December 21, 2014

Cardiovascular Disease, Hypertension And Sugar Intake

Dietary guidelines should emphasize the role played by added sugars, particularly fructose, in the fight to curb the prevalence of cardiovascular, they insist.

Cardiovascular disease is the number one cause of premature death in the developed world. And high blood

Link Between Low Blood Sugar Episodes And Cardiovascular Events

A study involving scientists from the University of Leicester has established a link between hypoglycemia and increased risk of cardiovascular events and mortality in patients with diabetes.

Professors Kamlesh Khunti and Melanie Davies, scientists from the University of Leicester’s Diabetes

Another Look At The Importance Of Food Timing In Weight Control

A new study by researchers at the Salk Institute cautions against an extended period of snacking, suggesting instead that confining caloric consumption to an 8- to 12-hour period-as people did just a century ago-might stave off high cholesterol, diabetes and …

Possible New Approach To Asthma Treatment

Current asthma treatments can alleviate wheezing, coughing and other symptoms felt by millions of Americans every year, but they don’t get to the root cause of the condition. Now, for the first time, scientists are reporting a new approach to

New Hope For Those Who Suffer From Gluten Intolerance

Gluten intolerance is often caused by celiac disease, which makes the human organism sensitive to gluten proteins from certain cereals. No known drug can cure the disease or make the patient able to eat gluten again, and therefore the patients …

Ebola Vaccine Displays Promising Results

An experimental vaccine to prevent Ebola virus disease was well-tolerated and produced immune system responses in all 20 healthy adults who received it in a Phase 1 clinical trial conducted by researchers from the National Institutes of Health. The candidate …

Monitoring Device May Assist In Maintaining Low Salt Diet

Adding an electronic monitoring device may help heart failure patients and their families stick to a low-salt diet, according to research presented at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2014.

The Family Sodium Watcher Program focuses on a partnership between …

Fat Surrounding Heart And Heart Rhythm Disorder

Obesity is a known risk factor for atrial fibrillation, the most common heart rhythm disorder.

Obesity is commonly measured as a person’s body mass index (BMI). But a Loyola University Medical Center study has found that the layer of fat …

New Causal Factor Behind Macular Degeneration Identified

Scientists at The University of Manchester have identified an important new factor behind one of the major causes of blindness, which they hope could lead to new treatments.

Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD) is the major cause of blindness in the …

Weight Loss Pills Actually Contributing To Obesity

Consumers place great faith in weight loss pills and remedies, buying and using them more than ever before. American obesity rates, however, are skyrocketing. According to a new study in the Journal of Public Policy & Marketing, false beliefs …