Lipids & Metabolic

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

Pregnant women who struggle to get seven or more hours of sleep per night could be more prone to gestational diabetes and are more likely to develop type 2 diabetes post-birth, a new study published in Sleep Medicine Reviews reports.

Diabetic patients who have undergone percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) could see a significant reduction in risk of mortality if they participate in cardiac rehabilitation programs, Randal J. Thomas, MD, and colleagues wrote in a study published in the Journal of the American Heart Association.

A diet high in cholesterol could be increasing the risk of metastasis in breast cancer patients, researchers at the University of Illinois recently reported in the journal Nature Communications.

In a study of 620 married fathers in the United Kingdom, those who reported improving marital relationships over a six-year span dropped an average of 10 pounds. They also showed slightly lower LDL cholesterol levels and improvements in blood pressure readings.

A new type of monogenic diabetes, caused by a gene mutation and fueled by a lack of the insulin-stimulating hormone GIP, has been discovered by a team of researchers across Europe and Asia.

Consuming dairy products—cheese in particular—could actually help reduce the risk of diabetes in the American population, according to a study published in the Journal of Nutrition.

More than half a million people were diagnosed with obesity-related cancers in the U.S. in 2014, the CDC reported Tuesday, and those numbers aren’t expected to deflate anytime soon.

A new study comparing vegetable oils suggests an essential fatty acid has a stronger tie to weight gain than saturated fat intake.

Severely obese patients who underwent gastric bypass surgery showed favorable outcomes more than a decade later, including weight loss and remission of type 2 diabetes, a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine states.

The FDA has approved Abbott’s FreeStyle Libre Flash Glucose Monitoring System, the first personal continuous glucose monitor that doesn’t require finger stick calibration.

Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have discovered a way to convert “bad” fat—the kind that accumulates around our stomachs, hips and thighs—into “good” fat, which helps to burn calories and generate heat, initiating what could be a novel treatment for obesity.