Latest Metabolic disorders Stories

Social Networks Affect A Child's Physical Activity
2012-05-29 04:31:47

Connie K. Ho for RedOrbit.com A study by a team of researchers at Vanderbilt School of Medicine recently found that children who have active peers engage in more physical activity themselves. This idea of peer pressure affecting the exercise of children, influencing healthy habits, and rates of reducing obesity is published in the journal Pediatrics. Sabina Gesell, a research assistant professor in pediatrics at Vanderbilt School of Medicine, and fellow researchers examined groups of...

2012-05-25 10:40:01

Studies are needed to see if effective antioxidants can help reduce the risk Highlights: -Obese patients have an increased risk of developing kidney damage, or acute kidney injury, after heart surgery. -Oxidative stress associated with obesity seems to play a role in this increased risk. Acute kidney injury affects 5% to 30% of heart surgery patients. Oxidative stress may put obese patients at increased risk of developing kidney damage after heart surgery, according to a study...

2012-05-24 19:25:39

Kaiser Permanente Study analyzed electronic health records of 900,000 youth Children who are overweight or obese -- particularly older, non-Hispanic white girls -- are more likely to have a neurological disorder known as idiopathic intracranial hypertension, a rare condition that can result in blindness, according to a new Kaiser Permanente study published in The Journal of Pediatrics. In a cross-sectional, population-based study of 900,000 children ages 2-19 years old, researchers...

2012-05-24 19:15:30

Differences in gut bacteria acquired at birth between 2 delivery methods may be key Caesarean section delivery may double the risk of subsequent childhood obesity, finds research published online in the Archives of Disease in Childhood. Caesarean section delivery has already been linked to an increased risk of subsequent childhood asthma and allergic rhinitis, and around one in three babies born in the US is delivered this way. The authors base their findings on 1255 mother and child...

Obesity Genes Lead To Increased Appetite, Poor Dietary Choices
2012-05-24 05:10:55

[ Watch the Video ] Connie K. Ho for RedOrbit.com Researchers from The Miriam Hospital´s Weight Control and Diabetes Research Center recently acknowledged that people who have particular “obesity genes” are more likely to eat more meals and snacks as well as consume more calories or foods high in fat and sugar. The research, found in the June 2012 issue of the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, shows the differences in the fat mass and obesity-associated genes...

2012-05-23 17:22:00

Weight loss improved both metabolic parameters and sleep-disordered breathing (SDB) in obese children in a new study from researchers in Belgium, confirming links between metabolic dysregulation, SDB and obesity. "SDB is highly prevalent in childhood obesity, and may be a risk factor for the metabolic syndrome. In our population of 224 obese children and adolescents, 30% had SDB, which was significantly correlated with metabolic parameters, including aspartate aminotransferase (ASAT),...

2012-05-23 17:10:22

Rich foods cause a similar chemical reaction to illicit drugs and the repeated come-downs lead to depression Fat Bastard's revelation "I eat because I'm depressed and I'm depressed because I eat" in the Austin Powers film series may be explained by sophisticated neuroscience research being undertaken by scientists affiliated with the University of Montreal Hospital Research Centre (CR-CHUM) and the university's Faculty of Medicine. "In addition to causing obesity, rich foods can actually...

Pre-diabetes Found In Greater Number Of US Teens
2012-05-22 08:17:19

Connie K. Ho for RedOrbit.com Government researchers recently announced that they found a higher percentage of U.S. teens with “pre-diabetes” and type 2 diabetes over the past few years. Diabetes is a condition where the body doesn´t produce enough insulin or doesn´t know how to use it correctly. Insulin helps glucose migrate to cells, where it is used for energy. Those who have conditions of pre-diabetes have higher-than-normal blood sugar levels and can have an...

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