Some diabetic Drugs Lead to Increased Death Rates

Conclusion Monotherapy with the most used ISs, including glimepiride, glibenclamide, glipizide, and tolbutamide, seems to be associated with increased mortality and cardiovascular risk compared with metformin. Gliclazide and repaglinide appear to be associated with a lower risk than other ISs.Amplify’d from http://www.medscape.comMortality and Cardiovascular Risk Associated With Different Insulin Secretagogues Compared With Metformin in Type … Continue reading Some diabetic Drugs Lead to Increased Death Rates

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China Study; More Sun = Less Cancer!!!

Mortality from all cancers together and most major cancers in China was inversely associated with solar UVB. These associations were similar to those observed in a number of populations of European origin. Incidence of some cancer types had the same correlation with UVB. They suggest the possibility that vitamin D may reduce the incidence or … Continue reading China Study; More Sun = Less Cancer!!!

Some Salt = Good; Too Much Salt = Bad; Potassium = Good

Some Salt = Good; Too Much Salt = Bad; Potassium = GoodAmplify’d from http://www.medscape.org   From Heartwire CME Sodium/Potassium Ratio Affects Mortality, CVD Risk CME News Author: Lisa Nainggolan CME Author: Désirée Lie, MD, MSEd Authors and Disclosures CME Released: 07/14/2011; Valid for credit through 07/14/2012 Clinical Context Studies have shown that individuals with high sodium and … Continue reading Some Salt = Good; Too Much Salt = Bad; Potassium = Good

Eating Healthy = Longer Healthier Life; Who Knew!

The investigators analyzed associations of intake of 9 dietary components (vegetables; fruit; nuts and soy; white or red meat; trans fat; polyunsaturated or saturated fat; fiber; multivitamin use; and alcohol) scored on the AHEI with mortality risk. Indexes of diet quality have been shown to be associated with a decreased risk for mortality in several … Continue reading Eating Healthy = Longer Healthier Life; Who Knew!

Sun exposure was associated with reduced overall and CVD mortality

Sun exposure was associated with reduced overall and CVD mortality Swedish study: Moderate sun exposure may protect against cause-specific mortality.Amplify’d from http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.govCancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2011 Apr;20(4):683-90. Epub 2011 Feb 4.Ultraviolet exposure and mortality among women in Sweden.Yang L, Lof M, Veierød MB, Sandin S, Adami HO, Weiderpass E.SourceDepartment of Medical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Karolinska … Continue reading Sun exposure was associated with reduced overall and CVD mortality

Sun = Good; Tanning Beds=Not so much ;-(

Sun = Good; Tanning Beds=Not so much ;-( women who got sunburned *twice or more per year* during adolescence had a *reduced death rate* compared with women who had been sunburned *once or less*. also A reduced risk for all-cause and CVD mortality in women who went on *sunbathing vacations more than once a year* … Continue reading Sun = Good; Tanning Beds=Not so much ;-(

Sun for Increase Vitamin D: Benefits GREATLY out weighs the Risks

This study estimates increases in melanoma and nonmelanoma skin cancer mortality rates and decreases in chronic and infectious disease mortality rates in the US The primary benefits are expected to come from reductions in cancer and cardiovascular diseases. Although a few thousand excess deaths per year might occur from melanoma and skin cancer, the avoided … Continue reading Sun for Increase Vitamin D: Benefits GREATLY out weighs the Risks