Longer And Healthier Life In The Senior Years For Those With Good Heart Health In Middle Age
A 40 year study shows that those individuals who are with no risk factors to major heart disease and with a good cardiovascular health during the middle age may have delayed the onset of a number of diseases, can stay healthier and live longer.
The researchers used data from the Chicago Health Association study. This study provides initial health assessment of individuals during the late 1960s or the early 1970s. The researchers analyzed prescription data from Medicare for the follow-up study.
In the study, the researchers compared the risk factors to heart diseases such as smoking habits, high blood sugar (glucose) levels (type 2 diabetes), hypertension (high blood pressure. BP) and high cholesterol levels.
The researchers have found that 17,939 participants who have reached 65 years of age, without chronic illness.
They divided the participants into two groups. One group of participants are with two or more high-risk factors during midlife. Another group of participants are with no health risk factors during midlife.
Then the researchers compared health outcomes between the two groups of individuals. The study has found that the following people with no disease risk factors.
When the follow-up study compared the number of heart diseases, study has found that 18,714 participants with all the good health factors and they have reached 65 years of age without a heart attack, congestive heart failure or stroke.
The study shows the following health conditions during the senior years.
This study shows that a heart-healthy lifestyle can give a good health and can help an individual to live longer. The authors say that the healthcare professionals should educate young adults about the future health benefits by following a healthy lifestyle. The study was published in the journal Circulation.
This study was funded by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, Bethesda, MD, United States.
The New Wearable Contact Lenses Can Solve The Problems Associated With Comfort And Vision
The glucose level in tears can rise and fall with the sugar (glucose) level in the blood. Earlier, the researchers have developed contact lenses with a sensor to measure glucose level in tears. These devices are less invasive and painless, but they are not wearable and comfortable. The electrodes in the lens was thicker and opaque. They are obstructing the vision.
Now, the researchers from Kyungpook National University, Daegu, South Korea and Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST), Ulsan, South Korea have done a pioneering research. They developed an innovative contact lenses to monitor sugar (glucose) level with a new sensor, which was developed with a transparent and flexible material.
This new technology has solved the wearability, comfortability and vision issues associated with sugar monitoring contact lenses. The new sensor is flexible and made by using a high-tech, see-through material.
The newly-developed contact lenses were tested on rabbits and the trial did not find any abnormal behavioral patterns. The study was published in the March edition of the journal Nature Communications.
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Published by Jammi Vasista, Chennai, India.