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Article 199 Published on May 30, 2017
Higher Risk Of Heart Attack In Patients With Rheumatoid Arthritis Symptoms
A study by researchers at the Arthritis Research UK Centre for Epidemiology (CFE), University of Manchester, Manchester, England shows a risk of the development of atherosclerosis condition (risk of heart attack) in individuals with rheumatoid arthritis. The researchers found following health factors in individuals suffering from rheumatoid arthritis
- Plaque formation is more common
- Higher plaque calcification is more common
- Biomarkers hs-CRP and IL6 are at higher levels. These biomarkers are associated with greater inflammation and a higher risk of cardiovascular diseases
Lead authors of the study were Professor Ian Bruce and Sarah Skeoch, from the University of Manchester, Manchester, England. The study findings were published in the journal Scientific Reports.
A link Between Serious Mental Illness (SMI) And Cardiovascular Disease (CVD)
A study by researchers at King's College, London shows enhanced risk of premature death, heart and arteries damages to individuals suffering from a serious mental illness (SMI) when compared with healthy individuals. Researchers concluded the above finding after analyzing more than 3.2 million patients with cardiovascular diseases and SMI conditions such as major depression, bipolar disorder and schizophrenia. The study results show following health risks among severe mental illness (SMI) people
- 53 percent of the SMI individuals are suffering from cardiovascular diseases when compared with healthy individuals
- 78 percent enhanced risks for the development of cardiovascular diseases to severe mental illness (SMI) individuals over a long period of time
- 85 percent enhanced risk of death with heart diseases, stroke and cardiovascular diseases to severe mental illness (SMI) individuals when compared with similar age group in the general population. Severe mental illness (SMI) individuals may die 10 to 15 years earlier
The findings suggest that a number of individuals with serious mental illness (SMI) are not benefiting from the public health initiatives. Author of the study was Dr. Brendon Stubbs, a Research Physiotherapist and the study findings were published online in May, 2017 in the World Psychiatry.
Green Tea EGCG Compound Found To Improve Gestational Diabetes GD Health Outcomes
A study by researchers from Central Hospital of Zibo, China shows health improvement in women with gestational diabetes and their babies with an epigallocatechin 3-gallate (EGCG) compound present in green tea. The researchers conducted trials among 472 pregnant women with gestational diabetes during their third trimester. They divided them into two groups. They administered placebo drug to one group of women and 500 mg of EGCG compound to another group of women. Researchers monitored their diet, blood sugar levels and health of the babies after delivery. The study results show following improvements in the group taking EGCG compound when compared with the group taking placebo medication.
- Less number of babies with too low or too high birth weight
- Fewer incidents of respiratory problems in babies of the pregnant women
- Improvement in blood glucose levels in the pregnant women
- Improvement in insulin metabolism in the pregnant women
- Improvement in the neonatal complications
The study findings were published in the Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics.
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