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Will changing to a Mediterranean diet improve cholesterol in patients with coronary heart disease?

Will changing to a Mediterranean diet improve cholesterol in patients with coronary heart disease?

Posted by on Sep 5, 2021 in Coronary artery disease | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study compared the Mediterranean diet (MD) with the low-fat diet (LFD) in patients with coronary artery disease (CAD). It found that after 3 months the MD was associated with higher omega-3 levels than the LFD. Some background Cholesterol is the name commonly used for the fats in the blood. Cholesterol can block the...

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Can a vegan diet improve diabetes?

Can a vegan diet improve diabetes?

Posted by on Aug 27, 2021 in Diabetes mellitus | 0 comments

In a nutshell This review looked at whether a vegan diet can improve type 2 diabetes (T2D). It found that a vegan diet can lower glucose (sugar) levels for people with T2D. Some background Vegan diets have become more popular, for both health and ethical reasons. A vegan diet includes plant-based foods and avoids meat, eggs, or dairy. But can a vegan...

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Do more calories consumed relate to a higher salt intake in people with high blood pressure?

Do more calories consumed relate to a higher salt intake in people with high blood pressure?

Posted by on Aug 22, 2021 in Hypertension | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study looked at the association between the number of calories a person eats and the amount of salt consumed in people with high blood pressure. They found that people with increased weight and high blood pressure had a higher level of salt consumption. Some background High salt consumption is known to be linked to...

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Does exercise increase recovery in patients undergoing surgery for breast cancer?

Does exercise increase recovery in patients undergoing surgery for breast cancer?

Posted by on Jul 21, 2021 in Breast cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study was carried out to examine the impact of physical activity (PA) on the recovery of patients having surgery for breast cancer (BC). The authors found that PA reduces the risk of patients developing chronic pain and women who had higher levels of PA recovered better than sedentary women.  Some background BC is one of...

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Can exercise improve nerve health of the heart in patients with diabetes?

Can exercise improve nerve health of the heart in patients with diabetes?

Posted by on Jul 11, 2021 in Diabetes mellitus | 0 comments

In a nutshell This review looked at whether exercise can improve heart rate variability (HRV) for patients with type 2 diabetes (T2D). It found that exercise improved HRV, which indicates better nerve health of the heart. Some background Over time, high blood glucose (sugar) from diabetes can cause nerve damage or neuropathy. People with diabetes...

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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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