthma inhalers found to make women fat while increasing risk of heart disease
(Natural News) Corticosteroids in asthma inhalers could make women fat and increase the risk of metabolic syndrome, a recent study found. Corticosteroids are widely-used anti-inflammatory agents that come in many forms — such as inhalers, nasal sprays, tablets, injections and cream — and are prescribed to ease symptoms of asthma and other respiratory diseases. Metabolic... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Gender-specific associations between perceived and objective neighbourhood crime and metabolic syndrome - Baldock KL, Paquet C, Howard NJ, Coffee NT, Taylor AW, Daniel M.
Much research has considered the relationship between neighbourhood crime and physical activity, but few studies have assessed clinical outcomes consequent to behaviour, such as cardiometabolic risk. Fewer still have simultaneously assessed perceived and o... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 28, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Personal Health: How to Minimize Pancreatic Cancer Risk
Obesity, Type 2 diabetes and metabolic syndrome, all of which have risen to epidemic levels in recent years, are linked to pancreatic cancer. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - July 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: JANE E. BRODY Tags: Pancreatic Cancer Smoking and Tobacco Pancreas Diabetes Source Type: news

More Cancer Survivors Have Metabolic Syndrome, but Knowledge and Awareness Vary Widely
While over half of survivors had heard of metabolic syndrome, in one-third with the condition, fewer than 10% had been diagnosed; educational strategies may be of benefit. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - July 10, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Leah Lawrence Source Type: news

Dark chocolate is good for fighting metabolic syndrome, unless you stress about it
(Natural News) Consumption of dark chocolate has been associated with the decrease in risk of cardiometabolic problems. However, a team of researchers found that the efficacy of dark chocolate in this regard may be significantly affected by levels of anxiety. The following study, which was published in the Journal of Nutrition & Intermediary Metabolism, aimed to examine the... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Explaining the Link Between an Antipsychotic Medication and Excessive Weight Gain
Researchers have identified a protein in the mouse brain responsible for the metabolic syndrome caused by an antipsychotic medication. (Source: NIDDK News)
Source: NIDDK News - June 23, 2018 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

There's no such thing as "healthy obesity" – scientists say that people who are 30 pounds or more overweight developed metabolic syndrome within 10 years
(Natural News) People who are overweight should lose some weight even if they do not have high blood pressure or any other heart disease risk, according to scientists. This is because a study has found that people who are 30 pounds or more overweight are more likely to develop metabolic syndrome within 10 years. This also... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Association Between Thyroid Function and Incidence of MetS Association Between Thyroid Function and Incidence of MetS
Are serum TH levels predictive for the development of metabolic syndrome in adults?Clinical Endocrinology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - June 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology Journal Article Source Type: news