Insulin resistance linked to treatment-refractory bipolar disorder
“Experimental studies will be required to determine whether normalisation of glucose metabolism will affect course and treatment outcomes among patients with bipolar disorder”, they write in The British Journal of Psychiatry. “We may find that unless ... - Tue, 21 Oct 2014 16:26

A new imaging approach for monitoring cell metabolism
In our cells, glucose is stored in a molecule called glycogen. But despite the importance of glycogen in disorders like diabetes and hypoglycemia, its distribution and metabolism in the body has remained elusive. Using a novel imaging technology called ...
Phys.Org - Wed, 22 Oct 2014 06:30

Magnesium: Widespread Deficiency with Deadly Consequences
After adjustment for possible confounding factors, those in the highest quartile of magnesium intake had a 31% decreased risk of metabolic syndrome. Greater magnesium intake was also linked with a lower plasma glucose and weight circumference and ...
ProHealth - Wed, 22 Oct 2014 10:03

Extending Life and Fighting Disease with Resveratrol
Type 2 diabetes is associated with development of the metabolic syndrome, which dramatically elevates risk of cardiovascular disease, the number one cause of death in the aging population.16,44 Epidemiologic studies have established beyond doubt that ...
ProHealth - Wed, 22 Oct 2014 06:41

How arguing with your spouse could make you FAT
The new study backs up her previous research, which found that women who are stressed put on weight because their metabolism slows down, burning 100 fewer calories a day. ... As part of the study, participants completed a range of questionnaires that ...
Daily Mail - Wed, 22 Oct 2014 03:41

Study Shows How Troubled Marriage, Depression History Promote Obesity - Wed, 22 Oct 2014 02:11

How Your Troubled Marriage May Cause You to Gain Weight
Science World Report - Wed, 22 Oct 2014 06:18

Troubled marriage, depression history promote obesity (blog) - Mon, 20 Oct 2014 06:52

Levodopa dose linked to malnutrition risk in Parkinson's disease
Or malnutrition could result from a direct effect of levodopa on fat metabolism, skeletal muscle glucose uptake or eating behaviour, they speculate. “Alternatively, patients taking higher [levodopa] dosages may have more advanced disease, possibly ... - Wed, 22 Oct 2014 14:11

Biological Clock: Graveyard Shift Workers Might Want To Skip High-Iron Foods
As people sleep this clock helps maintain a constant blood glucose level, but then causes it to spike just before they wake up. When the clock in the liver gets out of synch with the one in the brain, it may contribute to metabolic diseases, according ...
Science 2.0 - Tue, 21 Oct 2014 14:56

Resetting the circadian clock: Shift workers might want to skip high-iron foods
EurekAlert (press release) - Tue, 21 Oct 2014 09:41

Widely Used in Europe... Natural Sedative Restores Youthful Sleep
People suffering from chronic sleep debt can expect to experience adverse physiological changes in blood pressure, endocrine function, glucose and lipid metabolism, and sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous system balance. In contrast, studies show ...
ProHealth - Wed, 22 Oct 2014 10:48

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