Brain receptor regulates fat burning in cells
An unusual regulator of body weight and the metabolic syndrome has been discovered by researchers: a molecular mechanism more commonly associated with brain cells. Lowering levels of P75 neurotrophin receptor (NTR) -- a receptor involved in neuron growth and survival -- protected mice fed a high-fat diet from developing obesity, diabetes, and fatty liver disease. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - January 12, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Weird Ways to Cope With Winter
Winter can be a cruel time for many. With so many holidays, it's one of the busiest and most enjoyable times of the year, but the cold weather and long nights can lead to all kinds of mental and physical health issues. That's why it's important to pay extra attention to your health over winter -- after all, you wouldn't want anything spoiling the fun. Outside of the obvious tips like wrapping up warm and wearing sensible shoes, there are some lesser known winter health hacks that can really make the difference. Though it's easy to oversleep in winter, it isn't recommended. Image by Only Sequel. Try Not to Oversleep With s...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - December 24, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

This Vitamin Can Save Your Brain
Your brain has amazing abilities. And it can heal itself. That’s not something you’re likely to hear from mainstream medicine — especially if you or a loved one suffer from the effects of stroke, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s or another form of dementia. Here at the Sears Institute for Anti-Aging Medicine, I’ve seen many people with brain damage. And, sadly, most have been deemed “hopeless” by so-called medical experts. But I can tell you there is nothing hopeless about dementia — no matter what its cause. With the right nutrients, there are times when brain damage can be re...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - December 23, 2015 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Al Sears Tags: Brain Health Alzheimer's dementia nutrients tocotrienol vitamin E Source Type: news

The recipe for heart disease: the conditions making you MORE at risk
A COMBINATION of risk factors have been identified to show if you’re more at risk from life-threatening metabolic syndrome (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - December 21, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Income, Education Affect Metabolic Risk During MenopauseIncome, Education Affect Metabolic Risk During Menopause
As income, education, and regular exercise go down and BMI goes up, women's risk for metabolic syndrome increases between ages 45 to 55 years, regardless of menopausal status. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 21, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

Only the overworked die young
Follow me at @JohnRossMD Billy Joel was on to something. As the singer-songwriter suggested in “Movin’ Out,” working too hard really can give you a “heart attack-ack-ack…” And, as a recent study has also shown, stroke may be an even bigger problem than heart attack in people who are overworked. For the study, researchers from University College London compiled data on the relationship between working hours and heart attack risk in over 600,000 workers, as well as similar data on stroke risk in over 500,000 workers. They adjusted their data to compensate for individual workers’ dif...
Source: New Harvard Health Information - December 14, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: John Ross, MD, FIDSA Tags: Behavioral Health Heart Health Hypertension and Stroke Prevention Stress overworked Source Type: news

Walnuts, Doughnuts and Wingnuts
Amazingly, Thanksgiving Day has already come and gone. As I write this, then, the somewhat euphemistic "holiday season" has begun. In a bizarre testament to the priorities of our culture, many are spending today (Black Friday) -- rather than in cozy, familial repose -- in full-contact, retail roller derby. We have convinced ourselves that the right digestif for our signature annual indulgence is combat with other shoppers to purchase things friends and relatives likely don't need and often don't want, obligating them to reciprocate in kind if only out of remorse. The Got Junk guys are presumably looking on with a...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - December 4, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Metabolic Syndrome and Prostate Cancer RiskMetabolic Syndrome and Prostate Cancer Risk
Could metabolic syndrome have a protective effect against prostate cancer? BMC Public Health (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 23, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Public Health & Prevention Journal Article Source Type: news

There Really Is No 'One Size Fits All' Diet Plan, According To Study
Have you ever followed your doctor’s weight loss nutrition plan to a T, only to stubbornly remain at the exact same weight -- or worse, gain weight?  There’s a reason for that, according to an ambitious research project by scientists in Israel. Researchers Eran Elinav and Eran Segal of the Weizmann Institute of Science have just published the results of a large, comprehensive study in the journal Cell that found people can metabolize the exact same foods in very different ways.  What this means is that a healthy diet for one person may not be healthy for another person. Yet doctors all over the world ...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - November 20, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

There Really Is No 'One Size Fits All' Diet Plan, According To Study
Have you ever followed your doctor’s weight loss nutrition plan to a T, only to stubbornly remain at the exact same weight -- or worse, gain weight?  There’s a reason for that, according to an ambitious research project by scientists in Israel. Researchers Eran Elinav and Eran Segal of the Weizmann Institute of Science have just published the results of a large, comprehensive study in the journal Cell that found people can metabolize the exact same foods in very different ways.  What this means is that a healthy diet for one person may not be healthy for another person. Yet doctors all over the world ...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - November 20, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Obese people need more vitamin E, but actually get less
Obese people with metabolic syndrome face an unexpected quandary when it comes to vitamin E -- they need more than normal levels of the vitamin because their weight and other problems are causing increased oxidative stress, but those same problems actually cause their effective use of vitamin E to be reduced. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - November 2, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Obese people need more vitamin E, but actually get less
(Oregon State University) A recent study suggests that obese people with metabolic syndrome face an unexpected quandary when it comes to vitamin E -- they need more than normal levels of the vitamin because their weight and other problems are causing increased oxidative stress, but those same problems actually cause their effective use of vitamin E to be reduced. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 2, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Gut bacteria could be blamed for obesity, diabetes
An excess of bacteria in the gut can change the way the liver processes fat and could lead to the development of metabolic syndrome, according to health researchers. Metabolic syndrome is a group of conditions including obesity, type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, high blood sugar and excess body fat around the waist. People experiencing three or more of these conditions are considered to have metabolic syndrome and are vulnerable to liver and heart diseases. Approximately 20 to 25 percent of adult Americans have the syndrome. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - October 29, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Better Health by Cutting Sugar for Just 10 Days
This study is further proof that reducing added sugar to more reasonable amounts benefits kids at risk of metabolic syndrome and diabetes. Dr. Lustig often warns about the dangers of fructose, emphasizing that glucose isn't the problem. In practicality, since added sugars are almost always at least 50 percent fructose, the sensible advice it to cut all added sugar. Sugar in large amounts is definitely associated with weight gain, and likely also independently with diabetes and metabolic and heart disease. Reducing it (even without intentional caloric restriction) usually leads to weight reduction, and to improved health ou...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - October 28, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Scary Truth About Getting Fewer Than 6 Hours Of Sleep Each Night
ImageContent(562a59d3e4b0ec0a3894369d,562a59b81400002b003c8fc6,Image,HectorAssetUrl(562a59b81400002b003c8fc6,Some(),Some(jpeg)),Paul Bradbury via Getty Images,) (Reuters Health) - People who get less than six hours of sleep a night may be more likely to have risk factors that increase their odds of diabetes, heart disease and strokes, a Korean study suggests. This combination of risk factors - including high blood sugar, high cholesterol, extra fat around the midsection, high blood pressure and excess amounts of fats in the blood - is known as metabolic syndrome. “The 'short' sleepers should be aware of the risks of ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - October 24, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New research focused on cell signaling mechanism linked to obesity
A mechanism has been identified for blocking the signal by which the cellular sodium-potassium pump amplifies oxidants (reactive oxygen species). These oxidants lead to obesity and metabolic syndrome. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - October 17, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Marshall University research team publishes study in prestigious Science Advances
(Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine ) Researchers with the Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine and the Marshall University Institute for Interdisciplinary Research have identified a mechanism for blocking the signal by which the cellular sodium-potassium pump amplifies oxidants (reactive oxygen species). These oxidants lead to obesity and metabolic syndrome. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - October 16, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Metabolic syndrome leads one in three Americans to need more vitamin E
New research shows that the estimated one-third of Americans who have a cluster of health problems that add up to metabolic syndrome don't absorb dietary vitamin E as effectively as healthy people. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - October 7, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Novel test could predict teens' later-life heart disease, diabetes risk
Researchers have developed a test that uses a metabolic syndrome severity score to predict a teenager's risk for heart disease and type 2 diabetes later in life. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - October 7, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Heart Disease Source Type: news

Test predicts teen risk factor for cardiovascular disease
Stephen FellerCHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., Oct. 6 (UPI) -- A new test can predict teens' risk of developing cardiovascular disease based on an assessment for metabolic syndrome. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - October 6, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Swiss Gnomes Blow the Doors Off the Fat/Cholesterol Nonsense
Finally... finally! The smart money is into FAT! Has the diet/cholesterol/coronary heart disease meme been broken at last? Here are some highlights, from the report issued by Credit Suisse, entitled Fat: The New Health Paradigm. "We believe that we are at a turning point. Our own analysis and the most recent medical research support these new trends. Medical research has shown that eating cholesterol has basically no influence on the level of cholesterol in the blood or on potential heart diseases. Neither has the link between saturated fat intake and cardiovascular risk ever been proven." "On the othe...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - September 30, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Testosterone Therapy in Men With T2D and Metabolic SyndromeTestosterone Therapy in Men With T2D and Metabolic Syndrome
The results from a new meta-analysis sheds light on the metabolic effects of testosterone therapy in men with type 2 diabetes or the metabolic syndrome. Clinical Endocrinology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 29, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology Journal Article Source Type: news

Metabolic Syndrome Common Among Lupus Patients
(MedPage Today) -- Chloroquine may be cardioprotective in SLE (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - September 14, 2015 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Antimalarial May Stave Off Metabolic Syndrome in SLE (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- May counteract "deleterious effect" of glucocorticoids (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - September 9, 2015 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Anti-Malarial May Stave Off Metabolic Syndrome in SLE (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- May counteract "deleterious effect" of glucocorticoids (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - September 9, 2015 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Hypertension and vitamin D deficiency
(NaturalNews) One in three American adults has high blood pressure, a condition that increases the risk of heart disease (the number one cause of death in the U.S.) and stroke (the number three cause of death) as well as aneurysm, metabolic syndrome, impaired vision, kidney disease... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 9, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sweetened Beverages Linked With Metabolic Syndrome in KidsSweetened Beverages Linked With Metabolic Syndrome in Kids
The findings from a new study suggest that a high intake of sugar-sweetened carbonated beverages during childhood may contribute to a greater risk of developing metabolic syndrome later in life. Nutrition and Metabolism (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 7, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology Journal Article Source Type: news

Food insecurity linked to adolescent obesity, metabolic syndrome
(American Osteopathic Association) New research indicates that household food insecurity dramatically increases the likelihood of metabolic diseases in children, with many showing chronic disease markers before they graduate from high school. The study published in The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 2, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Saturated fat helps reverse metabolic syndrome and prevents diabetes
(NaturalNews) Rather than increasing the risk of heart disease and diabetes, certain saturated fats may actually reduce the risk, according to a study conducted by the National Marine Mammal Foundation and published in the journal PLOS ONE.The most heart-healthy saturated fat... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 31, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Work-related psychological injury is associated with metabolic syndrome components in apparently healthy workers - Magnavita N.
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the association between psychological damage caused by common occupational trauma and metabolic syndrome (MES). METHOD: 571 workers from 20 small Italian companies were invited to fill in the Psychol... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - August 20, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

3 Ways to Prepare Your Child for a Successful Life
It's pretty much a universal rule: Parents want their children have a better life than they did. One of the best ways to give your child a head start on success is to encourage healthy lifestyle habits. We all know that wellness-focused children often grow up to become healthier, happier, more productive adults, and that often leads to success. Food plays an enormous part, because it can heal or harm, affecting energy levels, mood, ability to focus and more. Let's be clear: You just can't be happy when you're sluggish, irritable, anxious and fuzzy-minded. "Good health enables one to better manage a stressful, deman...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - August 17, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Is Sugar Making Us Sick?
Who doesn't like sugar? I don't think many people would say they don't like it! I grew up in Istanbul, Turkey, and it was traditional to eat a sweet desert with every dinner. When we visit friends or family, the first thing they do is to serve you a sweet, sugary desert. I never thought that sugar was bad for you, because it's sweet and delicious! In Turkey we have a religious celebration called "Ramadan". It's actually an Islamic fast that lasts for a whole month, from sunrise to sunset every day. At the end of the months fasting there is a three-day celebration called "festival of sweets." Yes, it's ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - August 8, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Active as Teen, Free of Diabetes in Later Life?
Findings showed insulin resistance peaks in early adolescence, so exercise crucial during this period Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Diabetes Type 2, Exercise for Children, Metabolic Syndrome (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - August 6, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Two Great Things Exercise Is Guaranteed to Do For You
Everyone knows that exercise is good for your heart. That's not one of the two things I was talking about, but it's good to remember. Stroke and heart disease are two of the leading causes of death in the U.S. and no one wants to die sooner than necessary! The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as of last month were telling us two and a half hours of exercise could lower your risk for these diseases. You don't need to run a marathon or climb Half-Dome at Yosemite. You just need to do some moderate intensity aerobic activity. For any of you who don't know it, weight-bearing workouts (cables, weights etc.) are defi...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - August 6, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A promising new treatment for high triglycerides
When you think about fat circulating in the bloodstream, you might immediately think of cholesterol. But there’s another type of fat you shouldn’t ignore: triglycerides. As with cholesterol, high triglycerides can also increase the risk of having a heart attack. Existing drugs for lowering triglycerides aren’t that good at reducing heart attack risk. That’s why a report on a new way to lower triglycerides, published in today’s New England Journal of Medicine, is generating some excitement among cardiologists. What are triglycerides? Triglycerides are a type of fat that circulates in the bloods...
Source: New Harvard Health Information - July 29, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Gregory Curfman, MD Tags: Heart Health high triglycerides Source Type: news

Obesity, Metabolic Health, and the Risk of ESRDObesity, Metabolic Health, and the Risk of ESRD
Is metabolic syndrome associated with the development and progression of CKD? Kidney International (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 27, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nephrology Journal Article Source Type: news

The New Science on the Health Benefits of Yoga
This article originally appeared on Sonima.com -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website. (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - July 24, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The association between obstructive sleep apnea and metabolic markers and lipid profiles - Wu WT, Tsai SS, Shih TS, Lin MH, Chou TC, Ting H, Wu TN, Liou SH.
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to investigate the association between apnea-hypopnea index (AHI) and metabolic markers and whether the elevated risk of Metabolic Syndrome (MetS) is related to Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA). METHODS: This cro... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - July 22, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

SLE Patients Face Persistent Risk of Metabolic Syndrome (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Renal lupus, active inammatory disease drive metabolic syndrome development. (Source: MedPage Today Rheumatology)
Source: MedPage Today Rheumatology - July 20, 2015 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

The Next New Fat
Talk to a certified “dietitian,” and you might come away with the idea that nutrition is a complete, and finished area of science. To hear them tell the story, you’d think everything has been figured out. No surprises, no new discoveries. Of course, that’s how most mainstream doctors and researchers look at the world. Like they already know everything there is to know. Truth is, nutrition is a brand-new science. And new discoveries are made all the time. Some discoveries link us back to our native environment and show us what our real needs are, and how nature designed us. Other discoveries give us ...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - July 16, 2015 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Dr. Al Sears Tags: Anti-Aging diabetes omega 7 palmitoleic acid Source Type: news

6 Yoga Poses For Anyone Who Sits At A Desk All Day
You may have heard the expression "sitting is the new smoking." That's because too much sitting is associated with higher heart attack, metabolic syndrome, obesity and type 2 diabetes risk as well as earlier overall death. But for anyone with a desk job, sitting all day is hard to avoid. There are some mitigating actions you can take. Frequent strolls throughout the day and using a standing or treadmill desk are good options for lessening the longterm damage of too much sitting. But in the short term, yoga is a great way to undo some of the daily aches and pains associated with logging those office hours at a...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - July 8, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Tree Nut Council-funded study links nuts to lower body weight and risk of obesity
(Motion PR) In a study published this week in Nutrition Journal, researchers compared risk factors for heart disease and metabolic syndrome of tree nut consumers versus those who did not consume tree nuts. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - June 30, 2015 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Why Your Body May Be Refusing To Drop Weight No Matter What You Do
If you've been putting in the hard work that's necessary to lose weight, but your attempts have just felt like an endless series of banging your head against the same wall, hear me now. You're not crazy. Weight loss resistance is a description for an entire category of people who, due to certain physiological imbalances, are unable to lose fat through traditional methods of healthy diet and regular exercise. The causes range from thyroid malfunction to hormone imbalance, sleep deprivation to food intolerances or digestive imbalance, and more. Because there are many potential sources of the problem, there isn't a one-size...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - June 15, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Blind Spot in the Anti-Soda Crusade
Recent efforts to raise awareness about the adverse health effects of sugar prompt an important question: Are so-called "diet" drinks a good alternative? Campaigns to pass a soda tax and put warning labels on sugar-sweetened beverages are based on strong scientific evidence showing a link between diabetes, obesity and consuming too much sugar. The dangers of "diet" soda are less clear, but studies linking "diet" soda to weight gain and other long-term health consequences are a rising cause for concern. The beverage industry argues that good health is about simple math: calories in, calorie...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - June 13, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Marriage health claims are inconclusive
ConclusionThese findings should be taken quite lightly and should not give cause for concern, regardless of marital status. It is very difficult to draw meaningful interpretations from these findings, with the analyses showing mixed results.Generally, they found that men who never married or cohabited seemed to have the poorest health markers in midlife, compared to men who married and stayed married. Meanwhile, women who married in their late 20s to early 30s tended to have the best health markers in midlife. Strangely, there seemed to be the unusual suggestion that divorcing was “good” for men and women by be...
Source: NHS News Feed - June 12, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Lifestyle/exercise Mental health Source Type: news

PROPIT: Study Evaluating Pitavastatin in Metabolic SyndromePROPIT: Study Evaluating Pitavastatin in Metabolic Syndrome
Is early statin therapy a good option for patients with metabolic syndrome? Clinical Endocrinology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 26, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology Journal Article Source Type: news

Neck Circumference May Help Predict Cardiometabolic RiskNeck Circumference May Help Predict Cardiometabolic Risk
A study of obese patients finds that measuring neck circumference correlated better than did waist circumference with some measures of the metabolic syndrome, particularly in women. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines)
Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines - May 22, 2015 Category: Endocrinology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Metabolic Syndrome Stabilizes but Still Affects 50% of Seniors Metabolic Syndrome Stabilizes but Still Affects 50% of Seniors
"If this trend continues, it's going to be a huge public-health problem for our healthcare system," according to a study coauthor. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines)
Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines - May 21, 2015 Category: Endocrinology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Heart Risk Factors May Harm Black Women More Than Whites
Fewer unhealthy signs are needed before black women's risk starts to rise, study findsSource: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Health Disparities, Heart Disease in Women, Metabolic Syndrome (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - May 20, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news