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Does smoking have a negative effect on fertility?

Posted by on Oct 4, 2018 in Infertility | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study reviewed the link between smoking and reduced fertility. Some background Smoking is not recommended for pregnant women. It is linked to a number of pregnancy complications. These include miscarriage, low birth weight, and premature labor. The effect of smoking on male and female fertility is less well understood. The American...

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Is there a link between reduced sleep in men and difficulties in achieving pregnancy?

Posted by on Sep 2, 2018 in Infertility | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated if sleep duration in men can affect the chance of achieving pregnancy. They found that couples with men that slept less than 6 hours were less likely to achieve pregnancy. Some background Sleep is important for healthy living. Lack of sleep is associated with obesity, heart disease, and death. In the last few...

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Evaluating the effects of weight changes and physical activity on mortality in patients with coronary artery disease

Posted by on Aug 15, 2018 in Coronary artery disease | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the effects of changes in body mass index, or BMI (measurement of weight that takes height into account) and physical activity on mortality in people with coronary heart disease (CHD). It was determined that high levels of physical activity reduced the mortality risk. It was also found that weight loss increased the...

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New strategies to reduce weight in people with type 1 diabetes

Posted by on Aug 11, 2018 in Diabetes mellitus | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the effects of intensive multidisciplinary weight management (IMWM) in people with type 1 diabetes (T1D) and obesity. It was determined that IMWM resulted in significant weight loss, lower glucose levels, and reductions in total daily insulin dose in these patients. Some background T1D is treated with insulin, the...

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Does a very-low carbohydrate diet help improve glycemic control for type 1 diabetes?

Posted by on Jun 5, 2018 in Diabetes mellitus | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study evaluated blood glucose control in adults and children with type 1 diabetes on a very low-carbohydrate diet (VLCD). This study concluded that this diet may provide exceptional control for type 1 diabetes, with minimal side effects. Some background Research has shown that carbohydrates affect blood sugar levels more than...

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