Endogenous testosterone appears to play a significant role in thromboembolism, heart failure (HF) and myocardial infarction (MI), with rates of these conditions higher in men than women, according to a recent study. Existing treatment can control endogenous testosterone, which can be a modifiable risk factor for HF and thromboembolism.
Specific metabolic parameters such as waist circumference and C-reactive protein are elevated, whereas high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol levels are reduced in the presence of high levels of depression and perceived stress, a study has reported.
The newly developed VikingSlice software for computed tomography (CT) body composition analysis is fast and has good reliability that is comparable to commercial software SliceOMatic for estimating adipose tissue and skeletal muscle cross-sectional areas (CSAs), according to a recent study.
Diabetes and prediabetes are relatively common among adults, according to a recent China study. Pertinent risk factors include smoking, alcohol consumption and low physical activity levels, among others.
While a cross-sectional relationship may not exist, cohort studies and clinical trials seem to reveal significant links between high dietary glycaemic index and load and depression, according to a recent meta-analysis.
Individuals following a diet low in or free of meat are at lower risk of diabetes, and this protective association is partly attributable to having a lower body mass index when compared with regular meat eaters, according to a study.
A subgroup of patients with HBeAg-negative chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection who ceased their long-term nucleotide analogue treatment maintained virological suppression, pointing to a group of patients who may be suitable for treatment cessation, according to a recent study.
Use of mirabegron in the treatment of men with overactive bladder (OAB) appears to effectively alleviate urgency and storage symptoms, but not reduce the frequency of micturition episodes, according to data from the MIRACLE study.