AHA News: These Diets Helped Women With Diabetes Cut Heart Attack, Stroke Risk

THURSDAY, Sept. 19, 2019 (American Heart Association News) -- Eating patterns similar to the Mediterranean diet and the blood pressure-lowering DASH may help older women with Type 2 diabetes ward off heart attacks, strokes and related problems, new...
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

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Purpose of review In recent years, there have been several cardiovascular outcomes trials (CVOT) of two new classes of glucose-lowering medications: sodium–glucose cotransporter-2 inhibitors (SGLT2-i) and glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor agonists (GLP-1 RA). It is important examine their potential for cardiovascular benefit and possible side effects among patients with type 2 diabetes (T2D) mellitus. Recent findings The current article reviews the findings of recent CVOT of SGLT2-i and GLP-1 RA, including their impact on cardiovascular events and relevant side effects. Summary For all T2D patients, with or wi...
Source: Current Opinion in Cardiology - Category: Cardiology Tags: ISCHEMIC HEART DISEASE: Edited by Peter H. Stone Source Type: research
AbstractIntroductionThe results of recently completed cardiovascular outcomes trials in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) suggest that sodium-glucose cotransporter-2 (SGLT2) inhibitors and glucagon-like peptide (GLP) 1 receptor agonists have enhanced cardioprotective properties in patients with established cardiovascular disease (eCVD), but to a lesser degree in those without eCVD. SGLT2 inhibitors appear to be particularly beneficial in patients with heart failure. As recent data for the UK are lacking, we undertook to identify the percentage of T2DM patients with eCVD and heart failure in the UK.MethodsThis w...
Source: Diabetes Therapy - Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research
Conclusion: The magnitude of association between red and processed meat consumption and all-cause mortality and adverse cardiometabolic outcomes is very small, and the evidence is of low certainty. Primary Funding Source: None. (PROSPERO: CRD42017074074). PMID: 31569213 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Annals of Internal Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Tags: Ann Intern Med Source Type: research
In conclusion, older adults exhibited decreased markers of UPR activation and reduced coordination with autophagy and SC-associated gene transcripts following a single bout of unaccustomed resistance exercise. In contrast, young adults demonstrated strong coordination between UPR genes and key regulatory gene transcripts associated with autophagy and SC differentiation in skeletal muscle post-exercise. Taken together, the present findings suggest a potential age-related impairment in the post-exercise transcriptional response that supports activation of the UPR and coordination with other exercise responsive pathways (i.e....
Source: Fight Aging! - Category: Research Authors: Tags: Newsletters Source Type: blogs
Authors: Xing Z, Tang L, Chen J, Pei J, Chen P, Fang Z, Zhou S, Hu X Abstract BACKGROUND: Previous studies have found that predicted fat mass and lean body mass may act differently on adverse events. However, the cardiovascular prognostic value of lean body mass and fat mass in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) has not yet been investigated. We sought to investigate the relation between predicted lean body mass or fat mass and the risk of cardiovascular disease in patients with T2DM. METHODS: We conducted a post hoc analysis of data from the Action to Control Cardiovascular Risk in Diabetes (ACCORD)...
Source: Canadian Medical Association Journal - Category: General Medicine Tags: CMAJ Source Type: research
In 2009, the New England Journal of Medicine published results from the Veterans Affairs Diabetes Trial (VADT). The study found that intensive glucose (blood sugar) control in older men with longstanding type 2 diabetes did not significantly reduce their risk of major cardiovascular (CV) events, including heart attack, stroke, and death from CV causes, compared with standard blood sugar control. Researchers recently reported 15-year follow-up results from VADT. They found that intensive blood sugar control did not exert any “legacy effect”: the intensive blood sugar control group did not enjoy CV benefits 15 ye...
Source: Harvard Health Blog - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Diabetes Heart Health Source Type: blogs
Whatever can go wrong, will. Murphy’s law. As it can happen anytime, anywhere to anything and anyone, why would new technologies mean an exception? We imagined in a short story how a day with constantly failing technology would look in the future. Fasten your seat belts, doomsday is coming! The.Worst.Morning.Ever. Murphy slowly opened his eyes and looked around: he could hear noises from the street and his dog barking very loudly in front of the door. There was one thing he could absolutely not hear: his smart sleep alarm. When he looked down at his smartphone lying next to his bed, it was stone-dead. He jumped...
Source: The Medical Futurist - Category: Information Technology Authors: Tags: Future of Medicine Science Fiction AR big data device failing gadgets genetics genomics insurance medical technology sci-fi self-driving short story smart alarm smartphone VR Source Type: blogs
We examined human lung tissue from COPD patients and normal control subjects, and found a substantial increase in p16-expressing alveolar cells in COPD patients. Using a transgenic mouse deficient for p16, we demonstrated that lungs of mice lacking p16 were structurally and functionally resistant to CS-induced emphysema due to activation of IGF1/Akt regenerative and protective signaling. Fat Tissue Surrounds Skeletal Muscle to Accelerate Atrophy in Aging and Obesity https://www.fightaging.org/archives/2019/09/fat-tissue-surrounds-skeletal-muscle-to-accelerate-atrophy-in-aging-and-obesity/ Researchers her...
Source: Fight Aging! - Category: Research Authors: Tags: Newsletters Source Type: blogs
Researchers and advocates have been trying for some years to launch the TAME trial to assess the effects of metformin on aging in humans. This is not with the hope of producing meaningful effects on the progression of aging. Metformin has a small effect size, being one of the less effective interventions that upregulates cellular stress responses, a strategy that in and of itself is weak in long-lived species such as our own. The goal is to push the FDA into accepting clinical trials that target mechanisms of aging rather than a specific named age-related condition. Metformin was chosen because its safety profile, widespre...
Source: Fight Aging! - Category: Research Authors: Tags: Daily News Source Type: blogs
Publication date: Available online 1 September 2019Source: The LancetAuthor(s): Deepak L Bhatt, Philippe Gabriel Steg, Shamir R Mehta, Lawrence A Leiter, Tabassome Simon, Kim Fox, Claes Held, Marielle Andersson, Anders Himmelmann, Wilhelm Ridderstråle, Jersey Chen, Yang Song, Rafael Diaz, Shinya Goto, Stefan K James, Kausik K Ray, Alexander N Parkhomenko, Mikhail N Kosiborod, Darren K McGuire, Robert A HarringtonSummaryBackgroundPatients with stable coronary artery disease and diabetes with previous percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), particularly those with previous stenting, are at high risk of ischaemic even...
Source: The Lancet - Category: General Medicine Source Type: research
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