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Are weight changes after breast cancer diagnosis associated with poorer survival?

Are weight changes after breast cancer diagnosis associated with poorer survival?

Posted by on Jul 26, 2020 in Breast cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell The aim of this study was to assess whether weight changes after diagnosis of breast cancer (BC) were associated with survival. The study found that a weight changes of over 10% were associated with a poorer outcome when compared to weight maintenance (within 5%).  Some background BC remains one of the most commonly diagnosed...

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Can a vegetarian diet lower blood pressure?

Can a vegetarian diet lower blood pressure?

Posted by on Jul 18, 2020 in Hypertension | 0 comments

In a nutshell The study aimed to assess whether eating a vegetarian diet led to a reduction in blood pressure (BP) when compared to eating an omnivorous diet. The study found that eating a vegetarian diet led to a significant decrease in BP when compared to eating an omnivorous diet. Some background Hypertension is another word for high BP....

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Does physical activity and sedentary behavior affect pregnancy outcomes after assisted reproduction?

Does physical activity and sedentary behavior affect pregnancy outcomes after assisted reproduction?

Posted by on Jul 11, 2020 in Infertility | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated if physical activity (PA) or sedentary behavior (SB) affect fertility outcomes in women undergoing assisted reproduction (AR). They found that PA and SB during AR did not affect fertility outcomes, while higher PA before AR was associated with higher ovarian response to stimulation. Some background...

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Salt intake is associated with nocturia in elderly men

Salt intake is associated with nocturia in elderly men

Posted by on Jul 5, 2020 in Nocturia | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated whether salt intake contributes to nocturia (excessive urination at night). Researchers suggested that salt intake is associated with nocturia in elderly men. Some background Among the elderly, the occurrence of nocturia is common. In men aged 70 years or older, one or more nocturia events are present in...

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Can an intensive lifestyle change reduce diabetes symptoms in patients with early type 2 diabetes?

Can an intensive lifestyle change reduce diabetes symptoms in patients with early type 2 diabetes?

Posted by on Jun 23, 2020 in Diabetes mellitus | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study examined if an intensive diet and exercise plan could reduce blood glucose levels and body weight of patients with early type 2 diabetes (T2D). The results showed that an intensive lifestyle change significantly reduced the number of patients with T2D and patients’ body weight. Some background The high blood...

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Are a combination of insulin injections and continuous pump better for patients with type 1 diabetes who partake in exercise?

Are a combination of insulin injections and continuous pump better for patients with type 1 diabetes who partake in exercise?

Posted by on Jun 23, 2020 in Diabetes mellitus | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study examined which controlled blood glucose levels better in patients with type 1 diabetes (T1D) partaking in exercise – insulin pumps or a combination of insulin pumps and long-acting injections. The authors found that the combination was more effective for these patients. Some background Exercise has numerous...

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Is sleep quality and duration associated with stroke risk?

Is sleep quality and duration associated with stroke risk?

Posted by on Jun 13, 2020 in Stroke | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the effect of sleep quality and duration on stroke risk in Chinese patients. Researchers suggested that impaired sleep is associated with a risk of stroke in these patients. Some background Stroke is a severe condition that affects millions of people worldwide. A stroke consists of a decrease in blood flow to the...

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Does air pollution reduce the effectiveness of exercise for patients with heart disease?

Does air pollution reduce the effectiveness of exercise for patients with heart disease?

Posted by on Jun 13, 2020 in Coronary artery disease | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study examined if high air pollution reduced the effectiveness of exercise for patients with heart disease. The authors found that moderate to intense exercise reduced patients’ risks of heart disease and strokes regardless of air pollution. Some background Exercise is one way that patients can reduce their risks of heart...

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