Maintaining lean body weight without central adiposity, following healthy diets and being physically active help significantly reduce the risk of developing type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM), a study in a Chinese population has shown.
Response to herpes zoster vaccine in elderly nursing home residents is significantly associated with serum C-reactive protein (CRP) concentration and presence of congestive heart failure, a study has found.
Menopausal symptoms, such as vasomotor, joint and urinary, are associated with obesity, a recent study has found. Hot flashes are particularly related to higher body mass index (BMI), urinary urgency and vaginal dryness.
Immediate treatment with intravenous loop diuretics in patients presenting at the emergency department for acute heart failure (AHF) appears to reduce in-hospital mortality, according to the REALITY-AHF* study.
Clinical symptoms alone are not enough to predict the risk of chronic gastrointestinal ischaemia (CGI), a recent study has found. This suggests that radiologic evaluation of the mesenteric arteries is critical.
Statins appear to have a dose-dependent association with the risk of tuberculosis (TB), with a nationwide population-based study showing that statin users have 47 percent lower incidence of TB compared with nonusers.
At a recent lunch symposium during the 14th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Malaysian Society of Hypertension, Dr Chow Yok Wai spoke on the importance of patient adherence in the management of hypertension, highlighting the role of combination therapy in improving treatment outcomes.
Individuals with high fasting plasma glucose (FPG) lost more weight than those who had low FPG in response to a high-fibre, low glycaemic load diet, suggesting that FPG could be used as a biomarker to predict dietary weight loss success and to guide selection of the most effective diet, in particular for those with prediabetes and diabetes, according to studies presented at ADA 2017.