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Gut studies hold promise for prevention

Medical College of Wisconsin researchers are studying intestinal bacteria as a promising new approach for the prevention of heart attacks and a range of other conditions, including pediatric liver disease and antibiotic-resistant, hospital-acquired infections.

Combination of Fat Distribution and ADPN Levels Affect Diabetes Risk

Nov. 12 - Lake Country Now reports an individual’s distribution of fat and corresponding levels of adiponectin (ADPN), a protein hormone associated with regulating metabolic processes, have been found to affect diabetes and metabolic syndrome risk. A team of metabolic researchers at MCW investigated ADPN levels in both obese and non-obese participants with upper body and lower body fat concentrations. The research findings are published in The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism. Lake Country Now

Volunteers Sought for Clinical Trial on the Impact of Changes in Dietary Salt on Hypertension

Aug. 24 - Dr. Srividya Kidambi (Medicine – Endocrinology, Metabolism and Clinical Nutrition) and Mingyu Liang, PhD, (Physiology) are the lead investigators for an American Heart Association-funded clinical study on how changes in dietary salt impact individuals with hypertension. Volunteers are being recruited for the study. Wauwatosa Now

Endocrine Surgery Symposium planned for June 19-20

June 4 - The annual Medical College of Wisconsin and M.D. Anderson Cancer Center Endocrine Surgery Symposium is scheduled for Friday, June 19, and Saturday, June 20, in Rumble located in the Harley-Davidson Museum, 401 W. Canal Street in Milwaukee.

American Heart Association funds epigenetic hypertension research at MCW

May 19 - Diet and other lifestyle and environmental factors can change your genes, which could make you susceptible to high blood pressure, or hypertension, and could be inherited. Now, researchers and physicians at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) are working to determine exactly how that happens—and why.

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