Women experience an accelerated increase in visceral adipose tissue (VAT) starting two years before menopause, which is associated with a greater risk for subclinical atherosclerosis in the internal carotid artery.
Elevated mean platelet volume levels have been presumed to be linked to metabolic disorders and cardiovascular diseases, although a causative relationship has never before been proven. In this study, researchers evaluate the relationship between mean platelet volume and metabolic syndrome in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus.
Central hypothyroidism occurs as a result of a poorly functioning thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) that only reaches low to normal levels. In this featured study, researchers examine whether levothyroxine treatment can raise TSH levels and resolve metabolic issues.
It is known that elevated free fatty acid levels in obesity cause insulin resistance and as a result increase blood glucose that drives hyperinsulinemia. But what are the mechanisms that drive hyperinsulinemia and insulin resistance in obese patients?