- Night owls’ rhythm of the night may put them at risk for diseases such as diabetes, metabolic syndrome, and sarcopenia, even if they get adequate sleep.
- Older adults who drink diet soda might have a higher risk of gaining weight in their abdominal area, thus putting them at risk of metabolic syndrome and heart disease.
- Shrink your beer belly and show off your abs to avoid the most common dangers of belly fat, from breast cancer to erectile dysfunction.
- Middle-aged Americans whose mothers were exposed to DDT may be at an increased risk for obesity and diabetes, according to a new study.
- Exome sequencing improved the ability to identify the underlying gene mutations in patients with mitochondrial dysfunction when compared to traditional methods of diagnosis.
- Your body’s metabolism slows down incredibly during starvation mode, in order to help you survive without food.
- People who cook their meat with flame or dry heat cause chemical reactions on the meat's surface. These chemicals that are produced have been implicated in a range of diseases, including dementia...
- Your eating habits and internal clock may say more about your body’s internal functioning than you may think. Changing your meal times could affect the lipid levels in your liver.
- Obesity during pregnancy may cause abnormalities in neuronal circuits of unborn children, putting them at greater risk of weight gain and diabetes.
- Two studies link a sedentary lifestyle to chronic illnesses and higher mortality but also emphasize the health benefits of staying on your feet as much as possible.
- The fight over what to call "high-fructose corn syrup" escalated on Monday as a sugar industry group asked the U.S. regulators to reject a name change request by another group.
- A recent study accepted for publication in The Endocrine Society's Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism (JCEM) found that higher metabolic rates predict early natural mortality, indicating that higher energy turnover may accelerate aging in humans.
Metabolism refers to all chemical reactions that occur in the body. The majority of inherited metabolic disorders are due to defects of single genes that code for enzymes that facilitate conversion of various substances into others. In most of the disorders, problems arise due to accumulation of substances which are toxic or interfere with normal function, or to the effects of reduced ability to synthesize essential compounds.