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Increased Risk for PAD for Women with Metabolic Syndrome
Posted: Wednesday, September 23, 2009
Metabolic syndrome (MetS) in women is associated with an increased risk for future symptomatic peripheral artery disease (PAD), according to the results of a prospective cohort study.

Liver Fat Has Greater Impact on Health than Abdominal Fat
Posted: Wednesday, September 02, 2009
When it comes to how fat affects metabolic risk factors, the issue is where, not how much and the latest hot spot is the liver.

Testosterone Replacement for Men with Low Testosterone Improves Liver Function, Metabolic Syndrome
Posted: Tuesday, June 30, 2009
A new study found that, in middle-aged and older men with low testosterone levels, long-term testosterone replacement therapy greatly improves their fatty liver disease and their risk factors for cardiovascular disease and diabetes.

Elevated A1c in Adults without a History of Diabetes in the U.S.
Posted: Wednesday, June 10, 2009
A single elevated A1C level (A1C >6%) is common in the general population of adults without a history of diabetes and is highly reliable for the detection of elevated fasting glucose. And 77% of individuals with A1C ≥6.5% had FPG ≥126 mg/dl which is the definition for the diagnosis of diabetes.

Meta-Analysis of Use of Aspirin to Prevent a First Heart Attack
Posted: Wednesday, June 10, 2009
The Lancet has published a meta-analysis of the six large-scale randomized clinical trials of aspirin in the primary prevention of cardiovascular disease among over 95,000 apparently healthy men and women worldwide.

More Time in the Sun Reduces Risk of Heart Disease and Diabetes
Posted: Tuesday, May 26, 2009
Spending more time in the sunshine could help older people to reduce their risk of developing heart disease and diabetes.

Type 2 Diabetes Rears its Ugly Head Ten Years before Diagnosis
Posted: Tuesday, May 26, 2009
Signs and symptoms of Type 2 diabetes can present themselves as long as 10 years before diagnosis and most people have no idea before the damage is done. Education and better screening prior to diagnosis is critical if we are going to prevent Type 2 diabetes.

Indigenous High Altitude Women Birth Bigger Babies
Posted: Monday, May 18, 2009
Women of high-altitude backgrounds, such as indigenous Andean cultures, have increased blood flow to the uterus, and subsequently give birth to larger babies at high altitude, than women without this background. Low birth weights are associated with numerous conditions of poor health and infant mortality.

Metabolic Syndrome Less Common in 100% Juice Drinkers
Posted: Friday, April 24, 2009
100% juice drinkers are thinner and at lower risk for metabolic syndrome, according to recently presented research. The study indicates that drinking 100% juice helps prevent obesity, diabetes and heart disease.

Depressed Wives at Higher Risk for Metabolic Syndrome
Posted: Sunday, March 08, 2009
Besides being more likely to suffer from depression, women in "strained" marriages are at higher risk for metabolic syndrome as well. This in turn makes these women more at risk for future incidence of cardiovascular disease and diabetes.

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