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Short Sleep Duration & Impaired Glycemic Control (video)

Is insomnia linked to poor glycemic control? In this study, people who habitually slept less than seven hours per night had elevated glucose levels, as measured by morning oral glucose tolerance test. In this video, American Journal of Medicine Editor-in-Chief Dr. Joseph Alpert explains the clinical implications of the findings. Read the Research: Habitual and Recent […]

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Metabolic Syndrome and Sexual Function in Postmenopausal Women (video)

Postmenopausal women with metabolic syndrome report lower sexual activity, desire, and sexual satisfaction Understanding the effects of age and disease on sexual wellbeing is crucial as sexual health is increasingly associated with vitality. In a new study published in The American Journal of Medicine, researchers looked at the role metabolic syndrome and cardiovascular disease play […]

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Does #Marijuana Make You Skinny?

Google “Does Marijuana make you skinny?” and you’ll find a plethora of news articles like this one in The Atlantic: Study: Why Pot Smokers Are Skinnier  What is the science behind marijuana and metabolism? The American Journal of Medicine has published two research articles that showed regular marijuana usage boosts metabolism and helps people maintain […]

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Marijuana Use & Insulin Control

Novel Study Reports Marijuana Users Have Better Blood Sugar Control Current marijuana users have 16% lower fasting insulin levels compared to non-users, according to an article published by The American Journal of Medicine. Regular marijuana use is associated with favorable indices related to diabetic control, say investigators. They found that current marijuana users had significantly lower […]

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Testosterone Deficiency: A Comprehensive Review

Testosterone Deficiency is a highly prevalent and under-diagnosed condition associated both with aging and common medical comorbidities, including metabolic syndrome and cardiovascular disease. Early evidence suggests that testosterone replacement therapy may reverse early diabetes and improve overall male health. A comprehensive review of testosterone deficiency was published in the July issue of The American Journal […]

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Care of the Cancer Survivor: Metabolic Syndrome after Hormone-Modifying Therapy

Hormone-modifying cancer therapy can lead to increased risk of metabolic syndrome. Vigilant screening and treatment for metabolic syndrome is an important component of care for cancer survivors. Abstract Emerging evidence implicates metabolic syndrome as a long-term cancer risk factor but also suggests that certain cancer therapies might increase patients’ risk of developing metabolic syndrome secondary […]

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