Surgery Tops for Weight Loss, Study Affirms (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Bariatric surgery leads to significantly greater weight loss and resolution of diabetes and metabolic syndrome as compared with nonsurgical approaches to obesity, a meta-analysis of randomized trials showed. (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - October 23, 2013 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Saturated fat link with heart disease questioned
This article is one doctor's opinion based on his own knowledge, research and experience. However, it is fair to say there is an ongoing debate about how far cholesterol is a risk factor for heart disease, especially in people who are otherwise healthy. There is also a similar debate about the use of statins in people who have no evidence of cardiovascular disease. This is alongside ongoing research into the components of LDL and the different types of lipoproteins known to increase risk the most. None of this relevant new evidence is covered by the news reporting.   What should you eat? There is no need to change cu...
Source: NHS News Feed - October 23, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Heart/lungs Food/diet QA articles Source Type: news

Weight loss surgery 'more effective than diet and exercise'
To maintain a healthy weight, medical professionals emphasize that diet and exercise are key. But a new study suggests that for those who are obese, weight-loss surgery is more effective at reducing body weight, compared with non-surgical methods. The findings, published in the BMJ, suggest that weight-loss surgery also increases remission rates of obese patients with type 2 diabetes and metabolic syndrome. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shows weight loss surgery is gaining popularity... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 23, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Obesity / Weight Loss / Fitness Source Type: news

Study: Metformin for breast cancer less effective at higher glucose concentrations
(University of Colorado Denver) A University of Colorado Cancer Center study published online this month in the journal Cell Cycle shows that breast cancer cell growth, motility and aggression is promoted by excess glucose, as experienced by patients with diabetes and metabolic syndrome. The study also showed that patients with high glucose may require higher doses of the drug metformin to achieve the same anti-cancer activity as patients with normal glucose levels. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - October 23, 2013 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Sugar, Uric Acid, and the Etiology of Diabetes and ObesitySugar, Uric Acid, and the Etiology of Diabetes and Obesity
More bad news for fructose? Read how fructose metabolism may contribute to metabolic syndrome and fat accumulation. Diabetes (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 21, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology Journal Article Source Type: news

Metabolic Syndrome and CRP Linked to Cognitive Decline Metabolic Syndrome and CRP Linked to Cognitive Decline
In those over age 60 in the NHANES database, large waist circumference and elevated blood pressure and glucose significantly increased the risk for cognitive decline. C-reactive protein expression seemed to enhance the risk. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 18, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Study strengthens link between low dietary fiber intake and increased cardiovascular risk
(Elsevier Health Sciences) A new study published in the December issue of The American Journal of Medicine shows a significant association between low dietary fiber intake and cardiometabolic risks including metabolic syndrome, cardiovascular inflammation, and obesity. Surveillance data from 23,168 subjects in the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey 1999-2010 was used to examine the role dietary fiber plays in heart health. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - October 18, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

How bariatric surgery impacts health depends on type of surgery, patient characteristics
The impact of bariatric surgery on risk factors for cardiovascular disease depends on a variety of factors, including the type of surgery, sex of the patient, ethnic background, and pre-surgery body mass index, according to a Kaiser Permanente study published in Annals of Surgery. Researchers examined the electronic health records of more than 4,000 Kaiser Permanente patients in Southern California who had bariatric surgery for weight loss between 2009 and 2011 to determine what factors led to remission - or reduction - of metabolic syndrome after surgery... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 16, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Obesity / Weight Loss / Fitness Source Type: news

Association of C-reactive protein with metabolic syndrome and depressive symptoms in the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing - Au B.
INTRODUCTION: The metabolic syndrome is a cluster of risk factors comprised of elevated fasting plasma glucose and insulin resistance, central obesity, low levels of high-density lipoprotein cholesterol, hypertriglyceridemia, and hypertension. Depression i... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - October 10, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

Post-traumatic stress disorder increases risk of metabolic syndrome
People suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) face a greater risk of cardiovascular disease and death. A new study involving a comprehensive review of the medical literature shows that PTSD also increases an individual's risk of metabolic syndrome. What links these two disorders is not clear, according to a study published in Metabolic Syndrome and Related Disorders, a peer-reviewed journal from Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers. The article is available on the Metabolic Syndrome and Related Disorders website... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 5, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Anxiety / Stress Source Type: news

Does post-traumatic stress disorder increase the risk of metabolic syndrome?
(Mary Ann Liebert, Inc./Genetic Engineering News) A new study involving a comprehensive review of the medical literature shows that PTSD also increases an individual's risk of metabolic syndrome. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - October 2, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Multiple health risks in adulthood can stem from abuse, lack of parental warmth in childhood
The effects of childhood abuse and lack of parental affection can last a lifetime, taking a toll both emotionally and physically. There are many reports assessing the psychological damage resulting from childhood abuse, and the effects on physical health have also been well documented. For instance, this "toxic" stress has been linked to elevated cholesterol, cardiovascular disease, metabolic syndrome and other physical conditions posing a significant health risk. The research into the physical effects of abuse, however, has focused on separate, individual systems... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 1, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychology / Psychiatry Source Type: news

Lack of parental warmth, abuse in childhood linked to multiple health risks in adulthood
This study was also supported by the MacArthur Research Network on Socioeconomic Status and Health through grants from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, and by grant T32-MH19925 and the Cousins Center for Psychoneuroimmunology at the UCLA.   The UCLA Cousins Center for Psychoneuroimmunology encompasses an interdisciplinary network of scientists working to advance the understanding of psychoneuroimmunology by linking basic and clinical research programs and by translating findings into clinical practice. The center is affiliated with the Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior and the David...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - October 1, 2013 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Binge Eating More Likely to Lead to Metabolic Syndrome in MenBinge Eating More Likely to Lead to Metabolic Syndrome in Men
Obese men with binge eating disorder are much more likely than women with the disorder to develop metabolic syndrome. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 26, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Diabetes biomarker linked to lifestyle and demographic
Scientists say they have discovered a definitive link between certain lifestyle and demographic factors and a potential biomarker to determine the risk of type 2 diabetes, according to a study published in the journal Clinical Chemistry. Researchers from the US and Japan say their latest research builds on previous studies that show how low levels of a protein called sex hormone binding globulin (SHBG) can be an indication of increased risk for metabolic syndrome and type 2 diabetes years in advance. For the study, led by Dr... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 23, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes Source Type: news

Scientists creating new diagnostic and bioinformatics tools for psychotic disorders
(VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland) A new EU project, METSY, develops and applies neuroimaging and bioinformatics tools to study how lipid metabolism is connected to psychotic disorders and metabolic co-morbidities such as metabolic syndrome and diabetes. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - September 16, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Does Fructose Promote Metabolic Disorder? (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- The production of fructose from glucose in the liver contributes to metabolic syndrome in mice, says a report in Nature Communications. (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - September 14, 2013 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Protein May Hold Key to Metabolic Syndrome (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Inactivation of a protein -- Ecscr -- that regulates endothelial cell signaling enhanced insulin sensitivity in mice and could represent a new therapeutic strategy for treating metabolic syndrome and possibly obesity, researchers reported. (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - September 13, 2013 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Fat Plus SNP Fights Metabolic Syndrome (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Patients with metabolic syndrome who have a certain gene variant may benefit more from a high-fat diet than a low-fat one, researchers found. (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - September 8, 2013 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Epicardial Fat Tied to RA Risk (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- The volume of epicardial adipose tissue in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) correlated with the presence of metabolic syndrome and cardiometabolic risk factors, which may help explain why they're at risk for premature atherosclerosis, researchers reported. (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - August 29, 2013 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Neck Circumference as Predictor of Cardio-Metabolic SyndromeNeck Circumference as Predictor of Cardio-Metabolic Syndrome
Does neck circumference predict cardiometabolic risk better than other anthropometric indices? Cardiovascular Diabetology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 27, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology Journal Article Source Type: news

Gastric Bypass vs Medical Therapy for Metabolic SyndromeGastric Bypass vs Medical Therapy for Metabolic Syndrome
Commentary on a study comparing Roux-en-Y gastric bypass with medical therapy for the management of diabetes, hypertension, and hyperlipidemia, published in June 2013 in JAMA. Medscape General Surgery (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 16, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: General Surgery Viewpoint Source Type: news

Cardio Notes: Curbing Heart Worries After Liver Transplant
(MedPage Today) -- More intense exercise after a liver transplant may stave off metabolic syndrome, at least in some patients. Also, a possible genetic basis for statin-related myopathy and news about a peripheral stent and a heart valve. (Source: MedPage Today State Required CME)
Source: MedPage Today State Required CME - August 12, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sugar Activates Oncogenes in Tumors (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Sugar consumption fueled tumor growth in fruit flies, possibly explaining why people with metabolic syndrome have an increased risk for certain cancers, according to a new study. (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - August 12, 2013 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Metabolic Syndrome in Rheumatoid ArthritisMetabolic Syndrome in Rheumatoid Arthritis
What is the relationship between metabolic syndrome and rheumatoid arthritis? BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 2, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology Journal Article Source Type: news

'Exploring the Latest Evidence of Dairy's Contribution to Nutrition at IUNS Satellite Symposium'
(Global Dairy Platform) The International Union of Nutritional Science 20th Congress of Nutrition, taking place in Granada, Spain from 15-20 September 2013, will gather nutrition experts from around the world to discuss the latest nutrition research developments. In conjunction with the Congress on 19 September, a Symposium on "Maintaining health with nutrient rich diets: The role of dairy in prevention of metabolic syndrome, CVD, obesity and sarcopenia" will present updates on the most recent studies demonstrating these four different yet major health benefits of dairy products. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 31, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

What is metabolic syndrome? What causes metabolic syndrome?
Metabolic Syndrome, also known as Syndrome X, refers to a number of conditions that occur simultaneously and increase the risk of diabetes, stroke and heart disease. People with metabolic syndrome have high blood sugar levels, hypertension (high blood pressure), too much fat around their belly, and unhealthy cholesterol and triglyceride levels. Although on its own, each condition can raise the risk of heart attack or stroke, people with just one or two of them do not have metabolic syndrome. Metabolic syndrome is a preventable and reversible condition... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 24, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Obesity / Weight Loss / Fitness Source Type: news

Metabolic syndrome ‘a risk factor for adult-onset asthma’
The metabolic syndrome and two of its components are independently associated with incident asthma in adults, an analysis of Norwegian population data suggests. (Source: MedWire News - Respiratory)
Source: MedWire News - Respiratory - July 23, 2013 Category: Respiratory Medicine Source Type: news

Bipolar Disorder Tied to Risk of Disease, Early Death
In a large new study, people with bipolar disorder were more likely than those without the mental illness to die from a number of causes, and to die almost a decade younger.Source: Reuters Health Related MedlinePlus Pages: Bipolar Disorder, Metabolic Syndrome, Suicide (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - July 17, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Regulatory effects of Aldosterone on Apelin expression
Aldosterone (Ald) secreted by the adrenal cortex is now thought to play a role in the pathogenesis of cardiovascular events and metabolic syndrome (MS). However, the underlying mechanisms have not been clarified in detail. Apelin has been proposed as a novel beneficial adipokine related to insulin resistance, cardiovascular risk factors, hypertension, and obesity. Jiang et al conducted a study to explore the regulatory effects of Ald on apelin expression and secretion and the underlying mechanisms in 3T3-L1 adipocytes. Their study for the first time produces evidence that Ald is a negative regulator of apelin production ...
Source: Society for Endocrinology - July 15, 2013 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Signs Of Metabolic Syndrome Evident In Mexican American Youth: Early Screening Critical
Mexican American children are experiencing substantial burdens of obesity, pre-diabetes, and other health problems which historically would have been expected to develop much later in life. The findings of a new study by Texas Biomed scientists in San Antonio argue for early screening and intervention to delay or avoid chronic health problems as these children age. Directed by Texas Biomed scientist Ravindranath Duggirala, Ph.D... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 15, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Obesity / Weight Loss / Fitness Source Type: news

Consumption Of Artificial Sweeteners Associated With Obesity, Type 2 Diabetes, Metabolic Syndrome, Cardiovascular Disease
More and more Americans are consuming artificial sweeteners as an alternative to sugar, but whether this translates into better health has been heavily debated. An opinion article published by Cell Press in the journal Trends in Endocrinology & Metabolism reviews surprising evidence on the negative impact of artificial sweeteners on health, raising red flags about all sweeteners - even those that don't have any calories... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 12, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Obesity / Weight Loss / Fitness Source Type: news

Conference Calls Between Primary Care Providers And Obese Patients Improve Weight Loss Success
An intensive lifestyle intervention, proven to help people lose weight to prevent diabetes, also works in primary care when delivered over the telephone to obese patients with metabolic syndrome. Group telephone sessions appear to be particularly effective for greater weight loss, according to a new study by Drs. Paula Trief and Ruth Weinstock from SUNY Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, New York, and colleagues. Their work¹ appears online in the Journal of General Internal Medicine², published by Springer... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 11, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Obesity / Weight Loss / Fitness Source Type: news

Mexican American youth show signs of metabolic syndrome: Early screening critical
(Texas Biomedical Research Institute) Mexican American children are experiencing substantial burdens of obesity, pre-diabetes, and other health problems which historically would have been expected to develop much later in life. The findings of a new study by Texas Biomed scientists in San Antonio argue for early screening and intervention to delay or avoid chronic health problems as these children age. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - July 11, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

"Caution" warranted if consuming artificial sweeteners
All sweeteners, even those without calories, are associated with increased risk for obesity, type 2 diabetes, metabolic syndrome, and cardiovascular disease, according to an analysis. (Source: theHeart.org)
Source: theHeart.org - July 10, 2013 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

'Caution' Warranted if Consuming Artificial Sweeteners'Caution' Warranted if Consuming Artificial Sweeteners
All sweeteners, even those without calories, are associated with increased risk for obesity, type 2 diabetes, metabolic syndrome, and cardiovascular disease, according to an expert. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 10, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Artificial sweeteners could lead to obesity, diabetes
Review of research links artificial sweeteners to obesity, type 2 diabetes, metabolic syndrome, cardiovascular disease and weight gain (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - July 10, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Losing weight over the phone
(Springer) An intensive lifestyle intervention, proven to help people lose weight to prevent diabetes, also works in primary care when delivered over the telephone to obese patients with metabolic syndrome. Group telephone sessions appear to be effective for greater weight loss, according to a new study by Drs. Paula Trief and Ruth Weinstock from SUNY Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, New York. Their work appears online in the Journal of General Internal Medicine, published by Springer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - July 9, 2013 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Just a few extra pounds increases heart failure risk
Conclusion This large study uses an interesting genetic approach (Mendelian randomisation) to suggest obesity increases the risk of heart failure and adverse changes in liver enzymes. The combination of a very large sample, prospectively collected information, and a wide range of cardiometabolic measures lend credibility to the findings. The method the researchers used is also thought to reduce the chances of factors other than BMI influencing results, and the chance that the ‘outcome’ could be causing the ‘exposure’ (reverse causality). The main limitation of this kind of research is that assumpti...
Source: NHS News Feed - June 26, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Obesity Lifestyle/exercise Source Type: news

Causal Relationship Between Adiposity And Heart Failure, And Elevated Liver Enzymes
New evidence supports a causal relationship between adiposity and heart failure, and between adiposity and increased liver enzymes, according to a study published this week in PLOS Medicine. The study, conducted by Inga Prokopenko, Erik Ingelsson, and colleagues from the ENGAGE (European Network for Genetic and Genomic Epidemiology) Consortium, also provides additional support for several previously shown causal associations such as those between adiposity and type 2 diabetes, metabolic syndrome, dyslipidemia, and hypertension... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - June 25, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Obesity / Weight Loss / Fitness Source Type: news

Are weekly workouts as good as daily exercise?
"Hurrah! One workout a week is enough," the Mail Online reports. The bad news? The session has to last two and a half hours. There is a general consensus that to stay fit and reduce the risk of chronic diseases, adults should perform at least 150 minutes (two and a half hours) of moderate to vigorous physical activity (MVPA) a week. But does it have to be 30 minutes for five days or, for those with busy lifestyles, can you get away with 150 minutes over the weekend? This was the question posed by a recent Canadian study, which used data from more than 2,000 Canadian adults to look at how frequency of physical ac...
Source: NHS News Feed - June 24, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

U.S. Sees Hike in Obesity, Hyperglycemia (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Fewer Americans met diagnostic criteria for metabolic syndrome, but rates for some syndrome components -- including obesity and hyperglycemia -- continued to increase, data through the first decade of the millennium showed. (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - June 21, 2013 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Research Links Two Genes To Obesity And Health Disorders
Family DNA may influence development of Metabolic Syndrome Two genes may be linked to obesity and health disorders according to new research by the TOPS Obesity and Metabolic Research Center at the Medical College of Wisconsin. The study of obese individuals from four generations of families shows that hereditary DNA may influence development of Metabolic Syndrome, a cluster of conditions effecting one in five Americans, which dramatically increases the risk for heart disease and diabetes... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - June 20, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Obesity / Weight Loss / Fitness Source Type: news

Early Diagnosis Of The Metabolic Syndrome Can Trigger Preventive Treatment Sooner, Before Type 2 Diabetes Develops
Researchers have developed a risk assessment scoring system that they believe may better identify certain adults - especially African Americans - at high risk of developing type 2 diabetes, heart disease and stroke than does the current system of diagnosing the metabolic syndrome. The results were presented at The Endocrine Society's 95th Annual Meeting in San Francisco... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - June 20, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes Source Type: news

Metabolic syndrome has declined, some risks persist
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Compared to a decade ago, fewer Americans have a cluster of risk factors that together can signal heart troubles and diabetes down the line, according to a new study. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - June 19, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Metabolic Syndrome Has Declined, Some Risks Persist
Compared to a decade ago, fewer Americans have a cluster of risk factors that together can signal heart troubles and diabetes down the line, according to a new study.Source: Reuters Health Related MedlinePlus Pages: Diabetes, Metabolic Syndrome (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - June 19, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New score: Earlier diagnosis of type 2 diabetes in blacks?
A new scoring system might help clinicians pinpoint African Americans most at risk of metabolic syndrome, followed by type 2 diabetes down the line. (Source: theHeart.org)
Source: theHeart.org - June 19, 2013 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

New Score: Earlier Diagnosis of Type 2 Diabetes in Blacks?New Score: Earlier Diagnosis of Type 2 Diabetes in Blacks?
A new scoring system might help clinicians pinpoint African Americans most at risk of metabolic syndrome, followed by type 2 diabetes down the line. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - June 19, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Metabolic Syndrome Traits and Severity of Kidney StonesMetabolic Syndrome Traits and Severity of Kidney Stones
Is metabolic syndrome closely linked with the severity of kidney stones? This new study examines the connections. American Journal of Kidney Diseases (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - June 19, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nephrology Journal Article Source Type: news

Fat Tissues In Sheep Affected By Prenatal Exposure To BPA
New research suggests that fetal exposure to the common environmental chemical bisphenol A, or BPA, causes increased inflammation in fat tissues after birth, which can lead to obesity and metabolic syndrome. Results of the animal study were presented at The Endocrine Society's 95th Annual Meeting in San Francisco. Found in plastic water bottles, older baby bottles and many other consumer products, BPA is a known hormone disrupter with estrogen-like properties... (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - June 19, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Obesity / Weight Loss / Fitness Source Type: news