Linking Social Jetlag & Cardiovascular Disease

“Cut that lie-in short A study of how much 984 adults shifted their waking and sleeping hours at the weekend has found that, for every extra hour a person’s schedule shifts, there is an 11 per cent increase in the likelihood that they have cardiovascular disease. The phenomenon is called social jetlag, because it’s often caused… Read More

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Consumption of Yogurt & the Incident Risk of Cardiovascular Disease: Any Link?

Research Paper Title Consumption of Yogurt and the Incident Risk of Cardiovascular Disease: A Meta-Analysis of Nine Cohort Studies. Abstract Previous systematic reviews and meta-analyses have evaluated the association of dairy consumption and the risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD). However, the findings were inconsistent. No quantitative analysis has specifically assessed the effect of yogurt intake… Read More

Types 2 Diabetes: Do Health Beliefs Play a Role in Medication Adherence?

Research Paper Title The association between health beliefs and medication adherence among patients with type 2 diabetes. Background Type 2 diabetes is a major risk factor for cardiovascular disease and microvascular complications. Approximately 20.5% of adults between the ages of 20-79 are diagnosed with type 2 diabetes in Saudi Arabia. Non-adherence with type 2 diabetes… Read More

The Endless Pendulum Swing of Fat is Good, Fat is Bad Continues

“Is a diet rich in saturated fat  a health risk or not?” (Johnson, 2016, p.18). A dog whistle question to get researchers/scientists, food commentators and self-styled experts hot under the collar. New evidence would suggest it is a health risk (Wang et al., 2016). Actually, the new evidence is a new statistical analysis of historical… Read More

Lipid Profile, Cardiovascular Disease & Mortality Events

Research Paper Title Divergent Pathway of Lipid Profile Components for Cardiovascular Disease and Mortality Events: Results of over a Decade Follow-up among Iranian Population. Background Data regarding the impact of different lipid measures on cardiovascular diseases (CVD) and mortality events is not consistent. The researchers aimed to evaluate the relationship between different lipid parameters and… Read More

Associations between Intake of Saturated & Trans Unsaturated Fatty Acids & Risk of All Cause Mortality, CVD & Type 2 Diabetes

Research Paper Title Intake of saturated and trans unsaturated fatty acids and risk of all cause mortality, cardiovascular disease, and type 2 diabetes: systematic review and meta-analysis of observational studies. Objective To systematically review associations between intake of saturated fat and trans unsaturated fat and all cause mortality, cardiovascular disease (CVD) and associated mortality, coronary… Read More