News tagged with metabolic diseases

Breast cancer gene protects against obesity, diabetes

(Medical Xpress)—The gene known to be associated with breast cancer susceptibility, BRCA 1, plays a critical role in the normal metabolic function of skeletal muscle, according to a new study led by University ...

Mar 12, 2014
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BMI thresholds predict metabolic syndrome in teens

(HealthDay)—The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and FITNESSGRAM (FGram) body mass index (BMI) thresholds are predictive of metabolic syndrome in U.S. adolescents, according to a study published ...

Jan 29, 2014
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Congenital heart disease causes hypoglycaemia

In a new study, scientists from University of Copenhagen document a connection between congenital arrhythmia and the bodies' ability to handle sugar. The results can be of vital importance for patients with the disease and ...

Dec 19, 2013
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New role for glial cells during neuroinflammation

Astroglial cells in the adult brain play fundamental roles in supporting neuronal functioning and in regulating brain energy balance. A new study now has identified key regulators that allow astrocytes to keep their mitochondrial ...

Dec 17, 2013
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