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Phthalates associated with chronic disease in men

July 26, 2017

Men with higher concentrations of total phthalates had a greater risk for CVD, type 2 diabetes and high BP, according to a study published in Environmental Research.

“[Noncommunicable diseases] are often associated with chronic low-grade inflammation, and the proinflammatory effects of phthalates have recently been a focus of attention... Continuous exposure to phthalates may be proinflammatory, with the potential to interact with other risk factors worsening [noncommunicable disease] outcomes,” Peter Y. Bai, from the University of Adelaide in Australia, and colleagues wrote. “However, epidemiological studies in the area are limited.”

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Good CV health in young adults leads to bigger brain volume

July 26, 2017
People who keep their hearts healthy when they are in their late teens and 20s, may have larger brains in their 40s and 50s, according to findings recently published in…
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High-intensity statin therapy associated with lower mortality in PAD

July 26, 2017
High-intensity statin therapy was associated with improved survival in individuals with symptomatic peripheral artery disease vs. low- or moderate-intensity therapy…
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Hormone therapy for transgender adults poses potential CVD risks

July 25, 2017
Long-term cross-sex hormone therapy for transgender individuals is associated with potential cardiovascular risks, but also offers psychological benefits, according to a…
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