News tagged with metabolic diseases

Rare eye disease leaves people without an iris

(HealthDay)—You may never have heard of aniridia, a genetic disorder that robs people of their vision. But researchers studying the condition say it could give insight into some common health problems—from ...

Aug 02, 2013
popularity not rated yet | comments 0

Genetic link to gestational diabetes

New Northwestern Medicine research on the genetics of diabetes could one day help women know their risk for developing gestational diabetes before they become pregnant—and lead to preventive measures to protect the health ...

Jul 31, 2013
popularity not rated yet | comments 0

US cracks down on illegal diabetes remedies

(AP)—The Food and Drug Administration is cracking down on more than a dozen U.S. and foreign companies that market illegal treatments for diabetes, ranging from bogus dietary supplements to prescription ...

Jul 23, 2013
popularity not rated yet | comments 0

Drug candidate leads to improved endurance

An international group of scientists has shown that a drug candidate designed by scientists from the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) significantly increases exercise endurance in animal models.

Jul 14, 2013
popularity 5 / 5 (7) | comments 0 | with audio podcast

With weekly exercise, time trumps frequency

(HealthDay)—Good news for weekend warriors: The number of times you exercise in a week isn't as important as getting the recommended 150 minutes of physical activity, a new study finds.

Jul 12, 2013
popularity not rated yet | comments 0

Some fat cells can feel the cold

(Medical Xpress)—To survive in cold environments, mammals burn fat to produce heat. The breakdown of fat helps prevent obesity and related metabolic diseases, such as diabetes. Bruce Spiegelman and his colleagues at Harvard ...

Jul 02, 2013
popularity 5 / 5 (5) | comments 1 | with audio podcast report