Monthly Archives: September 2020

Do sodium glucose cotransporter 2 (SGLT2) inhibitors show promise for type 2 diabetics?

Researchers compared sodium glucose transporter 2 (SGLT2) inhibitors to DPP-4 inhibitors. According to the American Heart Association, people that suffer from diabetes are two to four times more likely to die from heart disease as those without it. Diabetics are more likely to have high blood pressure, cholesterol, body weight, and blood sugar, all of…

Is more than one glass of wine good for you?

Study shows that even moderate alcohol consumption is associated with high blood pressure, especially in patients with diabetes mellitus. Heavy alcohol consumption and its link to high blood pressure has been studied for a long time with early studies dating back to 1915. However, there have been conflicting reports on the risks and benefits of…

Omega-3 benefits improve heart health more than previously thought

New study shows omega-3 benefits heart health and decreases risk for heart attack. Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in the world and is the cause of death in approximately 17.9 million people annually. Poor health conditions such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, obesity, and smoking lead to cardiovascular disease. There are…

Reduced risk of obesity – one of the benefits of eating nuts, study finds

In a large multi-year study, investigators study the benefits of eating nuts in preventing gradual weight gain.   Despite being high in calories, just a half serving of nuts per day (14 gm or ½ oz) is associated with a lower risk of weight gain and obesity, just one of the benefits of eating nuts,…

What are the long term heart risks of high blood pressure in young people?

Researchers in China evaluated the future cardiovascular risk of high blood pressure in young people. High blood pressure is a well-recognized risk factor for cardiovascular problems such as heart attack or stroke in later life. Reducing raised blood pressure through healthy lifestyle improvements (such as increasing exercise, losing weight or stopping smoking) and antihypertensive medication…