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Eating Three Ounces Of Peanuts A Day Prevents Stroke And Heart Attack
A study by nutrition experts from the Penn State University shows protection against strokes and heart attacks with daily consumption of a handful of unsalted peanuts. They say eating them make flexible and elastic arteries and keep our hearts healthy. Researchers conducted studies with healthy overweight individuals with consumption of three ounces of peanuts along with a high-fat meal. They observed reduced lipids (by 32 percent) in their bloodstream and prevention of stiffening response in the arteries after the meals. Stiffening of the arteries causes the heart to work harder and it is a risk factor for cardiovascular diseases and heart failure. Author of the study is Professor Penny Kris-Etherton from the Penn State University and the study findings were published in the Journal of Nutrition.
Prevention And Treatment Of Type 1 Diabetes With Omega 3 Fatty Acids
More than 1.25 million individuals in the United States were affected with type 1 diabetes, which is an autoimmune disorder caused due to the destruction of insulin producing beta cells. A study by researchers from the Guangdong University of Technology, Guangdong, China shows consumption of omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids benefits an individual by regenerating insulin producing beta cells. Researchers conducted studies by increasing omega-3 levels in non-obese diabetes mice models by feeding diet rich in omega-3 foods and by genetic modifications. The researchers recorded following health factors
After the successful completion of the studies, researchers say their study data shows
- Decreased type 1 diabetes (T1D) incidents
- Significant improvements to the glucose metabolism
- Regeneration of insulin producing beta cells
- Prevention of the development of autoimmunity
The researchers say increasing omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acid levels in the body is a new way to treat type 1 diabetes (T1D). The leader of the study is Allan Zhao from the Guangdong University of Technology and the study findings were published in the Journal of Clinical Investigation.
Taking Statins May Boost Heart Surgery Outcomes
A study by researchers shows heart surgery patients taking statins medications (cholesterol-lowering drugs) should not skip their medication even on the day of their operation to improve chances of survival. The researchers studied more than 3,000 coronary artery bypass graft surgery (CABG) patients.
The study findings show just two percent death rate from all causes within 30 days in those surgery patients who took statins medications within 24 hours or less before their operation. The death rate was nearly three percent in those heart patients who took statins between 24 and 72 hours before the operation. The death rate was just under 4 percent in those heart patients who took statins beyond 72 hours or never took statins. Author of the study is Dr. Wei Pan, a cardiovascular anesthesiologist at Texas Heart Institute (Houston) and the study findings were published online in the Annals of Thoracic Surgery.
| Published on April 24, 2017 |
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