Metabolic Syndrome

Childhood infection hospitalization tied to adult metabolic syndrome

Childhood infection hospitalization tied to adult metabolic syndrome

Children who are hospitalized for infection have a greater risk of increased BMI and metabolic syndrome in adulthood.

Short sleep duration increases risk of metabolic syndrome

Short sleep duration increases risk of metabolic syndrome

Dose-response association, with 1.5-fold increase among those sleeping less than five hours

Prevalence of metabolic 
syndrome high but stable

Prevalence of metabolic 
syndrome high but stable

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Although many older adults have metabolic syndrome, the rates are stable.

Shift work may pose threat to metabolic health

Shift work may pose threat to metabolic health

Excess weight and sleep issues are more common among those with changing schedules.

Nonprescription approaches to metabolic syndrome

Nonprescription approaches to metabolic syndrome

Metabolic syndrome can be managed using changes in diet and exercise.

Low vegetable-based protein intake may up metabolic syndrome risk

Low vegetable-based protein intake may up metabolic syndrome risk

Decreased vegetable protein intake and increased dietary acid load were associated with prevalence of metabolic syndrome.

Cardiovascular risk factors may dictate psoriatic arthritis severity

Cardiovascular risk factors may dictate psoriatic arthritis severity

Half of the patients in the study were newly diagnosed with four or more symptoms of metabolic syndrome.

Chronic stress increases unhealthy diet risks

Chronic stress increases unhealthy diet risks

Patients with higher stress levels reported to be more susceptible to the metabolic risks associated with high-sugar and high-fat diet.

Cardiac benefits with Mediterranean diet in young, active men

Cardiac benefits with Mediterranean diet in young, active men

Greater adherence to dietary pattern inversely linked to metabolic syndrome, LDL and weight gain.

Metobolic profile, obesity infleunce diabetes risk

Metobolic profile, obesity infleunce diabetes risk

Both metabolically healthy obese and metabolically unhealthy normal weight people are at higher risk for developing type 2 diabetes and CVD.

Weight at diabetes diagnosis influences mortality

Weight at diabetes diagnosis influences mortality

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Adults who were normal weight at the time of type 2 diabetes diagnosis had a higher risk of death those who are overweight or obese.

Obesity plus metabolic factors speeds up cognitive decline

Obesity plus metabolic factors speeds up cognitive decline

Among metabolically abnormal individuals, the obese showed faster global cognitive decline.

Chocolate consumption tied to lower BMI

Chocolate consumption tied to lower BMI

Frequent chocolate consumption was linked to lower BMI, despite correlating with significantly greater calorie and saturated fat intake. More randomized clinical trials are needed to determine it's metabolic benefits.

A practical guide to 
metabolic syndrome

A practical guide to 
metabolic syndrome

With obesity on the rise, more patients are at risk for metabolic 
syndrome, a diagnosis given to a set of simultaneous disorders.

Change in fitness or fatness influences cardio risk factors

Change in fitness or fatness influences cardio risk factors

Positive change in fitness or fatness can reduce the risk for cholesterol, hypertension and metabolic syndrome.

Treating elevated triglycerides

If triglycerides are a more significant indicator of cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk in women than in men, is it appropriate to treat even if LDL is normal?

Stat Consult: Polycystic ovary syndrome

Stat Consult: Polycystic ovary syndrome

A quick review of polycystic ovary syndrome, a heterogeneous androgen excess syndrome that can cause hirsutism, secondary amenorrhea, obesity, hyperinsulinemia and infertility, providing the latest global evidence for diagnosis and treatment.

Diabetes drug-statin combo benefits patients with metabolic syndrome

Using a thiazolidinedione drug in combination with a statin may decrease systemic inflammation and reduce the incidence of new-onset diabetes among patients with metabolic syndrome.

Treat metabolic syndrome to deter stroke

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Treating metabolic syndrome may help prevent recurrent stroke or transient ischemic attack.

Metabolic syndrome more common among people with psoriasis

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Clinicians should be on the lookout for metabolic risk factors in patients with psoriasis and be prepared to treat both.

Sleep complaints predict metabolic syndrome

Sleep complaints predict metabolic syndrome

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Screening for common sleep complaints in routine clinical practice may help identify patients at risk for cardiovascular disease and diabetes.

Metabolic syndrome not a diagnosis

According to the World Health Organization, the metabolic syndrome should not be applied as a clinical diagnosis.

Treatment options for metabolic syndrome

Treatment options for metabolic syndrome

This common constellation of symptoms places patients at risk for CVD and diabetes. Here's what you can do to prevent further disease progression.

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