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It is unknown if obesity contributes to the development of heart disease in African American
men and women.
This study was created to determine whether there is a relationship between sex and body
size and the incidence of heart disease in African American men and women. Researchers will
This study will evaluate patients with a variety of endocrine disorders in order to 1) learn
more about conditions that affect the endocrine glands (glands that secrete hormones) and 2)
to train physicians in endocrinology.
Patients of all ages with endocrine-related conditions may be eligible for evalu...
Quercetin is a compound naturally found in various foods. It may have some role in the
treatment of obesity and diabetes.
The purpose of this study is to investigate research volunteers with obesity or obesity with
type 2 diabetes to determine whether quercetin affects the way glucose is absorbed by the...
This study, conducted at Stanford University in Palo Alto, California, will examine how
insulin metabolism and cardiovascular risk are altered in response to weight loss. Insulin
is a natural hormone that causes cells to remove glucose (sugar) from the blood. People who
are insulin-sensitive remove gluco...
This study will determine whether resting beta cells (cells in the pancreas that produce
insulin) for 2 weeks will improve the ability of patients with Type 2 diabetes mellitus
(T2DM) to make insulin. Beta cells can rest by giving patients insulin shots. The study will
also examine how teenagers with T2D...
About 15 to 20 percent of individuals living in the United States have chronic abdominal
pain, often of unknown origin, which is often difficult to diagnose and treat. One possible
cause of chronic abdominal pain is an inflammation of the intestines, but it is not known
whether the two are related. Furth...
- Vitamin E is an antioxidant that reduces the damaging effects of oxygen in the body.
Most American men (90%) and women (96%) do not get enough vitamin E from their diets;
however, the amount of vitamin E needed by the body has been studied only in men, not
- Overweight and obese children and adults often have lower levels of growth hormone in the
blood. Regulation of growth hormone may be tied to weight and free fatty acids in the blood.
Current tests of growth hormone (such as those used when evaluating the heights of children
who are m...
- Rates of obesity have increased dramatically in recent decades, and researchers are
investigating how changes in diets and physical activity have contributed to this increase.
To understand how weight might be controlled, it is important to learn what kinds of dietary
changes can aff...
- Stereophotogrammetry (SP) uses four sets of digital cameras to generate a
three-dimensional computer image. Unlike other types of evaluations which require radiation,
SP only uses computer images to learn more about physical deformities such as scoliosis or
about the placement of fat...