As an extension of World Health Survey (WHS), India has started its Study on Global Ageing and Adult Health (SAGE) and biomarker measurements are being used for the first time.
Measuring levels of a chemical found in blood offers the best indicator yet of the amount of fat surrounding abdominal organs, according to a new study of lean and obese individuals reported in the July issue of Cell Metabolism, a publication of Cell Press.
A new study challenges conventional thinking that a high carbohydrate, low fat slimming plan should contain little or no added sugar. A team of scientists at Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh has found that a low-fat, high-carbohydrate diet — containing sucrose — combined with physical activity achieved the greatest health benefits in overweight subjects.
Bigger waistlines are a growing problem in Australia and are the focus of this year?s National Diabetes Week, running July 8-14.
Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences studying links between an early sign of heart disease called coronary artery calcification and body fat have found that, paradoxically, more fat may have some advantages, at least for people ? particularly women ? who have type 1 diabetes.
More women than men appear to be having a stroke in middle age, according to a study published June 20, 2007, in the online edition of Neurology?, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. Researchers say heart disease and increased waist size may be contributing to this apparent mid-life stroke surge among women.
Obesity, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and inactivity: they?re not just your father?s problems any more, University of New Hampshire research finds. New data on the widely unstudied demographic of college students indicates that this group of 18 ? 24-year-olds are on the path toward chronic health diseases. Although limited, national data suggest the trend is not unique to UNH.
The relative amount of protein, carbohydrate, and fat that people choose to eat may be influenced by genetics, according to new research. Jose Ordovas, PhD, director of the Nutrition and Genomics Laboratory at the Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts University (USDA HNRCA), and colleagues found that the apolipoprotein A-II gene (APOA2) is associated with proportions of fat, carbohydrate, and protein in the diet, along with total calories and, therefore, with body-mass-index (BMI).
Typified by high blood pressure, weight gain around the waist and problems regulating blood sugar, metabolic syndrome may also be associated with compromised heart structure and function, according to a paper published in the online open access journal BMC Cardiovascular Disorders.
Low levels of testosterone may increase the long-term risk of death in men over 50 years old, according to researchers with the Department of Family and Preventive Medicine at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine.