Tag: cardiovascular health

1. Preventative aspirin was used uniformly by persons with diabetes across age groups, while in persons without diabetes it was used less in young seniors (60-69 and 70-79) and equally in those 80+, potentially outside of clinical recommendations. 2. Based on the results of this study and current guidelines, a...
1. Ziltivekimab lowered high-sensitivity CRP levels, a predictor of vascular events, compared to placebo in a dose-dependent manner. 2. Thrombotic biomarkers including fibrinogen, serum amyloid A, haptoglobin, secretory phospholipase A2, and lipoprotein were lower in treatment groups compared to placebo. Evidence Rating Level: 1 (Excellent) Study Rundown: Prior studies, including the landmark...
1. Eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) levels from treatment with omega-3-fatty acids were not associated with changes in cardiovascular (CV) outcomes compared to corn oil placebo, regardless of the plasma EPA level. 2. Higher docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) plasma levels were not associated with an increase in CV events. Evidence Rating Level: 1 (Excellent) Study...
1. Consumption of both processed and unprocessed red meat was associated with an elevated risk of coronary heart disease (CHD). 2. Compared to red meat, consumption of plant protein sources and dairy were associated with lower risk of CHD. Evidence Rating Level: 2 (Good) Red meat consumption is widely recognized as a...
1. Higher amounts of weekly physical exercise were associated with better carotid-to-femoral pulse wave velocities but not with carotid distensibility, which are both markers of arterial stiffness. 2. Diabetic patients may benefit from a more profound correlation between physical exercise with carotid-to-femoral pulse wave velocity. Evidence Rating Level: 2 (Good) Arterial stiffness...