Metabolic Disorders Resource Center

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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.

Fasting Before Cholesterol Tests

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

Tainted Weight Loss Supplement Warning

The FDA is warning consumers to not buy or use several tainted supplements that are promoted for weight loss.

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.

Extreme Obesity Can Cut 14 Years

Adults with extreme obesity have increased risks of dying at a young age from cancer and other conditions..

Nonfat Dairy to Lower BP

A new study has found that adding ≥4 servings of nonfat dairy products a day to one's diet can lower systolic blood pressure in patients ...

Weighty Issues With Antidepressants

The relationship between weight gain and antidepressant therapy can be frustrating for patients and contradictory in research findings.

Chart: Commonly Ordered Tests

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


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