What to know about diet and congestive heart failure
Research suggests that diet can improve symptoms of congestive heart failure (CHF), such as fluid retention. Healthcare professionals may recommend reducing salt and fluid intake.
Vitamin D supplements may help reduce the risk of developing type 2 diabetes
Systemic review and meta-analysis have found that individuals with prediabetes could lower their risk of developing type 2 diabetes by 15% by supplementing with vitamin D.
Most US adults with T2D meet criteria for GLP-RAs, SGLT2is
Most U.S. adults with type 2 diabetes (T2D) meet recommended criteria for use of glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor agonists (GLP-1 RAs) and sodium-glucose cotransporter-2 inhibitors (SGLT2is), but fewer than 10 percent use either of them, according to a research letter published online Feb. 28 in the Annals of Internal Medicine.
The time is now to curb spring allergies
It's important to begin allergy meds two weeks before symptoms are expected to appear when possible, according to the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI).
Genes that may predict complications from obesity differ between the sexes
Obesity causes many health problems and worsens several chronic illnesses, including type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease. However, some obese people are more susceptible to complications than others. Scientists have long been searching for genes linked to obesity that predispose people to such conditions, but zooming in on hundreds of leads to identify genes that may increase risk has been difficult.
Plant-based diets: What are they, and how do you start?
As Americans struggle to eat better, plant-based diets have become the rage, but exactly what are those and how hard are they to follow?
Swedish study finds more obesity in three- and four-year-olds during pandemic
The incidence of overweight and obesity in children aged three and four in Sweden increased during the pandemic, especially in more deprived areas, a study of just over 25,000 children in three Swedish counties shows.
COVID-19 pandemic increased the vulnerability of people living with obesity, warns UK study
The COVID-19 pandemic may have left people living with obesity more vulnerable to the cost-of-living crisis, warns a study led by UCL researchers.