No evidence for metabolic syndrome and lipid profile differences in patients suffering from bipolar I disorder with and without suicide attempts - Ahmadpanah M, Haghighi M, Jahangard L, Borzoei S, Heshmati S, Bajoghli H, Holsboer-Trachsler E, Brand S.
OBJECTIVES: The aim of the present study was to provide further evidence of 1) metabolic syndrome and blood lipids differences between suicide attempting and non-attempting patients with bipolar I disorder (BPD) and 2) as a function of acute depressive or ... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - May 20, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Metabolic syndrome threatens one-third of U.S. adults
Stephen FellerOAKLAND, Calif., May 20 (UPI) -- One-third of U.S. adults have the life-threatening metabolic syndrome, a combination of risk factors including obesity, high blood pressure, and diabetes. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - May 20, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

One Third of U.S. Adults Have the Metabolic Syndrome (FREE)
By Amy Orciari Herman Edited by Lorenzo Di Francesco, MD, FACP, FHM Roughly a third of U.S. adults have the metabolic syndrome — and nearly half of those aged 60 and older have … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - May 20, 2015 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Prevalence of metabolic syndrome in the U.S. has stabilized. Can it last?
As U.S. obesity rates have leveled off in recent years, one side benefit appears to be that the prevalence of metabolic syndrome has stabilized as well. (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - May 19, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

One-Third of Americans Have Dangerous Mix of Heart Risk Factors
Metabolic syndrome, which includes high blood pressure and obesity, increases with age, researchers say (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - May 19, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Metabolic syndrome common but rates stable among U.S. adults
(Reuters Health) - About a third of U.S. adults have a collection of risk factors that increases their risk of heart disease and strokes, according to new research. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 19, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

One-Third of Americans Have Dangerous Mix of Heart Risk Factors
Metabolic syndrome, which includes high blood pressure and obesity, increases with age, researchers say Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Diabetes, Heart Diseases, Metabolic Syndrome (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - May 19, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Metabolic Syndrome Rate Stabilizing Nationally
(MedPage Today) -- But high prevalence is still of concern in latest NHANES data. (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - May 19, 2015 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Statin Myth A New Factor In Diabetes
Over the past two decades, I have watched with increasing alarm the skyrocketing numbers of patients with type 2 diabetes who come to my wellness clinic. Often, they come to see me about other medical issues, but their diabetes adds a new level of complications to their treatment. Type 2 diabetes occurs when the body’s response to insulin – the hormone critical for the maintenance of healthy blood sugar levels – becomes either ineffective or the insulin itself is produced in insufficient amounts. The horrific trend I’m seeing at my wellness clinic mirrors almost exactly what’s happening in the...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - May 6, 2015 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Dr. Al Sears Tags: Nutrition diabetes insulin statins type 2 diabetes Source Type: news

Being a 'Morning Person' Can Help Keep You Healthy
Early to bed, early to rise... Back in grade school, Benjamin Franklin's old saying seemed like a sly attempt to get us to stop complaining about bedtime. But it turns out Ben was right -- at least about it making us healthy. If you're a "night person," this is going to be hard to hear. But a new study has found that night people are at higher risk for several unhealthy conditions. And this is true regardless of the number of hours they sleep. The study, conducted in Korea, looked at 1,620 participants between the ages of 47 and 59. They were identified as "morning chronotypes" (go to bed and g...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - May 2, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Work Wellness Programs May Soon Include Genetic Testing
Your employer may one day help determine if your genes are why your jeans have become too snug. Big companies are considering blending genetic testing with coaching on nutrition and exercise to help workers lose weight and improve their health before serious conditions like diabetes or heart disease develop. It's a step beyond the typical corporate wellness programs that many companies are using to make workers more aware of their risk factors and improve their health. Genetic testing in corporate wellness programs also is relatively uncharted territory. Many employers and insurers cover these tests and counseling for med...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - April 29, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Cardiorespiratory fitness reduces disease risk among smokers
Cardiorespiratory fitness is associated with reduced metabolic syndrome risk among smokers, according to researchers. Smoking is estimated to cause 443,000 deaths each year in the United States, primarily from cancer, cardiovascular diseases and respiratory disease, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - April 17, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Does Metabolic Syndrome Associate With Prostate Cancer?Does Metabolic Syndrome Associate With Prostate Cancer?
Is there a valid link between metabolic syndrome and prostate cancer risk? Therapeutic Advances in Medical Oncology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 17, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology Journal Article Source Type: news

Cardiorespiratory fitness reduces disease risk among smokers
(University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston) Cardiorespiratory fitness is associated with reduced metabolic syndrome risk among smokers, according to researchers from the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston School of Public Health. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 16, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Congrats: You Are Officially A Superorganism
One of the most interesting fields of study today is the gut-brain axis, a burgeoning topic with vast implications that we are now, for the first time, starting to appreciate. The gut, or gastrointestinal tract--the long tube that starts at your mouth and ends at your, well, you know--is your largest interface with the environment, spanning the width of two football fields if unrolled and laid flat. It has long been referred to as "the second brain", and for good reason. It contains its own nervous system--the enteric nervous system--made up of about 500 million neurons which create about 90% of your body's serot...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 10, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Well: Being a Night Owl May Be Bad for Your Health
Compared with morning people, men who were night owls were significantly more likely to have diabetes, and women night owls were more than twice as likely to have metabolic syndrome. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 9, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: NICHOLAS BAKALAR Tags: Weight Body medicine and health Diabetes Sleep Mind Featured Source Type: news

Well: Being a Night Owl May Be Bad for Your Health
Compared with morning people, men who were night owls were significantly more likely to have diabetes, and women night owls were more than twice as likely to have metabolic syndrome. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - April 9, 2015 Category: Nutrition Authors: NICHOLAS BAKALAR Tags: Weight Body medicine and health Diabetes Sleep Mind Featured Source Type: news

Well: Being a Night Owl May Be Bad for Your Health
Compared with morning people, men who were night owls were significantly more likely to have diabetes, and female night owls were more than twice as likely to have metabolic syndrome. (Source: NYT)
Source: NYT - April 8, 2015 Category: American Health Authors: NICHOLAS BAKALAR Tags: Weight Body medicine and health Diabetes Sleep Mind Featured Source Type: news

Night Owls at Risk for Metabolic Disorders Night Owls at Risk for Metabolic Disorders
Men who are night owls have a greater risk of diabetes and general muscle wasting than early-bird men, while night-owl women are more likely than their morning counterparts to have metabolic syndrome. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines)
Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines - April 1, 2015 Category: Endocrinology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Study: Increased dietary magnesium intake associated with improved diabetes-related health outcomes
(Porter Novelli) A recent analysis published in the Journal of Human Nutrition & Food Science reveals a beneficial relationship between dietary magnesium intake and diabetes-related outcomes including decreased risk for metabolic syndrome, obesity or overweight, elevated blood pressure, and reduced HDL (good) cholesterol. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - March 30, 2015 Category: Biology Source Type: news

This Vitamin Could Save Your Life
For years, I’ve recommended that my patients take a special family of super-nutrients with the power to boost their health and save their lives in at least a half a dozen ways. I’m talking about tocotrienols, an especially potent form of vitamin E. Tocotrienols, which comprise four out of the eight types of vitamin E, are powerful antioxidants that until recently were ignored by mainstream medicine. But the patients at my wellness clinic and regular readers of my newsletter will know that I’ve recommended them as a critical nutrient for years. And I do it because almost daily I observe the effects of the...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - March 26, 2015 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Dr. Al Sears Tags: Anti-Aging Nutrition antioxidants brain Cancer heart heart disease nutrients supplements vitamins Source Type: news

The CNIO develops an anti-obesity treatment in animal models
(Centro Nacional de Investigaciones Oncologicas (CNIO)) The study has been conducted on obese mice and monkeys, using a drug which inhibits the activity of the PI3K enzyme. The body weight loss was exclusively due to a reduction in fat mass and no toxic effects have been noted. The study also found an improvement in the symptoms of diabetes and hepatic steatosis (fatty liver disease). Obesity is one of the top risk factors within the spectrum of serious diseases that constitute metabolic syndrome. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - March 26, 2015 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Sleepiness, Inflammation, Oxidative Stress and OSA in Mid-lifeSleepiness, Inflammation, Oxidative Stress and OSA in Mid-life
Find out how the absence of metabolic syndrome affects inflammatory response, daytime sleepiness and more -- for patients with obstructive sleep apnea. Respiratory Research (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - March 23, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pulmonary Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

For Mexican-Americans, Heart Risks Can Rise Even If Not Obese
High blood pressure, poor blood sugar levels common even in those of normal weight, research shows Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Heart Diseases--Prevention, Hispanic American Health, Metabolic Syndrome (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - March 20, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Diet Soda Increases Belly Fat in Seniors
A new study published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society shows that increasing diet soda intake is directly linked to greater abdominal obesity in adults 65 years of age and older. Findings raise concerns about the safety of chronic diet soda consumption, which may increase belly fat and contribute to greater risk of metabolic syndrome and cardiovascular diseases. (Source: Disabled World)
Source: Disabled World - March 18, 2015 Category: Disability Tags: Weight Loss Information Source Type: news

Diet soda linked to increases in belly fat in older adults
Increasing diet soda intake is directly linked to greater abdominal obesity in adults 65 years of age and older. Findings raise concerns about the safety of chronic diet soda consumption, which may increase belly fat and contribute to greater risk of metabolic syndrome and cardiovascular diseases. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - March 17, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Diet soda linked to increases in belly fat in older adults
(Wiley) A new study published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society shows that increasing diet soda intake is directly linked to greater abdominal obesity in adults 65 years of age and older. Findings raise concerns about the safety of chronic diet soda consumption, which may increase belly fat and contribute to greater risk of metabolic syndrome and cardiovascular diseases. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 17, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Metabolic Syndrome, Insulin Resistance Affect Lung Function Metabolic Syndrome, Insulin Resistance Affect Lung Function
Metabolic syndrome and insulin resistance appear to contribute to the pathogenesis of asthma in obese children and adolescents. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 16, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Allergy & Clinical Immunology News Source Type: news

Overactive Bladder and the Metabolic Syndrome in WomenOveractive Bladder and the Metabolic Syndrome in Women
Could reducing insulin resistance, obesity, and oxidative stress prevent the onset of overactive bladder? This review examined a possible association between metabolic syndrome and OAB in women. International Journal of Clinical Practice (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - March 13, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine Journal Article Source Type: news

Nuts Linked to Better Heart Health for Teens
Three small handfuls a week lowered risk factors in study, but few kids eat enoughSource: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Child Nutrition, Metabolic Syndrome, Teen Health (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - March 6, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Metabolic Syndrome in Patients With Celiac DiseaseMetabolic Syndrome in Patients With Celiac Disease
How prevalent is metabolic syndrome in patients with celiac disease who have been on a gluten-free diet, and how can these patients best be managed? Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - March 2, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology Journal Article Source Type: news

Spice Up Nutrition Month With the Peruvian Superfoods Diet
March is National Nutrition Month, making for the perfect moment to check in with your eating. Believe it or not, there are still new discoveries in the world of nutrition -- it's an exciting time to explore healthy and delicious foods you might not already know. That's why I'm using this opportunity to introduce the Peruvian Superfoods diet. Peruvian superfoods, direct from the Andes and the Amazon, promise multiple health benefits with a Latin American flair. Fortunately, these once-obscure products are now available in mainstream American supermarkets. The Peruvian diet has an extraordinary number of superfoods, enough...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - February 27, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Does deadly diet drug DNP defeat diabetes?
Conclusion This study created a slow release version of DNP, called CRMP, that improved the way the liver processed fat and improved other measures linked to type 2 diabetes risk in rats. It did this when given for up to six weeks without the toxic side effects known to be associated with unmodified DNP. This is encouraging research, which appears to have partially tamed some of the toxic effects of DNP, while protecting its benefits. Researchers will build on this in further studies in rats and possibly people, if these results are confirmed in more studies. However, the current version of DNP that is available for sale ...
Source: NHS News Feed - February 27, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes Medication Obesity Source Type: news

Is common food additive to blame for rising rates of bowel disease?
Consumption of emulsifiers, additives widely used in the production of processed foods, promotes inflammatory bowel disease and a cluster of obesity-related diseases known as metabolic syndrome, and may have contributed to the sharp rise in these conditions over the last three decades, says a... (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - February 26, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Additives in Processed Foods May Alter Gut Bacteria
Study in mice suggests changes might raise risk of bowel diseases and metabolic syndrome (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - February 25, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lack of sunshine increases the risk of diabetes MORE than being obese
People with low levels of vitamin D are more likely to have type 2 diabetes, pre-diabetes and metabolic syndrome - no matter what they weigh - scientists from the University of Malaga, Spain, discovered. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - February 24, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Media overstates dementia benefits of Mediterranean diet
ConclusionThis was a systematic review that identified longitudinal studies that have looked at the association between modifiable risk factors in people with mild cognitive impairment and the development of dementia.Despite the media headlines highlighting the Mediterranean diet, this was only a small part of this review – just one study of around 400 people that found the Mediterranean diet reduced risk of conversion from one type of MCI (amnestic MCI) to Alzheimer’s dementia. So, despite the often-studied potential health benefits of the Mediterranean diet, this single study does not provide firm and conclus...
Source: NHS News Feed - February 23, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Lifestyle/exercise Neurology Source Type: news

Single Diet Modification Improved Metabolic SyndromeSingle Diet Modification Improved Metabolic Syndrome
A diet that focused on one change worked about as well as a more complex American Heart Association-compliant diet for weight loss and improved health. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - February 18, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

Single Diet Modification May Improve Metabolic SyndromeSingle Diet Modification May Improve Metabolic Syndrome
A diet that focused on one change worked about as well as a more complex American Heart Association-compliant diet for weight loss and improved health. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape ObGyn and Womens Health Headlines)
Source: Medscape ObGyn and Womens Health Headlines - February 17, 2015 Category: OBGYN Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

Making one change — getting more fiber — can help with weight loss
Getting to a healthy weight and staying there is an important way to prevent heart disease, diabetes, some cancers, and other serious conditions. Many of us know firsthand just how hard it can be to reach and maintain that healthy weight. And there’s no shortage of ways to try to get there: You can count calories, carbs, or points. You can cut back on fat or sugar. You can try any number of popular diets that forbid certain foods, or focus on just one (the grapefruit diet, anyone?). Any of these approaches might work for you. Or they might not — in large part because they are complicated. A study published in t...
Source: New Harvard Health Information - February 17, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Nancy Ferrari Tags: Diet and Weight Loss Healthy Eating fiber Source Type: news

How Common is Gout?
Discussion Purines are heterocyclic aromatic organic compounds. Common ones are adenine, guanine, xanthine, hypoxanthine, uric acid and caffeine. The most common sources of purines are meat (especially liver, kidney, and brain), certain fish (herring, mackerel, anchovies, sardines), and in lower amounts in beans, and certain plants and yeast. Purines are synthesized, used by the body, then they are degraded by a variety of enzymes. They then can be salvaged to resynthesize purines or are eliminated primarily by the kidney. When intake or synthesis outweighs elimination then hyperuricemia can result. Hyperuricemia can occu...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - February 16, 2015 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

8 Reasons Avocado Is a Perfect Weight-Loss Food
Avocado was all like, "Look at me, I'm the good fat!" and Butter was like, "Show-off!" Trendy, popular and a bit of an overachiever in the health department, avocado is like the homecoming queen of the fats parade. It's actually a single-seeded berry native to Mexico, but at 322 calories and 29 grams of fat -- 10 to 20 times what you'll find in any other item in the produce aisle -- the avocado can arguably be considered more of a fat than a fruit. Moreover, it's the mono-unsaturated fat content of an avocado -- 20 grams per berry -- that researchers say make it so special, and deserving of the health...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - February 15, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Both Hands in the Cookie Jar
It’s a fact of life – we all get older. The real challenge is how we age. And I want to make sure my “golden years” – and those of all my patients – really are golden. That means I intend to keep the power to make my own decisions, and the power to stay free, mobile and independent. For as long as I’m alive. I want to show the world a “can do” person, who is always on the move and never misses an opportunity to enjoy life. It may sound overly optimistic, but I’m already doing it – and I’ve also shown hundreds of my patients how they can do it, too. Tod...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - February 3, 2015 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Andrew Britton Tags: Anti-Aging Source Type: news

Pregnancy associated hypertension associated with an increased frequency of subsequent hypertension and metabolic syndrome
Researchers have found long term cardiovascular and metabolic abnormalities five to ten years later in women with preeclampsia/gestational hypertension during pregnancy. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - February 2, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

MetSyn Yields to Diet, Lifestyle Counseling From InfancyMetSyn Yields to Diet, Lifestyle Counseling From Infancy
Teach your children well: such parent- and school-directed counseling throughout infancy and childhood cut deeply into the prevalence of metabolic syndrome in youth, in a randomized trial. Heartwire (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - January 29, 2015 Category: Cardiology Tags: Cardiology News Source Type: news

The Role of Environmental Exposure in Childhood Obesity, Metabolic Syndrome and Neurobehavioral Abnormalities
February 11, 2015, 1:00-2:30 PM ET. This webinar will focus on the role of environmental exposures in childhood obesity, metabolic syndrome, and neurobehavioral abnormalities. (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - January 29, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Curcumin may help lower inflammation in metabolic syndrome
(Reuters Health) – - Adding spice – in the form of curcumin supplements – to the daily diets of people with risk factors for heart disease may lower inflammation, a new study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 28, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

[Editors' Choice] Endocannabinoids in glucocorticoid-induced metabolic syndrome
Peripheral endocannabinoid signaling contributes to the metabolic syndrome associated with chronic glucocorticoid administration. (Source: Signal Transduction Knowledge Environment)
Source: Signal Transduction Knowledge Environment - January 23, 2015 Category: Science Authors: Nancy Gough (mailto:ngough at aaas.org) Source Type: news

'Social jet lag' linked to obesity and 'unhealthy' metabolism
Conclusion The study involved 815 non-shift workers. It found people with a greater difference in sleep patterns between free days and work days (so-called "social jet lag") were more likely to be obese and "metabolically unhealthy" (have markers for obesity-related diseases) than those with little or no difference between these timings. This study adds to previous research in both animals and humans that has explored the possible effects altering the body clock may have upon our metabolism, being overweight or obese. A recent UK survey found a link between shift work and chronic diseases, wh...
Source: NHS News Feed - January 21, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Lifestyle/exercise Diabetes Obesity Source Type: news