Food as medicine pilot program under way

California is the first state to pilot a program to explore whether providing food tailored to the specific nutritional needs of chronic disease sufferers can reduce health care costs and reverse some conditions.   Researchers from the University of California/San Francisco and Stanford University are conducting a three-year study to see if providing healthy meals to 1,000 Medi-Cal patients with congestive heart failure or Type 2 diabetes reduces hospital readmission rates and referrals to long-term…
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This article aims to review the key connections in the epidemiology and etiopathophysiology of type 2 diabetes and heart failure
Source: Clinics in Geriatric Medicine - Category: Geriatrics Authors: Source Type: research
ConclusionsThe HRQoL of T2DM inpatients with a complication was considerably impaired. Our estimates provide supplementary data for public health and cost-effectiveness modeling, and increase the breadth of knowledge of HRQoL in T2DM.
Source: Quality of Life Research - Category: Health Management Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: Since the prevalence of GAD was greater among T2DM patients than the general population, public health initiatives are needed to prevent and treat GAD in T2DM patients, specifically those with the above mentioned risk factors. PMID: 32321059 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Revista Brasileira de Psiquiatria - Category: Psychiatry Authors: Tags: Braz J Psychiatry Source Type: research
You may have already heard the term “insulin resistance,” as it has been widely discussed by doctors and the media. But did you know that you can reduce or reverse it in the vast majority of people? Insulin resistance, i.e., the inability of the body’s cells, especially liver, muscle, and brain, to respond to insulin and allow blood sugar to enter cells, drives numerous abnormal health conditions including type 2 diabetes, hypertension, coronary heart disease, fatty liver, Alzheimer’s dementia, and cancer. It is therefore a driving force behind so many modern and common chronic health conditions. Yo...
Source: Wheat Belly Blog - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: Open can belly fat can insulin resistance be reversed lose weight reduce belly fat reverse inflammation visceral fat wheat belly Source Type: blogs
Silva, FCd, Iop, RdR, Andrade, A, Costa, VP, Gutierres Filho, PJB, and Silva, Rd. Effects of physical exercise on the expression of microRNAs: A systematic review 34(1): 270–280, 2020—Studies have detected changes in the expression of miRNAs after physical exercise, which brings new insight into the molecular control of adaptation to exercise. Therefore, the objective of the current systematic review of experimental and quasiexperimental studies published in the past 10 years was to assess evidence related to acute effects, chronic effects, and both acute and chronic effects of physical exercise on miRNA expres...
Source: Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research - Category: Sports Medicine Tags: Brief Review Source Type: research
ConclusionsThe diabetes susceptibility locusHNF1B is associated with prevalent diastolic dysfunction in two independent Swedish cohorts as well as incident cardiovascular disease.
Source: ESC Heart Failure - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: Original Research Article Source Type: research
Authors: Das AK, Kalra S, Tiwaskar M, Bajaj S, Seshadri K, Chowdhury S, Sahay R, Indurkar S, Unnikrishnan AG, Phadke U, Pareek A, Purkait I Abstract Diabetes is a major public health emergency of the 21st century. Results of the Indian Council of Medical Research-INdia DIABetes (ICMR-INDIAB) study have found prevalence of diabetes and prediabetes in India to be as high as 7.3% and 10.3%, respectively with nation-wide projection of 77.2 million people with prediabetes and 69.2 million with diabetes. It is well established that insulin resistance (IR) and islet β-cell failure are the two major features of T2D Mu...
Source: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India - Category: General Medicine Tags: J Assoc Physicians India Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: Despite highly organised diabetes care, excess incident cardiovascular events and mortality due to T2DM did not decrease over the study period. Life expectancy of T2DM patients is significantly reduced and risk factor control is suboptimal. This suggests there is considerable room for improvement of diabetes care in the Netherlands. PMID: 31814586 [PubMed - in process]
Source: The Netherlands Journal of Medicine - Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: Neth J Med Source Type: research
AbstractPurpose of ReviewThiazolidinediones (TZDs) are the only pharmacologic agents that specifically treat insulin resistance. The beneficial effects of TZDs on the cardiovascular risk factors associated with insulin resistance have been well documented. TZD use has been limited because of concern about safety issues and side effects.Recent FindingsRecent studies indicate that cardiovascular toxicity with rosiglitazone and increase in bladder cancer with pioglitazone are no longer significant issues. There are new data which show that pioglitazone treatment reduces myocardial infarctions and ischemic strokes. New data co...
Source: Current Diabetes Reports - Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research
Background: Altered sleep quality has been reported in chronic kidney disease (CKD). However, most studies focused on dialyzed patients or were based on subjective reports that did not consider possible coexistence of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA).Aim: To evaluate, with a case-control design, if objective sleep quality differs between patients with stage 3 CKD and subjects with normal estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) independent of sleep disordered breathing.Methods: In the European Sleep Apnea Database (ESADA) cohort, 527 patients who had undergone full polysomnography and had an eGFR60.Results: CKD patients we...
Source: European Respiratory Journal - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: Sleep and control of breathing Source Type: research
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