Posts Tagged ‘stroke’

Obesity May Account for Rising Strokes in Youth

May 16, 2021 — Stroke is generally a problem for older persons. Nonetheless, as much as 15 percent of all strokes happen to people between the ages of 18 and 50. What’s more, incidence is rising for younger people. A new study in Stroke offers good reasons to believe that rising obesity in young persons may account for some […]

The Deadly Effects of Delayed Care in the Pandemic

July 3, 2020 — The cost of delayed care for chronic diseases – such as heart disease, stroke, and diabetes – is steep in this pandemic. In fact, three separate analyses this week give us a glimpse of excess deaths in the early months of this continuing tragedy. But unfortunately, pinning these numbers down is a tricky business. However, […]

Live Longer with a Dog in Your Life

October 9, 2019 — A pair of studies and an editorial published in Circulation yesterday reinforce a long-standing observation. People live longer with a dog in their lives. So is this cause and effect? Maybe. These two very substantial studies support a growing body of evidence. In fact, the relationship between owning a dog and risk of death from […]

Heart Disease, Stroke, and Vegetarian Diets

September 7, 2019 — Do vegetarian diets pose little more risk of strokes and a little less risk of heart disease? That’s the possibility researchers are raising in the BMJ this week. So what’s a committed vegetarian supposed to do with this information? Advice in an editorial from Mark Lawrence and Sarah McNaughton seems solid to us. Keep this […]

In OW2018 Keynote, Steven Nissen Was All Heart

November 14, 2018 — On Tuesday in Nashville, Steven Nissen delivered the opening keynote lecture. From beginning to end, he told us, obesity is all about the heart. “Heart disease is how obesity kills most of our patients,” he said. “It is still the leading cause of death, and we’re going to have to tackle this.” Halting Progress Against Heart […]

Nordic Food Patterns Going Global for Health

April 16, 2017 — Admittedly, we’ve fed you many glowing words about the Mediterranean diet. So if you’re looking for something different, consider The Nordic Way. Like the Mediterranean diet, the Nordic diet is a satisfying way of eating, with deep roots in culture. And it has an impressive body of science to document health benefits. Arne Astrup, Jennie Brand-Miller, and […]

Early Warning: Strokes Rising in Young Adults

May 14, 2016 — The rate of hospitalization for strokes in young people is rising at a time when the rates on older people is on the decline. This observation, from two new studies in the Journal of the American Heart Association this week, should serve as an early warning. Stroke is just one of a myriad of chronic […]

Preventing Strokes with Folic Acid: An Elusive Truth

March 17, 2015 — Preventing strokes for just a penny a day is a pretty good deal. It took a very careful study design and execution to finally prove that folic acid could reduce the risk of strokes by 21% in people with hypertension. The study that did it was a randomized, controlled study of 0.8mg of folic acid […]

Health Benefits of a Mediterranean Diet Keep Adding Up

May 1, 2013 — Good news keeps rolling in about the health benefits of following a Mediterranean diet. The latest study published by investigators from the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) adds evidence that following a Mediterranean diet helps to keep your brain functioning well. These findings come on the heels of a randomized study in the New England […]