Heart disease is the no 1 cause of death in male and female individuals in the United States. A study done among older Americans by the researchers from University of Southern California (USC) Los Angeles shows daily consumption of low-dose aspirin can reduce the risk of heart disease, prevent cancer and help an individual to live longer. Other medical benefits of aspirin are
The United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends daily medication of low-dose aspirin for the primary prevention heart attack in older Americans meeting criteria guidelines including the risk of cardiovascular disease. Co-author of the study is Dr. Etienne Gaudette, Ph.D, University of Southern California (USC) and the study findings were published in the journal PLOS One.
Ginger is an aromatic, delicious and healthiest spices supplying nutrients and bioactive compounds for the benefit of the body system. This spice was being used in traditional Indian and Chinese medicine. Health benefits with the consumption of ginger are
A new way of treatment to type 2 diabetes in humans was under development by the researchers from South Australia. The glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) hormone is secreted (or discharged) in the gut area of humans and animals. GLP-1 hormone stimulates the release of insulin to lower blood sugar levels. Researchers say the problem is GLP-1 hormone degrades within minutes. In type 2 diabetes (T2D) patients, this short discharge of insulin triggered by GLP-1 hormone is not sufficient to control blood sugar levels and T2D patient needs insulin medication of type long acting.
Platypus and echidna are native animals of Australia and researchers discovered that platypus and echidna evolved over the years and changed the functioning of the GLP-1 hormone. In above native Australian animals, the GLP-1 hormone was found in the venom (to defend from other male sex) as well as in the gut area. This dual functioning of GLP-1 made striking changes in controlling blood sugar levels in platypus and echidna as they secreted long-lasting insulin. The current research findings gave other options to treat type 2 diabetes. But how to implement these findings is the subject of future study.
This study was done by researchers from the University of Adelaide, South Australia and Flinders University, Adelaide, South Australia. Lead researcher of the study is Prof Frank Grutzner and the study findings were published in the journal Scientific Reports.
By reducing risks associated with hypertension (high blood pressure BP), diabetes and obesity in an individual aged between 45 and 55 years, one can reduce the risk for heart attack by 73 to 86 percent compared with an individual having all the three diseases. When researchers compared individuals with and without all the three risk factors, researchers found that
Similar trends were seen even in 55 years age group. Researchers analyzed data from four studies. Sex and race were factored in the results in coming into above conclusions. The study findings were published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology: Heart Failure.
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