Tag: "lean" at medical news
Component of green tea protects injured livers in mice
...sity. Because fatty livers are more sensitive than lean
livers to I/R injury and are associated with an increased risk of disease and death, this has resulted in fewer usable donors for liver transplants. In fact, nearly one-third of all donated livers are afflicted with fatty changes, but longer waiting ...
Obesity and weight gain associated with poorer breast cancer survival
...eight prior to breast cancer diagnosis, or who are lean
but gain weight following diagnosis, are more likely to have their disease return or die of the disease, a new study shows. This effect was found to be particularly pronounced among women who had never smoked. The study is to be published online Jan...
Mayo Clinic discovers a key to 'low metabolism' and major factor in obesity
...ge, 150 minutes more each day than their naturally lean
counterparts. This means obese people burn 350 fewer calories a day than do lean
people. James Levine, M.D., is the Mayo Clinic endocrinologist who led the study. His research te...
Type of weight loss surgery more effective at reducing insulin resistance
...s. Further, these levels were higher than those of lean
controls." Eighteen nondiabetic patients with severe obesity and 20 sex- and age-matched lean
subjects underwent metabolic studies, including measurement of insulin sensitivity. The obese patien...
US study highlights clear link between increased fast-food consumption and obesity
...e portions to normal sizes, and to sell burgers of lean
meat, whole-grain bread or buns, fat-reduced mayonnaise, more vegetables, lower-fat fried potatoes, and reduced-sugar soft drinks. Although the price may be increased, at least such changes in fast-food meals can have no adverse health-effects. Recen...
Testosterone deficiency found in one-third of diabetic men
... mass index, Dhindsa said. More than 30 percent of lean
patients also were hypogonadal. "Equally important, most of the men who had low testosterone levels also had lower levels of gonadotrophins, as compared to men with normal testosterone levels," he noted. "Furthermore, the gonadotrophi...
More muscle means better regulation of blood pressure, study finds
...s studies have made the seemingly odd link between lean
body mass and higher blood pressure in adults and ...e researchers looked at the percentages of fat and lean
tissue on their study participants and looked at their ability to excrete sodium the primary mechan...
LA BioMed Medical/Research Briefs December 2004
.... Testosterone supplementation appears to increase lean
muscle mass and strength in men with moderate to s...stosterone groups showed a significant increase in lean
body mass. This amounted to an average increase of 2.3 kilograms (about 5 pounds) in those given tes...
Breast cancer risk, prognosis and weight gain reduced with physical activity
...rvivors met the recommendation than overweight and lean
survivors. Irwin and colleagues studied 806 women with early stage breast cancer. The women were participating in the Health, Eating, Activity and Lifestyle (HEAL) study, a population-based, multi-center, prospective cohort that includes1,223 black, ...
American Thoracic Society Journal news tips for October 2004 (second issue)
...ses of the male sex hormone testosterone increased lean
body mass and leg muscle strength in men with seve...ormal range for young males, the investigators saw lean
body mass increase by 2.3 kg with testosterone alone and by 3.3 kg in the combined testosterone and ...
Abdominal fat indicates severity of metabolic syndrome in obese, postmenopausal women
...en, Dr. Nicklas and her colleagues discovered that lean
mass, intra-abdominal fat and a circulating biomarker of inflammation also known as soluble tumor necrosis factor receptor 1 (sTNFR1), were significantly higher in women with metabolic syndrome. Additionally, Dr. Nicklas and her team found that thes...
Combination of erection pill and testosterone gel may benefit men who fail treatment with pill alone
...ibido, erectile dysfunction, osteoporosis, reduced lean
body mass, depressed mood and fatigue. Sildenafil enhances the effects of nitric oxide, a chemical in the body that allows increased blood flow to the penis during sexual stimulation. "Research suggests nitric oxide may be dependent on testosterone...
Research targets biologic profile of obesity
... Gene expression data comparing obese patients to lean
controls revealed a number of genes with more than...ose (fat) tissues from morbidly obese patients and lean
controls were used for RNA extraction. Upon analysis, gene expression profiles of obese patients we...
Testosterone gel (AndroGel(R)) study first to show long-term benefits and safety
... and mood. Decreases in fat mass and increases in lean
body mass were persistent with treatment. Additio...nterest in sex, erectile dysfunction (ED), reduced lean
body mass, decreased bone mineral density, depressed mood and fatigue. Researchers studied 163 hypog...
Study finds lean beef can be part of healthy diet for teens
Diets rich in lean
beef can help teenagers maintain their levels of u...cent study by Snetselaar and colleagues shows that lean
red meat can actually benefit those on a decreased-fat diet. The study, publi...
Researchers to pinpoint relationship between obesity-associated diabetes and heart disease
...inhibits it. Previously, they demonstrated that in lean
people, elevated free fatty acids cause insulin resistance and start the pro-inflammatory processes, which can in turn lead to heart disease. Now they will examine this phenomenon in more detail in obese patients. "This is an exciting area of resear...
Policy highlights from Tufts University Friedman School of Nutrition
... vegetables, whole grains, low fat diary, fish and lean
meats and modifying portions to help achieve and maintain a healthy body weight. Additionally, the report recommends that women in the highest risk bracket, who are considered at over 20% risk for having a cardiovascular event in the next 10 years, c...
American Thoracic Society Journal news tips for March 2004 (first issue)
...terized by a higher proportion of tissue water and lean
body mass. He explained that these alterations account for differing patterns of drug absorption and distribution that can lead to sub-therapeutic or toxic drug responses. Monitoring of serum concentrations represents the most reliable method of me...
Young people prone to type 2 diabetes exhibit alterations in mitochondrial activity
...or in the development of type 2 diabetes in young, lean
offspring of parents with the disease. They demonstrated a potential mechanism for the accumulation of fat in muscle cells of young, lean, insulin-resistant children of parents with type 2 diabetes by comparing them with insulin-sensitive control ...
Modest exercise can prevent weight gain
...vigorous intensity groups saw similar increases in lean
body mass, or muscle, which were twice as high as ... intensity groups resulted in greater increases in lean
body mass, which if confirmed by other studies, could have significant implications," Slentz said. "...
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