Study finds that Pilates significantly improves blood pressure in young, obese women

(Oxford University Press USA) A new paper in the American Journal of Hypertension, published by Oxford University Press, finds that mat Pilates may be an effective strategy to improve cardiovascular health for young obese women, a population that is at risk for hypertension and early vascular complications.
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AbstractHeart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF) is a complex heterogeneous disease for which our pathophysiological understanding is still limited and specific prevention and treatment strategies are lacking. HFpEF is characterised by diastolic dysfunction and cardiac remodelling (fibrosis, inflammation, and hypertrophy). Recently, microvascular dysfunction and chronic low-grade inflammation have been proposed to participate in HFpEF development. Furthermore, several recent studies demonstrated the occurrence of generalized lymphatic dysfunction in experimental models of risk factors for HFpEF, including obe...
Source: Basic Research in Cardiology - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
Cognition is an important function of the brain that enables us to acquire and process information, to enhance our understanding of thoughts, experiences, and our senses. Any condition that affects our ability to think, reason, memorize, or be attentive affects our cognitive ability. Some cognitive decline is a normal part of aging, but there are many things you can do to prevent or forestall cognitive changes as you age, including when planning for surgery. Older adults are having more surgical procedures As our population ages and medicine and healthcare advances, more older adults are likely to develop serious condition...
Source: Harvard Health Blog - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Healthy Aging Managing your health care Memory Neurological conditions Prevention Surgery Source Type: blogs
Authors: Franco R, Barlattani A, Perrone MA, Basili M, Miranda M, Costacurta M, Gualtieri P, Pujia A, Merra G, Bollero P Abstract Obesity is linked to other systemic diseases, such as diabetes mellitus, dyslipidemia, and arterial hypertension. These comorbidities increase the risk of developing cardiovascular disease risk. Adipose tissue is a true endocrine organ and releases various pro-inflammatory cytokines. Periodontal disease (PD) is a chronic inflammatory disorder of the gingiva and bone support (periodontal tissues) that surrounds the teeth. The relationship between obesity and an increased risk of developin...
Source: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Tags: Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci Source Type: research
Childhood obesity is associated with a multitude of co-morbidities, including hypertension, hyperlipidaemia, cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes. Childhood obesity can also affect a young person ’s socia...
Source: BMC Pediatrics - Category: Pediatrics Authors: Tags: Research article Source Type: research
AbstractThe heart failure (HF) epidemic is growing and approximately half of the HF patients have heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF). HFpEF is a heterogeneous syndrome, characterized by a preserved left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF ≥ 50%) with diastolic dysfunction, and is associated with high morbidity and mortality. Underlying comorbidities of HFpEF, i.e., hypertension, type 2 diabetes mellitus, obesity, and renal failure, lead to a systemic pro-inflammatory state, thereby affecting normal cardiac function. Increased inf lammatory biomarkers predict incident HFpEF and are higher in pa...
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Translational Research - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
A, Lima LM Abstract A sedentary life-style is a significant public health issue. It increases the incidence of type-2 diabetes mellitus (DM2) and systemic arterial hypertension (SAH), which in turn may impair physical and mental health. In fact, disrupted glucose metabolism is one of the characteristics of Alzheimer's dementia, and it is often dubbed as type-3 diabetes. The purpose of this crosssectional study was to assess the level of activity, body composition, cardio-vascular risk and cognitive profile of patients with DM2 and/or SAH. Various parameters were evaluated, such as anthropo-metric variables, pedo-...
Source: Current Alzheimer Research - Category: Neurology Authors: Tags: Curr Alzheimer Res Source Type: research
Among the longevity apps, LifeExtend is the clear winner as of May 2020. The app is evidence-based, has great references and it is free:https://lifeapps.io/apps/life-extend/It is backed by thephysician/entrepreneur Don Brown (LifeOmics) and the University of Indiana, so it is not going away next year.The app is packed with features and you can dig deeper in any of the domains/5 pillars when you have time.LifeExtend is based on 5 scientifically proven health pillars, they appear as 5 columns and you collect points in each pillar. It looks like a game but the benefits are very much real.The app tracks the big 5 longevity pra...
Source: Clinical Cases and Images - Blog - Category: Universities & Medical Training Tags: Apps Longevity Source Type: blogs
CONCLUSION: Snoring is associated with impaired glucose metabolism even in otherwise metabolically healthy adults. Habitual snorers may require lifestyle modifications and pharmacological treatment to improve glycemic profile. PMID: 32431103 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Diabetes and Metabolism Journal - Category: Endocrinology Tags: Diabetes Metab J Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS Proportion and total number of adults at risk of severe Covid-19 are high in Brazil, with wide variation across states and adult subgroups. T hese findings should be considered while designing and implementing prevention measures in Brazil. We argue that these results support broad social isolation measures, particularly when testing capacity for SARS-CoV-2 is limited.
Source: Revista de Saude Publica - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research
Authors: Krajčoviechová A, Wohlfahrt P, Bruthans J, Šulc P, Lánská V, Borghi C, Cífková R Abstract The purpose: To evaluate longitudinal trends in the prevalence of hyperuricaemia and chronic kidney disease (CKD) in Czech adults with and without arterial hypertension (HT).Materials and methods: Two independent cross-sectional surveys were performed in 2006-2009 and 2015-2018, each screening involving 1% population random sample of the general population of nine districts of the Czech Republic aged 25-64 years, stratified by age and gender. Hyperuricaemia was defined...
Source: Blood Pressure - Category: Hematology Tags: Blood Press Source Type: research
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