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Interference In Circadian, Metabolic Genes May Cause Symptoms Of Prader-Willi Syndrome

Researchers with the UC Davis MIND Institute and Agilent Laboratories have found that Prader-Willi syndrome – a genetic disorder best known for causing an insatiable appetite that can lead to morbid obesity – is associated with the loss of non-coding RNAs, resulting in the dysregulation of circadian and metabolic genes, accelerated energy expenditure and metabolic [...]

In Obese Patients, Carbs At Dinner-Time Only Increases Satiety, Reduces Risk For Diabetes And Cardiovascular Disease

An experimental diet with carbohydrates eaten mostly at dinner could benefit people suffering from severe and morbid obesity, according to new research at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. The diet influences secretion patters of hormones responsible for hunger and satiety, as well as hormones associated with metabolic syndrome. In this way the diet can help [...]

Increased Risk Of Post-Surgical Infection After Orthopaedic Trauma, Total Joint Replacement In Patients With High Blood Sugar, Obesity

Two recent studies in the July issues of the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery (JBJS) looked at surgical site infections and hyperglycemia, the technical term for high blood glucose, or high blood sugar. According to the first study “Relationship of Hyperglycemia and Surgical-Site Infection in Orthopaedic Surgery,” high blood sugar is a concern during [...]