How Not Getting Enough Sleep Affects Your Metabolism

As far as human nature is concerned, sleeping and eating are two of our most basic perfunctory systems. But how do these two connect and affect each other? In the modern day glorification of “busyness” sleep has taken a backseat, with many adults regularly skimping on their 6-8 hours a night. The hormonal responses to… Read More

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Vietnam: What are the Prevalence of & Risk Factors for Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus?

Research Paper Title Prevalence of and Risk Factors for Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus in Vietnam: A Systematic Review. Background This systematic review examined trends in the prevalence of type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) and identified its risk factors among adults in Vietnam. Methods PubMed, Web of Science, Wiley Online Library, and Scopus databases were searched to… Read More

Genes: How Your Lifestyle Choices Could Affect Your Children…

For the first time, we have a mechanism that could explain how your lifestyle choices may impact the genes of your children and grandchildren. Mounting evidence suggests that environmental factors such as smoking, diet and stress can leave their mark on the genes of future generations. For example, girls born to Dutch women who were… Read More

Lingonberries, Mice & Obesity

Research Paper Title Evaluation of Beneficial Metabolic Effects of Berries in High-Fat Fed C57BL/6J Mice. Objective The aim of the study was to screen eight species of berries for their ability to prevent obesity and metabolic abnormalities associated with type 2 diabetes. Methods C57BL/6J mice were assigned the following diets for 13 weeks: low-fat diet,… Read More

Children & Metabolic Risk Factors

Research Paper Title Prevalence of Metabolic Syndrome in a Cohort of Chinese Schoolchildren: Comparison of Two Definitions and Assessment of Adipokines as Components by Factor Analysis. Background Although attention to metabolic syndrome (MetS) in children has increased, there is still no universally accepted definition and its pathogenesis remains unclear. The researchers aim was to compare… Read More