A study done by researchers from Huntsman Cancer Institute, Salt Lake City, Utah, United States shows risk to a number of long-term cardiovascular diseases in the endometrial (cancer in endometrium - lining of the uterus or womb) cancer survivors. The researchers say those patients should be monitored closely because of the enhanced risk. Some of the cardiovascular risk events are atrial fibrillation, hypotension (low blood pressure), pulmonary heart disease, phlebitis and thrombophlebitis. The researchers say the elevated risks continue even after 5 to 10 years in the endometrial cancer survivors. The investigators came to conclusion with Utah Population database containing 2,648 endometrial cancer survivors and 10,503 age-matched cancer-free individuals between 1997 and 2012. The most common complications seen with endometrial cancer survivors were
The investigators say more studies are needed to assess cardiovascular disease risks in endometrial cancer survivors. Estimates show the cardiovascular disease is a leading cause of death among endometrial cancer survivors in the United States. Co-author of the study is Sean Patrick Soisson, Division of Genetic Epidemiology, University of Utah.
Lymphatic : Lymphatic system, an integral part of immune system helps the body in removing waste, toxins and undesired materials. It connects all tissues and organs in the body. This system transport fluid (lymph) 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 lymphatic system. Some parts of the lymphatic system are adenoids, tonsils, spleen and thymus.
A study done by researchers from Australia shows premature aging of the heart and arteries with the use of illegal amphetamine drugs such as "speed" and "ice". The Australian researchers estimated arterial stiffening in more than 700 individuals, both male and female. They found greater aging of arteries in those individuals using illegal amphetamines. Aging of arteries is a risk factor for heart disease, cardiovascular diseases and stroke. The researchers could not able to confirm whether treatments can reverse damages. Lead author of the study is Prof Stuart Reece, the University of Western Australia and the study findings were published online Feb 9 in the journal Heart Asia.
Amphetamines : These stimulants cause heart effects such as blood pressure, stroke, heart attack etc. These drugs can stimulate the nervous system and are being used to treat obesity, depression, narcolepsy, inappropriate sleepiness and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). But these drugs are addictive.
A study done by researchers from Helmholtz Center and the German Diabetes Center shows an increase in the risk of type 2 diabetes (T2D) and liver disease with consumption of a slice of pizza or a single burger. Most of these foods contain palm oil, according to the researchers. Palm oil consumption reduces insulin sensitivity, the risk of fat builds up and affects energy metabolism of the liver. Previous studies show the development of fatty liver diseases in type 2 diabetes (T2D) and obese individuals with changes in liver metabolism. Dr. Michael Roden says liver will be affected even with a single dosage of palm oil. Co-author of the study is Dr. Michael Roden.
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