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Comparing the effects of a ketogenic diet app versus a calorie restricted, low-fat diet on weight loss in patients with overweight or obesity.

Comparing the effects of a ketogenic diet app versus a calorie restricted, low-fat diet on weight loss in patients with overweight or obesity.

Posted by on Jun 26, 2022 in Diabetes mellitus | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study compared the effects of a ketogenic diet mobile health application (Keyto app) with breath acetone biofeedback (device) versus a calorie-restricted, low-fat diet (WW; weight watchers) app on weight loss and metabolic risk in patients with overweight or obesity. The data showed that a ketogenic diet app with a breath acetone...

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Can a low-carbohydrate diet affect insulin-resistant lipoprotein metabolism?

Can a low-carbohydrate diet affect insulin-resistant lipoprotein metabolism?

Posted by on May 31, 2022 in Diabetes mellitus | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study determined the effect of varying carbohydrate and saturated fat dietary contents on cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factors during weight-loss maintenance. The authors concluded that restriction of carbohydrates provided improved insulin resistance on lipoprotein metabolism, without unwanted side effects on low-density...

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Can a ketogenic diet affect patients newly diagnosed with type 2 diabetes that are obese or overweight?

Can a ketogenic diet affect patients newly diagnosed with type 2 diabetes that are obese or overweight?

Posted by on May 31, 2022 in Diabetes mellitus | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study observed the effectiveness of a ketogenic diet (KD) in patients newly diagnosed with type 2 diabetes (T2D) that were overweight or obese. The authors concluded that a DK can control body weight, blood glucose, and blood lipids (fats) in these patients but long-term adherence is a challenge. Some background...

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Evaluating the effect of whole grain consumption in blood sugar control of patients with diabetes.

Evaluating the effect of whole grain consumption in blood sugar control of patients with diabetes.

Posted by on May 8, 2022 in Diabetes mellitus | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study evaluated the effect of whole grain consumption in glycaemic (blood sugar) control of patients with diabetes. The data showed that whole grain consumption was beneficial for the control of blood glucose levels in these patients. Some background Diabetes is a condition in which patients have high blood sugar (glucose) levels...

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Evaluating the long-term effects of exercise and regular physical activity in patients with early Parkinson’s disease.

Evaluating the long-term effects of exercise and regular physical activity in patients with early Parkinson’s disease.

Posted by on May 8, 2022 in Parkinson's Disease | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study evaluated the long-term effects of exercise and regular physical activity in patients with early Parkinson’s disease (PD). The data showed that in the long-term, the maintenance of high regular physical activity levels and exercise habits were strongly associated with better clinical outcomes of PD symptoms. Some...

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Evaluating the effects of physical therapies on improvement in psychosomatic symptoms and quality of life in patients with breast cancer treated with aromatase inhibitors.

Evaluating the effects of physical therapies on improvement in psychosomatic symptoms and quality of life in patients with breast cancer treated with aromatase inhibitors.

Posted by on Feb 13, 2022 in Breast cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study evaluated the effects of physical therapies on improvement in psychosomatic symptoms and quality of life (QoL) in patients with breast cancer (BC) treated with aromatase inhibitors (AIs). The data showed that acupuncture can significantly reduce pain intensity and exercise training might improve QoL in these...

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Can physical activity affect glucose levels variations in patients with diabetes?

Can physical activity affect glucose levels variations in patients with diabetes?

Posted by on Feb 13, 2022 in Diabetes mellitus | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study evaluated the effect of physical activity interventions on glycemic variability (GV; glucose levels variations) in patients with diabetes. The data showed that physical activity was associated with significantly reduced GV in these patients. Some background Physical activity has been shown to reduce hemoglobin A1c (the...

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Is yoga-based cardiac rehabilitation beneficial for patients with coronary artery disease?

Is yoga-based cardiac rehabilitation beneficial for patients with coronary artery disease?

Posted by on Jan 30, 2022 in Coronary artery disease | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study evaluated if yoga-based cardiac rehabilitation leads to reduced heart-related risk factors in patients with coronary artery disease (CAD) compared to standard care. The data showed that the addition of yoga to standard care showed overall improvements in the cardiac health and quality of life of these patients. Some...

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Lifestyle changes for patients with high blood pressure resistant to medications

Lifestyle changes for patients with high blood pressure resistant to medications

Posted by on Dec 19, 2021 in Hypertension | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study looked at the effects of diet and lifestyle changes for people with high blood pressure who did not respond to medication. It found that a four-month counseling program led to significant improvement in diet and exercise, blood pressure, and heart health. Some background Uncontrolled high blood pressure leads to cardiovascular...

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Can a salt substitute reduce the risk of a stroke and heart events in patients with high blood pressure?

Can a salt substitute reduce the risk of a stroke and heart events in patients with high blood pressure?

Posted by on Dec 5, 2021 in Hypertension | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated if a salt substitute could reduce the risk of stroke and cardiovascular (CV) events in patients with hypertension (high blood pressure). The data showed that the salt substitute reduced the risks of stroke, major CV events, and death from any cause compared to regular salt in patients with hypertension. Some...

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Evaluating the association of physical activity and sedentary behavior with fatigue, pain, and depressive symptoms among breast cancer survivors.

Evaluating the association of physical activity and sedentary behavior with fatigue, pain, and depressive symptoms among breast cancer survivors.

Posted by on Oct 3, 2021 in Breast cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study examined the association of physical activity (PA) and sedentary time (ST) with pain, fatigue, and depressive symptoms over time among survivors of breast cancer (BC). The data showed that lower ST and higher PA is associated with lower depressive symptoms in long-term survivors of BC. Some background BC is one of the most...

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Can diet influence depression among patients with rheumatoid arthritis?

Can diet influence depression among patients with rheumatoid arthritis?

Posted by on Sep 26, 2021 in Rheumatoid Arthritis | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the relationships among depression and anxiety, diet, and disease activity or physical function in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). The data showed that there was a relationship between depression and lower fish intake frequency in these patients.  Some background RA is a chronic inflammatory...

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