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The risk of cardiovascular disease in the survivors of endometrial cancer
A study at the Huntsman Cancer Institute, Salt Lake City, Utah, United States shows the risk to a number of long-term cardiovascular diseases in the survivors of endometrial (cancer in endometrium - lining of the uterus or womb) cancer. The researchers say these patients should be monitored closely because of the enhanced risk.
Some of the cardiovascular risks are atrial fibrillation, hypotension (low blood pressure), pulmonary heart disease, phlebitis and thrombophlebitis. The researchers say that the elevated heart risks continue even after five to ten years in the survivors of endometrial cancer. The study was conducted on 2,648 survivors of endometrial cancer patients from Utah and 10,503 age-matched cancer-free people between 1997 and 2012. The most common health complications in the survivors of endometrial cancer are.
| Cardiovascular disease || The risk between |
one and five years
| The risk between |
five and ten years
| Hypertension || 47% || 33% |
| Diseases of the heart || 36% || 25% |
| Diseases of lymphatics || 24% || 14% |
| Diseases of arteries, |
arterioles, and capillaries
| 19% || 14% |
The investigators say that further study is needed to assess the risk of cardiovascular diseases in the survivors of endometrial cancer. An estimate shows that the cardiovascular disease is a leading cause of death in the survivors of endometrial cancer in the United States. Co-author of the study is Sean Patrick Soisson, Division of Genetic Epidemiology, University of Utah, the United States.
Lymphatic : Lymphatic system, an integral part of the immune system helps the body in removing waste, toxins and undesired materials. It connects all tissues and organs in the body. The lymphatic system transports lymph fluid containing white blood cells through lymphatic vessels (similar to blood vessels) to fight infection. Fluid balance in the body is maintained with the help of the lymphatic system. Some parts of the lymphatic system are adenoids, tonsils, spleen and thymus.
The risk of heart disease with amphetamine drugs
A study shows the premature aging of the heart and the arteries with illegal amphetamine drugs such as "speed" and "ice". An estimate of the Australian researchers shows the hardening of the arteries in more than 700 people, both male and female. The study also found greater aging of the arteries in people using illegal amphetamines.
Aging of the arteries is a major risk factor for heart disease, cardiovascular diseases and stroke. The study could not confirm whether treatments can reverse the damage. Lead author of the study is Prof Stuart Reece, the University of Western Australia and the study was published online on Feb 9, 2017, in the journal Heart Asia.
Amphetamines : Amphetamine is a stimulant drug. Use of amphetamine causes the risk of high blood pressure, stroke, heart attack. These drugs can stimulate the nervous system and are being used to treat obesity, depression, narcolepsy, sleep during inappropriate times and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). But these drugs are addictive.
Health problems with a slice of pizza or with a single burger
A study at the Helmholtz Center and the German Diabetes Center shows an increased risk of type 2 diabetes (T2D) and liver disease with consumption of a slice of pizza or a single burger. Researchers say that most of these foods contain palm oil (contains high-fat). Palm oil consumption causes lower insulin sensitivity, higher risk of fat builds up and affects the energy metabolism of the liver.
An earlier study shows the risk of fatty liver diseases in obese people with type 2 diabetes (T2D) with changes in liver metabolism. Dr. Michael Roden says that the liver will be affected by a single dose of palm oil. Co-author of the study is Dr. Michael Roden.
| Published on March 8, 2017 |
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