Television, Adiposity, and Cardiometabolic Risk in Children and Adolescents

submitted by: amandastaiano
Background: It is largely unknown how TV use relates to depot-specif?c adiposity or cardiometabolic risk in children. Purpose: To examine relationships between having a TVin the bedroom and TV viewing time with total fat mass, abdominal subcutaneous and visceral adiposity, and cardiometabolic risk in children and adolescents. Methods: A cross-sectional study of 369 children and adolescents aged 5–18 years was conducted (2010 –2011; analysis 2011–2012). Waist circumference;...
Authors: Amanda E. Staiano, Deirdre M. Harrington, Stephanie T. Broyles, Alok K. Gupta, Peter T. Katzmarzyk

Drinks, Fruit Drinks, Energy Drinks and Cardiometabolic

submitted by: ZRT_Laboratory

Dr. Sanjay Kapur, ZRT Laboratory Scientific Director, talks about healthy drink choices, and drink consumption as it relates to diabetes, weight gain and other cardiovascular risks.

Treatment of Epilepsy

submitted by: alex01
Michael Rogawski (University of California, Davis) summarizes his research on the antiepileptic activity of neurosteroids (e.g. ganaxolone, allopregnanolone). They are allosteric modulators of GABAA receptors and are active in many models of epilepsy. They are expected, however, to be most effective in catamenial epilepsy, infantile spasms or adult partial seizures. National Institutes of Health (NIH) is currently sponsoring a clinical trial of progesterone (precursor of allopregnanolone)...