Category Archives: Health, Fitness & Food

Are negative childhood experiences associated with the onset of dementia later in life? – Medical News Bulletin

A new study examines the association between childhood trauma and dementia. As the global population continues to age, dementia prevalence is increasing. It’s estimated that by 2050, there will be close to 150 million dementia sufferers worldwide (1). This dementia time-bomb has led to greater research focus on the underlying causes of dementia. Although no…

Can diet affect male fertility? – Medical News Bulletin

New research examines the effects of consuming a high-sugar diet on fertility in healthy young men. Male fertility includes both sperm quantity and sperm quality, which is the ability of sperm to reach an egg.  High-quality sperm are generally high-motility sperm, as they move the fastest.  Many lifestyle factors influence sperm quality, including cigarette smoking,…

High rates of cardiometabolic diseases: Are lifestyle factors to blame? – Medical News Bulletin

A recent study explored the prevalence of cardiometabolic multimorbidity in Canada, highlighting lifestyle behaviours that may be linked. The prevalence of cardiometabolic diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, and stroke continue to rise. Being diagnosed with more than one of these conditions is considered cardiometabolic multimorbidity (CM). A major concern within is that patients with…

Can oral care prevent heart disease? – Medical News Bulletin

Recent research shows a correlation between brushing teeth and heart health. Heart diseases also known as cardiovascular diseases (CVD) are one of the leading causes of death globally. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), an estimated 17.9 million people die each year due to heart diseases. Heart diseases are often referred to conditions which…

A new and simple cardiovascular disease risk score could predict cardiovascular events in adults – Medical News Bulletin

In a large clinical trial, a new cardiovascular disease risk score has been found to effectively predict the risk of a heart attack or stroke. Heart disease caused by atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries) leads to over 23% of fatalities in the United States, making it the most frequent cause of death. Plaques made up…

What are the effects of an ultra-processed diet? – Medical News Bulletin

In a recent study, researchers attempted to determine the effects of an ultra-processed diet on the human body compared to an unprocessed diet. An ultra-processed diet consists of food that has many additives and uses processed – instead of whole – foods. Ultra-processed foods are cheap, convenient, and can have some nutritional value. These qualities…

Can time-restricted eating help with weight loss? – Medical News Bulletin

Researchers studied whether time-restricted eating improved BMI, abdominal fat, blood pressure, and cholesterol. Thirty percent of the US population is at risk for metabolic syndrome – a deadly combination of risk factors such as high blood pressure, obesity, high blood sugar, and high cholesterol. Initial treatment of metabolic syndrome includes lifestyle changes, such as eating…

Is weight loss surgery between pregnancies beneficial? – Medical News Bulletin

New research examines the link between weight-loss surgery and health outcomes in pregnancy. Obesity is a growing health issue worldwide.  In addition to commonly known outcomes such as heart disease, diabetes, and certain cancers, obesity is associated with an increased risk of low fertility, miscarriage, gestational diabetes, and restricted fetal growth. Bariatric surgery, also referred…

What is the global level of physical activity in adolescence? – Medical News Bulletin

A new World Health Organization (WHO) study analyzed data from 146 countries to assess trends in global levels of physical activity in adolescence. Exercise and physical activity in adolescence have many important health benefits, promoting muscle, bone, heart and lung health, physical coordination, brain development, and helping to maintain a healthy weight. Physical activity is…

Is the gut microbiome and inflammation contributing to osteoarthritis pain? – Medical News Bulletin

Osteoarthritis (OA) is a degenerative joint disorder that affects a large proportion of adults. More precisely, approximately 22% of all adults and 49% of adults over the age of 65 years have at least one joint affected by OA. The condition is characterized by the progressive degradation of cartilage and bone, abnormal bone formation, systemic…