10 Ways to Keep Your Heart Healthy

No one ever had fun visiting the cardiologist. ­Regardless of how good the doc might be, it’s always a little scary thinking about the health of something as fundamental as the heart. But there are ways to take greater control—to ensure that your own heart health is the best it can be—even if you have a family history of cardiovascular disease. Although 50% of cardiovascular-disease risk is genetic, the other 50% can be modified by how you live your life, according to Dr. Eugenia Gianos, director of Women’s Heart Health at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City. “This means you can greatly reduce a high genetic risk or greatly worsen a low genetic risk,” she says. “Your fate really lies largely in your hands.” Having that kind of control over your heart health is particularly welcome news right now, with cardiovascular disease remaining the number-one killer of both men and women. A recent CDC report revealed that “largely preventable” heart problems killed around 415,000 Americans in 2016. Under its Million Hearts campaign—which aims to prevent 1 million heart attacks and strokes by 2022—the CDC identified approximately 2.2 million hospitalizations and 415,000 deaths from heart attacks, strokes, heart failure and related conditions in 2016 that likely could have been avoided. “Many of these cardiovascular events are happening to middle-aged adults—who we wouldn’t normally consider...
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Source: Clinica Chimica Acta - Category: Laboratory Medicine Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: MHR may be a significant and independent predictor of poor functional outcome in patients with AIS. PMID: 31941849 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Journal of Atherosclerosis and Thrombosis - Category: Cardiology Tags: J Atheroscler Thromb Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 17 January 2020Source: Food ChemistryAuthor(s): Shuyi Li, Junsheng Li, Zhenzhou Zhu, Shuiyuan Cheng, Jingren He, Olusola LamikanraAbstractIn order to further determine the interaction between polysaccharides and polyphenols, the complex of soluble dietary fiber (SDF) and two phenols were prepared. According to the results, at the conditions of pH=4, temperature=60°C, concentration ratio of polysaccharide and phenol=4:1, the maximum adsorption of catechin and gallic acid in the SDF complex was 155.74 and 134.05 mg/g, respectively. Due to UV-Vis and FT-IR analysis, it could be speculate...
Source: Food Chemistry - Category: Food Science Source Type: research
This study aimed to quantify hot water pretreatment-induced changes in metabolite profiles of sea cucumber body walls. ICP-OES, GC-MS, and LC-MS analyses of untreated- (UT-BW), hot water-treated body walls (HW-BW) of Apostichopus japonicus, and the hot water extract (HW-E) determined significant losses of minerals (25-50% w/w), protein (∼11% w/w), carbohydrate (33% w/w), saponins (∼41% w/w), and spermidine (100%), a potential antipsychotic from hot water-treated samples. Multivariate comparisons of HW-BW with UT-BW and HW-BW with HW-E showed increases in amino acids and fatty acids, suggesting hot water-induced deg...
Source: Food Chemistry - Category: Food Science Source Type: research
This study describes the long-term comorbidity profile and treatment burden among people with HIV-1 infection.Methods: This retrospective study included Medicaid claims data from patients with ≥1 antiretroviral (ARV) claim between 2016 and 2017 (most recent claim defined the index date), ≥1 HIV diagnosis within 1 year before index, age ≥18 years at first HIV diagnosis and
Source: Current Medical Research and Opinion - Category: Research Tags: Curr Med Res Opin Source Type: research
Conclusion: Advanced RCC has high morbidity and mortality with an increasing prevalence. Following tyrosine kinase inhibitors, checkpoint inhibitors have a great influence on treatment of advanced RCC, especially the combination of these two strategies. In 2019 these combined strategies demonstrated 5% complete remission with up to 60% objective response rate. While not immediately, but perhaps in the near future, advanced RCC will become a manageable chronic disease, even if a cure is not possible. PMID: 31942809 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Current Medical Research and Opinion - Category: Research Tags: Curr Med Res Opin Source Type: research
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Source: Expert Review of Molecular Diagnostics - Category: Laboratory Medicine Tags: Expert Rev Mol Diagn Source Type: research
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Source: Alcohol Research - Category: Addiction Tags: Alcohol Res Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 16 January 2020Source: Biosensors and BioelectronicsAuthor(s): Parvin Samadi Pakchin, Marziyeh Fathi, Hossein Ghanbari, Reza Saber, Yadollah OmidiAbstractIn the current study, we report on the design and development of a novel electrochemical immunosensor for the detection of cancer antigen 125 (CA125) oncomarker. Polyamidoamine/gold nanoparticles (PAMAM/AuNPs) were used to increase the conductivity and enhance the number of antibodies (Ab) immobilized on the electrode surface. Three-dimensional reduced graphene oxide-multiwall carbon nanotubes (3DrGO-MWCNTs) were used to modify the glass...
Source: Biosensors and Bioelectronics - Category: Biotechnology Source Type: research
Publication date: 15 April 2020Source: Journal of Molecular Structure, Volume 1206Author(s): Seyed Reza Nokhbeh, Mostafa Gholizadeh, Alireza Salimi, Hazel A. SparkesAbstractThis paper presents synthesis and structural characterization of new members of phosphorus-based organic bromides. 1,3-Propanediylbis(triphenylphosphonium) dibromide I and 1,3-propanediylbis(triphenylphosphonium) monotribromide II, as a new brominating agent for double bonds and phenolic rings, were synthesized. 1H NMR, 13C NMR, 31P NMR, FT-IR, single crystal X-ray diffraction crystallography, differential scanning calorimetry, thermogravimetric analysi...
Source: Journal of Molecular Structure - Category: Molecular Biology Source Type: research
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