Hypertension and diabetes are the major predictors of stroke that must be controlled and treated like other global high-risk populations for stroke prevention, according to a prospective study in India.
For adults with diabetes, increased blood pressure (BP) at night (reverse dipping) was associated with more than double the risk of death compared with those whose BP dipped as expected at night, according to the longitudinal CHAMP1ON study presented at Hypertension 2021.
Patients with heart failure and preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF) treated with dapagliflozin experienced improvements in symptoms and physical limitations, according to results of the PRESERVED-HF study presented at HFSA 2021.
Consumption of wheat bran (WB) with reduced particle size (RPS) increases concentrations of fasting serum short-chain fatty acid (SCFA) in obese individuals, a study has shown. Such changes, however, do not appear to have beneficial effects on health parameters.
The consumption of fructose from fruit juice and sugar sweetened beverages (SSBs), but not from fruit, is associated with higher intrahepatic lipid (IHL) content, according to data from a cross-sectional study presented at EASD 2021.
Older age and elevated levels of the inflammatory marker C-reactive protein (CRP) may predict mortality in COVID-19 patients, particularly if coupled with diabetes, the retrospective ACCREDIT study has shown.
Calorie restriction (CR) for 2 years in young individuals without obesity significantly impacts body composition, including a preferential loss of adipose tissue, such as visceral fat, over muscle and organ tissue, a recent study has shown.