Walnuts may be good for the gut and help promote heart health

(Penn State) Researchers found that eating walnuts daily as part of a healthy diet was associated with increases in certain bacteria that can help promote health. Additionally, those changes in gut bacteria were associated with improvements in some risk factors for heart disease.
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Publication date: Available online 19 February 2020Source: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta (BBA) - Molecular Basis of DiseaseAuthor(s): Azrul Abdul Kadir, Kieran Clarke, Rhys D. EvansAbstractThe ketone bodies, d-β-hydroxybutyrate and acetoacetate, are soluble 4-carbon compounds derived principally from fatty acids, that can be metabolised by many oxidative tissues, including heart, in carbohydrate-depleted conditions as glucose-sparing energy substrates. They also have important signalling functions, acting through G-protein coupled receptors and histone deacetylases to regulate metabolism and gene expression including ...
Source: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta (BBA) Molecular Basis of Disease - Category: Molecular Biology Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: For RCS, HRQOL in PD+HD patients was better than that in HD and comparable with that in PD patients, whereas the PCS, MCS, and KDCS HRQOL scores of PD+HD patients were comparable with those of HD and PD patients. PMID: 32063200 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Peritoneal Dialysis International - Category: Urology & Nephrology Tags: Perit Dial Int Source Type: research
ConclusionsCardiac rehabilitation programs containing exercise may provide broader cardiovascular benefits compared to those without exercise.
Source: Canadian Journal of Cardiology - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 18 February 2020Source: Best Practice &Research Clinical AnaesthesiologyAuthor(s): Andrea De Gasperi, Gregorio Spagnolin, Martina Ornaghi, Laura Petrò, Gianni BiancofioreAbstractNew and extended indications, older age, higher cardiovascular risk, and the long-standing cirrhosis - associated complications mandate specific skills for an appropriate preoperative assessment of the LT candidate. The incidence of cardiac diseases (dysrhythmias, cardiomyopathies, coronary artery disease, valvular heart disease) are increasing among LT recipients: however, no consensus exists among cli...
Source: Best Practice and Research Clinical Anaesthesiology - Category: Anesthesiology Source Type: research
Conclusion: Self-management behaviors and HrQoL of CHD patients in Chinese communities were inadequate. There is a positive correlation between self-management behaviors and HrQoL among CHD patients in Chinese community settings. Therefore, it is critical to improve self-management behaviors and HrQoL of CHD patients in Chinese communities.Impact statement: Self-management behaviors were found to positively influence on HrQoL among CHD patients in Chinese community settings. It is necessary to develop the nursing intervention on self-management behaviors to enhance the HrQoL of CHD patients in Chinese communities. PMID...
Source: Contemporary Nurse - Category: Nursing Tags: Contemp Nurse Source Type: research
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Cardiology, Gynecology, Oncology, News, Source Type: news
Are healthy habits worth cultivating? A recent study suggests healthy habits may help people tack on years of life and sidestep serious illnesses, such as diabetes and cancer. After all, if you’re going to gain an extra decade of life on this earth, you want to enjoy it! What did this research focus on? Researchers from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health looked at data from more than 73,000 women enrolled in the Nurses’ Health Study (NHS) who were followed for 34 years, and more than 38,000 men enrolled in the Health Professionals Follow-up Study (HPFS) who were followed for 28 years. In a previous s...
Source: Harvard Health Blog - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Exercise and Fitness Health Healthy Aging Healthy Eating Men's Health Women's Health Source Type: blogs
Have you or a woman you know been affected by heart disease? This #HeartMonth , get the facts about heart disease, the steps for improving #hearthealth &share them with the women in your life. pic.twitter.com/zlzf4daUSq
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Authors: Takayanagi Y, Koike A, Kubota H, Wu L, Nishi I, Sato A, Aonuma K, Kawakami Y, Ieda M Abstract The pulse wave transit time (PWTT) is easily measured as the time from the R wave of an electrocardiogram to the arrival of the pulse wave measured by an oxygen saturation monitor at the earlobe. We investigated whether the change of PWTT during exercise testing reflects cardiopulmonary function. Eighty-nine cardiac patients who underwent cardiopulmonary exercise testing (CPX) were enrolled. We analyzed the change of PWTT during exercise and the relationship between the shortening of the PWTT and CPX parameters. P...
Source: Drug Discoveries and Therapeutics - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Drug Discov Ther Source Type: research
This #BlackHistoryMonth , be sure to join the #LoveYourHeartChat hosted by @MinorityHealth @NHLBI and @TheHeartTruth.They will discuss how an #activeandhealthy lifestyle can help reduce heart disease and other cardiovascular disparities that impact the African American community. pic.twitter.com/XZs6gTD359
Source: Food and Drug Adminstration (FDA): CDRHNew - Category: Medical Devices Authors: Source Type: news
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