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Herbal assisted weight loss causes neurological ailment in woman

...upplement is a potential candidate for causing the metabolic imbalance observed in the study. "There is the possibility that a decreased intestinal absorption of thiamine, facilitated by the use of herbal preparation, may have caused a deficiency of the vitamin in the patient," said study author GianPietro Sec...

Diet and walking lead to weight loss and metabolic control for type 2 diabetes, says Pitt

... and maintain significant weight loss and maintain metabolic control, according to a study by University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine researchers. The study, "Efficacy of Self-Selected Diet in AchievingWeight Loss and Metabolic Control in Type 2 Diabetes," will be presented June 17 at the American Diabetes...

PET reveals early coronary damage in young smokers

...ly. PET is a diagnostic imaging test that measures metabolic activity and generates images of organ or tissue function. The presentation by Dr. Iwado and colleagues is one of many at the SNM meeting that look at the ability of PET to predict future illness and provide valuable information for proactive treatm...

FDG PET predicts outcome in osteosarcomas

...y (PET) is a diagnostic imaging test that measures metabolic activity and generates images of organ or tissue function. FDG is the key radiopharmaceutical used in PET because, when injected, it is "taken up" more rapidly by tumor than by healthy tissue. This allows physicians to identify not only the spread of...

PET/CT may identify 'vulnerable' aortic plaque

...ken up" more rapidly by tissue with higher glucose metabolic activity. Not only is this of benefit in cancer imaging, but more studies like those of Dr. Tatsumi and colleagues indicate that with PET/CT, this tracer may be useful in a wide range of clinical settings. Most promising is its use in identifying "vu...

University of Pittsburgh research shows combined PET/CT finds cancerous lesions standard CT misses

...ary combination of clear structural definition and metabolic activity that is achieved with the PET/CT, said Dr...owing a radiologist to see cancerous activity at a metabolic level and pinpoint its exact location in the tissue so a biopsy can be performed and proper treatmen...

More clues about obesity revealed by brain-imaging study

... wondered whether obese people might have enhanced metabolic activity in specific brain regions, particularly t...radioactively labeled form of glucose, the brain's metabolic fuel. Known as FDG, this radiotracer (invented at Brookhaven) acts like glucose in the brain, concen...

Researchers warn antipsychotic drug

... quetiapine and ziprasidone. The researchers found metabolic abnormalities ranging from mild blood sugar problems to diabetic ketoacidosis and coma in patients who had been prescribed olanzapine, most of whom were otherwise not known to be diabetic. Diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA) is a serious condition in which a...

Physical activity may improve survival and quality of life

...xiety and side effects, improving immune function, metabolic hormones and weight control and thereby possibly i...l humoral factors may play a role. Sex steroid and metabolic hormones may also be involved, as well as hormonal changes caused by reduced weight. Courneya advise...

Poor adherence to control measures for older children with phenylketonuria

...ded guidelines to control phenylketonuria (PKU), a metabolic disorder which can cause severe cognitive impairment. PKU is one of the most frequent inherited metabolic disorders, with a prevalence of about one in 14,000 babies in populations of European descent. The d...

Stroke patients with high blood sugar at higher risk of death

...ot-busting' drugs. This new study shows that other metabolic abnormalities such as hyperglycemia may also have substantial effects on outcomes of strokes. I hope this important yet preliminary study will lead to a controlled trial of tight blood glucose control among stroke patients with diabetes," notes Willi...

Researchers identify brain pathway to explain how Fenfluramine causes weight loss

...d adds the serotonin system to the growing list of metabolic signals including leptin that act on the brain's melanocortin neurons, regulating food intake and body weight," explains the study's senior author Joel Elmquist, D.V.M., Ph.D., a neuroscientist and endocrinologist at BIDMC and associate professor o...

Dietary whole grains may benefit in prevention and treatment of type 2 diabetes

...e associations between whole-grain consumption and metabolic indicators of disease risk. The study suggest that high intakes of whole grains may reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes and CVD and may have particular benefits for overweight or obese individuals with diabetes. Participants in the Framingham Offsprin...

Leader of Florida's screening program for type 1 diabetes supports program's effectiveness

...ects 700,000 people and is the most common chronic metabolic disorder in children. From a public health point of view, it would seem that screening for type 1 diabetes is the right thing to do, but some in the medical community have pointed out that screening tests have a low positive predictive value and that...

Researchers identify pathway that helps keep weight in check

... for how the brain makes adjustments to the body's metabolic rate to prevent extra calories from turning into e...groups. "The beta-less mice had a modestly reduced metabolic rate and were slightly obese, compared with the control mice," says Lowell. However, he adds, among ...

Women with PCOS and their siblings with hormone problems have same gene defect

...f women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) have metabolic and hormonal abnormalities that are linked to the same gene defect that causes PCOS, a disorder associated with irregular periods, infertility, excessive body hair and increased risk for diabetes. These new findings came from the $6 million National...

Pediatric autopsies

...ass Spectrometry (MS/MS) for diagnosing underlying metabolic disturbances and disorders. Since then, advances i... have facilitated routine postmortem screening for metabolic disorders that may be the underlying cause of death in some infants and children, rather than SIDS. ...

Practical stress management program found to improve health of people with type 2 diabetes

...th all patients, especially those who have adverse metabolic control due to acute stress. The study, published earlier this year in the journal Diabetes Care, is available from the APA Public Affairs Office. Presentation: "Stress Management and Treatment of Diabetes," Richard S. Surwit, Ph.D., Duke Univers...

PET/CT scanning now available at Fox Chase Cancer Center

...ternal anatomy together with a unique view of cell metabolic function, aiding physicians in detecting and accur...ike sugar and oxygen. Areas with a high degree of metabolic activity have a greater chance of being cancerous. A computerized tomography or CT scan allows phys...

Study shows oral contraceptive use by young women does not contribute to weight gain

...raceptives during these developmental years causes metabolic and physiologic changes." This study is part of the Penn State Young Women's Health Study which is an ongoing observational study begun in 1990 with the enrollment of 112 healthy female adolescents who are representative of Caucasian females attend...

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