Eggs Don’t Increase Heart Risk in Diabetics

Eggs Don’t Increase Heart Risk in Diabetics


People who are prediabetic or diabetic can eat up to 12 eggs a week and not increase their risk of cardiovascular disease, says a study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.

Researchers at the University of Sydney sought to clear up conflicting dietary advice about eating eggs — does it or doesn’t it increase cardiovascular disease? They discovered that at the end of three months, six months, and 12 months, there was no difference in cardiovascular risk markers between people who ate a low-egg diet (less than two eggs a week) and those who ate a high-egg diet (12 eggs a week), even for those who were diagnosed with diabetes or pre-diabetes. > >> read more ...

Surgeons’ Skills Increase With Age, Says Study

Surgeons’ Skills Increase With Age, Says Study


Surgeons’ skills may improve with age, and male and female surgeons perform equally well, a recent U.S. study finds.
Medicare patients’ risk of dying in the month after an operation steadily fell as their surgeon’s age increased, Dr. Yusuke Tsugawa of the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA in Los Angeles and colleagues report in The BMJ.

There was little difference between mortality among patients of male or female doctors, with one exception. “Patients treated by female surgeons in their 50s had the lowest mortality across all groups,” Tsugawa told Reuters Health in a telephone interview. > >> read more ...

Opioids Increase Heart Infections | Newsmax.com

Opioids Increase Heart Infections | Newsmax.com


Here’s yet another consequence of the U.S. opioid crisis: a rise in serious heart infections in a state hard-hit by the drug epidemic.

A new study, done at West Virginia’s largest medical center, found that admissions for endocarditis related to drug abuse more than doubled between 2008 and 2015. That parallels an increase in drug use in the state.

Endocarditis is a life-threatening infection of the heart’s inner lining and valves. One way you get it is through using dirty needles to shoot heroin or other injection drugs. > >> read more ...

One Drink a Day Can Increase Cancer Risk: Study

One Drink a Day Can Increase Cancer Risk: Study


New U.S. research has found that just one alcoholic drink a day could change the mouth’s microbiome and increase the number of oral bacteria, which have previously been linked to an increased risk of certain cancers.

Led by researchers at NYU School of Medicine, the study looked at 1,044 participants between the ages of 55 and 87 who were all healthy at the start of the study.

Participants were asked to provide mouthwash samples of their oral microbiome, as well as information about their alcohol consumption. > >> read more ...

Drinking May Increase Hearing Loss at Concerts, Say Studies

Drinking May Increase Hearing Loss at Concerts, Say Studies


High-decibel music blasting at big concert venues is a known cause of short-term hearing loss. But new research suggests drinking doesn’t help matters, with drunk concertgoers actually moving closer to loudspeakers.

The study of 51 young attendees at an outdoor music festival in the Netherlands found that “when participants consumed more alcohol, they exhibited more dangerous behavior” tied to hearing loss.

Post-concert hearing loss — as well as tinnitus, or “ringing in the ears” — did typically resolve, the researchers noted. However, rates of longer-term hearing loss are on the rise, they warned. > >> read more ...

Blood Pressure Meds Can Increase Risk of Pancreatic Cancer

Blood Pressure Meds Can Increase Risk of Pancreatic Cancer


Certain drugs prescribed to treat high blood pressure may boost a woman’s risk for developing pancreatic cancer after menopause, new research suggests.

In a large study of postmenopausal women, those who had ever taken a short-acting calcium channel blocker (CCB) saw their pancreatic cancer risk shoot up by 66 percent.

And women who had used a short-acting CCB for three years or more faced more than double the risk for pancreatic cancer, compared with those who had taken other types of blood pressure drugs. > >> read more ...

Child Care Facilities Don’t Increase Asthma Risk: Study

Child Care Facilities Don’t Increase Asthma Risk: Study


A new large-scale meta-analysis looking at more than 50 years of research has found that child care in early life does not increase the risk of asthma in children.

Led by researchers at University of California San Francisco and UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital San Francisco, the meta-analysis analyzed 32 peer-reviewed studies published from 1964 to 2017 which looked at the incidence of asthma and wheezing in children attending child care facilities in pre-kindergarten years. > >> read more ...

Iron Supplements May Increase Cancer Risk

Iron Supplements May Increase Cancer Risk


New European research suggests that two common compounds found in iron supplements could increase the growth of a known biomarker for cancer.

Carried out by Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden in collaboration with researchers from the UK Medical Research Council and the University of Cambridge, the study looked at the effects of ferric citrate and ferric EDTA, often used in dietary supplements, on human cancer cells in the laboratory.

The team used normal supplemental doses of the compounds and compared the effects of both to ferrous sulfate, another commonly available iron compound. > >> read more ...

Low Vitamin D Could Increase Diabetes Risk in Postmenopausal Women

Low Vitamin D Could Increase Diabetes Risk in Postmenopausal Women


New research from Brazil has found that an insufficient level of vitamin D could be increasing the risk of metabolic syndrome in postmenopausal women.

Described as a collection of conditions that increases the risk of heart disease, stroke and diabetes, metabolic syndrome (MetS) is estimated to affect around 50% of the female population above the age of 50 in the United States. The risk of developing MetS increases with age, although making healthy lifestyle choices can help control it. > >> read more ...

Calcium Supplements Increase Risk of Colon Polyps

Calcium Supplements Increase Risk of Colon Polyps


Taking calcium supplements may increase the odds of developing small growths in the colon called polyps, says a study published in the journal Gut. Supplements increased the risk with or without the addition of vitamin D.

Although polyps are non-cancerous, some could eventually turn into cancer if they are not removed. They come in different shapes and sizes, and this study specifically focused on serrated polyps, which are less common than adenomatous polyps, but probably carry the same cancer risk. > >> read more ...