In a nutshell This study investigated the use of stress scales in measuring the association between stress and poor testis function (PTF). They found that perceived stress (PS) is associated with reduced PTF. Some background Male infertility is one of the leading causes of infertility for couples. Poor testis function (PTF) is becoming more...Read More
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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...Read More
In a nutshell This study investigated if physical activity (PA) improves testosterone deficiency (TD). They found that men with adequate PA levels were less likely to have TD. Some background Testosterone deficiency (TD) is low levels of testosterone (male sex hormone). This can cause a number of symptoms. They include decreased...Read More
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....Read More
Does physical activity and sedentary behavior affect pregnancy outcomes after assisted reproduction?
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...Read More
In a nutshell This review analysis looked at whether psyllium fiber supplements benefit patients with type 2 diabetes (T2D). It found that psyllium improves LDL cholesterol and blood sugar control for patients with T2D. Some background Diabetes is a metabolic condition in which the body cannot reduce high levels of glucose (sugar) in the blood....Read More
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...Read More
In a nutshell This study investigated if an intensive lifestyle treatment (ILT) improves stage I hypertension. They found that ILT improved blood pressure (BP) control and arterial stiffness (AS). Some background Hypertension or high blood pressure (BP) is a common condition. Hypertension with no obvious causes is called essential...Read More
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...Read More
Are a combination of insulin injections and continuous pump better for patients with type 1 diabetes who partake in exercise?
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...Read More
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...Read More
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...Read More