Navigation Links
Modest gain in visceral fat causes dysfunction of blood vessel lining in lean, healthy humans
Date:11/5/2007

ORLANDO, Fla. -- When lean healthy young adults gained about 9 pounds, the functioning of their blood vessel lining became impaired -- but shedding the weight restored proper functioning, according to a Mayo Clinic research report. The finding is important because this vessel disorder, known as endothelial dysfunction, is a predictor of heart attacks and stroke, and the effects of modest weight gain on the disorder were not previously known.

The Mayo Clinic team presented the findings today at the American Heart Associations Scientific Sessions 2007.

Significance of the Mayo Clinic Study

The study is the first randomized, blinded, controlled trial to assess the effects of weight gain -- and subsequent weight loss -- on endothelial function. Endothelial cells line the blood vessels. When not functioning correctly, they impede blood flow, which can predispose a person to heart attack or stroke. Determining how modest weight gain affects the condition was important due to the growing number of overweight adults worldwide.

The effects of obesity on heart health receives a lot of attention, but less scrutiny has been given to the impact on the endothelium of modest weight gain in otherwise healthy people, says Virend Somers, M.D., Ph.D., Mayo Clinic cardiologist and senior author. In fact, many adults accept this kind of weight gain -- 9 or 10 pounds -- as just part of aging. The assumption has generally been that a modest rise in body fat was more an issue of going up a clothing size, not a health issue. This study suggests otherwise, providing evidence that may help change our cultural attitude to the implications of modest weight gain as we age -- and perhaps strengthen the argument for diet and exercise to control weight as a means of protecting against cardiovascular disease.

The studys first author, Abel Romero Corral, M.D., of Mayo Clinic, says, There are three parts to the take-home message here: One i
'/>"/>

Contact: Traci Klein
newsbureau@mayo.edu
507-284-5005
Mayo Clinic
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Constipations Many Causes and Cures
2. How adhesive protein causes malaria
3. Eating AGE-Rich Foods Causes Dysfunction Linked to Heart Disease
4. Patient Safety Authority Releases Advisory Focusing on Common Causes of Medication Errors
5. New research shows how H5N1 virus causes disease
6. New discovery may improve treatment of one of the worlds leading causes of blindness
7. Research shows how genetic mutation causes epilepsy in infants
8. U-M scientists find new causes for neurodegeneration
9. IOM Workshop Calls for Greater Research Focus on Environmental Causes of Autism
10. Landmark Report: Excess Body Fat Causes Cancer
11. Vocal cord dysfunction may be caused by work
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:3/29/2015)... 2015 At this initial launch, ... basic health information around medical conditions that individuals ... challenges as well as helping them find solutions ... medical conditions using evidenced based information in print ... conversations around them., ,     Diabetes, ...
(Date:3/29/2015)... North American Seminars receives Texas Board ... Education Courses . , Utilizing Pilates to ... TPTA, approval # 56399TX      , The Interactive ... complex - 10.5 hours - Texas Board of Physical ... Treatment of the SI Joint - 10 hours - ...
(Date:3/28/2015)... Tucson, AZ (PRWEB) March 28, 2015 Coffee ... could also help protect you from gum disease, researchers have ... protected against gum disease. , Coffee contains antioxidants. Antioxidants fight ... is the question researchers at Boston Univ. Henry M. Goldman ... published in the August 2014 issue of the Journal of ...
(Date:3/28/2015)... Take a bite of warm, gooey ... Acids tumble into the stomach, ready to break down ... lets these acids run amok, triggering a burning sensation ... More than 60 million Americans have heartburn at least ... starts, and how it can be stopped. , Heartburn ...
(Date:3/28/2015)... The California-based leading wig brand UniWigs has prepared ... UniWigs during the Easter Holidays from today until April ... April Fools’ Day. , As the winter fades and ... Easter Festival, with religious origins to countries in Europe ... Christmas. The best wig provider, UniWigs, would like to ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Krame Health Solutions Announces Release of AfroHealthLink, an Interactive Health Resource Center Tailored to Individuals of African & Caribbean Descent Around the World 2Health News:Krame Health Solutions Announces Release of AfroHealthLink, an Interactive Health Resource Center Tailored to Individuals of African & Caribbean Descent Around the World 3Health News:New Research Impliments Coffee May Help Fight Gum Disease and Increasing Benefits With Tylers Coffee 2Health News:Bypass Your Heartburn Worries This Easter With Tylers Coffee 2Health News:UniWigs Is Sending Out Mysterious Gifts During the Easter Holidays 2
... Beneficiaries Have Access to Life-Saving Diagnostic Tests, Encourage ... The Coalition for 21st Century Medicine today ... Access to Critical Lab Tests Act , legislation ... March 25th by Representatives Jason Altmire (D-PA), Anna ...
... One of the longest-term survivors of the vicious ... by the Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation with the Foundation,s ... 1998, in St. Charles, Missouri, then-42 year-old Craig Kozicki ... few digestive symptoms. Nine days later, he walked out ...
... March 30 The United States Patent & Trademark Office ... medical device patent exclusively licensed to Smith & Nephew (NYSE: ... Hayhurst of Portland, Ore. As part of its attempt ... standard re-examination proceeding with the USPTO to try to declare ...
... to deeper understanding of the disease, experts say , , ... say they,ve spotted new gene variations that could boost ... team also confirmed previously identified associations between certain regions ... The newly identified genetic variations are located on chromosomes ...
... Sweepstakes at www.goodbyereaders.com ROCHESTER, N.Y., March 30 Bausch ... Visual Therapy , a luxury lifestyle consultancy firm that ... will help bring the benefits of multifocal contact lenses to ... New You " online sweepstakes. This unique program ...
... From Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) Related "Scrupulosity" Successfully Treated ... Millions of Americans suffer from Obsessive Compulsive ... an often misunderstood form of OCD called scrupulosity ... well beyond the norm for an individual,s religious group."As ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Coalition for 21st Century Medicine Endorses 'Patient Access to Critical Lab Tests Act' 2Health News:Long-Term Mesothelioma Patient and Caregiver Couple Honored as 'Volunteer of the Year' 2Health News:Long-Term Mesothelioma Patient and Caregiver Couple Honored as 'Volunteer of the Year' 3Health News:United States Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO) Rules in Smith & Nephew's Favor and Confirms Patent Claims Infringed by Arthrex Inc. 2Health News:United States Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO) Rules in Smith & Nephew's Favor and Confirms Patent Claims Infringed by Arthrex Inc. 3Health News:Scientists Identify More Breast Cancer Genes 2Health News:Bausch & Lomb Partners With Visual Therapy to Help Women Nationwide 'See a New You' 2Health News:Bausch & Lomb Partners With Visual Therapy to Help Women Nationwide 'See a New You' 3Health News:Bausch & Lomb Partners With Visual Therapy to Help Women Nationwide 'See a New You' 4Health News:Remuda Ranch Reports Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Can Take Spiritual Values and Practices to Unhealthy Levels 2Health News:Remuda Ranch Reports Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Can Take Spiritual Values and Practices to Unhealthy Levels 3
(Date:3/27/2015)... Telbec/ - Russell Williams , President of ... the 2015-2016 Quebec Budget, noting the fiscal discipline and ... industry. However, the association is concerned about the decline ... government,s intent to strive for a balanced budget this ... Quebec,s economic development is encouraging," said ...
(Date:3/27/2015)... 2015  Victoria Vein & Surgery Clinic is the only ... laser in Victoria, Texas . The clinic ... advanced laser treatments for a variety of medical and cosmetic ... provide more services for their patients. Since adding laser tattoo ... Victoria residents get rid of their unwanted ink. ...
(Date:3/27/2015)... , March 27, 2015 A new report from ... America – Chile , ... are top targets for IVD firms.  The healthcare research firm ... into IVD strategies for the Latin American continent with a ... globally distributed supply operations. However, the country,s regional economic clout ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Quebec 2015-2016 Budget: Rx&D welcomes fiscal discipline and biopharma working group, but the decrease in government spending on medicines is questioned 2Quebec 2015-2016 Budget: Rx&D welcomes fiscal discipline and biopharma working group, but the decrease in government spending on medicines is questioned 3Victoria Vein And Surgery Clinic Uses Advanced Astanza Duality Tattoo Removal Technology 2Kalorama: Beyond Brazil, Latin American IVD Market Grows 2Kalorama: Beyond Brazil, Latin American IVD Market Grows 3Kalorama: Beyond Brazil, Latin American IVD Market Grows 4
... AMSTERDAM , May 11 ... volcanic cloud, leading events organiser UBM International Media and sister ... attendance of 14,435 at its 2010 Japanese Pharma events cluster, ... Big Sight Exhibition Center. Representing an increase of 3.8% over ...
... , Event to Highlight Progress in Research, Advocacy and New Treatments , ... WASHINGTON , May 11 The National Organization for ... that have brought innovative new treatments to market for rare diseases at the 2010 NORD ... on Tuesday, May 18 . , , ...
Cached Medicine Technology:UBM Japan Pharma Events Grow Despite Air Travel Disruptions 2UBM Japan Pharma Events Grow Despite Air Travel Disruptions 3UBM Japan Pharma Events Grow Despite Air Travel Disruptions 4NORD to Honor Rare Disease Innovators 2NORD to Honor Rare Disease Innovators 3NORD to Honor Rare Disease Innovators 4
... The Medtronic InSync II Marquis ... and ICD therapy. Cardiac resynchronization benefits ... adapt pacing outputs to unique patient ... monitoring functions that help physicians manage ...
... housing. MRI-compatible. Requires a guide sphere ... a standard 1.0 - 1.5 cm burr ... assembly with a white collar. MRI-compatible. ... Sterile; single-use only Guide sphere assembly with ...
... PCL Guides were developed to reproducibly and ... arthroscopic double bundle PCL reconstruction. The guides ... posteromedial femoral tunnel sockets drilled endoscopically from ... placement a guide can be used either ...
... new standard in the field of hammertoe implants ... of medical grade silicone, these durable and lasting ... level of flexibility while maintaining correct toe length ... varying stiffnesses. Lengths are determined by the surgeon ...
Medicine Products: