A study recently published in Diabetic Medicine found that losing as little as 10 percent of body weight can put type 2 diabetes into remission for some people. The prospective cohort study looked at 867 people ages 40 to 69 years with newly diagnosed diabetes.
A recent study in the Journal of the American Heart Association suggests that middle-aged adults with high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, heart disease, or history of stroke could be at high risk for early death if they sleep less than six hours per night.
A randomized controlled intervention trial published recently in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that supplementation with vitamin D had no significant effect on depressive symptoms or physical functioning in older persons with low vitamin D status.
A large meta-analysis published in the journal Diabetologia found that an overall healthy lifestyle was associated with a substantially lower risk for developing type 2 diabetes, and also with a lower risk of long-term adverse outcomes among individuals who already had diabetes.
Analysis of a randomized controlled trial found that an overall healthy dietary pattern benefits cardiovascular health regardless of which macronutrients (carbohydrates, protein, or unsaturated fats) are emphasized.
A new study in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology found that sleeping between six and nine hours a night, compared to less, is associated with 20 percent lower risk of heart attack.
A study recently published in the European Journal of Nutrition found following a strict Paleo diet may be associated with gut changes that are bad for heart health.
In March of 2019, the American Heart Association and American College of Cardiology released updated guidelines recommending against routine low-dose aspirin use for the primary prevention of cardiovascular disease (CVD) in people older than 70 and in those with increased bleeding risk (such as those with peptic ulcer disease).
A systematic review and meta-analysis published recently in JAMA Internal Medicine found that diets rich in healthful plant-based foods may be beneficial for lowering the risk of developing type 2 diabetes. The researchers defined a plant-based diet as one which emphasizes foods derived from plant sources with low or no intake of animal products.
An observational study published in the journal Neurology found that engaging in mentally stimulating activities in later life was associated with lower risk of mild cognitive impairment (MCI). MCI is characterized by symptoms such as forgetfulness, feeling overwhelmed by decision making, and difficulty following conversations or maintaining a train of thought. It does not significantly affect daily life and activities and will not always progress to dementia.