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Bebidas azucaradas y con edulcorante asociadas a eventos cardiovasculares y mortalidad

Artificially Sweetened Beverages and Alzheimer Risk

Artificially Sweetened Beverages and Alzheimer Risk

Artificially sweetened beverages (with different kinds of sweeteners) could be responsible for increased cerebrovascular risk and close to a 3-fold increase in dementia risk due to Alzheimer’s disease. Both sweet and artificially sweetened drinks have been associated with cardiometabolic, cerebrovascular and dementia risk. This study prospectively evaluated sweet and sweetened beverage consumption in relation to

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Egg Consumption and Mortality Due to Cardiovascular Events

According to this study recently published in prestigious journal JAMA, eating too much cholesterol or eggs (which have a high concentration of it in the yolk) is significantly associated with a higher risk of cardiovascular events and all-cause mortality, with a typical dose/effect curve. According to the authors, this information should be considered for an

Bebidas azucaradas y con edulcorante asociadas a eventos cardiovasculares y mortalidad

Sugar-Sweetened Beverages and Artificially Sweetened Beverages Associated with Cardiovascular Events and Mortality

While the consumption of carbonated soft drinks has decreased in most Western countries over the last 20 years, these are still the main source of simple sugars in our diet. The World Health Organization recommends 25-50 g of simple sugars per day, a dose covered with a single can of a carbonated soft drink. For other associations,

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Statins in Primary Prevention: As Questioned as Aspirin?

This new review, recently published in BMJ, questions the benefit of statins in low-risk primary prevention patients. Authors argue that statins should be more cautiously indicated in primary prevention, considering that their absolute benefit is almost marginal in low-risk patients. Changes in the European guidelines have translated into a wide expansion of patients eligible for

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Hours of Sleep and Myocardial Infarction Risk

This is one of the first studies to prospectively assess this association, and its outcomes support the idea that poor sleep is a potential MI risk factor.  Even though we need further data to be able to modify the current sleep duration standards as part of life-style change recommendations, it seems reasonable to start bearing

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Dietary Supplements and Diets Show No Impact on Cardiovascular Risk

Americans spend billions in dietary supplements every year but, in truth, this money is only wasted, according to evidence form a recent study published in Intern Med. Most of dietary interventions and nutritional supplements including multi-vitamins, selenium and antioxidants, do not reduce cardiovascular risk or mortality, according to this large analysis and systematic revision of

¿El alcohol es bueno, malo o neutro para la salud cardiovascular?

Is Alcohol Good, Bad, or Neutral for Cardiovascular Health?

In the 2018 Guidelines on Hypertension, commandment no. 6 states that we should make lifestyle interventions such as sodium restriction, healthy eating, regular exercise, weight control, and smoking cessation, and also alcohol moderation. It is clear that heavy alcohol consumption induces hypertension and may probably be one of the main causes of secondary hypertension, but

In a decade, minimally invasive procedures will replace open-heart surgery entirely

Minimally invasive interventions allow us to respond to any complications related to the heart, so it is expected to decrease open-heart surgery dramatically; in a decade, minimally invasive procedures definitely replace conventional surgery. This was highlighted on Wednesday during the XXV Meeting of the Cardiac Catheterization and Interventional Cardiology of the Spanish Society of Cardiology

Menopause increases cardiovascular risk in women

More than three out of ten deaths in Spain are due to cardiovascular disease, although in the case of women the risk is more closely associated with the onset of menopause, said today the Spanish Association for the Study of Menopause (AEEM). In women, cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death, which is the

The first simulated 3D heart has been presented and could predict responses to treatments

Dassault Systèmes announces the launch of the first model of the world based on virtual 3D simulation of the whole human heart. Developed with a multidisciplinary team of experts to help fight cardiovascular disease, “Living Heart” project will mark a new frontier in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of heart disease through personalized 3D virtual

A new link between red meat and cardiovascular disease has been found

The L-carnitine, a compound abundant in red meat and often added as a complement to many energy drinks, could be promoting atherosclerosis according to research published in Nature Medicine. The study, by researchers at the Cleveland Clinic (USA), shows that the bacteria in the human digestive tract metabolize L-carnitine, making trimethylamine-N-oxide (TMAO), a metabolite that