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Recommendations for Treatment of Blood Pressue

... those with renal failure or heart failure, at the lowest level tolerated....

Long-Term Survival can be Predicted by a Simple Lung Test

...d nearly 30 percent of females. Men who scored the lowest on the FEV1 test at the beginning of the study had a risk ratio for death from ischemic heart disease at more than two to one compared to those who scored better on the lung function test. It neared that same ratio for women. The study results were...

Spouses and other partners lower blood pressure says new research

... it turned out that the participants' pressure was lowest when they were with their partners, regardless of what they were doing. Dr. Brooks B. Gump of the State University of New York, the lead study author said that this does not mean single people are doomed to high blood pressure. Rather he said the f...

Beer vitamin protects heart

....3 ounces of pure alcohol from beer weekly had the lowest blood levels of homocysteine and the highest blood levels of folate. Hence moderate beer consumption helps to maintain the blood levels of homocysteine to be in the normal range. Drinking beer regularly for 3 weeks led to a 30% increase in vitamin B...

Prevention of cataracts

...ost amount of nutrients than the group who ate the lowest amount. The nutrients studied included vitamin C, vitamin E, riboflavin, folate, carotene and lutein/zeaxanthin. Researchers say after they adjusted for other nutrients, only vitamin C intake remained associated with prevalence of cataracts. Research...

Surviving surgery

...ery. Carotid endarterectomy, for instance, has the lowest mortality of 1.3 per cent. This operation clears blockages in the artery serving the brain, which would otherwise raise the risk of stroke. But various kinds of cancer surgery, such as removal of the lung or oesophagus, are linked with 8.6 per cent ...

Keep guilt off

...who felt the most guilt and least pleasure had the lowest levels of IgA. Dr Lowe said the results suggested that: "people who report high pleasure and low guilt have enhanced immune system function. Such observations provide empirical support for the increasingly-held notion that pleasures are good and guil...

Fingerprinting prostate cancer

...cerous tissue just before cancer develops, and the lowest in benign prostate tissue. Hepsin play a main role in tumour development. Pim-1, a known cancer-causing gene, was also highly expressed in prostate cancer tissue. Levels of hepsin and Pim-1 were significantly linked to prognosis, when the men's clini...

For healthy lungs

...of vitamin E in the blood were associated with the lowest risk of lung cancer. They stressed, however, that it was not proven that taking a vitamin E supplement could lower the risk. The study involved 29,000 Finnish male smokers - those with the highest levels of alpha-tocopherol, the active form of vita...

Less sodium,less pressure

...reatest blood pressure reduction occurred when the lowest sodium intake was combined with the DASH diet. This combination worked best for all population groups in the study. Study participants on this regime experienced an average drop of 8.9 points in systolic pressure (the top number in a blood pressure r...

Excess vitamin A increases fracture risk

...linked to osteoporosis, compared to those with the lowest intake. The added risk came from an intake greater than 3000 micrograms per day. This suggests that women who already eat a balanced, vitamin-rich diet should think twice before taking a supplement. Certainly they should check the ingredients careful...

Burden of lung disease

...rgical resection – for which the UK has one of the lowest rates. This may be because the UK has a relatively elderly population with lung cancer – risks of surgery are greater with age and associated conditions like heart disease. Or it may be that people present with symptoms too late for the disease to be...

High vitamin A increases risk of hip fractures

...risk of hip fractures compared with women with the lowest intake. One theory is that too much vitamin A inhibits the ability of Vitamin D to help the body absorb calcium, said lead author, Diane Feskanich, an epidemiologist at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston. She said previous studies also suggest ...

The winter worry

...nd that mothers of children born in August had the lowest risk of pre-eclampsia. However the research team from the National Institute of Public Health in Oslo say there are wide range //of possible explanations for the seasonal fluctuation. In Ghana, more cases of eclampsia - the more advanced and potenti...

Kidney cancer on the rise

... by kidney cancer and survival rates are among the lowest in Europe.// The disease accounts for an estimated 95,000 worldwide deaths each year, 3,000 of which are in the UK. According to Dr Nick James, a consultant at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham and a kidney cancer expert, smoking is believe...

Prescription Drug Use Varies Widely Between States

...more than ten of the 23 therapy classes. Among the lowest utilizing states, Colorado, Minnesota, Oregon and ...g at least one prescription, while Vermont had the lowest prevalence of use at 7.5 percent. Among children, the greatest variation was found for cough/cold/a...

Tamoxifen does not adversely affect the brain

...d tamoxifen for the longest period of time had the lowest levels of the metabolite present in their brains. The researchers concluded that both tamoxifen and oestrogen may have neuroprotective effects, and may modulate the effect on the brain. They added that further research is needed to determine the eff...

A high carbohydrate diet good for health

...f food. In addition, members of this group had the lowest average BMI. Results show high-carbohydrate diets contain many more nutrients than low carbohydrate diets. Subjects in the high-carbohydrate group had increased levels of essential nutrients, including vitamin A, carotene, vitamin C, folate, calcium...

Vitamin E is healthy for all

... lower risk of dementia compared to those with the lowest intakes. In the second study, over 3,000 people in the Netherlands were followed for six years and, again, high intakes of vitamins C and E were linked with reduced dementia risk. And finally a paper from this week's Archives of Internal Medicine s...

Low potassium intake may elevate stroke risk

...n potassium intake and stroke risk. Those with the lowest potassium intake - less than 2.5 grams a day - had one and a half time greater stroke risk than those with a high intake, of four grams a day or more. There was a special group which was a sub-group on diuretic drugs for high blood pressure which,...

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