Higher Risk Of Heart Attack In Patients With The Symptoms Of Rheumatoid Arthritis
A study at the Arthritis Research UK Centre for Epidemiology (CFE), University of Manchester, Manchester, England shows that the risk of atherosclerosis (a risk factor to heart diseases) in individuals suffering from rheumatoid arthritis.
The study has found the following health risks in patients suffering from rheumatoid arthritis.
The lead authors of the study are Professor Ian Bruce and Professor Sarah Skeoch, from the University of Manchester, Manchester, England. The study is published in the journal Scientific Reports. Title of the article is "Imaging atherosclerosis in rheumatoid arthritis: evidence for increased prevalence, altered phenotype and a link between systemic and localised plaque inflammation."
A Link Between Serious Mental Illness (SMI) And Cardiovascular Disease (CVD)
A study at the King's College, London, the United Kingdom shows an enhanced risk of premature death and the damage to the heart and arteries in patients suffering from a serious mental illness (SMI) compared with healthy individuals.
In a study, the researchers analyzed more than 3.2 million records of patients suffering from cardiovascular diseases and serious mental illness (SMI) such as major depression, bipolar disorder and schizophrenia.
The study shows the following health risks in people suffering from severe mental illness (SMI).
* About 53 percent of those patients suffering from severe mental illness (SMI) are also suffering from cardiovascular diseases.
* About 78 percent increased risk of cardiovascular diseases in patients suffering from severe mental illness (SMI) over a long period of time.
* About 85 percent increased risk of death from heart diseases, stroke and cardiovascular disease patients suffering from severe mental illness (SMI) compared with people of the similar age group in the general population. Patients suffering from severe mental illness (SMI) die between 10 and 17.5 years earlier.
The study suggests that a number of individuals with serious mental illness (SMI) are not getting benefits from public health initiatives. Author of the study was Dr. Brendon Stubbs, a Research Physiotherapist. The study was published on May 12, 2017, in World Psychiatry. Title of the article is "Prevalence, incidence and mortality from cardiovascular disease in patients with pooled and specific severe mental illness: a large-scale meta-analysis of 3,211,768 patients and 113,383,368 controls."
Compound EGCG Present In Green Tea Can Improve Gestational Diabetes Health Outcomes
A study at the Central Hospital of Zibo, China, shows improvement in the health of women patients with gestational diabetes and in the babies with the compound epigallocatechin 3-gallate (EGCG) present in green tea.
The researchers have conducted a trial on 472 pregnant women with gestational diabetes during their third trimester. They divided the participants into two groups. They administered a placebo to one group of participants and 500 mg of the EGCG compound to the second group of participants. The researchers monitored the diet, blood sugar (glucose) level and health of the babies.
The study shows the following significant improvements in the group of women with the consumption of the EGCG when compared with the group of women taking placebo medication.
The study was published on March 6, 2017, in the Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics. Title of the article is "Dietary epigallocatechin 3-gallate supplement improves maternal and neonatal treatment outcome of gestational diabetes mellitus: a double-blind randomised controlled trial."
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