You've Lost the Weight -- Now Keep It Off to Keep Diabetes at Bay

After losing weight with a yearlong intervention, blood sugar and blood pressure levels go down and cholesterol results improve. People who kept at least 75% of that weight off for another three years retained or had even greater health benefits, the study reported.
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Authors: Iqbal Z, Dhage S, Mohamad JB, Abdel-Razik A, Donn R, Malik R, Ho JH, Liu Y, Adam S, Isa B, Stefanutti C, Soran H Abstract Introduction: Proprotein convertase subtilisin/kexin type 9 (PCSK9) inhibitors are novel drugs that have been developed since the discovery of the PCSK9 protein in 2003. In addition to background statin treatment they reduce low density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) to unprecedented levels and have shown encouraging results in improving cardiovascular events. Concerns regarding the safety of PCSK9 inhibitors and very low LDL-C have somewhat been allayed after several longer-term prosp...
Source: Expert Opinion on Drug Safety - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Expert Opin Drug Saf Source Type: research
What you eat can help with high blood pressure, high cholesterol, pre-diabetes, though many people pay little heed.
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Publication date: Available online 15 October 2019Source: Nutrition, Metabolism and Cardiovascular DiseasesAuthor(s): Lutgarda Bozzetto, Bram J. Berntzen, Jaakko Kaprio, Aila Rissanen, Marja-Riitta Taskinen, Kirsi H. Pietiläinen.AbstractBackground and AimsPlasma apolipoprotein C3 (ApoC3) is associated with higher plasma triglyceride and type 2 diabetes incidence. We evaluated whether body mass index (BMI) or glucose metabolism were associated with ApoC3 in healthy monozygotic (MZ) twins.MethodsForty-seven MZ twin-pairs (20 man, 27 women), aged 23-42 years, were divided in subgroups according to discordance or concorda...
Source: Nutrition, Metabolism and Cardiovascular Diseases - Category: Nutrition Source Type: research
Authors: Achmat G, Leach L, Onagbiye SO Abstract BACKGROUND: Cardiometabolic disease (CMD) risk factors have reached epidemic proportions, with many people at risk of premature disability and death. There is insufficient data regarding the prevalence of CMD risk factors among firefighters in the Western Cape Province of South Africa. The purpose of this study was to examine the prevalence of CMD risk factors among South African firefighters in the Western Cape Province. Additional outcomes were to determine the relationship between BMI and CMD risk factors among firefighters. METHODS: A total of 219 healthy mal...
Source: Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness - Category: Sports Medicine Tags: J Sports Med Phys Fitness Source Type: research
Statins for primary prevention in people at low risk of CVD might be low-value care and waste of healthcare resources Related items fromOnMedica Pharmacists could offer high-dose statins direct to patients UK research reveals racial inequalities in diabetes care Fund specialist dementia training to improve care and save money NHS must improve access to screening to save lives Prescription drug dependence linked to deprivation
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Credit: Busani Bafana/IPSBy Esther Ngumbi and Ifeanyi NsoforILLINOIS, United States / ABUJA, Oct 16 2019 (IPS) United Nations World Food Day is celebrated around the world on October 16 under the theme: “Our Actions ARE Our Future. Healthy Diets for a Zero Hunger World”. This theme is timely, especially, because across Africa and around the world, there has been a gradual rise in malnutrition and diet-related non communicable diseases, as highlighted in The Lancet study and a United Nations Report published earlier this year. While 45 percent of deaths in children are from nu...
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CONCLUSIONS: The AHF in patients nonagenarians has a different clinical profile compared to younger patients and a higher mortality. In this subgroup of patients having a worse baseline functional status, higher NYHA classification (III-IV), and renal failure are predictors of 90-day mortality. PMID: 31621036 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Aging Clinical and Experimental Research - Category: Geriatrics Authors: Tags: Aging Clin Exp Res Source Type: research
Evaluating stress levels over time and intervening when high perceived stress persists might reduce hypertension risk Related items fromOnMedica Should we recognise obesity as a disease? Type 2 diabetes in 10 times more young people than realised Pharmacists could offer high-dose statins direct to patients WHO dietary fat guidance fails to consider crucial evidence Plant-based diet linked to lower risk of heart failure
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CONCLUSION: The relationship between gout and PPDM is bidirectional in the postpancreatitis setting. A prior history of gout is a risk factor of PPDM, particularly in women. PMID: 31615915 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: J Rheumatol - Category: Rheumatology Authors: Tags: J Rheumatol Source Type: research
First study of its kind to show that although low doses of statins appear protective of bone health, high doses may increase risk for osteoporosis.Medscape Medical News
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