Vitamin B lowers effects of air pollution induced heart disease

B vitamins can mitigate the impact of fine particle pollution on cardiovascular disease, revealed by researchers at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health. Healthy non-smokers who took vitamin B supplements nearly reversed any negative effects on their cardiovascular and immune systems. This is the first clinical trial to evaluate whether B vitamin supplements change … Read more

Antioxidant may protect offspring of obese mothers from fatty liver disease

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Antioxidant pyrroloquinoline quinone (PQQ) may prevent the development of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease in offspring, revealed by researchers in The FASEB Journal. The research is the first to demonstrate that PQQ has this type of protective effect. Antioxidant pyrroloquinoline quinone PQQ is a naturally occurring antioxidant found in soil and foods, such as soy, parsley, … Read more

Resveratrol in red wine and grapes can correct hormone imbalance in women with PCOS

Resveratrol–a natural compound found in red wine and grapes–can help address a hormone imbalance in women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), a leading cause of infertility in women, according to a new study published in the Endocrine Society’s Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism. An estimated 5 million to 6 million women in the United … Read more

10 hours weekly activity lowers risk of 5 chronic diseases

Higher levels of total physical activity are strongly associated with lower risk of five common chronic diseases – breast and bowel cancer, diabetes, heart disease and stroke, finds a study in The BMJ today. The study emphasise that daily activity levels need to be several times higher than recommended minimum. Many studies have shown the … Read more

High blood pressure may not necessarily an emergency

Visits to emergency departments for patients with hypertension increased by 64 percent between 2002 and 2012 while hospitalizations for those visits declined by 28 percent. A study published in Annals of Emergency Medicine suggests that aggressive home monitoring of blood pressure may be driving patients to emergency departments despite the lack of other emergency conditions, … Read more

Routine pap smear screenings may prevent cervical cancer in elderly women

A new study from the University of Illinois confirms a link between routine Pap smear screenings and a lower risk of developing cervical cancer in women over age 65. However, most American health guidelines discourage women in that age range from receiving screenings unless they have pre-existing risk factors. “Some studies report that Pap smears … Read more

Aerobic exercise training may help patients with heart failure

Heart failure is a common endpoint for many cardiovascular diseases. This syndrome is characterized by reduced cardiac output that leads to dyspnea, exercise intolerance and later death. More than 20 million people worldwide are estimated to have heart failure. And, this situation will get worse since the prevalence of heart failure will rise as the … Read more

Traffic noise may raise heart attack risk

Your risk of heart attack increases with the amount of traffic noise to which you are exposed. The increase in risk – though slight – is greatest with road and rail traffic noise, less with aircraft noise. This is revealed by Andreas Seidler and co-authors in the Deutsches Ärzteblatt International after evaluating information from statutory … Read more

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