Common Diabetes Drug May Also Help Kidneys, Heart

Those who took Invokana had a 30% lower risk of developing kidney failure, a 30% lower risk of dying from kidney failure or heart disease, the researchers reported.
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Conclusion Results may assist clinicians in aiming exercise programs toward increasing hip and potentially core strength, thus improving balance to promote better mobility for individuals with a lower-limb amputation.
Source: JPO Journal of Prosthetics and Orthotics - Category: Orthopaedics Tags: CME ARTICLES Source Type: research
In 1989, Barker et al reported a correlation between lower birth weights and increased risk for death in adulthood from ischemic heart disease in men born between 1911-1930 in England (Lancet 1989;2:577-80. doi: Many subsequent studies have affirmed the relationship between birth weight and conditions such as diabetes, hypertension, and obesity. In this volume of The Journal of Pediatrics, Lilja et al report an association between birth weight and stroke in adulthood.
Source: The Journal of Pediatrics - Category: Pediatrics Authors: Tags: The Editors' Perspectives Source Type: research
The World Food Programme distributing food in El Salvador. The second of the UN's 17 Sustainable Development Goals is to end hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture. Credit: WFP/David FernandezBy Trish CotterMELBOURNE, Sep 21 2021 (IPS) COVID-19 has exposed serious vulnerabilities in how people around the world access and consume food. One of the more alarming trends is the significant increase in the consumption of foods that may be tasty and convenient, but harm our heath. These ultra-processed products include sugary drinks, snack foods, frozen meals, packaged breads and ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Tags: Climate Change Editors' Choice Featured Food and Agriculture Food Security and Nutrition Global Headlines Health IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news
Cardiovascular disease remains the leading cause of death in patients with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). Studies examining the association of coronary heart disease (CHD) and NAFLD are cofounded by various cardiometabolic factors particularly diabetes and body mass index. Hence, we seek to explore such association by investigating the global prevalence, independent risk factors and influence of steatosis grade on manifestation of CHD among patients with NAFLD.
Source: Clinical Gastroenterology and Hepatology - Category: Gastroenterology Authors: Source Type: research
 Written by Pendell MeyersA woman in her 60s was shopping when she suddenly experienced palpitations and chest " discomfort. " She denied outright chest pain or dyspnea. She walked across to the street to my Emergency Department. She had no known prior history of dysrhythmias or heart disease, but had known hypertension, breast cancer, diabetes, and obesity. She has had episodes of palpitations in the past, followed by holter monitor workups which did not reveal any cause of palpitations. However, her symptoms today feel worse than prior episodes, and she has never felt the " chest discomfort " wit...
Source: Dr. Smith's ECG Blog - Category: Cardiology Authors: Source Type: blogs
CONCLUSION: Beyond excess deaths alone, the COVID-19 pandemic imposed a greater life expectancy burden on persons aged 25 to 64 years, including those with average or above-average life expectancies, and a disproportionate burden on Black and Hispanic communities.PRIMARY FUNDING SOURCE: National Institute on Aging.PMID:34543588 | DOI:10.7326/M21-2239
Source: Annals of Internal Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Source Type: research
Discussion of such issues, alongside such products’ environmental impacts, have been minimised as part of the Summit process. Was that to avoid Big Food’s’ discomfort at discussing the most unhealthy and unsustainable foods? UN organisations and their staff are well aware of such issues but have been pressured to “come to the table” with companies they know are more interested in driving shareholder value than contributing to sustainability and public health. Such companies have a history of unethical marketing of unhealthy foods to children, or persuading poor mothers not to breastfeed. For...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Tags: Climate Change Editors' Choice Featured Food and Agriculture Food Security and Nutrition Global Headlines Health IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Source Type: news
The rate of 30-day surgical site infections (SSIs) following open infrainguinal arterial revascularisation can range from 4.8%-43%(1 –4). Deep-space SSIs, which can occur in up to 6% of procedures, can significantly increase patient morbidity, length of stay in-hospital, mortality, and healthcare costs(5–6). There is much debate about risk factors for SSIs in open vascular surgery, and in particular, the extent of risk that e ach factor confers for a patient. Patient-related factors include obesity, diabetes, female gender, chronic renal failure, smoking status, hypertension, chronic limb-threatening ischemia, ...
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - Category: Surgery Authors: Tags: Clinical Research, Basic Science, Original article Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: AMD, cataract and DRED but not glaucoma are associated with an increased risk of dementia. Individuals with both ophthalmic and systemic conditions are at higher risk of dementia compared with those with an ophthalmic or systemic condition only.PMID:34518160 | DOI:10.1136/bjophthalmol-2021-319508
Source: The British Journal of Ophthalmology - Category: Opthalmology Authors: Source Type: research
ConclusionsIn this prospective population-based cohort study among middle-aged and older men from eastern Finland, lower adherence to healthy Nordic diet was associated with higher risk of T2D and higher plasma glucose and serum insulin concentrations.
Source: European Journal of Nutrition - Category: Nutrition Source Type: research
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