Articles related to CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE (CVD)
Can Weightlifting Lower Risk of Death from Cancer and Cardiovascular Disease?
In a study originally published in British Journal of Sports Medicine, a sample of nearly 100,000 adults showed that after making adjustments for other activity, weight training was associated with a 9% decline in CVD mortality. A separate study published in Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise showed a lower risk of colorectal cancer in adults who lifted weights.
Cardiology November 28th 2022
Legal Pearls: Failure to Refer a Patient to Needed Specialist
Suit for failure to refer is a common source of malpractice claims for primary care physicians. The GP is responsible for knowing enough to know when referral to a specialist is in the patient’s best interest.
All Specialties November 16th 2022
Intermittent Fasting: What is It, and How Does It Work?
The extra calories and lower physical activity of modern culture are yielding higher rates of obesity, type 2 diabetes, heart disease, and other illnesses. Evidence is mounting that intermittent fasting may help reverse these trends. This neuroscientist brings 25 of studying intermittent fasting to explain why and how it works, and what your patients’ options are.
Cardiology November 14th 2022
Study Finds Lean NAFLD Patients Have Higher Risk for CVD
Up to this point, individuals with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and a normal BMI have often been overlooked. It was assumed their normal BMI equated to a lower risk of more serious conditions than those who are overweight or obese. These findings indicate that lean patients with NAFLD are 50% more likely to have a CVA compared with overweight patients, and 10 to 30% more likely to experience CVD.
Cardiology October 27th 2022
Women’s Health Update: A Literature Review Impacting Primary Care
This broad review of recent studies in women’s health topics aims to help the primary care physician in discussing and guiding therapy for women in topics from cardiovascular disease to pelvic pain. The review covers such questions as: How does migraine with aura affect CVD risk in women? How do you respond to patient questions about fracture risk and bisphosphonates? Are antidepressants safe for women who are considering pregnancy? Is gabapentin effective for chronic pelvic pain?
Cardiology October 20th 2022
Artificial Sweeteners and Risk of Cardiovascular Diseases: Results from the Prospective NutriNet-Santé Cohort
In a prospective study following the diet and activity records of more than 100,000 individuals in France, artificial sweeteners were positively correlated with cardiovascular diseases. Analyzing 900,000 person-years of data showed: Total artificial sweetener intake was associated with CVD risk Artificial sweeteners were more strongly associated with cerebrovascular disease Aspartame was associated with increase cerebrovascular events Acesulfame K and sucralose were associated with increased coronary heart disease risk
Cardiology September 13th 2022