Metabolic Syndrome

Metabolic syndrome is a disorder of energy utilization and storage, diagnosed by a co-occurrence of three out of five of the following medical conditions: abdominal (central) obesity, elevated blood pressure, elevated fasting plasma glucose, high serum triglycerides, and low high-density cholesterol (HDL) levels. Metabolic syndrome increases the risk of developing cardiovascular disease, particularly heart failure, and diabetes.
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Adiponectin

Adiponectin

£101.00
Ex Tax: £101.00
Adiponectin is a hormone produced by adipocytes (fat cells) it controls the metabolism of lipids and glucose. Adiponectin influences the body's response to insulin. Adiponectin also has antiinflammatory effects on the cells lining the walls of blood vessels. High blood levels of adiponectin are associated with a reduced risk of heart atta...
Glucose

Glucose

£19.00
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Glucose is a simple sugar that serves as the main source of energy for the body. The carbohydrates we eat are broken down into glucose (and a few other simple sugars), absorbed by the small intestine and circulated throughout the body. Most of the body's cells require glucose for energy production; the brain and nervous system cells rely ...
Insulin

Insulin

£35.00
Ex Tax: £35.00
Insulin is a hormone that is produced and stored in the beta cells of the pancreas. Insulin is required to regulate blood glucose levels and plays a role in controlling the levels of carbohydrates and fats stored in the body. When blood glucose levels rise after a meal, insulin allows glucose to be taken up by the body's cells, especially...
Sex Hormone Binding Globulin / SHBG

Sex Hormone Binding Globulin / SHBG

£31.00
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SHBG binds tightly to the hormones testosterone, dihydrotestosterone (DHT), and oestradiol (an oestrogen) and transports them in the blood in an inactive form. The amount of SHBG in the circulation is affected by age and sex, by decreased or increased testosterone or oestrogen production.  It is also affected by certain diseases and ...
Testosterone

Testosterone

£30.00
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Testosterone is a steroid hormone (androgen) made by the testes in males. Our assay will give you an exact level for your testosterone, we will not tell you that it is simply greater than a cut-off level. The production of testosterone is stimulated and controlled by luteinising hormone (LH), which is manufactured in the pituitary gland. ...