Navigation Links
UAB research finds childbearing increases chance of developing the metabolic syndrome
Date:9/22/2009

.

After controlling for preconception measurements of body mass index (BMI), all metabolic syndrome components and physical activity, Lewis and her colleagues found that women who had given birth to one child or more than one child were independently associated with a higher incidence of the metabolic syndrome (33 percent and 62 percent higher, respectively) than women who had not had children. Among women with gestational diabetes, once baseline adjustments were made, the researchers found that they were nearly two-and-a-half times more likely to develop the metabolic syndrome than those women who had not had gestational diabetes-complicated pregnancies.

"Our findings suggest that childbearing can contribute to the development of the metabolic syndrome and that part of the association may be through weight gain and lack of physical activity," Lewis said. "And, although women with gestational diabetes had the highest relative risk of developing the metabolic syndrome, those with non-gestational diabetes pregnancies made up the larger at-risk group."

Lewis and her colleagues suggested that future studies may determine whether reductions in weight retention and central obesity, and reductions through treatment of cholesterol and triglycerides, after pregnancy may prevent disease later in life. They also suggested postpartum screening of cardio-metabolic risk factors, especially among women with gestational diabetes, may offer an important opportunity for disease prevention among women of reproductive and older ages.

Until then, Lewis said, the best way for everyone to prevent disease, including women of childbearing age, is to make the necessary lifestyle changes: exercise regularly and eat a healthy diet.


'/>"/>

Contact: Jennifer Lollar
jpark@uab.edu
205-934-3888
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related biology news :

1. Researcher awarded $1.2 million grant to study centrosomes and cilia
2. UAB research team saves turtle species on the brink
3. Nanoresearchers challenge dogma in protein transportation in cells
4. Ben-Gurion University Alzheimers researcher demonstrates specific immune response to vaccine
5. 1 million euro EU grant for MDC diabetes researcher Dr. Francesca M. Spagnoli
6. MDC researchers discover molecule responsible for axonal branching
7. Cybernetwork to help K-State researchers study tallgrass prairie, respond to global warming
8. UH Manoa researcher examines possible implications of daily commute and mosquito-borne diseases
9. Researchers prolong the half-life of biopharmaceutical proteins
10. New research to unravel how nutrients drive toxic brown tides on East Coast
11. Barrow researcher finds natural hydrogel helps heal spinal cord
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:8/22/2014)... discoveries in basic and clinical research and technological ... a complex offensive spanning multiple fronts. , Work ... could help find new and more selective therapies ... targets a specific enzyme overexpressed in certain cancersand ... brain tumours. , Chemistry professor Christopher Cairo and ...
(Date:8/22/2014)... strong antioxidants and can reduce free radical ... against oxidative stress? Jianbo Zhao and co-workers ... Medical University, China discovered that green tea ... neuronal apoptosis, indicating green tea polyphenols play ... under oxidative stress. The relevant study has ...
(Date:8/22/2014)... Stanford, CAEveryone,s heard of the birds and the ... flowers that are being fertilized. The fertilization process ... extensive communication between the male and female reproductive ... Stanford, Regensburg, Heidelberg, and Munich, and including Carnegie,s ... discoveries in the chemical signaling process that guides ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):New enzyme targets for selective cancer therapies 2New enzyme targets for selective cancer therapies 3Calcium and reproduction go together 2
... States and Europe has identified more than a dozen genes ... forms of kidney disease. The team, known as the CKDGen ... 65,000 individuals of European descent. Common variations in several genes ... kidney function or chronic kidney disease than in those with ...
... artificial light at night disrupts circadian cell division, reveals ... of the University of Haifa-Oranim Department of Environmental and ... the University of Leicester. "Damage to cell division is ... understand the causes of this damage," notes Dr. Ben-Shlomo. ...
... HEIDELBERG, Germany, 12 April 2010 More than 120 leading ... EMBO Meeting 2010 the second annual life sciences conference ... held in Barcelona from 4 - 7 September 2010. ... Elizabeth Blackburn Roles of telomeres & telemorase in health ...
Cached Biology News:International research team discovers novel genes influencing kidney disease risk 2Call for abstracts and registration the EMBO Meeting 2010 2Call for abstracts and registration the EMBO Meeting 2010 3
(Date:8/21/2014)... , Aug. 21, 2014  Decision Resources ... Brazil and Mexico ... uptake of several newly approved agents, the anticipated ... indication and the launch of emerging biologics will ... In particular, the emerging IL-5 inhibitors will introduce ...
(Date:8/21/2014)... , Aug. 21, 2014  China Cord Blood Corporation (NYSE: ... plan to release financial results for the first quarter ... after market close in the US.  ... a.m. ET on Friday, August 29, 2014 to discuss ... the Company,s recent developments, followed by a question and ...
(Date:8/21/2014)... Ontotext S4 , The Self Service Semantic ... Now the same enterprise hardened text mining, Linked Data ... is available to start-ups and mid-size businesses at a ... do not have resources to evaluate and prototype enterprise ... there is no need for on premise hardware provisioning ...
(Date:8/21/2014)... Wednesday of last week RENU 28, the world's first and ... for purchase in Australia and New Zealand, and the response ... is, if you think about the definition of aging, it's ... within your body. If you think about the definition of ... What RENU 28 does is it works with these tiny ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Asthma Agents Currently Face a Suboptimal Coverage Environment in Brazil and Mexico, and as the Treatment Armamentarium Expands, Competitiveness Will Further Intensify 2Asthma Agents Currently Face a Suboptimal Coverage Environment in Brazil and Mexico, and as the Treatment Armamentarium Expands, Competitiveness Will Further Intensify 3China Cord Blood Corporation to Report First Quarter of Fiscal 2015 Financial Results 2Ontotext Releases Text Mining & Semantic Technology Running in the Cloud – Welcome to “S4? 2Ontotext Releases Text Mining & Semantic Technology Running in the Cloud – Welcome to “S4? 3Ontotext Releases Text Mining & Semantic Technology Running in the Cloud – Welcome to “S4? 4RENU 28 Skin Care Now Available in Australia and New Zealand 2
... this sudden accident incubates a branding process, which can result ... birth to an extreme name identity, whereupon a major advertising ... stirred -- and that's how we refer to today's trendy ... secrets of the various branding tricks and become aware of ...
... met last week, we reviewed the performance of the Midwest large cap ... stock market indices reacted during the first half of 2005. , ,The ... can be seen below) with the exception of the Amex Biotech index. ... were up on a very solid basis. , , , ...
... Although outsourcing has been utilized by thousands of U.S. ... controversial topic. In fact, lawmakers in more than 35 ... popularity among corporations as an effective cost-cutting tool has ... not usually mean offshore outsourcing, it was ...
Cached Biology Technology:Accidental naming 2Accidental naming 3Accidental naming 4Midwest biotech stocks receive hefty haircut in first half of 2005 2Consider the legal issues before outsourcing offshore 2Consider the legal issues before outsourcing offshore 3Consider the legal issues before outsourcing offshore 4Consider the legal issues before outsourcing offshore 5
Rabbit polyclonal to Retinoic Acid Receptor beta 2 ( Abpromise for all tested applications). entrezGeneID: 5915...
Ca2+ Channel Ca gamma 2 Purified Anti-Mouse, Anti-Rat, Anti-Human clone Polyclonal, Isotype Rabbit Ig, 50 µl Consult technical datasheet for details....
...
... for spontaneous ligand immobilization can be coupled with ... or receptor to create an affinity matrix of ... ligands via primary amines. Affi-Gel 10 gel couples ... to 11; Affi-Gel 15 gel couples acidic proteins ...
Biology Products: