Weight gain and loss may worsen dementia risk in older people, reveals study

Older people who experience significant weight gain or weight loss could be raising their risk of developing dementia, suggests a study from Korea published today in the online journal BMJ Open

Weight gain and loss may worsen dementia risk in older people, reveals studyDementia is an important health problem especially with increasing life expectancy and an ageing population. Meanwhile, the global prevalence of obesity, which is closely related to cardiometabolic diseases, has increased by more than 100% over the past four decades. There is existing evidence of a possible association between cardiometabolic risk factors (such as high blood […]

Avoid smoky environments to protect your heart, suggests study

If a room or car is smoky, stay away until it has cleared. That’s the main message of research presented today at EuroHeartCare 2019, a scientific congress of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC)

Avoid smoky environments to protect your heart, suggests studyPassive smoking at home or work was linked with a 13 per cent increased risk of hypertension. Living with a smoker after age 20 was associated with a 15 per cent greater risk. Exposure to passive smoking for ten years or more was related to a 17 per cent increased risk of hypertension. Men and […]

Smokers have higher risk for multiple strokes, reveals study

Smokers who have a stroke are much more likely to have another one if they don’t quit or at least cut back, a Chinese study suggests

Smokers have higher risk for multiple strokes, reveals studySmoking has long been linked to an increased risk of cardiovascular disease and serious cardiac events like heart attacks and strokes. But the new study sheds light on how smoking influences the risk of a second stroke in patients who already had one. Among the 3,069 stroke survivors in the study, 1,475, or 48 per […]

World Hypertension Day: Measures which can help control blood pressure

The theme of World Hypertension Day 2019 – ‘Know your Numbers’ is apt as we must be aware of our blood pressure. The systolic reading should always be around or less than 120 and diastolic should be around or less than 80. If this goes above 130 and 90, it is time to consult your doctor

World Hypertension Day: Measures which can help control blood pressureIncreasing work pressure, the urge to keep up with the peers, binging on unhealthy foods, lack of sleep is fuelling the rise in hypertensive population and assuming a mammoth proportion in India. This disease, feeding on lifestyle, should be stopped to avoid future complications according to experts Atul Joshi Physician Sahyadri Hospitals said that the […]

World Hypertension Day: This may be why slashing salt lowers blood pressure

Restricting sodium intake has been key to reducing blood pressure. Now researchers may have found an underlying mechanism to explain why

World Hypertension Day: This may be why slashing salt lowers blood pressureSlash sodium from your diet. That’s the advice inevitably given to everyone. Scientists examined hundreds of metabolites substances produced during digestion from blood samples drawn in a study among 64 black British residents with high blood pressure, or hypertension. All participants were instructed to follow a reduced-sodium diet, but otherwise none were taking medication or […]

DASH diet reduced heart failure risk ‘by almost half’ in people under 75

Sticking to a plant-rich diet that can reduce high blood pressure may also lower the risk of heart failure in people under the age of 75

DASH diet reduced heart failure risk ‘by almost half’ in people under 75This was the conclusion of a study that a team at Wake Forest School of Medicine in Winston-Salem, NC, led to assess the impact of the Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) eating plan on heart failure. They report their findings in a paper that now features in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine. The […]

Risk of heart complications increases for sleep apnoea patients post-surgery

According to a new study published today in The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), patients who have severe obstructive sleep apnoea have a significantly higher risk of complications related to their heart in the first 30 days after major surgery

Risk of heart complications increases for sleep apnoea patients post-surgeryPeople having surgery may be more likely to experience cardiovascular problems afterward when they have a common night-time breathing disorder known as sleep apnoea, a study suggests. Compared to patients without apnoea, people with severe apnoea were more than twice as likely to die of heart complications or experience serious cardiac events like heart attacks […]

Weight-loss surgery may help cut risk of breast cancer, finds study

Severely obese women who opt for weight-loss surgery may be cutting their risk of breast cancer along with their extra pounds, a large U.S. study suggests

Weight-loss surgery may help cut risk of breast cancer, finds studyResearchers compared two groups of women with morbid obesity: nearly 18,000 who underwent various forms of so-called bariatric surgery and nearly 54,000 who did not. The groups were similar in terms of age, medical conditions and body mass index (BMI, a ratio of weight to height). Researchers tracked the surgery group for an average of […]

Heart health: Youth at a higher risk of heart disease due to smoking and other vices

The increase in heart disease in younger adults are caused due to habits of smoking, stress (work and non-work related), unhealthy diet, lack of sufficient physical activity and excess consumption of salt and packaged food, in some cases

Heart health: Youth at a higher risk of heart disease due to smoking and other vicesDeaths caused due to heart disease are usually attributed to the adult population. What is less known is that young adults are not spared of this main cause of death worldwide. The Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults (CARDIA) conducted a study to find the reasons for youth being susceptible to heart diseases and […]

Weight before pregnancy most important to risk for complications, finds study

Expectant mothers and doctors have focused a lot on how much a woman gains during pregnancy, but new research suggests how much a woman weighs before getting pregnant may be far more important

Weight before pregnancy most important to risk for complications, finds studyThe study found that the more a woman weighed at the start of her pregnancy, the more likely she was to experience complications such as high blood pressure, preeclampsia, gestational diabetes, caesarean delivery and preterm birth. “Pregnancy complications in mothers and their infants occurred in 34% of women with a normal weight and in over […]
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