Being 'fat but fit' is actually impossible, new study says
A study from the University of Birmingham has found that even obese individuals who do not have diabetes or hypertension have an increased risk of developing fatal diseases.
Initial combination therapy with vildagliptin plus metformin in drug-naïve patients with T2DM: a 24-week real-life study from Asia. Curr Med Res Opin. 2018 May 15;:1-14 Authors: Chawla M, Kim TH, Mirasol RC, Faruque P, Cooke K, Hours-Zesiger P, Shete A Abstract AIMS: To assess the effectiveness and safety of vildagliptin/metformin initial combination therapy in drug-naïve patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). METHODS: INITIAL was a 24-week prospective, observational study in T2DM patients with glycated hemoglobin (HbA1c) ≥7.5%, and prescribed vildagliptin/metformin as initial ...
Discussion Later life MCI and DEM were independently associated with midlife vascular risk factors and midlife cognition.
Conclusion: Overweight or obesity, being male, family history of HT, and increasing age were important risk factors of elevated BP.
Smoking and obesity are independent risk factors of cardiovascular diseases . Although nicotine is a known metabolic stimulant, heavy smokers tend to have greater body weight than light or non-smokers . Smoking also increases the risk of diabetes mellitus and hypertension . It increases the risk of organ space infection, prolonged intubation, reintubation, pneumonia, sepsis, shock, and longer length of stay in all patients undergoing bariatric surgery [4,5].
DISCUSSION: Later life MCI and DEM were independently associated with midlife vascular risk factors and midlife cognition. PMID: 29763593 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
CONCLUSIONS: The CBPR-driven community health needs assessment (CHNA) informed and established a data-driven community engaged research agenda, policy, systems and environmental change approaches, community-led grants and job creation leveraging neighborhood contexts and strengths. PMID: 29755057 [PubMed - in process]
CONCLUSIONS: Young adults and primary care providers are difficult to engage in church-based interventions. Church leaders were comfortable with a collaborate model for decision making, but not an empower model. Churches remain a successful method to reach African Americans; however, more research is needed to motivate young adults to participate in health intervention research. PMID: 29755046 [PubMed - in process]
Authors: Gutierrez J, Alloubani A, Mari M, Alzaatreh M Abstract Background: Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) is considered as the main cause of death worldwide. Identifying the links among CVDs risk factors can help decrease CVD-related deaths. Aim: To assess the prevalence of risk factors for CVD and their relationships among the Tabuk City population in Saudi Arabia. Methods: A cross-sectional design was used; 432 participants in the Tabuk region were included in this study. Results: The prevalence of diabetes mellitus (DM) was 5.6%, the prevalence of hypertension (HTN) was 11.1% and obesity and overweigh...
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