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Friday, 15 September 2017
The number of children being diagnosed with both type 1 and type 2 diabetes is rising, but new cases of type 2 diabetes, has risen five-fold in about five years. New analysis suggests that type 2 diabetes now accounts for up to a third of diabetes diagnoses in children.
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Friday, 15 September 2017
Moderate yet frequent alcohol consumption is associated with a reduced risk of diabetes in both men and women, with alcohol consumption over 3–4 week days giving the lowest risk.
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Friday, 15 September 2017
Nutrition advice aimed at children also improves their parents’ diets according to new European research. Child-oriented dietary counselling increased the intake of polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fats and decreased the saturated fat intake of parents and decreased serum total and LDL concentrations in intervention mothers compared to control mothers.
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Saturday, 09 September 2017
Women with early or normal onset menopause are at a higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes (T2D) than those with late onset menopause, according to new research.
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Saturday, 09 September 2017
New research has revealed that medication is so effective in reducing the risk of sudden death in patients with heart failure with reduced ejection fraction that the overall benefit of implantable cardioverter-defibrillators (ICDs) is uncertain. The research analysed individual patient data from 12 clinical trials conducted between 1995 and 2014 including 40,000 patients.
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Saturday, 09 September 2017
A new study shows that long-term daily aspirin use in people aged ≥75 years, is linked to a higher than expected risk of disabling or fatal bleeding. While short-term aspirin use after a stroke or heart attack has clear benefits, the study authors say that older patients who take aspirin on a daily basis should also be prescribed a proton-pump inhibitor (PPI) to reduce the risk of bleeding.
Friday, 08 September 2017
HRT has been shown to reduce future risk of cardiovascular disease when taken within ten years of the menopause.  Some experts recommend that HRT is considered as part of a general prevention strategy at the onset of the menopause. However, some doctors and nurses feel apprehensive about this as they are confused about the association of HRT with cardiovascular disease.
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Monday, 17 July 2017
A new study has announced the new QRISK3 cardiovascular disease risk prediction algorithm. The calculator is used to work out the risk of developing a heart attack or stroke over the next 10 years. The risk calculator is designed for use in the UK.
Monday, 17 July 2017
A new study led by the University of Leicester suggests that one in three people who suffer from high blood pressure are failing to take medication as prescribed by their healthcare professionals. Non-adherence to antihypertensive treatment is a critical contributor to suboptimal blood pressure control.
Monday, 17 July 2017
Two studies highlight the long-term implications of childhood obesity. The first study shows that obese children have increased arterial damage and an enhanced likelihood of pre-diabetes in adulthood which, in turn, increases the chance of developing cardiovascular disease.

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