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Restricting calories and nutrients to change chemotherapy effectiveness for acute lymphoblastic leukemia

Restricting calories and nutrients to change chemotherapy effectiveness for acute lymphoblastic leukemia

Posted by on May 23, 2021 in Leukemia | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study aimed to investigate if restricting calories and nutrients from diet and exercise could change chemotherapy effectiveness in patients with B-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL).  This study concluded that restricting calories/nutrients via diet and exercise changed chemotherapy effectiveness and...

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How effective are resistance exercises in rheumatoid arthritis treatment?

How effective are resistance exercises in rheumatoid arthritis treatment?

Posted by on May 23, 2021 in Rheumatoid Arthritis | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study reviewed the effectiveness of resistance exercise in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). The data showed that resistance exercise can significantly improve disease activity in these patients. Some background RA is a progressive, autoimmune, inflammatory disease that affects multiple joints in the body. RA activity is...

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Can oat bran improve gestational diabetes?

Can oat bran improve gestational diabetes?

Posted by on May 16, 2021 in Diabetes mellitus | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study looked at whether oat bran consumption benefited women with diabetes during pregnancy. It found that adding oat bran to the recommended diet improved blood sugar levels in these women. Some background Gestational diabetes (GD) is a common pregnancy-related health condition. It involves high levels of glucose (sugar)...

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Improving the mental health and quality of life of patients with colorectal cancer.

Improving the mental health and quality of life of patients with colorectal cancer.

Posted by on May 16, 2021 in Colorectal cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study evaluated the impact of non-drug therapy on the quality of life (QoL) of patients with colorectal cancer (CRC). The study found that non-drug therapies such as psychological, social, and physical activities were associated with reduced anxiety, depression, and improved QoL. Some background CRC is one of the most...

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Comparing the effectiveness of Pilates and circuit-based exercise in reducing joint pain during hormone therapy for women with breast cancer.

Comparing the effectiveness of Pilates and circuit-based exercise in reducing joint pain during hormone therapy for women with breast cancer.

Posted by on May 6, 2021 in Breast cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the effectiveness of Pilates compared with circuit-based exercise in reducing joint pain during hormone therapy for women with breast cancer. The data showed that Pilates was more effective than circuit-based exercise in reducing joint pain for these patients. Some background Many of the patients with...

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Can physical exercise improve the quality of life of patients with prostate cancer?

Can physical exercise improve the quality of life of patients with prostate cancer?

Posted by on Apr 30, 2021 in Prostate cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study aimed to evaluate the effectiveness of physical exercise in patients with prostate cancer. The study concluded that physical exercise is associated with reduction of tiredness, and improving functional capacity and quality of life in these patients. Some background Prostate cancer (PCa) is the second most common form of...

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Does cholesterol levels influence IVF outcomes?

Does cholesterol levels influence IVF outcomes?

Posted by on Apr 30, 2021 in Infertility | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study looked at cholesterol and other lipid (fats) levels in the blood in women undergoing in vitro fertilization (IVF). It found that women with more heart-healthy lipid levels had better IVF outcomes. Some background Lipid levels are an important measure of health. While a lipid can be any oily or waxy substance in the body,...

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Can diet and exercise improve sperm quality in men living in a polluted area?

Can diet and exercise improve sperm quality in men living in a polluted area?

Posted by on Apr 4, 2021 in Infertility | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study looked at how a diet change and exercise program impacted the fertility of men living in polluted areas. It found that a healthy diet and exercise improved sperm quality in these men. Some background Fertility is an indicator of overall health. A healthful diet and regular physical exercise can support both fertility and...

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Can diet reduce the risk of a second stroke?

Can diet reduce the risk of a second stroke?

Posted by on Apr 4, 2021 in Stroke | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study looked at the effect of different diets on the risk of a second stroke in patients who had already suffered one stroke. It found that the Mediterranean diet (MD), reduction of salt intake, and folic acid supplements may reduce the risk of a second stroke. Some background Diet is an important factor in the development of...

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Does smoking impact seropositivity levels in patients with rheumatoid arthritis?

Does smoking impact seropositivity levels in patients with rheumatoid arthritis?

Posted by on Apr 4, 2021 in Rheumatoid Arthritis | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study assessed the link between smoking and seropositivity levels of specific autoantibodies in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). The authors concluded that patients with RA who were current smokers had significantly higher seropositivity levels than those that never smoked. Some background Smoking is an environmental risk...

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