Holidays 'cut your risk of heart disease' 

A study by Syracuse University, New York, found that for every holiday a person takes, their risk of metabolic syndrome goes down by a quarter.
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We present a prospective cohort study of postmenopausal women. This cohort was divided into two groups: the «benign diagnosis group», including women who were studied after breast cancer screening; and the «malignant tumor group», including patients with breast cancer that had been diagnosed by biopsy. Age, weight, height, body mass index (BMI), abdominal perimeter, serum glucose, LDL, HDL and insulin levels were analyzed as variables under study. The HOMA-IR homeostatic model formula was used to assess insulin resistance. The differences were considered statistically significant when P2.7 (P
Source: Cirugia eEspanola - Category: Surgery Authors: Tags: Cir Esp Source Type: research
ConclusionUltrasonographically acquired HRI has a significant predictive impact on the detection of prediabetes and diabetes in patients with NAFLD.
Source: Indian Journal of Gastroenterology - Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: research
Loneliness is common in schizophrenia with prevalence estimates as high as 80% among people with schizophrenia. Recent studies among non-psychiatric samples have indicated deleterious effects of loneliness on physical health and mortality, including increased risk of hypertension, central obesity, metabolic syndrome, coronary heart disease, stroke, and other cardiovascular disorders. The all-cause mortality risk of loneliness is double that from obesity and equivalent to that from smoking ¾ of a pack of cigarettes per day.
Source: The American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry - Category: Geriatrics Authors: Tags: Poster Number: NR - 23 Source Type: research
In this study, we intravenously administrated the young mitochondria into aged mice to evaluate whether energy production increase in aged tissues or age-related behaviors improved after the mitochondrial transplantation. The results showed that heterozygous mitochondrial DNA of both aged and young mouse coexisted in tissues of aged mice after mitochondrial administration, and meanwhile, ATP content in tissues increased while reactive oxygen species (ROS) level reduced. Besides, the mitotherapy significantly improved cognitive and motor performance of aged mice. Our study, at the first report in aged animals, not only prov...
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(Natural News) According to a recent study, tart cherry juice and supplements can help people with metabolic syndrome. A team of researchers from the University of Hertfordshire in the U.K. conducted a trial involving people with metabolic syndrome and found that consuming Montmorency tart cherries can reduce systolic blood pressure and insulin levels. What is metabolic syndrome? Metabolic syndrome...
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This study presents a multivariate methodology for the modeling of stress on metabolic syndrome (MES) patients. We have developed a supporting system to cope with MES patients’ anxiety and stress by means of several biosignals such as ECG, GSR, body temperature, SPO2, glucose level, and blood pressure that are measured by a wearable device. We employed a neural network model to classify emotions with HRV analysis in the detection of stressor moments. We have accurately recognized the stressful situations using physiological responses to stimuli by utilizing our proposed affective state detection algorithm. We evaluat...
Source: Artificial Intelligence in Medicine - Category: Bioinformatics Source Type: research
In conclusion, the subchronic administration of rosuvastatin to rats with metabolic syndrome improved the acetylcholine-induced relaxant response, involving stimulation of the NO/cGMP/PKG/Ca2+-activated K+ channel pathway. PMID: 32049102 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Braz J Med Biol Res - Category: Research Authors: Tags: Braz J Med Biol Res Source Type: research
This study provides evidence of a chronically dysregulated neuroendocrine mediated stress response in PTSD, with a clear dose-response relationship. HCC do not, however, appear to have specificity for the comorbidity of PTSD and MetS in this sample.Lay summary: We found that levels of the stress hormone, cortisol, measured in hair samples were significantly higher in South African women with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) than in women who had also experienced trauma, but did not have PTSD. Hair cortisol levels were, however, not associated with metabolic syndrome, a cluster of risk factors for heart disease, in the...
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(Natural News) Years of research have established a positive collaboration between estrogen and vitamin D to improve bone health. Now, recent research suggests that this dynamic duo could also play a role in staving off metabolic syndrome in postmenopausal women. Metabolic syndrome is described as a cluster of conditions – such as obesity, high blood sugar and...
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Hyperuricaemia refers to an abnormally high concentration of uric acid in serum [1], typically defined as>7  mg/dL (416 μmol/L) in men and>6  mg/dL in women [1]. Mean serum uric acid has increased progressively over the last century in many populations and the prevalence of hyperuricemia increases with age and is higher in men than premenopausal women [1], as oestrogen increases urate excretion by the kidneys. Hyperuricaemia is usually discussed in the context of gout, but it is increasingly recognised that serum uric acid values>5.0  mg/dL (men) or 4.5 mg/dL (postmenopausal women) are clinically rele...
Source: International Journal of Cardiology - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: Editorial Source Type: research
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