A study done by researchers at the University of California shows an increase in the risk of heart failure in those women who never gave birth to a child and had early onset of menopause. Researchers think that there is an association between heart failure and the sex hormone levels. Women sex hormone levels changes due to pregnancy and menstruation. Researchers analyzed data of 28,519 post-menopausal women from the data of the Women's Health Initiative study. Researchers had done follow up studies for 13.1 years. Follow up studies shows 5.2 percent of the women had heart failure condition.
Their study shows early menopause was associated with increased risk of heart failure. The risk increases further if early menopause was due to the removal of the ovaries. Risk of diastolic heart failure (affecting the left side of the heart) increases in those women who never gave birth. Lead researcher of the study was Dr. Nisha Parikh, the University of California and the study findings were published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.
A study done by the researchers shows improvement in the cardiovascular health of diabetes patients with resveratrol compound. Resveratrol is a polyphenol compound with antioxidant properties. This compound can be found in food items such as red wine, berries (cranberries and blueberries), grapes, cocoa and peanuts.
Premature aging of arteries happens in the diabetes patients. Earlier experiments with animal models show slowdown in the arteries aging process with resveratrol compound as resveratrol compound activates SIRT1 gene. Researchers wanted to study resveratrol health benefits among humans. The current study was conducted with 57 overweight or obese type 2 diabetes patients, aged 56 years. The human study results show
Researchers say resveratrol is beneficial only to diabetes patients and no health benefits to non-diabetes people. Researchers say longer duration studies are required to find out the effects of daily consumption of resveratrol supplements on vascular function. Senior author of the study was Dr. Naomi M Hamburg, an Associate Professor of Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine, Massachusetts. The study findings were presented at the Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology Peripheral Vascular Disease 2017 Scientific Sessions (ATVB/PVD 2017) held between May 4 and 6, 2017 at Minnesota, United States.
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