Smoking and boozing

Source: University College London Summary: The arteries of teenagers who drink alcohol and smoke, even very occasionally, are already beginning to stiffen by age 17, according to research. Arterial stiffness indicates damage to the blood vessels, which predicts heart and blood vessel problems in later life, such as heart attacks and stroke. TheRead More →

Less sleep leads to cardiovascular risk

Source: European Society of Cardiology Summary: According to research, Middle-aged men who sleep five hours or less per night have twice the risk of developing a major cardiovascular event during the following two decades than men who sleep seven to eight hours. Compared to those with normal sleep duration, menRead More →

Blood glucose level was the most dangerous factor for heart attack

Source: University of Gothenburg Summary: According to a study, properly composed treatment and refraining from cigarette consumption can significantly reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease resulting from type 2 diabetes. This is definitely good news. The study shows that patients with type 2 diabetes with all risk factors within the therapeutic target range had anRead More →

Extracellular RNA

Source: Rockefeller University Summary: Researchers have devised an improved method for isolating and identifying tiny fragments of RNA in human blood products. A timely and accurate diagnosis is the critical first step in treating everything from strokes to cancer. Today, doctors often rely on biomarkers, such as cardiac troponin, the protein thatRead More →

Weight Loss Surgery

Source: Brigham and Women’s Hospital Summary: In a randomized controlled clinical trial, researchers found that patients treated with a form of bariatric surgery known as Roux-en-Y gastric bypass did significantly better. People with worrisome levels of obesity and poor control of their type 2 diabetes face two dramatically different options toRead More →

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