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Machine Learning Helps Predict Risk of Heart Failure

2019 20 Sep

Heart failure is a common complication in patients suffering from Type 2 Diabetes (T2D). Recently, new medicines have been developed to offset these risks; however, finding effective strategies to identify which T2D patients are most at risk has been difficult.    Researchers at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and UT Southwestern Medical Centre have... Read more

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Finding the Sweet Spot Between Cardiovascular and Diabetes Care

2019 01 Aug

Today in healthcare, more emphasis is being placed on treating the patient rather than a particular disease. In this sense, it is not unusual that the line between cardiology and diabetes care has become more blurred. As more cardiologists are finding themselves prescribing diabetes treatments, the need for interdisciplinary knowledge has become even... Read more

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Ideal Cardiovascular Health Metrics and Major Cardiovascular Events

2019 01 Aug

The prevalence of Type 2 diabetes has become a public health issue, as the International Diabetes Federation recorded a total of 425 million adults between the ages of 20 and 79 that had diabetes in 2017. The main cause of disability and mortality in this cohort is due to issues involving cardiovascular health. The American Heart Association has now... Read more

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7 steps to a heart-healthy lifestyle

2019 04 Apr

The 2019 American College of Cardiology (ACC)/American Heart Association (AHA) Guidelines on Primary Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease were released at the recent ACC annual scientific meeting in New Orleans. The guidelines focus on the importance of adhering to a heart-healthy lifestyle and eating a healthy diet while maintaining a physically... Read more

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Strength training may lower diabetes risk in obesity

2019 20 Mar

New findings reported in the Journal of Endocrinology suggest that strength training may be a fast and effective way to reduce the risk of fatty liver disease and diabetes in obese people.     The findings are from a study that examined the effects of strength-based exercise on liver fat accumulation, blood glucose regulation and markers... Read more

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Heart attacks increasing among young adults

2019 15 Mar

According to new research presented at the American College of Cardiology's 68th Annual Scientific Session, the rate of heart attacks in very young adults is steadily rising, despite an overall decline in the number of heart attacks in the U.S.  The study compared young (41-50 years old) to very young (40 or younger) heart attack survivors.... Read more

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Glucose-lowering therapies in patients with diabetes and heart failure

2018 02 Apr

Despite multiple examples of glucose-lowering therapies affecting heart failure (HF) risk, ascertainment of HF data in cardiovascular (CV) outcome trials of these medications has not been systematically characterised, according to a review published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. "Even recently completed large CV outcome trials... Read more

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Excess fat disrupts heart cell's energy system

2018 09 Jan

A new study published in Circulation Research finds that excess fat in the heart, a common feature in diabetes and obesity, can harm the cells’ ability to produce energy. As a result, people with diabetes may have two- to five-fold increased risk of heart failure, researchers explain. Just like a combustion engine burning fuel to power the pistons,... Read more

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Higher Death Risk for Short Sleepers with Metabolic Syndrome

2017 28 May

For people with a common cluster of risk factors for heart disease and diabetes, getting less than six hours of sleep a night may double their risk of dying from heart disease or stroke, according to new research in Journal of the American Heart Association. Researchers randomly selected 1,344 adults (average age 49 years, 42 percent male) who agreed... Read more