Cardiorespiratory Fitness, Cardiometabolic Risk Factors, and Metabolic Syndrome

submitted by: WentzMR

Dr. Conrad Earnest, a Professor in the Department of Health at the University of Bath, in Bath, England, shares results of a study appearing in the March 2013 issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings, which explains the effects that behavioral changes involving exercise have on cardiometabolic risk factors and metabolic syndrome. Available at:

Metabolic Syndrome as a Risk Factor for Barrett’s Esophagus

submitted by: WentzMR

Noting a 2-fold increase in risk of Barrett’s Esophagus, Dr. Cadman Leggett, a fellow in gastroenterology at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, discusses his article appearing in the February 2013 issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings which establishes an association between metabolic syndrome and esophageal cancer. Available at:

Fasting Plasma Glucose and Risk of Stroke in Men

submitted by: mcgheekkm
Description: Dr. Carl (Chip) Lavie, Professor of Medicine in the Department of Cardiovascular Diseases at the John Ochsner Heart and Vascular Institute, Ochsner Clinical School and the University of Queensland School of Medicine in New Orleans, Louisiana, discusses his article appearing as an Online First article and in the November 2011 issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings on the effects of hyperglycemia and risk of stroke in asymptomatic men. Available at:

Skin Tags and Metabolic Syndrome

submitted by: ZRT_Laboratory

Dr. Deborah McKay, ZRT Laboratory Clinical Consultant, talks about recent studies indicating that skin tags might be indicative of metabolic syndrome.

Obesity and Metabolic Syndrome

submitted by: alex01

F. X. Pi-Sunyer, MD defines metabolic syndrome and obesity and discusses the design and preliminary results of the Look AHEAD trial involving the importance of life style modification in the prevention of cardiovascular complications in patients with type II diabetes. Current and potential approaches to the therapy of obesity include modulators of the endocannabinoid system, drugs affecting free fatty acid synthesis and metabolism as drugs capable of increasing metabolic expenditure.

Some prefer blue jeans...RGD prefers disease genes

submitted by: dabraham
Who knew you could find disease genes without even stepping into the laboratory? This video provides a tutorial on how to utilize the Disease Portals on the Rat Genome Database website at . These portals allow you to search for disease, phenotype, biological process, and pathway specific rat, mouse, and human genes and data. See our RGD website at for more information and tools for researchers...