Multivitamins May Not Provide Heart Benefits

An analysis found no ties between multivitamins and the risk for cardiovascular disease, coronary heart disease or stroke incidence or mortality.
Source: NYT Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Vitamins Heart Source Type: news

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Coronary heart disease, stroke, heart failure or peripheral artery disease were among the risks.
Source: NYT Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Blood Pressure Heart Peripheral Vascular Disease Age, Chronological Source Type: news
ConclusionThe primary outcome results of the STABILITY trial were consistent whether using investigator-reported or CEC-adjudicated events. The proportion of investigator-reported events confirmed by CEC varied by type of event. These results should help improve event identification in clinical trials to optimize ascertainment and adjudication.
Source: American Heart Journal - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
Authors: Lee JY, Sunwoo JS, Kwon KY, Roh H, Ahn MY, Lee MH, Park BW, Hyon MS, Lee KB Abstract BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: It is controversial that decreased left ventricular function could predict poststroke outcomes. The purpose of this study is to elucidate whether left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) can predict cardiovascular events and mortality in acute ischemic stroke (AIS) without atrial fibrillation (AF) and coronary heart disease (CHD). METHODS: Transthoracic echocardiography was conducted consecutively in patients with AIS or transient ischemic attack at Soonchunhyang University Hospital between ...
Source: Korean Circulation Journal - Category: Cardiology Tags: Korean Circ J Source Type: research
This study aimed to evaluate if higher serum CysC levels increase the risk for vascular complications in type 2 diabetes mellitus patients with normal renal function or mild renal impairment. METHODS: A total of 806 consecutive patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus who were admitted to the diabetes center of Soonchunhyang University Hospital for blood glucose control were retrospectively reviewed. Patients with nephropathy were excluded. Subjects were categorized into quartiles of serum CysC levels (Q1, ≤0.65 mg/L; Q2, 0.66 to 0.79 mg/L; Q3, 0.80 to 0.94 mg/L; and Q4, ≥0.95 mg/L). RESULTS: The proportion of ...
Source: Diabetes and Metabolism Journal - Category: Endocrinology Tags: Diabetes Metab J Source Type: research
AbstractPurpose of ReviewDairy products contain both beneficial and harmful nutrients in relation to cardiometabolic diseases. Here, we provide the latest scientific evidence regarding the relationship between dairy products and cardiometabolic diseases by reviewing the literature and updating meta-analyses of observational studies.Recent FindingsWe updated our previous meta-analyses of cohort studies on type 2 diabetes, coronary heart disease (CHD), and stroke with nine studies and confirmed previous results. Total dairy and low-fat dairy (per 200  g/d) were inversely associated with a 3–4% lower risk of diabet...
Source: Current Nutrition Reports - Category: Nutrition Source Type: research
We examined the effect of television viewing and walking on the risk of type 2 diabetes among an Asian population. A total of 25,240 participants (9786 men and 15,454 women) aged 40–79 years, with no history of diabetes, stroke, coronary heart disease, or cancer at the baseline (1988–1990) and who have completed the 5-year follow-up questionnaire were included. During the 5-year follow-up, 778 new cases of type 2 diabetes were reported (397 men and 381 women). Television viewing time was positively associated with risk of type 2 diabetes (p for trend = 0.01). The multivariable OR (95% CI) for ≥5 h/day versus
Source: Preventive Medicine - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research
Abstract Untreated high blood pressure in old age increases the risk of secondary diseases, especially stroke, coronary heart disease, myocardial infarction and heart failure and should be treated according to the guidelines. For slightly frail people up to the age of 80 years, a systolic blood pressure of 130-139 mm Hg (measured in the doctors surgery) should be the aim. According to the current European guidelines the same values are recommended for those over the age of 80 years but treatment should start at a systolic blood pressure of ≥160 mm Hg. In physically disabled and very frail older people a...
Source: Zeitschrift fur Gerontologie und Geriatrie - Category: Geriatrics Authors: Tags: Z Gerontol Geriatr Source Type: research
Conclusions/interpretationThere is a dose-dependent association between smoking and cardiovascular disease in individuals with type 1 diabetes. In men in particular, the risk of incident stroke remains high even after smoking cessation and is increased in current and former smokers independently of other risk factors.
Source: Diabetologia - Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research
ConclusionsThis study confirms the high prevalence of CKD in patients with multiple comorbidities: T2D and CVD. It also provides estimates of the prevalence of CKD categories based on KDIGO 2012 classification for US adults with T2D.
Source: Diabetes and Metabolic Syndrome: Clinical Research and Reviews - Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research
A wealth of clinical and epidemiological evidence has linked obesity to a broad spectrum of cardiovascular diseases (CVD) including coronary heart disease, heart failure, hypertension, stroke, atrial fibrillation and sudden cardiac death. Obesity can increase CVD morbidity and mortality directly and indirectly. Direct effects are mediated by obesity-induced structural and functional adaptations of the cardiovascular system to accommodate excess body weight, as well as by adipokine effects on inflammation and vascular homeostasis.
Source: Metabolism - Clinical and Experimental - Category: Biomedical Science Authors: Tags: Review Source Type: research
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