It’s a moo-turn as experts say whole-fat dairy cuts heart risk

A DAILY glass of milk, a pot of yogurt old advice and knob of butter lowers the risk of heart disease and helps people live longer, experts said yesterday. Three servings of dairy a day, including whole fats such as milk, cheese, butter and cream, is associated with lower rates of heart disease and stroke, a study found.
Source: Daily Express - Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

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CONCLUSIONS: This study demonstrated that consumption of total vegetable and fruit, total Okinawan vegetables, and specific Okinawan vegetables in Japanese residents of Okinawa was not associated with risk of incident stroke and coronary heart disease. PMID: 30643101 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Journal of Epidemiology - Category: Epidemiology Tags: J Epidemiol Source Type: research
ConclusionsThe multivariate logistic regression analysis showed that the D allele in the promoter region of the VEGF gene is an independent risk factor of DR irrespective of other laboratory and clinical variables in T2DM patients. Our study suggests that I/D allele in the studied gene is associated with HF and strokes.
Source: Advances in Medical Sciences - Category: Biomedical Science Source Type: research
Poor sleep is bad for your heart AND your brain! An article about poor sleep and the build-up of plaque in the body caught my eye. The study is remarkable in that it is the first study: “to show that objectively measured sleep is independently associated with atherosclerosis throughout the body,” according to José Ordovás, director of nutrition and genomics at the Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts University. More about that in a moment. What really caught my attention was further down in the article: A lab-based research study tied the lack of sleep with severe cog...
Source: Embrace Your Heart Wellness Initiative - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: Heart Disease Risk Factors Heart Health Stress Management Sleep and heart health Source Type: blogs
There is a mountain of high-quality research supporting a Mediterranean-style diet as the best diet for our cardiovascular health. But what does this diet actually look like, why does it work, and how can we adopt it into our real lives? What is a Mediterranean diet? The Mediterranean diet is not a fad. It is a centuries-old approach to meals, traditional to the countries bordering on the Mediterranean Sea. The bulk of the diet consists of colorful fruits and vegetables, plus whole grains, legumes, nuts and seeds, fish and seafood, with olive oil and perhaps a glass of red wine. There is no butter, no refined grains (like ...
Source: Harvard Health Blog - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Food as medicine Healthy Eating Source Type: blogs
In this issue of Metabolism, Ong et al [1] report that fibroblast growth factor 21 (FGF21) levels could predict major cardiovascular (CV) events (MCVE) in statin-treated patients with stable coronary heart disease (CHD) using data from the Treating to New Targets (TNT) trial (n  = 10,001; median follow-up = 4.9 years) [2]; MCVE were defined as a composite of CHD death, cardiac arrest, fatal or non-fatal stroke and non-fatal myocardial infarction (MI). In the Ong et al study [1], 1996 patients with plasma FGF21 concentrations available at baseline were analyzed; 1 835 of them had also FGF21 measurements at the 1-year timepoint.
Source: Metabolism - Clinical and Experimental - Category: Biomedical Science Authors: Source Type: research
Conclusion: The burden of disease was higher in the population with disabilities than that in the general population. Cardiovascular diseases and cancer had a higher burden of disease than did other diseases in the population with disabilities; thus, overall, non-communicable diseases have a higher burden of disease than communicable diseases or injuries in the population with disabilities than in the general population. PMID: 30636948 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Journal of Korean Medical Science - Category: Biomedical Science Tags: J Korean Med Sci Source Type: research
We examined the association of SpA disease duration and delay in diagnosis with CV-related conditions. METHODS: Using data from the COMOSPA study, the associations between SpA disease duration and CV-related conditions were evaluated in univariable and multivariable logistic regression models. Each model examined 1 CV-related factor as dependent and "SpA disease duration" as a predictor, adjusted for relevant confounders. RESULTS: Data from 3923 subjects (median SpA disease duration 5.1 yrs, interquartile range 1.3-11.8 yrs) were available for analysis. The main CV-related conditions were hypertension (...
Source: J Rheumatol - Category: Rheumatology Authors: Tags: J Rheumatol Source Type: research
By Sandee LaMotte, CNN (CNN) — Here’s another reason why getting a good night’s sleep should be on your must-do list: Sleeping fewer than six hours a night or waking frequently raises your risk of developing damaging plaque in arteries throughout your body, not just your heart. Previous research has shown poor sleep to be strongly associated with coronary heart disease, but “This is the first study to show that objectively measured sleep is independently associated with atherosclerosis throughout the body,” José Ordovás, director of nutrition and genomics at the Jean Mayer USDA H...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Boston News Health CNN Heart Disease Sleep Tufts University Source Type: news
Authors: Purnamasari D Abstract Based on data from the Indonesian Ministry of Health Information Center, the estimated population of Indonesia in 2016 was approximately 258,704,986 people, consisted of 129,988,690 men and 128,716,296 women. This number of Indonesian population represents young population since the proportion of population aged 0-14 years is more than that aged>14 years. Meanwhile, the proportion of population aged 50 years and above is significantly reduced, which is thought to be due to high mortality rate in the middle-aged population. The mortality rate in  Indonesia is dominated by non-...
Source: Acta medica Indonesiana - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Acta Med Indones Source Type: research
A previously healthy, well-appearing 42-year-old female living in a modern, high-rise apartment in downtown Los Angeles calls 9-1-1 at 5:30 am complaining of worsening of a burning, epigastric pain she had been experiencing for the last three days. She reports associated nausea and non-bloody, non-bilious vomiting, and that she couldn’t manage to get comfortable in bed until she finally decided to call for help at daybreak. During her 9-1-1 call, she reports “pain, like heartburn, that just woke me up again and I had to throw up, … and then I was sweating so much.” Using the Los Angeles Tiered Disp...
Source: JEMS Special Topics - Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Tags: Exclusive Articles Cardiac & Resuscitation Source Type: news
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