’No major role for fish’ in the prevention of heart failure; only a possible beneficial effect in those with diabetes

The consumption of fish has no major role in the prevention of heart failure, according to results from a large prospective population study.(1) The study, which was started in 1990 and involved all men and women over the age of 55 living in a suburb of Rotterdam, found no difference in the risk of developing … Läs mer’No major role for fish’ in the prevention of heart failure; only a possible beneficial effect in those with diabetes

Higher Consumption of Dietary Added Sugars Linked With Unfavorable Lipid Levels

Consuming a higher amount of added sugars in processed or prepared foods is associated with lower levels of high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C, the “good cholesterol”) and higher levels of triglycerides, which are important risk factors for cardiovascular disease, according to a study in the April 21 issue of JAMA. “In the United States, total consumption of … Läs merHigher Consumption of Dietary Added Sugars Linked With Unfavorable Lipid Levels

Unga män äter alarmerande mycket salt

Svenska unga män äter minst dubbelt så mycket salt än vad som rekommenderas. Det visar en studie genomförd i samarbete mellan Sahlgrenska akademin och Sahlgrenska Universitetssjukhuset. – Det är alarmerande att unga svenska män äter så mycket salt, och det måste åtgärdas. Vi kan egentligen bara spekulera om vilka konsekvenser det höga saltintaget kommer att … Läs merUnga män äter alarmerande mycket salt

A feasibility study of the sensitivity of emergency physician Dysphagia screening in acute stroke patients

Turner-Lawrence DE, Peebles M, Price MF, Singh SJ, Asimos AW. Department of Emergency Medicine, William Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak, MI, USA. STUDY OBJECTIVE: To determine the sensitivity of dysphagia screening by emergency physicians on acute stroke patients. METHODS: To develop a 2-tiered dysphagia screen and performed it on a convenience sample of acute stroke patients. Tier 1 examined voice … Läs merA feasibility study of the sensitivity of emergency physician Dysphagia screening in acute stroke patients

Evaluating the Incremental Benefits of Raising High-Density Lipoprotein Cholesterol Levels During Lipid Therapy After Adjustment for the Reductions in Other Blood Lipid Levels

Steven A. Grover, MD, MPA; Mohammed Kaouache, MSc; Lawrence Joseph, PhD; Philip Barter, MD, PhD; Jean Davignon, MD, MSc Arch Intern Med. 2009;169(19):1775-1780. Background The role of high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C) as a therapeutic target to prevent cardiovascular (CV) events remains unclear. We examined data from the Framingham Offspring Study from 1975 through 2003 to determine whether increases in … Läs merEvaluating the Incremental Benefits of Raising High-Density Lipoprotein Cholesterol Levels During Lipid Therapy After Adjustment for the Reductions in Other Blood Lipid Levels