Pecan consumption linked to improved cardiovascular and diabetic biomarkers

Researchers have conducted a study to see if eating pecans had an impact on cardiovascular disease and diabetes biomarkers. This study was funded by National Pecan Shellers Association and findings are published in journal Nutrition.Researchers conducted a placebo-controlled crossover trial of 26 subjects. All subjects were provided with meals to carefully control their food intake. For … Continue reading Pecan consumption linked to improved cardiovascular and diabetic biomarkers

Study finds effectiveness of fasting diet (5:2 diet) in clearing fat

Researchers from the University of Surrey examined the effectiveness of the 5:2 diet vs. daily calorie restriction diet. They found that 5:2 diet clears triglycerides from blood quicker after eating meals. Their findings are published in British Journal of Nutrition reports.The study divided overweight people into two groups. One group was assigned 5:2 diet another … Continue reading Study finds effectiveness of fasting diet (5:2 diet) in clearing fat

Price tag for cardiovascular disease to reach 1 trillion dollars by 2035

A new study projects that by 2035, cardiovascular disease, the most costly and prevalent killer, if left unchecked, will place a crushing economic and health burden on the nation's financial and health care systems. According to the study, in the next two decades, the number of Americans with cardiovascular disease will rise to 131.2 million … Continue reading Price tag for cardiovascular disease to reach 1 trillion dollars by 2035

Increased risk of cardiovascular events in HIV patients

Current methods to predict the risk of heart attack and stroke vastly underestimate the risk in individuals with HIV, which is nearly double that of the general population, reports a new Northwestern Medicine study. "The actual risk of heart attack for people with HIV was roughly 50 percent higher than predicted by the risk calculator … Continue reading Increased risk of cardiovascular events in HIV patients

Systemic review of literature finds no evidence of increased risk of fatal stomach bleed following use of aspirin

Stomach bleeds caused by aspirin are considerably less serious than the spontaneous bleeds that can occur in people not taking the drug, concludes a study led by Cardiff University. Published in the journal Public Library of Science, the extensive study of literature on aspirin reveals that while regular use of the drug increases the risk … Continue reading Systemic review of literature finds no evidence of increased risk of fatal stomach bleed following use of aspirin

Research finds bi-directional association between fatty liver disease and heart disease

Researchers have shown that a bi-directional relationship exists between fatty liver disease and cardiovascular disease. Fatty liver disease can lead to increased cardiovascular disease risk and vice versa. The findings, which appear in the Journal of Hepatology, are important in understanding the link between fatty liver disease and cardiovascular disease, which continues to be one … Continue reading Research finds bi-directional association between fatty liver disease and heart disease

Dietary changes can impact cardiovascular risk by a quarter

Exchanging few commercially regular-consumed food items with improved fat quality reduces total and LDL cholesterol. A new double-blind randomized controlled trial published in British Journal of Nutrition suggests almost 30% reduction in cardiovascular disease riskExchanging few regular-consumed food items with improved fat quality in the daily diet for eight weeks reduces the serum total cholesterol … Continue reading Dietary changes can impact cardiovascular risk by a quarter

Mining Twitter database for cardiovascular disease research

(PHILADELPHIA) For years, marketers and other commercial data-miners have been using Twitter’s vast database of “tweets” to gauge consumer attitudes and track events. Now medical researchers are getting in on the trend. Researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania completed a pilot analysis of archived tweets on cardiovascular disease.In a … Continue reading Mining Twitter database for cardiovascular disease research