Navigation Links
Metabolic syndrome risk factors drive significantly higher health care costs
Date:9/17/2009

New Rochelle, NY, September 17, 2009Risk factors for metabolic syndrome, such as obesity, high blood pressure, and elevated blood lipid levels, can increase a person's healthcare costs nearly 1.6-fold, or about $2,000 per year. For each additional risk factor those costs rise an average of 24%, according to an illuminating article in a recent issue of Metabolic Syndrome and Related Disorders, a peer-reviewed journal published by Mary Ann Liebert, Inc. The article is available free online at www.liebertpub.com/met

A two-year study that compared annual healthcare costs for people with and without diabetes found both higher healthcare utilization and significantly greater expenses ($5,732 versus $3,581 per year) for those who had risk factors for metabolic syndrome. A group of researchers from the Center for Health Studies (Seattle, WA); United BioSource Corp. (Bethesda, MD); University of Arizona, Tucson; Kaiser Permanente's Colorado Clinical Research Unit in Denver and Northwest Center for Health Research in Portland, Oregon; Genzyme (Cambridge, MA); and Sanofi-Aventis (Bridgewater, NJ), led by D.M. Boudreau, PhD, from United BioSource, evaluated healthcare utilization among more than 170,000 men and women, approximately 58% of whom had risk factors for metabolic syndrome.

The study, entitled "Health Care Utilization and Costs by Metabolic Syndrome Risk Factors," also compared the annual healthcare costs for subjects who had both diabetes and metabolic syndrome risk factors and found them to be nearly double the costs for people who did not have diabetes but had similar risk factors for metabolic syndrome ($8,067 vs. $4,638).

"This important study clearly brings home the enormous economic burden that the metabolic syndrome extracts in a very large sample. Future studies should be directed at targeting the dyslipidemia, hypertension, etc., to see what the savings would be with respect
'/>"/>

Contact: Vicki Cohn
vcohn@liebertpub.com
914-740-2156
Mary Ann Liebert, Inc./Genetic Engineering News
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related biology news :

1. Powerful integration of lipid metabolic profiling with gene expression analysis
2. Metabolic Engineering VII
3. NYU dental professor discovers biological clock linking tooth growth to other metabolic processes
4. Bisphenol A linked to metabolic syndrome in human tissue
5. New evidence on the robustness of metabolic networks
6. Cortisol and fatty liver: Researchers find cause of severe metabolic disorders
7. For insulin sensitive overweight patients, 1 session of exercise improves metabolic health
8. Adiponectin is a metabolic link between obesity and bone mineral density
9. Athletes not spared from health risks of metabolic syndrome
10. Research suggests vegetable juice may help people with metabolic syndrome lose weight
11. Drinking 100 percent fruit juice is associated with lower risk of obesity and metabolic syndrome
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:1/22/2015)... ("Company") (BM&FBOVESPA: VLID3 ON), is pleased to inform its shareholders ... Washington,s Department of Licensing, in the United States, awarded ... for driver,s licenses and identification cards to its subsidiary, Valid ... start in January 2015, with enrollment and card production starting ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... MELBOURNE, Fla. , Jan. 13, 2015  Today, ... wearable technology, launched its crowdfunding campaign on Fundable, ... accelerate the build of production capacity to meet ... Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20150113/168790 ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... Wis. , Jan. 15, 2015  BellBrook Labs, ... drug discovery, announced the launch of a TR-FRET ... the company,s Transcreener UDP Assay, a high throughput ... The new assay will allow for sensitive detection ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Valid USA Signs Contract For Washington Driver's License Issuance 2FreeWavz Launches on Fundable to Drive Speed-to-Market in 2015 2BellBrook Labs Launches a High Throughput Screening Assay for Glycosyltransferases with TR-FRET Readout 2
... emit deadly venom from tentacles that can reach ten feet in ... been of interest to scientists and to the public. Yet little ... the animal tree of life. In a paper published November ... researchers Allen Collins, Bastian Bentlage and Cheryl Lewis Ames of the ...
... Scientists in China are reporting discovery of unusual liver ... long-standing mystery of why the hepatitis B virus (HBV) sexually ... been published online in ACS, Journal of Proteome Research ... and colleagues note that chronic hepatitis B seems to progress ...
... A new generation of "green" automobile tires that can ... their way through the research pipeline. The new tires could ... a car,s fuel economy. That,s the topic of the cover ... (C&EN) ACS, weekly newsmagazine. C&EN Senior Editor Alexander ...
Cached Biology News:Scientists unravel evolution of highly toxic box jellyfish 2Scientists unravel evolution of highly toxic box jellyfish 3
(Date:3/2/2015)... Massachusetts (PRWEB) March 02, 2015 Outside ... services, today announced the addition of Debbie Casey as ... capabilities in the healthcare space. , Debbie ... most of which with Fresenius Medical Care North America ... leverage her extensive experience to work with Outside GC’s ...
(Date:2/27/2015)... British Columbia , Feb. 27, 2015   ... leader in synthetic biology, today announced it has entered ... (OSF), the pioneering agricultural company behind the Arctic ... Through the acquisition, Intrexon expands its food programs to ... convenient for consumers while providing economic benefit throughout the ...
(Date:2/27/2015)... Immunovaccine Inc. (“Immunovaccine”) (TSX: IMV), ... announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration ... and Phase I clinical trials of the DPX-Anthrax ... co-development agreement signed with Gilead Life Sciences. The ... the DPX-Survivac. , “We have been in talks ...
(Date:2/27/2015)... (PRWEB) February 27, 2015 FamilyFarms Group ... General Manager of State Line Farms, received the 2015 ... a producer, under the age of 35, who has ... is an honor to win the Tomorrow's Top Producer ... who won the Top Producer Award and learning from ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Outside GC Expands Healthcare Team 2Intrexon to Acquire Okanagan Specialty Fruits 2Intrexon to Acquire Okanagan Specialty Fruits 3Intrexon to Acquire Okanagan Specialty Fruits 4Immunovaccine Inc. (TSX: IMV) receives Fast Track and Phase I trial approval for Ebola and Anthrax vaccine programs, signs co-development agreement with Gilead Sciences 2Immunovaccine Inc. (TSX: IMV) receives Fast Track and Phase I trial approval for Ebola and Anthrax vaccine programs, signs co-development agreement with Gilead Sciences 3Matt Sims Receives the 2015 Tomorrow’s Top Producer Horizon Award 2
... TaqPlus Long DNA polymerase to genotype,mice ... ,Cardiovascular Research Center, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH , ... using,long-distance PCR, whereby genomic DNA is isolated from mouse ... Long DNA,polymerase.* , , PCR is ...
... The first precast gels for automated sequencing and genetic ... Harry Osterman Mark,Vanek ,LI-COR Biotechnology Division , LI-COR ... automated DNA sequencing and genetic analysis. Stratagenes CastAway , ... and are,ready to load in less than 30 minutes. ...
... solopack Gold cells reduce the time and effort needed ... Amy Duncan Bruce,Jerpseth Alan Greener ,Stratagene ... , strain* in an easy-to-use, single-reaction format ... 9 transformants/g of,supercoiled DNA or the competent efficiency ...
Cached Biology Technology:Easily Amplify Genomic DNA with Long-Distance PCR 2Easily Amplify Genomic DNA with Long-Distance PCR 3Easily Amplify Genomic DNA with Long-Distance PCR 4Easily Amplify Genomic DNA with Long-Distance PCR 5Easily Amplify Genomic DNA with Long-Distance PCR 6Easily Amplify Genomic DNA with Long-Distance PCR 7CastAway Precast Gels for Rapid Automated DNA Sequence Analysis 2CastAway Precast Gels for Rapid Automated DNA Sequence Analysis 3CastAway Precast Gels for Rapid Automated DNA Sequence Analysis 4CastAway Precast Gels for Rapid Automated DNA Sequence Analysis 5XL10-Gold Cells Supplied in New Single-Reaction Format 2XL10-Gold Cells Supplied in New Single-Reaction Format 3XL10-Gold Cells Supplied in New Single-Reaction Format 4
... of a series of media originally developed at ... al. for the large scale propagation of cells ... primarily used for the growth and maintenance of ... of viruses in these cell lines. One of ...
... is a new product number, ... product number. If showing no ... the old Sigma-Aldrich number (C7046) ... assistance. Mfr Desig: Corning ...
...
... This CLS number is ... to easily match Cornings product ... yet, please order under the ... contact customer service for assistance. ...
Biology Products: