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Preventable risk factors related to half of CV deaths in US adults

June 30, 2015

Preventable risk factors accounted for half of CV deaths in U.S. adults aged 45 to 79 years from 2009 to 2010, according to an analysis published in the Annals of Internal Medicine.

Researchers determined that approximately half of CV deaths could be prevented if five major risk factors — high cholesterol, diabetes, hypertension, obesity and smoking — were eliminated. In addition, if all states achieved the risk-factor levels of the best-performing states, slightly less than 10% of CV deaths could be prevented, the researchers concluded.

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Combined weight loss, vitamin D reduces inflammation in cancer

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Weight loss combined with vitamin D supplementation has a greater effect on reducing chronic inflammation than weight loss alone in postmenopausal women, according to…
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Surgery benefits patients with renal disease, primary hyperparathyroidism

June 29, 2015
In patients with coexisting primary hyperparathyroidism and renal disease, parathyroidectomy stopped the progression of renal function deterioration, according to recent…
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Rates of insurance coverage increase due to same-sex marriage laws

June 29, 2015
Marriage equality laws were associated with increases in employer-sponsored health insurance and reductions in state-funded Medicaid assistance for both men and women in…
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Gestational diabetes risk decreased with healthy eating intervention

June 29, 2015
Less gestational weight gain and lower fasting glucose were found with a healthy eating intervention, according to recent study findings published in Diabetes Care
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