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 Now the original work has been retracted and re-analyzed, with the same result.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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TGF-β1 combined with Sal-B promotes cardiomyocyte differentiation of rat mesenchymal stem cells. Exp Ther Med. 2018 Jun;15(6):5359-5364 Authors: Lv Y, Liu B, Liu Y, Wang H, Wang H Abstract Transforming growth factor β1 (TGF-β1) and salvianolic acid B (Sal-B) are key signaling factors for stem cell differentiation into cardiomyocytes (CMs). The present study compared the biological effect of TGF-β1 and Sal-B, alone or in combination, on bone marrow mesenchymal stromal cells (BMSCs) that differentiate into myocardial-like cells in a simulated myocardial microenvironment in vitro. BMSC...
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Authors: Prompunt E, Sanit J, Barrère-Lemaire S, Nargeot J, Noordali H, Madhani M, Kumphune S Abstract Protease enzymes generated from injured cells and leukocytes are the primary cause of myocardial cell damage following ischemia/reperfusion (I/R). The inhibition of protease enzyme activity via the administration of particular drugs may reduce injury and potentially save patients' lives. The aim of the current study was to investigate the cardioprotective effects of treatment with recombinant human secretory leukocyte protease inhibitor (rhSLPI) on in vitro and ex vivo models of myocardial I/R injury. rhSLP...
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CONCLUSIONS: A higher intake of energy from breakfast, primarily saturated or monounsaturated fat, was associated with a reduced risk of intracerebral hemorrhage in Japanese men. PMID: 29899172 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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The study by Massachusetts General Hospital is one of the first to assess sleeplessness and its detrimental health effects in teenagers. They found most teens get poor sleep and it's hurting them.
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(Reuters Health) - Adolescents who don't get enough sleep may be more likely to develop risk factors for heart disease like high blood pressure and excess body fat, a U.S. study suggests.
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Authors: Zhang J, Jin J, Liu J, He Y, Zhang P, Ye W, Zhu W, Li M Abstract The purpose of this study was to explore the correlation of insulin resistance (IR) and leptin with inflammatory factors and vascular endothelial injury in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) complicated with coronary heart disease (CHD) was explored. One hundred and fifty normal patients (normal group), 150 patients with pure T2DM (T2DM group) and 150 patients with T2DM complicated with coronary heart disease (T2DM + CHD group) were selected from Xi'an No. 5 Hospital. All the participants met our inclusion criteria. Age, body mass ...
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