Tag: metabolic

Flavonoid-Rich Foods, Aided by Gut Bacteria, Tied to Lower BP

A higher intake of flavonoid-rich foods such as berries, apples, tea, and red wine is associated with a clinically relevant reduction in blood pressure levels,...

Not So Fast Blaming Slow Metabolism for Mid-Life Weight Gain

Although a number of factors can add to weight gain during mid-life, it’s unlikely that a slowing metabolism is one of them, new evidence suggests....

Metabolic Surgery Improves Diabetes-Related Quality of Life

Patients with type 2 diabetes who underwent metabolic surgery reported improved general health, mobility, and energy, along with less pain and diabetes-related concerns compared with...

Managing Early Complications After Bariatric/Metabolic Surgery

The American Gastroenterological Association recently published a clinical practice update concerning endoscopic evaluation and management of early complications after bariatric/metabolic surgery. The seven best practice...

Inexpensive Dye Tracks Digestive Transit Time

When it comes to measuring gut transit time, blue dye could be a cost-effective and simple alternative to other, more burdensome methods. The approach, which...

Bariatric Surgery’s Cardiovascular Benefit Extends to 7 Years

Patients with obesity who had bariatric surgery had a lower risk of having a major adverse cardiovascular event (MACE) or dying from all causes during...

Wearable Continuous Ketone Monitoring Appears Feasible

Continuous measurement of ketone levels with a wearable device is feasible, new research suggests. A small sensing device worn on the upper arm, similar to...

Testosterone Decline After Steroid Abuse Revealed With Biomarker

Levels of insulinlike factor 3 (INSL3) drop noticeably in men who have abused anabolic androgenic steroids (AAS), even well after stoppage. The results suggest that...

Depression, Chronic Comorbidities ‘Inextricably Linked’

For many adults, depression and chronic medical conditions are inextricably linked. In fact, the prevalence of depression is 2-10 times higher among people with chronic...

Depression or Anxiety? Blood Biomarkers May Tell the Tale

Metabolic alterations linked to inflammation and lipid metabolism can distinguish depression from anxiety and determine disease severity, new research suggests.  Results from a Dutch study...

‘Clear Signature’ of ALS Found in Children’s Teeth

Adults who develop amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) metabolize metals differently than those who do not develop the neurodegenerative disease, and this shows up in teeth...

Frontal Lobe Glucose Abnormalities May Flag SUDEP Risk

Certain patterns of frontal lobe glucose hypometabolism may be associated with higher risk for sudden unexpected death in epilepsy (SUDEP) among patients with refractory focal...