Latest Metabolic disorders Stories

2012-05-08 09:11:27

Antipsychotic medications are increasingly prescribed in the US, but they can cause serious side effects including rapid weight gain, especially in children. In the first study of its kind, researchers at Zucker Hillside Hospital and the Feinstein Institute for Medical Research identified a gene that increases weight gain in those treated with commonly-used antipsychotic drugs. These findings were published in the May issue of Archives of General Psychiatry. Second-generation...

2012-05-08 05:24:20

(Ivanhoe Newswire) — People are spending longer hours behind the wheel to and from work. While sedentary behavior is known to have adverse effects on cardiovascular and metabolic health, the impact of long commutes by automobile are less understood. A new study has found that greater commuting distances are associated with decreased cardiorespiratory fitness (CRF), increased weight, and other indicators of metabolic risk. "This study yields new information about biological outcomes...

Predicting Snack Choices Of Children
2012-05-08 05:00:00

Connie K. Ho for Redorbit.com A study done by researchers at the University of Cincinnati has found that children are influenced in making snack choices. These influences include attitudes, intentions, relationships, and personal behavior control. The research is published in the International Quarterly of Community Health Education and discusses the role that snacking has in the child obesity epidemic. The study was conducted by Paul Branscrum, assistant professor of health and...

Keeping Obesity Rates Down Could Save Millions
2012-05-08 04:49:26

Keeping Obesity Rates Down Could Save Millions Connie K. Ho for RedOrbit.com Researchers of a public health study recently released information regarding a link between cost savings and obesity that could take place over the next two decades. The study found that 42 percent of the U.S. population could be obese by 2030 and that the U.S. healthcare system could struggle with the additional cost of 32 million more obese people over the next 20 years. Researchers from Duke University, RTI...

2012-05-03 15:14:20

The latest cardiovascular disease (CVD) prevention guidelines have been overhauled to produce a user friendly document with concise messages that awards greater weight than ever before to evidence from clinical trials and observational population studies. The "European Guidelines on Cardiovascular Disease Prevention in Clinical Practice (version 2012)" ´ were launched at the EuroPRevent2012 meeting in Dublin, Ireland. "In the past, implementation of prevention guidelines could...

2012-05-03 09:06:03

It seems improbable that a baby born underweight would be prone to obesity, but it is well documented that these children tend to put on weight in youth if they're allowed free access to calories. Now, researchers believe they understand why this happens. A new animal model study at UCLA has found that in low—birth-weight babies whose growth was restricted in the womb, the level of appetite-producing neuropeptides in the brain's hypothalamus – the central control of the...

2012-05-02 11:38:24

A true obesity epidemic is gradually advancing throughout the developed world. A large new Danish-British study from the University of Copenhagen and University of Bristol documents for the first time a definite correlation between a high BMI and the risk of developing life-threatening cardiac disease. Heart attack, atherosclerosis of the coronary arteries and angina — also called ischemic heart disease — are the most common causes of death in adults worldwide. In the US alone,...

2012-05-02 10:09:33

In addition to the many risk factors associated with poor health, reducing body mass index (BMI) will have a considerable and independent impact if you want to reduce the risk of developing ischemic heart disease (IHD). This is the key finding from new research, published in PLoS Medicine, which evaluated the causal relationship between BMI and heart disease in 76,000 individuals. BMI, alongside age, smoking, diabetes, high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol levels, and individuals who...

2012-05-02 05:39:09

(Ivanhoe Newswire)–More than 40% of the American food budget is spent eating out. Sit down family dinners are often limited to holidays or special occasions. Now, studies show families who sit down and eat regular family meals have a reduced obesity rate and better health then those families who eat out more. According to researchers at Rutgers, not only is eating out expensive but it is also linked to health issues. Children especially have an increased risk for obesity. However,...

Word of the Day
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'