Category Archives: Health, Fitness & Food

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…

Can high protein diets be harmful to kidneys in some people? – Medical News Bulletin

Kidney experts discussed two recent studies suggesting that high protein diets may be harmful to kidneys in some people. Many popular diets advocate increasing protein and reducing carbohydrates as a good way to lose weight and improve health. However, some experts have begun to question this view. In particular, they are concerned that high protein…

Could Extra virgin olive oil reduce the risk of dementia? – Medical News Bulletin

Recent research in mice has found that a diet enriched with extra virgin olive oil could improve brain health. Extra virgin olive oil is known to be an excellent source of antioxidants and monounsaturated fats, which aid in improving bone health and protect against stroke, heart diseases, and certain cancers. In a recent study, published…

Is there a correlation between a deficiency in vitamin D and atrial fibrillation? – Medical News Bulletin

Having a vitamin D deficiency is deadly for many diseases and now there may be a correlation between vitamin D and atrial fibrillation. A study published in the Nutrition Journal examined the relationship between vitamin D and atrial fibrillation.  Their report includes thirteen studies from 2011 to 2018 with 6,519 cases of atrial fibrillation and…

Nutrition brief: Eating more fish could reduce your risk of dementia – Medical News Bulletin

A recent study has reported that increasing fish intake could reduce the risk of developing dementia.   A recent study published in the British Journal of Nutrition has investigated whether eating fish can reduce the risk of developing dementia. The researchers rationalized that due to the nutrients contained in fish that have been associated with…