Increasingly popular as a calorie-free sweetener, steviol, as well as other extracts of the Stevia rebaudiana (SR) plant have pharmacological and therapeutic activity, including effects that make them natural alternatives for treating obesity, hypertension, and elevated levels of blood sugar and lipids, all disorders associated with metabolic syndrome.
Normal weight individuals with diabetes, high blood pressure or hyperlipidemia showed similar risk
Individuals who are metabolically healthy obese and underweight are at a higher risk of heart disease compared to metabolically healthy normal weight individuals, according to the largest study to date comparing weight and metabolic status to cardiovascular risk, published today in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. Normal weight individuals with metabolic abnormalities showed similar risk as those who were healthy obese and healthy underweight.
A new study provides insights on the mechanisms behind the development of kidney damage due to obesity. The findings, which appear in an upcoming issue of the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (JASN), point to a potential target for protecting the kidney health of individuals with obesity.
A new study in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics reveals a link between high dietary energy density in food and obesity-related cancer in normal weight individuals
Health care providers may offer weight loss advice in place of medical treatment, researchers say
The risk of developing gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) increases with weight gain between pregnancies, according to a Norwegian study.