Category Archives: Health, Fitness & Food

Examining the link between menopause and heart disease risk – Medical News Bulletin

In a recent study, researchers investigated arterial stiffness as a link between menopause and heart disease risk. Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the second leading cause of death for women, aged between 45 and 54 years in North America. The risk of heart disease increases with age in both genders. However, in women, this risk is…

How well can AI predict risk of heart attack and death? – Medical News Bulletin

Machine learning is a subset of artificial intelligence, where a computer system performs a specific task by relying on patterns and inferences, rather than a fixed set of instructions. These patterns and inferences are made based on large amounts of data and information that the computer is presented. Therefore, the more data that the computer…

Study supports that muscle strengthening associated with reduced obesity – Medical News Bulletin

A recent study carried out in the U.S. examined the associations between exercise, muscle strengthening, and obesity. During 2015-2016 it was estimated that 93.3 million adults in the U.S. were obese. With obesity being associated with many other serious health conditions such as heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes, and some forms of cancer, there…

New study further supports the link between exercise and brain health – Medical News Bulletin

New evidence published in Mayo Clinic Proceedings from the German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases suggests a positive association between exercise and gray matter volume in regions of the brain already linked to cognitive decline and aging. Fifty million people are affected by dementia worldwide.  Consequently, there is a significant amount of research focused on dementia…

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,…

Link between gut microbiome and obesity – Medical News Bulletin

The gradual increase in prevalence of obesity over time is largely attributed to diet, specifically the Western diet that primarily consists of excess food intake, high in calories, fat, or sugar. In an article published by Nature Communications, researchers specifically looked at how a high-fat diet increases the risk of obesity development. When over a…

Can watermelon supplements be used to treat obesity? – Medical News Bulletin

Obese mice treated with watermelon supplements demonstrated lower blood sugar levels, reduced insulin concentration levels, and decreased inflammation. More than half of Americans are overweight, leading to negative health effects such as high blood pressure and type 2 diabetes. Although lifestyle changes are recommended, like exercise and eating healthy meals, many Americans find it difficult…

Is obesity associated with increased greenhouse gas emissions? – Medical News Bulletin

Researchers recently studied whether people’s increasing body weight is associated with higher greenhouse gas emissions. Many scientists believe that increasing human development is linked to increasing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Greenhouse gases, such as carbon dioxide, methane, and nitrous oxide, are those that absorb and emit radiant energy, such as visible light and radio waves….

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…