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Metabolic Syndrome Raises Your Risk of Heart Disease, Stroke

Metabolic Syndrome Raises Your Risk of Heart Disease, Stroke

Your metabolism encompasses all the chemical processes through which cells produce energy and compounds (like hormones) needed to keep your body running. A cluster of metabolic risk factors raises your risk for heart disease, diabetes, and stroke. They may occur independently, but once you present with three, your doctor may

4. Alzheimer’s Disease

Although it has likely been around since the start of humanity, it has only been in the past century that we’ve known about Alzheimer’s disease (AD). The growth in our knowledge and understanding of the disease combined with our increasing lifespan and the aging of the baby-boomer generation has led

What You Need to Know About Metabolic Syndrome

What You Need to Know About Metabolic Syndrome

According to the American Heart Association, 23 percent of American adults have metabolic syndrome. Metabolic syndrome, which was identified as such only about 20 years ago, is as common as the flu or as colds. It is a serious condition, but it is not a disease in itself, rather a

Can Your Plate Protect Your Liver?

Your liver is a real multi-tasker, performing more than 500 functions. Located in the upper right side of the abdomen, just below your diaphragm, the liver helps transform nutrients into energy, makes bile for fat digestion, stores vitamins and minerals, makes proteins needed to fight infections and clot blood, and

Inflammatory Joint Disorder and Atherosclerosis

People who suffer from inflammatory joint disorders (IJDs) are more likely to have increased atherosclerotic cardiovascular (CV) disease risk compared with the general population.
Atherosclerosis is a disease in which plaque, comprising fat, cholesterol, and calcium, builds up in the arteries over time, narrowing the arteries and limiting the flow of

Diabetes: A Serious Problem for the Brain

A mountain of evidence amassed by scientific researchers attests to the damaging effects of diabetes on the brain. But the precursors of diabetes—insulin resistance and prediabetes— also take a toll. If not carefully controlled, diabetes and its precursors can increase risk for health problems such as stroke, heart attack, and

High Insulin Levels Linked with Worse Prognosis in Breast Cancer Patients

Women with breast cancer that has metastasized (spread to other parts of the body) and who have higher-than-normal insulin levels have a significantly worse prognosis than women with normal insulin levels, according to a study presented in November 2015 at the Advanced Breast Cancer Third International Consensus Conference.

The researchers, who

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