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Smoking cessation after a first cardiovascular event lowers the risk of a second event

Posted by on Jul 26, 2019 in Stroke | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the relationship between smoking and the risk of a second cardiovascular event (CVE). Researchers suggested that after a first CVE, smoking cessation (SC; quit smoking) lowers the risk of a second CVE.  Some background Cardiovascular events (CVEs) include stroke, heart attack or death due to damage to the...

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Smoking cessation after a first cardiovascular event lowers the risk of a second event

Posted by on Jul 26, 2019 in Coronary artery disease | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the relationship between smoking and the risk of a second cardiovascular event (CVE). Researchers suggested that after a first CVE, smoking cessation (SC; quit smoking) lowers the risk of a second CVE.  Some background Cardiovascular events (CVEs) include stroke, heart attack or death due to damage to the...

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Sedentary behavior negatively impacts the quality of life of patients with Parkinson’s disease

Posted by on Jul 26, 2019 in Parkinson's Disease | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated whether sedentary behavior (SB) decreases the quality of life of patients with Parkinson's disease. Researchers suggested that being more active improves the quality of life of these patients. Some background Parkinson's disease (PD) affects brain cells. The abilities controlled by these cells are lost...

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Do sleep patterns affect blood glucose in people newly diagnosed type 2 diabetes and prediabetes?

Posted by on May 31, 2019 in Diabetes mellitus | 0 comments

In a nutshell This article investigated the link between sleep disturbance, body mass index (BMI) and blood pressure (BP) with blood glucose control in prediabetes and newly diagnosed, untreated diabetes. The authors concluded that sleep disturbance is associated with higher BMI, BP and worse blood glucose control in these patients. Some background...

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The effect of weight loss after giving birth on the heart health in women with gestational diabetes

Posted by on May 28, 2019 in Diabetes mellitus | 0 comments

In a nutshell This article investigated the effect of weight change after giving birth on cardiometabolic outcomes in women with gestational diabetes (GDM). The authors concluded that weight loss and the prevention of further weight gain is beneficial to these women. Some background GDM is diabetes that develops during pregnancy. Patients are at...

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The effect of blood sugar awareness on weight retention after gestational diabetes

Posted by on May 18, 2019 in Diabetes mellitus | 0 comments

In a nutshell The aim of this study was to see if women who were aware of their normal blood sugar levels after gestational diabetes (GDM) had more weight retention than those who were unaware of their blood sugar levels. The main finding of the study was that women who knew they had normal blood sugars after GDM had more weight retention than women who...

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Weight management programme led by family doctors for reversing type 2 diabetes

Posted by on May 11, 2019 in Diabetes mellitus | 0 comments

In a nutshell The aim of this study was to assess the remission of type 2 diabetes (T2D) during a family doctor-led weight management programme. The main finding of the study was that after 2 years of the programme more than one-third of patients had reversed their T2D. Some background The number of people with T2D is increasing. One factor is the...

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