Claims That Intermittent Fasting Increases Death Risk By 91% Are Premature

claiming that a scientific study has linked intermittent fasting to a 91% higher risk of death from cardiovascular disease. But a closer look at this study that was presented at the American Heart Association’s (AHA’s) Epidemiology and Prevention│Lifestyle and Cardiometabolic Scientific Sessions 2024 on March 18 in Chicago, Illinois, reveals a buffet of limitations that …

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More than 3 billion people worldwide lived with a neurological condition in 2021, new study reports

In a recent study published in The Lancet Neurology, a group of researchers estimated global, regional, and national health loss due to 37 nervous system conditions and their associated risk factors from 1990 to 2021. Study: Global, regional, and national burden of disorders affecting the nervous system, 1990–2021: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden …

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Opportunistic atrial fibrillation screening key to preventing strokes

People at risk should be tested for atrial fibrillation every time they attend a health appointment, according to results of the AFFECT-EU project, which is holding its final event today in Brussels, Belgium. Patients at high risk of the disorder, such as those with heart failure or prior stroke, should be invited for a screening …

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NYC’s Mount Sinai to Shut Cardiac, Stroke Units at Beth Israel

(Bloomberg) — New York’s Mount Sinai Medical Center said it’s closing two units at its Beth Israel Hospital in downtown Manhattan this month. Certifications for stroke and cardiac units expire in early March, according to court documents filed Tuesday. The move comes after a state Department of Health cease-and-desist letter halted the wind-down of the …

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Study discovers link between a breakdown product from excess niacin and heart disease

Cleveland Clinic researchers have identified a new pathway that contributes to cardiovascular disease associated with high levels of niacin, a common B vitamin previously recommended to lower cholesterol. The team, led by Stanley Hazen, M.D., Ph.D., discovered a link between 4PY, a breakdown product from excess niacin, and heart disease. Higher circulating levels of 4PY …

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Air Pollution Tied to Cardiovascular Disease Deaths Globally

FRIDAY, Feb. 9, 2024 (HealthDay News) — Air pollution is associated with higher cardiovascular disease mortality, particularly in low-income countries, according to a study published online Feb. 7 in Chronic Diseases and Translational Medicine. Nikolai Khaltaev, M.D., from the Global Alliance against Chronic Respiratory Diseases in Geneva, and Svetlana Axelrod, M.D., Ph.D., from First Moscow State …

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