Metabolic Disorders Resource Center

Click on the subcategory below to find drug monographs for that particular area.

FedEx: Illegal Drug Shipments

A new study is questioning the necessity of fasting for accurate results.

MSG's Effect Through Food

Monosodium glutamate (MSG) is added to foods for the umami sensation and now it may also help people eat less with greater satiety.

Obesity in Pregnancy & Asthma

Maternal obesity in pregnancy (MOP) and high maternal gestational weight gain (GWG) are associated with an elevated risk of childhood asthma.

Weight Loss Predicts Diabetes Risk

Weight loss over two years is associated with reduced diabetes incidence and improvement in cardiometabolic risk factors.

Childhood Obesity Rates Steady

The proportion of kids aged 2–18 who are classified as obese, based on their waist size, held steady at nearly 18% from 2003–2012.

Chart: Commonly Ordered Tests

Review this chart on Reference Values for Commonly Ordered Tests for quick information when you need it.

Are Organic Foods Really Healthier?

Organic produce and grains contain more protective antioxidants and less pesticide residue. However, it's not clear what this means for health.

Siblings Better Predict Child Obesity

A sibling may be a better predictor of a child's obesity status than his or her parents, especially for same-gender siblings.


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