Lipids & Metabolic

Human stem cells can now effectively be specialized to create functioning beta cells, a discovery that could greatly aid diabetics struggling with insulin shortages, according to new research published in Nature Cell Biology.

Eating at night disrupts the body’s natural clock, encourages fat buildup and could increase a person’s risk for cardiovascular disease and diabetes, research published this week in Experimental Physiology states.

Recent research following a finding from earlier this year that antimalarial drug artemether could aid treatment of type 1 diabetes has resulted in disappointment, Mark Huising, PhD, and colleagues reported in a study published this month in Cell Metabolism.

Despite increased healthcare outreach, an uptick in publicly and privately insured Americans and an effort to clear socioeconomic hurdles, U.S. rates of uncontrolled low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) aren’t improving in uninsured populations, according to recent research published in the Journal of the American Heart Association.

A recent survey revealed that only half of obese people view themselves as obese, while 28 percent of health care providers (HCPs) don’t believe it is their job to contribute to patients’ weight-loss efforts.

Bariatric surgery can be safely performed in patients 60 and older while producing similar results to those seen in younger adults, according to findings presented Nov. 2 at ObesityWeek 2017 in Washington, D.C.

Women in their 60s could see significant cardiac benefits from ditching their aerobic routine for strength training, according to new research.

Americans are holding steady with their cholesterol levels, continuing a trend of improvement observed over the last 17 years, according to data released Oct. 26 by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Chinese immigrants living in Australia show more cardiovascular risk factors the earlier they move and the longer they stay, according to a study in the European Journal of Preventative Cardiology.

Children at an increased genetic risk for type 1 diabetes could benefit from higher vitamin D intake in their early developmental years, research published in Diabetes this month reports.

Intermittent fasting could not only lower body weight and convert unhealthy fats into energy-burning ones, it could also be preventative for patients struggling with diabetes or metabolic disorders, a new study published in Cell Research reports.

After nearly two decades of climbing obesity rates, the U.S. is reporting its highest-ever numbers.