A new society called Malaysian Society for World Action on Salt, Sugar and Health (MyWASSH) has recently been set up. The official launch is set to happen early in March 2022. MyWASSH is endorsed by the World Hypertension League (WHL) and International Society of Hypertension, and also an associate member of the WHL.
Individuals with metabolic syndrome who are hospitalized for COVID-19 may have a greater risk for more severe COVID-19 disease, including an elevated risk of in-hospital mortality, acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), and intensive care unit (ICU) admission, a recent prospective study showed.
For nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) patients with hypertriglyceridaemia, treatment with fenofibrate helps reduce the increases in triglyceride levels associated with acetyl-coenzyme A carboxylase (ACC) inhibition, as shown in a study.
The benefits of the 5:2 diet – which involves limited caloric intake (500–600 kcal) for 2 nonconsecutive days per week only – mirrored those achieved with a multicomponent weight management advice, according to a UK study on adults with obesity. However, the benefits eventually waned, even when intensified with group support.
Adjuvant treatment with metformin does not improve outcomes in most patients with early breast cancer in a phase III study, suggesting that metformin should not be used as a breast cancer treatment in these patients.
A closed-loop insulin delivery system is both effective and safe for the management of type 1 diabetes (T1D) in older adults, according to a recent study. As compared with sensor-augmented pump systems, closed-loop deliveries yield greater time-in-range (TIR) outcomes and help minimize time spent in hypoglycaemic range overnight.
Sampling of popular fast food items such as hamburgers, fries, and chicken nuggets reveals that these foods contain abundant endocrine-disrupting chemicals that can potentially lead to health problems, according to data collected from fast-food restaurants in the US.
Sleeve gastrectomy was associated with a lower risk of mortality and complications over 5 years compared with gastric bypass, although the former intervention comes with an increased risk of surgical revision, reveals a recent study on patients undergoing bariatric surgery for weight loss.
Mixed herbs and spices, when added into a US-style dietary pattern at relatively high culinary doses, may help improve 24-h blood pressure in adults at elevated risk of cardiometabolic diseases, suggests a study. Such effects are more pronounced in women.