Navigation Links
Metabolic Syndrome May Be in the Genes
Date:6/19/2008

Certain DNA raises the odds of this cluster of heart risk factors, experts say

THURSDAY, June 19 (HealthDay News) -- Your risk of developing metabolic syndrome -- a group of factors linked to heart disease and diabetes -- increases if you have five common gene variations, researchers say.

But one additional variant may still protect you from the condition, they add.

People with metabolic syndrome run four times the risk of heart disease and seven times the risk of diabetes as those without the condition. Metabolic syndrome is usually found in people with three of these symptoms: abdominal obesity, high blood triglyceride levels, lower levels of "good" HDL cholesterol, elevated blood pressure and elevated fasting blood glucose.

According to the June issue of Human Molecular Genetics, nutrition researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis found the variations on the CD36 gene, located in a part of chromosome 7 previously associated with metabolic syndrome in other studies.

This linkage is important, because as the population of obese adults continues to grow in the United States, they become susceptible to problems such as diabetes and heart disease. Better understanding of associations between obesity, the CD36 gene and disease risk may led to earlier identification and intervention for people susceptible to metabolic syndrome, the team said.

The DNA studied came from more than 2,000 African-Americans because variations in the gene are more common in these individuals; however, the researchers expect their discovery will apply to other populations.

The researchers also found that many variants affected blood levels of HDL cholesterol. They are examining how the relationship between CD36 and HDL cholesterol works to determine whether the HDL molecule is being changed by the products of the variants.

More information

The U.S.
'/>"/>

Copyright©2008 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Metabolic syndrome heightens risk for development of uric-acid kidney stones
2. Abaxis Announces First Ever CLIA-Waived Comprehensive Metabolic Panel
3. Low-carb diet reduces inflammation and blood saturated fat in metabolic syndrome
4. Unrelated Cord Blood Helps Infants With Metabolic Disorders
5. Moderate Exercise Cuts Risk of Metabolic Syndrome
6. Pediatricians call for a cohesive definition of metabolic syndrome in children
7. Burgers, fries, diet soda: Metabolic syndrome blue-plate special
8. Metabolic syndrome affects nearly 1 in 10 US teens
9. Diuretics Best for Hypertension and Metabolic Syndrome
10. Diuretics excel in drug comparison trial involving hypertension/metabolic syndrome
11. Exercise and caloric restriction may be treatment method for metabolic syndrome
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Metabolic Syndrome May Be in the Genes
(Date:9/1/2014)... (PRWEB) September 01, 2014 "Women struggle ... These hormonal daily changes begin as early as 15, ... their lives negotiating the ups and downs of hormone ... thin or even healthy sizes seems to rage against ... As a woman in her 40's begin to face ...
(Date:9/1/2014)... Thompson HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, ... previously given to two American aid workers successfully cured a ... tests, researchers report. The drug, ZMapp, prompted recovery in ... get the medication until five days after infection. ZMapp ... days or even hours away from death, said study senior ...
(Date:9/1/2014)... Monday 1 September 2014: Permanent atrial fibrillation (AF) ... according to research in more than 6 000 patients ... from Belgium. The findings suggest that a simple clinical ... to better estimate stroke risk. , Ischaemic stroke is ... for over a million deaths and many more disabled ...
(Date:9/1/2014)... 2014 The National Association of Hispanic ... Dawn Bazarko, DNP, MPH, RN, and Adriana Perez, PhD, ... Academy of Nursing. They will be inducted with Immediate ... whose induction we reported last May. , Our three ... the 2014 American Academy of Nursing Policy Conference in ...
(Date:9/1/2014)... New York (PRWEB) September 01, 2014 ... store, retrieve, organize and analyze biological and genetic ... of the activity of developing software tools to ... not to be confused with biological computation. While ... better understanding of biology can its related concepts, ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Female Hormonal Imbalances - Can’t Seem to Shed Those Extra Pounds? Discussion with Medical Expert Dr. Clairborne on Dr. Carol Francis Talk Radio Today 2Health News:Female Hormonal Imbalances - Can’t Seem to Shed Those Extra Pounds? Discussion with Medical Expert Dr. Clairborne on Dr. Carol Francis Talk Radio Today 3Health News:Monkey Trial Supports Ebola Drug That May Have Helped 2 Stricken Americans 2Health News:Monkey Trial Supports Ebola Drug That May Have Helped 2 Stricken Americans 3Health News:Permanent AF doubles risk of stroke compared to paroxysmal AF 2Health News:Two Additional NAHN Members to be Inducted as Fellows of the American Academy of Nursing 2Health News:Two Additional NAHN Members to be Inducted as Fellows of the American Academy of Nursing 3Health News:Two Additional NAHN Members to be Inducted as Fellows of the American Academy of Nursing 4Health News:Bioinformatics Market: A fusion of Computers and Biological Data 2Health News:Bioinformatics Market: A fusion of Computers and Biological Data 3Health News:Bioinformatics Market: A fusion of Computers and Biological Data 4
... drug use, delivery made a measurable impact in Planned ... Two changes to the way Planned Parenthood clinics perform ... the rate of serious infections, a new report says. ... the area between the gum and the cheek (buccal ...
... ... essential for embryonic stem cells to maintain their all-purpose, pluripotent state. Exploiting the finding ... a strategy to efficiently reprogram mature cells back into the pluripotent state, an elusive step ... , ...
... In a new letter to the three key leaders shaping ... Ways and Means Chairman Charles Rangel (D-NY), Energy and Commerce ... Miller (D-CA) - the Coalition to Protect Senior Care (CPSC) ... could harm seniors, care, cut thousands of key frontline care ...
... more articulate essays were protected from symptoms , WEDNESDAY, July ... early adulthood were less likely to have Alzheimer,s disease later ... that are hallmarks of the disease. , Also, ... neurons, according to a study appearing in the July 9 ...
... tell you that raising a preschooler is no easy task. ... up a child with autism or a developmental delay. ... about their experiences and found that moms of children with ... than mothers of children with developmental delay. Children,s problem ...
... , CHICAGO, July 8 The ... of its 75 city tour, including the top 10,Hispanic cities, ... benefits. The tour recently cruised through Chicago hosting free,events to ... drink well,with nature,s wellness drink: milk. , ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Changes Reduced Infections From Medical Abortion 2Health News:Changes Reduced Infections From Medical Abortion 3Health News:Stem Cells' "Suspended" State Preserved by Key Step, Scientists Report 2Health News:Stem Cells' "Suspended" State Preserved by Key Step, Scientists Report 3Health News:Stem Cells' "Suspended" State Preserved by Key Step, Scientists Report 4Health News:New Letter to Rangel, Waxman, Miller from National Seniors Coalition Outlines Concerns With House Tri-Committee Health Reform Bill 2Health News:New Letter to Rangel, Waxman, Miller from National Seniors Coalition Outlines Concerns With House Tri-Committee Health Reform Bill 3Health News:New Letter to Rangel, Waxman, Miller from National Seniors Coalition Outlines Concerns With House Tri-Committee Health Reform Bill 4Health News:Greater Language Skills in 20s May Guard Against Alzheimer's 2Health News:Greater Language Skills in 20s May Guard Against Alzheimer's 3Health News:Mothers of children with autism have higher parental stress, psychological distress 2Health News:Mothers of children with autism have higher parental stress, psychological distress 3Health News:The Hispanic got milk? Campaign Visits Chicago from July 2 - July 10 2
(Date:8/29/2014)... Aug. 29, 2014  Chuma Holdings, Inc. (OTCBB:CHUM) ... and turnkey support services for the lawfully organized ... processed and approved the Company,s name and symbol ... Corporation will be known as Chuma Holdings, Inc. ... through a merger with the Company,s wholly-owned subsidiary, ...
(Date:8/29/2014)... 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- SAM Medical Products Implements Voluntary ... SAM Junctional Tourniquet.  Photo - ... Products announced today that it has begun notifying ... potential issue with a clip used to secure ... of the SAM Junctional Tourniquet (SJT).  The company ...
(Date:8/29/2014)...   Mast Therapeutics, Inc. (NYSE MKT: ... Santosh Vetticaden, Chief Medical Officer and Senior Vice ... reasons, in mid-September.  Edwin L. Parsley , ... which Mast acquired earlier this year, will assume ... Chief Medical Officer.  Dr. Parsley previously was with ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:CannaMed Announces Name Change and Trading Symbol Change 2CannaMed Announces Name Change and Trading Symbol Change 3SAM Medical Products Implements Voluntary Recall of its Accessory (Axilla) Strap for the SAM Junctional Tourniquet. 2Mast Therapeutics Announces Management Change 2Mast Therapeutics Announces Management Change 3Mast Therapeutics Announces Management Change 4
... ... ... ... ...
... ... ... ... ...
Cached Medicine Technology:FTC Bars Transitions Optical, Inc. from Using Anticompetitive Tactics to Maintain its Monopoly in Darkening Treatments for Eyeglass Lenses 2FTC Bars Transitions Optical, Inc. from Using Anticompetitive Tactics to Maintain its Monopoly in Darkening Treatments for Eyeglass Lenses 3FTC Bars Transitions Optical, Inc. from Using Anticompetitive Tactics to Maintain its Monopoly in Darkening Treatments for Eyeglass Lenses 4FTC Bars Transitions Optical, Inc. from Using Anticompetitive Tactics to Maintain its Monopoly in Darkening Treatments for Eyeglass Lenses 5FTC Bars Transitions Optical, Inc. from Using Anticompetitive Tactics to Maintain its Monopoly in Darkening Treatments for Eyeglass Lenses 6FTC Bars Transitions Optical, Inc. from Using Anticompetitive Tactics to Maintain its Monopoly in Darkening Treatments for Eyeglass Lenses 7FTC Bars Transitions Optical, Inc. from Using Anticompetitive Tactics to Maintain its Monopoly in Darkening Treatments for Eyeglass Lenses 8FTC Bars Transitions Optical, Inc. from Using Anticompetitive Tactics to Maintain its Monopoly in Darkening Treatments for Eyeglass Lenses 9FTC Bars Transitions Optical, Inc. from Using Anticompetitive Tactics to Maintain its Monopoly in Darkening Treatments for Eyeglass Lenses 10FTC Bars Transitions Optical, Inc. from Using Anticompetitive Tactics to Maintain its Monopoly in Darkening Treatments for Eyeglass Lenses 11Rapid Review Imaging System From P&R Dental Strategies Assures Fast, Accurate and Efficient Dental Claim Review 2Rapid Review Imaging System From P&R Dental Strategies Assures Fast, Accurate and Efficient Dental Claim Review 3Rapid Review Imaging System From P&R Dental Strategies Assures Fast, Accurate and Efficient Dental Claim Review 4Rapid Review Imaging System From P&R Dental Strategies Assures Fast, Accurate and Efficient Dental Claim Review 5Rapid Review Imaging System From P&R Dental Strategies Assures Fast, Accurate and Efficient Dental Claim Review 6
... pacemaker family offers some ... automatic devices. Featuring the ... advanced technologies ever seen, ... incorporates the exclusive ventricular ...
... The Guidant INSIGNIA ... sophisticated patient-specific, easy-to-use features ... and enhanced patient safety. ... are programmed using the ...
... model 1688 and model 1488 active-fixation leads ... leads, offering the unsurpassed handling advantages, performance, ... line of active-fixation leads. Implantable with a ... of the Tendril SDX lead is designed ...
... FlashLink Wireless is a stand-alone real-time ... provides for user defined set up, ... for temperature and humidity. It offers ... as hospitals, blood banks, laboratories, refrigerators, ...
Medicine Products: