In a nutshell This study investigated the effect of different kinds of lifestyle changes in patients with high blood pressure (BP) in the beginning stages (prehypertension) and full-blown hypertension. They found that a life-long change in eating called Dietary Approach to Stop Hypertension (DASH) has the most positive...Read More
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The use of mHealth to improve nutrition and lifestyle behaviors in subfertile couples undergoing assisted reproduction
In a nutshell This study was carried out to study the effectiveness of the mHealth nutrition and lifestyle coaching program Smarter Pregnancy in couples undergoing fertility treatment. The authors found that this program was effective in improving the nutrition and lifestyle behaviors in couples undergoing fertility treatment. Some background...Read More
Should physical exercise and antihypertensive drug therapy be used for the prevention of treatment of left hear enlargement?
In a nutshell This study was carried out to examine the use of anti-high blood pressure (HBP) drug therapy with physical exercise therapy to prevent and reverse left ventricle hypertrophy (LVH; the thickening of the left side of the heart) in patients with HBP. The authors found that anti-HBP drug therapy and physical exercise should be considered...Read More
In a nutshell This study observed the effects of physical activity on patients with chronic inflammatory diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis (RA) by using the supervision of a physiotherapist (PT) and additional digital monitoring. It showed that the multi-component procedures can help improve pain and the level of daily activity in these...Read More
In a nutshell This study looked at how diet relates to sperm quality. It found that men who eat soy are less likely to have low sperm count, and that men who include milk in their diets have better sperm quality. Some background In roughly half of the heterosexual couples experiencing infertility, the male partner has low sperm count or quality....Read More
In a nutshell This study investigated the effect of caffeine on patients with Parkinson's disease (PD). Researchers suggested that caffeine decreased the risk and progression of PD. Some background Parkinson's disease (PD) is one of the most common brain diseases. The brain cells lose their abilities to control body functions. This causes...Read More
In a nutshell This study investigated the use of stress scales in measuring the association between stress and poor testis function (PTF). They found that perceived stress (PS) is associated with reduced PTF. Some background Male infertility is one of the leading causes of infertility for couples. Poor testis function (PTF) is becoming more...Read More
In a nutshell The aim of this study was to assess whether weight changes after diagnosis of breast cancer (BC) were associated with survival. The study found that a weight changes of over 10% were associated with a poorer outcome when compared to weight maintenance (within 5%). Some background BC remains one of the most commonly diagnosed...Read More
In a nutshell This study investigated if physical activity (PA) improves testosterone deficiency (TD). They found that men with adequate PA levels were less likely to have TD. Some background Testosterone deficiency (TD) is low levels of testosterone (male sex hormone). This can cause a number of symptoms. They include decreased...Read More
In a nutshell The study aimed to assess whether eating a vegetarian diet led to a reduction in blood pressure (BP) when compared to eating an omnivorous diet. The study found that eating a vegetarian diet led to a significant decrease in BP when compared to eating an omnivorous diet. Some background Hypertension is another word for high BP....Read More
Does physical activity and sedentary behavior affect pregnancy outcomes after assisted reproduction?
In a nutshell This study investigated if physical activity (PA) or sedentary behavior (SB) affect fertility outcomes in women undergoing assisted reproduction (AR). They found that PA and SB during AR did not affect fertility outcomes, while higher PA before AR was associated with higher ovarian response to stimulation. Some background...Read More
In a nutshell This review analysis looked at whether psyllium fiber supplements benefit patients with type 2 diabetes (T2D). It found that psyllium improves LDL cholesterol and blood sugar control for patients with T2D. Some background Diabetes is a metabolic condition in which the body cannot reduce high levels of glucose (sugar) in the blood....Read More