metabolic syndrome

Low Vitamin D Linked to Metabolic Syndrome in Postmenopausal Women

Postmenopausal women with vitamin D deficiency have greater risk for metabolic syndrome than those with sufficient levels, data from a cross-sectional cohort study suggest. Levels of 25-hydroxyvitamin-D [25(OH)D] below 20 ng/mL were also linked to a greater likelihood of high triglycerides and low high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol. “These results suggest that the maintenance of adequate […]

Metabolic syndrome, diabetes, obesity prevalence highest in Midwest

 Metabolic syndrome, diabetes, obesity prevalence highest in Midwest The overall prevalence of metabolic syndrome, obesity and diabetes among U.S. adults is highest in the Midwest, whereas a high prevalence of metabolic syndrome among black women persists across most of the country, according to findings published in Nutrition & Diabetes. “This [geographic distribution] is important because […]

Lack of sleep increases death risk in people with metabolic syndrome

A recent study, published in the Journal of the American Heart Association, finds that people with a common cluster of heart disease risk factors have a higher risk of dying if they get under 6 hours of sleep each night. The links between sleep duration and stroke risk in metabolic syndrome have been uncovered. Metabolic […]

Low-calorie sweeteners may promote metabolic syndrome

New data — presented at the annual meeting of the Endocrine Society, held in Chicago, IL — suggests that consuming low-calorie sweeteners could put people at risk of metabolic syndrome.    Are low-calorie sweeteners worse for health than they seem?   Around 34 percent of adults in the United States have metabolic syndome, the umbrella […]

Metabolic syndrome: An hour of resistance training per week may cut risk

Exercise is known to prevent or treat metabolic syndrome, which is a group of health conditions that raise the risk of heart problems and type 2 diabetes. Now, a new study suggests that less than 1 hour per week of resistance training, even without aerobic exercise, can be of benefit.    New research has shown […]