That Huge Mediterranean Diet Study Was Flawed. But Was It Wrong?

A highly publicized trial in Spain found that the Mediterranean diet protects against heart disease. Now the original work has been retracted and re-analyzed, with the same result.
Source: NYT Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Diet and Nutrition Heart Nuts Olive Oil Statistics New England Journal of Medicine Spain Mediterranean diet Source Type: news

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Conclusion: we have developed an automatic IHD detection and localization system. We find that 1. T wave repolarization synchronicity is an important factor to distinguish IHD from normal subjects 2. Magnetic field pattern is associated with stenosis location. Significance: The proposed machine learning method provides the clinicians a fast and accurate diagnosis tool to - nterpret MCG data, boosting its acceptance into clinics. Furthermore, the magnetic pole characteristics revealed by the method shows to be related to ischemia location, presenting the opportunity to noninvasively locate ischemia.
Source: IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering - Category: Biomedical Engineering Source Type: research
Objective Stable angina pectoris (SAP) in patients with coronary heart disease (CHD) and blood stasis syndrome (BSS) is a potentially serious threat to public health. NF-κB signaling is associated with angina pectoris. 1-Deoxynojirimycin (DNJ), which is a unique polyhydroxy alkaloid, is the main active component in mulberry (Morus indica L.) leaves and may exhibit protective properties in the prevention of SAP in patients with CHD by affecting the NF-κB pathway. Methods DNJ was purified from mulberry leaves by using a pretreated cation exchange chromatography column. A total of 144 SAP patients were randoml...
Source: Frontiers in Pharmacology - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
Publication date: October 2019Source: Safety Science, Volume 118Author(s): Bo YangAbstractDynamic risk identification is used to predict future risk based on known risk information as early as possible. Risk identification technology based on the fuzzy support vector machine (FSVM) model can more comprehensively and automatically identify possible risks through a learning model, and this technology has become the main method for dynamic risk identification. To improve the efficiency and accuracy of recognition, the selection of parameters of the FSVM is very important. An artificial immune algorithm (AIA), an effective sto...
Source: Safety Science - Category: Occupational Health Source Type: research
MONDAY, May 20, 2019 -- Just a few extra pounds during adolescence may translate into higher odds for heart disease in adulthood, a new study of young men suggests. It included about 1.7 million Swedish men who began military service at ages 18 or...
Source: - Daily MedNews - Category: General Medicine Source Type: news
Publication date: Available online 18 May 2019Source: Global HeartAuthor(s): Scott S. Lee, Rajesh Vedanthan
Source: Global Heart - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
Emerging evidence suggests that patients with coronary artery disease carry an increased risk of developing malignancy, with deleterious effects on long-term prognosis. Our aim was to ascertain whether baselin...
Source: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: Research article Source Type: research
Large study covering 1.5m people identifies global problems Related items fromOnMedica Shocking variation in diabetes care across UK More Scottish GPs needed to fight heart disease Diabetes will soon cost NHS £16.9bn Apply different obesity criteria to BME patients Heart disease and stroke deaths plummet in Scotland
Source: OnMedica Latest News - Category: UK Health Source Type: news
Blue plaque honour for Michael and Enid Balint Related items fromOnMedica Online triage ‘not a solution’ to GP workload pressures Social prescribing workers to ease GP pressure More Scottish GPs needed to fight heart disease Recorded GP consultations could help improve care Patients find health information too complicated
Source: OnMedica Latest News - Category: UK Health Source Type: news
AbstractPurpose of the ReviewCardiorenal syndrome (CRS), defined as concomitant heart and kidney disease, has been a focus of attention for nearly a decade. As more patients survive severe acute and chronic heart and kidney diseases, CRS has emerged as an “epidemic” of modern medicine. Significant advances have been made in unraveling the complex mechanisms that underlie CRS based on classification of the condition into five pathophysiologic subtypes. In types 1 and 2, acute or chronic heart disease results in renal dysfunction, while in types 3 and 4, acute or chronic kidney diseases are the inciting factors f...
Source: Current Cardiology Reports - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
AbstractPurpose of ReviewThe purpose of this review is to answer the question whether left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH) could be considered a therapeutic target in patients with hypertension. To fulfill this purpose, we briefly outline different methods of measuring LVH, then discuss the current evidence and unresolved controversies regarding the relationships among LVH, blood pressure (BP), and cardiovascular disease (CVD) outcomes.Recent FindingsThe methods and criteria used for defining LVH in clinical studies lack consistency and are inherently different. Electrocardiogram (ECG) has been the most common method, but so...
Source: Current Hypertension Reports - Category: Primary Care Source Type: research
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