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Can diet reduce the risk of a second stroke?

Can diet reduce the risk of a second stroke?

Posted by on Apr 4, 2021 in Stroke | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study looked at the effect of different diets on the risk of a second stroke in patients who had already suffered one stroke. It found that the Mediterranean diet (MD), reduction of salt intake, and folic acid supplements may reduce the risk of a second stroke. Some background Diet is an important factor in the development of...

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Does smoking impact seropositivity levels in patients with rheumatoid arthritis?

Does smoking impact seropositivity levels in patients with rheumatoid arthritis?

Posted by on Apr 4, 2021 in Rheumatoid Arthritis | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study assessed the link between smoking and seropositivity levels of specific autoantibodies in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). The authors concluded that patients with RA who were current smokers had significantly higher seropositivity levels than those that never smoked. Some background Smoking is an environmental risk...

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A reduction in salt intake improves the symptoms of overactive bladder

A reduction in salt intake improves the symptoms of overactive bladder

Posted by on Mar 28, 2021 in Overactive bladder | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study investigated the effects of salt intake reduction on overactive bladder (OAB) symptoms. Researchers suggested that the reduction in salt intake improved OAB symptoms. Some background OAB consists of urinary urgency with or without urge incontinence (leakage of urine). It is present in 16 to 19% of patients with urinary...

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Can a healthy diet improve quality of life of women with breast cancer undergoing chemotherapy?

Can a healthy diet improve quality of life of women with breast cancer undergoing chemotherapy?

Posted by on Feb 28, 2021 in Breast cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study examined whether a healthy diet can improve the quality of life of women with breast cancer undergoing chemotherapy. The authors found that women who followed healthy dietary advice had an improvement in the quality of their life during chemotherapy, reducing nausea, vomiting, and increasing appetite.  Some background...

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A review of curcumin effects in patients with uncomplicated type 2 diabetes.

A review of curcumin effects in patients with uncomplicated type 2 diabetes.

Posted by on Feb 16, 2021 in Diabetes mellitus | 0 comments

In a nutshell This review focused on the effects of curcumin on blood glucose and lipid (blood fat) levels in patients with uncomplicated type 2 diabetes (T2D). This analysis showed that curcumin has benefits for glucose metabolism and lipid functions in these patients. Some background T2D is a chronic disease closely related to overweight...

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Aerobic and resistance training can relieve pain and improve lung-heart-function in breast cancer survivors receiving hormone therapy

Aerobic and resistance training can relieve pain and improve lung-heart-function in breast cancer survivors receiving hormone therapy

Posted by on Dec 20, 2020 in Breast cancer | 0 comments

In a nutshell This study observed the effect of different physical activities on measures like pain and cardiorespiratory fitness in patients receiving hormone therapy for breast cancer (BC). The study showed that aerobic and resistance training might positively impact cardiorespiratory fitness and pain in these patients.  Some...

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