Navigation Links
Study finds low vitamin-d levels in northern California residents with metabolic syndrome
Date:11/30/2010

(SACRAMENTO, Calif.) ― Researchers from the UC Davis Health System have found that compared with healthy controls, blood levels of vitamin D are significantly reduced in patients in the Sacramento area with metabolic syndrome, a constellation of disease risk factors that affects about one in three U.S. adults and predisposes them to diabetes, heart disease and stroke.

The study is the first to examine vitamin-D status in patients with metabolic syndrome living in Northern California, where the many hours of sunshine make the vitamin-D deficiency finding surprising. The study, entitled "Low vitamin D levels in North American adults with the metabolic syndrome," was published online today and will appear in the January 2011 issue of the journal Hormone and Metabolic Research.

"In spite of our great sun exposure in Northern California, 30 percent of patients with metabolic syndrome have vitamin-D deficiency, and even many subjects in the control group had inadequate levels," said Ishwarlal Jialal, the study's principal investigator and professor of pathology and laboratory medicine at the UC Davis Health System. "Considering our climate and healthy lifestyles here, these findings were unexpected."

The study measured serum vitamin D levels in 44 people with metabolic syndrome and compared them to 37 healthy controls matched for age and gender. They found that 30 percent of subjects with metabolic syndrome were deficient in vitamin D compared with eight percent of controls. The difference between the groups was statistically significant and could not be explained by differences in sun exposure or other factors that are known to alter vitamin-D levels, such as kidney disease and amount of body fat. Furthermore, the low levels correlated with risk of diabetes such as insulin resistance and plasma glucose levels.

Metabolic syndrome has become highly prevalent in the United States with the obesity epidemic. The syndrome is chara
'/>"/>

Contact: Carole Gan
carole.gan@ucdmc.ucdavis.edu
916-734-9047
University of California - Davis Health System
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3 4

Related biology news :

1. Study finds anti-microbials a common cause of drug-induced liver injury and failure
2. Pioneering study reveals UK biodiversity hotspot
3. Study: Ecological effects of biodiversity loss underestimated
4. Study assesses nuclear power assumptions
5. Study suggests that being too clean can make people sick
6. Developing countries often outsource deforestation, study finds
7. Iowa State, Ames Lab researcher develops new way to study single biological molecules
8. Hybrid tugboat cuts emissions, University of California, Riverside study shows
9. Study reveals neural basis of rapid brain adaptation
10. New study into bladder regeneration heralds organ replacement treatment
11. Businessman-philanthropist assists TGen-VARI study of rare cancer
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:2/5/2015)... --NXT-ID, Inc. (NASDAQ: NXTD and NXTDW) ... on the growing mobile commerce market, announces the launch ... part of its 2015 marketing and branding initiatives for ... consumer website for Wocketwallet.com earlier this month. ... "Our new corporate website naturally showcases our premiere consumer ...
(Date:2/5/2015)... , Jan. 28, 2015 Research and ... the addition of the "Global Biometrics Market ... Regions and Countries " report to their offering. ... Asia-Pacific is anticipated to ... 2015, owing to increasing government spending towards IT ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... Jan. 9, 2015 Valid S.A. ("Company") (BM&FBOVESPA: VLID3 ON), ... general the State of Washington,s Department ... new enrollment and central issuance system for driver,s licenses and ... The project planning and development will start in January 2015, ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):NXT-ID, Inc. Launches New Corporate Website As Part Of Ongoing 2015 Branding Initiatives For Wocket Smart Wallet 2NXT-ID, Inc. Launches New Corporate Website As Part Of Ongoing 2015 Branding Initiatives For Wocket Smart Wallet 3Global Biometrics Market (2014-2020): Market Forecast By Technologies, Applications, End Use, Regions and Countries 2Global Biometrics Market (2014-2020): Market Forecast By Technologies, Applications, End Use, Regions and Countries 3Valid USA Signs Contract For Washington Driver's License Issuance 2
... have different types of personality that affect the extent to ... new research. Researchers from Durham University and the University ... that seal mothers are often unpredictable and adopt a wide ... their pups. Some are very attentive while others are not, ...
... Purdue University researchers have discovered a fine-tuning mechanism involved ... a popular herbicide may have unintended consequences, causing some ... Murphy, a professor of horticulture, and Wendy Peer, an ... a plant hormone essential for plant development. They showed ...
... application of engineering principles to understand and treat medical ... repairing damage to the brain caused by a traumatic ... is presented in a special issue of Journal ... Ann Liebert, Inc. ( http://www.liebertpub.com ) The entire issue ...
Cached Biology News:Seals show different levels of parenting skills 2Seals show different levels of parenting skills 3Herbicide may affect plants thought to be resistant 2Bioengineering yields new approaches for diagnosing and treating traumatic brain injury 2
(Date:2/27/2015)... --Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/p2ddnr/global_market ) has announced ... report to their offering. , Global ... data on Trypsin globally and regionally ( Europe ... , Latin America etc.). It ... This report focuses on three primary areas; manufacture methods ...
(Date:2/27/2015)... 2015 Bionomics Limited (ASX:BNO, ADR:BMICY) is to ... BNC105 in patients with metastatic renal cancer at the ... . The data will be presented by Dr. ... Comprehensive Cancer Center in California ... data identifies Ferritin and IL-8 as two baseline biomarkers ...
(Date:2/27/2015)... CA (PRWEB) February 27, 2015 Cytokinetics, ... forces on February 28 with patients and health care ... awareness for Rare Disease Day®. Rare Disease Day ... and calling attention to the special challenges faced by ... them. , “Cytokinetics is proud to stand alongside patients ...
(Date:2/26/2015)... , Feb. 26, 2015 S&P Capital IQ ... Stock Report coverage on MabVax Therapeutics Holdings Inc . ... a clinical stage biotechnology company focused on the development ... needs in the treatment of cancer. MabVax has discovered ... the protective immune responses generated by patients who have ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Global Market Report of Trypsin 2014-2018 2New BNC105 Biomarker Data to be Presented at US Cancer Conference 2New BNC105 Biomarker Data to be Presented at US Cancer Conference 3New BNC105 Biomarker Data to be Presented at US Cancer Conference 4New BNC105 Biomarker Data to be Presented at US Cancer Conference 5Cytokinetics Joins Global Movement to Raise Awareness for Rare Diseases 2Cytokinetics Joins Global Movement to Raise Awareness for Rare Diseases 3Cytokinetics Joins Global Movement to Raise Awareness for Rare Diseases 4Cytokinetics Joins Global Movement to Raise Awareness for Rare Diseases 5Cytokinetics Joins Global Movement to Raise Awareness for Rare Diseases 6S&P Capital IQ Initiates Coverage on MabVax Therapeutics Holdings Inc. in S&P Capital IQ Factual Stock Reports 2S&P Capital IQ Initiates Coverage on MabVax Therapeutics Holdings Inc. in S&P Capital IQ Factual Stock Reports 3S&P Capital IQ Initiates Coverage on MabVax Therapeutics Holdings Inc. in S&P Capital IQ Factual Stock Reports 4S&P Capital IQ Initiates Coverage on MabVax Therapeutics Holdings Inc. in S&P Capital IQ Factual Stock Reports 5
... N.Y., May 28 XTL,Biopharmaceuticals Ltd. (Nasdaq: XTLB ... has been appointed to XTL,s Board of Directors.,The appointment, ... members., Mr. Charney, 61, recently retired from his ... international assurance, tax, transaction and,advisory services firm, having served ...
... study of internationally funded training programmes in biotechnology ... developing countries are unprepared to effectively manage and ... world community open to serious biosafety threats. , ... of Advanced Studies, says training and management deficiencies ...
... First Quarter Revenues Up 69% and Net Income ... /Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- WuXi PharmaTech (Cayman),Inc. (NYSE: WX ... and development outsourcing company with operations in China ... financial results,for the first quarter ended March 31, ...
Cached Biology Technology:XTL Biopharmaceuticals Announces Appointment of Laurence N. Charney to Board of Directors 2XTL Biopharmaceuticals Announces Appointment of Laurence N. Charney to Board of Directors 3Most developing countries ill-equipped to ensure global biosafety: UN University 2Most developing countries ill-equipped to ensure global biosafety: UN University 3WuXi PharmaTech Announces First Quarter 2008 Results 2WuXi PharmaTech Announces First Quarter 2008 Results 3WuXi PharmaTech Announces First Quarter 2008 Results 4WuXi PharmaTech Announces First Quarter 2008 Results 5WuXi PharmaTech Announces First Quarter 2008 Results 6WuXi PharmaTech Announces First Quarter 2008 Results 7WuXi PharmaTech Announces First Quarter 2008 Results 8WuXi PharmaTech Announces First Quarter 2008 Results 9WuXi PharmaTech Announces First Quarter 2008 Results 10WuXi PharmaTech Announces First Quarter 2008 Results 11
... product contains 5 ml of DETACHaBEAD Mouse ... mouse CD4+ T cells from Dynabeads Mouse ... CD4+ T cells from Dynabeads Mouse CD4 ... are suitable for any downstream application including ...
Porcine IFN-gamma ELISpot Development Module...
...
Request Info...
Biology Products: