Excess body fat improves stroke survival rates

Findings, presented at the American Academy of Neurology's 71st Annual Meeting, suggest that being overweight or obese may improve survival chances after a stroke, an obesity paradox.Medical News Today
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Authors: Kaufman JM, Lapauw B, Mahmoud A, T'Sjoen G, Huhtaniemi IT Abstract This narrative review presents an overview of present knowledge on fertility and reproductive hormones changes in aging men, the factors driving and modulating these changes, their clinical consequences, and benefits and risks of testosterone (T) therapy. Aging is accompanied by moderate decline of gamete quality and fertility. Population mean levels show mild total T decline, SHBG increase, steeper free T decline, and moderate LH increase with important contribution of comorbidities (e.g. obesity) to these changes. Sexual symptoms and lowe...
Source: Endocrine Reviews - Category: Endocrinology Tags: Endocr Rev Source Type: research
Authors: Zhang S, Zhang W, Zhou G Abstract Stroke causes disability and high mortality, while it can be prevented by increasing public awareness of risk factors. The common known risk factors are hypertension, atrial fibrillation, heart failure, smoking, alcohol consumption, low physical activity, overweight and hypercholesterolemia. However, the deep understanding of risk factors is limited. Moreover, more risk factor emerges in recent years. To further increase the awareness of risk factors for stroke prevention, this review indicates the reasonable application of antihypertensive agents according to the age-depe...
Source: Journal of the National Medical Association - Category: General Medicine Tags: J Natl Med Assoc Source Type: research
Abstract OBJECTIVEThe complex decision analysis of unruptured intracranial aneurysms entails weighing the benefits of aneurysm repair against operative risk. The goal of the present analysis was to build and validate a predictive scale that identifies patients with the greatest odds of a postsurgical adverse event.METHODSData on patients who underwent surgical clipping of an unruptured aneurysm were extracted from the prospective National Surgical Quality Improvement Program registry (NSQIP; 2007-2014); NSQIP does not systematically collect data on patients undergoing intracranial endovascular intervention. Multiv...
Source: Journal of Neurosurgery - Category: Neurosurgery Authors: Tags: J Neurosurg Source Type: research
Although obesity is a risk factor for stroke, paradoxically, higher body mass index may be associated with better survival rates after stroke, a large study suggests.Medscape Medical News
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Exercise provides a remarkable variety of health benefits, which range from strengthening bones to positive effects on mood and helping to prevent chronic illnesses such as diabetes and heart disease. Research dating back to the late 1980s has consistently shown that aerobic fitness may help extend lives. Yet a few studies on athletes examining whether habitual vigorous exercise might harm the heart made some experts wonder how hard people ought to push when exercising (see here and here). Do cardiorespiratory fitness levels affect longevity? A retrospective study in JAMA attempts to answer this question. The study explore...
Source: Harvard Health Blog - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Exercise and Fitness Hypertension and Stroke Men's Health Women's Health Source Type: blogs
Grants for projects designed to reduce rates of death and disability from commercial tobacco use, diabetes, heart disease, and stroke and reduce the prevalence of obesity and other chronic disease risk factors and conditions in American Indian and Alaska Native communities. Geographic coverage: Nationwide -- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
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Sound, rhythm, rate, structure, function – countless features of the heart are measured to keep it healthy for as long as possible. Recently, an army of digital health technologies joined the forces of traditional preventive tools in cardiology to counter stroke, heart attack, heart failure or any other cardiovascular risks. In the future, minuscule sensors, digital twins, and artificial intelligence could strengthen their ranks. Let’s see what the future of cardiology might look like! Fitness trackers, chatbots and A.I. against heart disease Let’s say 36-year-old Maria living in Sao Paulo in 2033 d...
Source: The Medical Futurist - Category: Information Technology Authors: Tags: Artificial Intelligence in Medicine Future of Medicine Health Sensors & Trackers Portable Diagnostics cardiology cardiovascular cardiovascular diseases digital digital twin health trackers heart heart health heart rate heart soun Source Type: blogs
Up to six in 10 stroke survivors experience new visual problems prompted by their stroke Related items fromOnMedica Loneliness itself appears not to raise risk of heart attack/stroke NICE wants GPs to prevent 8,000 strokes a year Regular GP pulse checks of elderly patients could prevent strokes, study finds Experts warn of heart risks for people with diabetes Wait and hip measurement better indicator of heart attack risk than obesity
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Title: Could Olive Oil Help Keep Stroke at Bay for Obese Americans?Category: Health NewsCreated: 3/7/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 3/8/2019 12:00:00 AM
Source: MedicineNet Heart General - Category: Cardiology Source Type: news
THURSDAY, March 7, 2019 (American Heart Association News) -- Bad news for women who carry fat around their waist rather than on their thighs: New research finds that postmenopausal women shaped like apples are at higher risk for stroke and heart...
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