People with type 2 diabetes are at a high risk of deadly liver disease

Many patients with potentially deadly liver cirrhosis and liver cancer are being diagnosed at late advanced stages of disease, according to a study led by Queen Mary University of London and the University of Glasgow

People with type 2 diabetes are at a high risk of deadly liver diseaseThe study of 18 million people across Europe also suggests the people living with type 2 diabetes are at particular risk of this ‘silent disease’ and should be monitored closely to prevent life-threatening disease progression. Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) affects up to a quarter of people in the West and is the most common […]

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 […]

How much coffee is too much for the heart?

For many people, coffee is the magical brew that kickstarts the day, a much-needed pick-me-up in the afternoon, and sometimes even a well-appreciated digestive after dinner. However, how much coffee is too much? A large new study claims to hold the answer

How much coffee is too much for the heart?Whatever it is that draws people to coffee, be it its taste and aroma or effects as a stimulant, it is undeniable that this is one of the world’s most popular beverages. Many recent studies have suggested that drinking coffee can bring a number of benefits in addition to enhancing focus and productivity. In fact, […]

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 […]

7 salt related myths you need to know

Too much sodium in our diet may not be good for our health, but eliminating our entire sodium intake can also have an undesirable effect on our physical well-being

7 salt related myths you need to knowFor people dealing with high blood pressure, controlling their sodium intake has turned into a matter of life and death. Contributing to lakhs of death globally each year, high blood pressure has been named the leading risk factor for death in women. On top of high blood pressure, too much sodium in our diet can […]

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 […]

Pune: Doctors use robot-assisted surgery to remove rare kidney tumour

In a challenging surgery, doctors from Ruby Hall Clinic, Pune successfully managed to remove a tumour from within a person’s kidney. This procedure helped save the patients kidney or else it would have had to be removed. Such a type of tumour is extremely rare and barely occurs in most cases

Pune: Doctors use robot-assisted surgery to remove rare kidney tumourA 55-year-old Pimpri Chinchwad resident was recently diagnosed with hypertension. However, his ever-increasing complaints of abdominal pain had him running from pillar-to-post. “I tried everything to alleviate the pain but nothing would help subside it. Finally, it was my family physician who suggested sonography which revealed a mass in my kidneys. I was shocked and […]

World Hypertension Day: 7 mistakes that can affect your blood pressure reading

Learn what to avoid doing in order to not influence your blood pressure while it is being checked by your doctor

World Hypertension Day: 7 mistakes that can affect your blood pressure readingMum’s the word the next time you have your blood pressure checked. Talking while the cuff is on can boost your blood pressure reading. So can a full bladder or crossing your legs, the American Heart Association (AHA) says. “These simple things can make a difference in whether or not a person is classified as […]

World Hypertension Day: Eat walnuts to lower blood pressure, new study suggests

A new study suggests that eating walnuts might help people at risk of cardiovascular disease to lower their blood pressure, that is, if they consume them as part of a diet low in saturated fats

World Hypertension Day: Eat walnuts to lower blood pressure, new study suggestsThe scientists, at Pennsylvania State University in State College, explain that their study is one of the first to investigate how the properties of walnuts may affect heart health. The results of the research, which the California Walnut Commission part funded, now appear in the Journal of the American Heart Association. Walnuts contain a plant-based […]

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 […]
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