The investigational antiamyloid monoclonal antibody crenezumab (Genentech) is not superior to placebo for change in cognition, brain imaging, or biomarker outcomes in individuals who are at genetically high risk for Alzheimer's disease (AD), new research shows.
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e-Cigarettes Linked to Increased Stroke, MI Risk
Use of electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) is linked to a significantly increased risk for "hard" adverse outcomes, such as stroke and myocardial infarction (MI), new research suggests. Among more than 400,000 respondents older than 18 years from the 2016 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) survey, almost 66,800 reported having ever used e-cigarettes.
Restrictive, Vegan-Based Diet Linked to Fewer RA Symptoms
A small new study of women suggests that adopting a low-fat vegan diet and then eliminating remaining trigger foods may dramatically reduce symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) within months. After 16 weeks, the mean Disease Activity Score in 28 joints (DAS28) decreased from 4.5 to 2.5 (P < .001), and the mean number of swollen joints dipped from 7.0 to 3.3 (P = .03). The study was published in the American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine. It's not clear whether the vegan diet or the restriction of trigger foods – or both or neither – was helpful. Significant weight loss in the diet group could have played a role in reducing symptoms.
'On-Demand' Fast Mobilizes Fat; Low-Carb Breakfast Stymies Hunger
Greater fat tissue mobilization can be achieved through early-day fasting in comparison to consuming a low-carbohydrate breakfast or a Mediterranean-style breakfast, shows a small study that explored the short-term effects of intermittent fasting by lean people. The study also found that consumption of a low-carbohydrate breakfast results in longer suppression of hunger compared to a Mediterranean breakfast.
Red Meat and Cancer: What's the Beef?
The preponderance of data gathered in recent decades has supported a link between colorectal cancer (CRC) and red meat consumption, especially processed (cured) red meat (hot dogs, bologna, sausages, bacon, ham, lunch meats). A dose-response relationship was demonstrated by Chan and colleagues, who reported that the risk for CRC increased by 21% for every 50 g/day of processed red meat intake and by 29% for every 100 g/day consumed.
How has the healthcare industry changed in the last 10 years?
Since we’re thinking about what healthcare could look like in the future, it’s worth acknowledging the amount of progress that has been made in the healthcare industry in the past decade. Please leave your comments on some of the biggest innovations that have changed healthcare for the better.
RE: What should be restricted in diet for a diabetic patient?
@rajan Eating certain foods and limiting others can help people with diabetes manage their blood sugar levels. A diet rich in vegetables, fruits, and healthy proteins can have significant benefits. Both sugary and starchy carbohydrates can raise blood sugar levels. But these foods, in the right amounts, can play a role in a balanced meal plan. The right amount and type of carbohydrates can be based on many factors, including a person’s activity levels and medications, such as insulin. For people with diabetes, the keys to a beneficial diet, according to the American Diabetes Association (ADA), are as follows:
Include fruits and vegetables.
Eat lean protein.
Choose foods with less added sugar.
Avoid trans fats.
Eat fewer processed foods, especially ultra-processed foods.
RE: What should be the diet for a cardiac patient?
@manpreet A heart-healthy diet consists of:
lots of fruits and vegetables
nuts, beans, and legumes
plant-based oils, such as olive oil
low-fat dairy products
eggs (you can eat up to six per week)
These are all low in saturated fats and empty calories. As a rule of thumb, make sure your plate is half full and contains a variety of vegetables at every meal. Canned and frozen veggies and fruits may be used in place of fresh varieties as long as they don’t contain salt and sugar. Fish is one of the best foods for your heart, but you need to pick the right types. Oily fish is considered best because it’s loaded with omega-3 fatty acids that help reduce cholesterol and promote vascular health.
RE: Nasal congestion treatment option?
@manpreet The best way to clear congestion depends largely on its cause. Some options include:
oral or topical antibiotics, if the cause is a bacterial infection
corticosteroid nasal sprays
RE: Alcohol abuse- how to treat?
@samik The one that’s right for you depends on your situation and your goals. Many people find that a combination of treatments works best, and you can get them together through a program. Some of these are inpatient or residential programs, where you stay at a treatment center for a while. Others are outpatient programs, where you live at home and go to the center for treatment. This is a key step if your drinking problem is severe. Detox isn’t a treatment by itself. The goal is to stop drinking and give your body time to get the alcohol out of your system. That usually takes a few days to a week.