Nutrition

Animal or Plant Protein Diet Aids Metabolism in Type 2 Diabetes

Animal or Plant Protein Diet Aids Metabolism in Type 2 Diabetes

Isocaloric diets high in animal or plant protein allow similar improvements of metabolism and cardiovascular risk factors in T2DM patients.

Heart Failure Patients May Benefit From Omega-3 Supplements

Heart Failure Patients May Benefit From Omega-3 Supplements

Overall, patients on omega-3 supplements had an 8% lower risk of total mortality or hospitalization for cardiovascular disease over 4 years.

Hypertensive Americans Still Consuming Excess Sodium

Hypertensive Americans Still Consuming Excess Sodium

People with high blood pressure consumed an average of 2,900 mg of sodium per day in 1999 and 3350 mg per day in 2012, for an overall average daily sodium intake of 3100 mg.

Dietary Potassium Lowers CVD, CKD Risks, Regardless of Sodium

Dietary Potassium Lowers CVD, CKD Risks, Regardless of Sodium

Numerous population studies demonstrate a relationship between higher dietary K+ and lower blood pressure regardless of sodium intake.

Advanced CKD Patients May Benefit From Dietary Therapy

Advanced CKD Patients May Benefit From Dietary Therapy

Few nephrologists currently prescribe nutritional regimens for their patients approaching the need for renal replacement therapy or who already require it.

Plasma TMAO May Help Predict Cardiovascular Mortality Risk

Plasma TMAO May Help Predict Cardiovascular Mortality Risk

Plasma TMAO levels among patients predict both near- and long-term risks of incident cardiovascular events.

Low Salt Diet Improves Blood Pressure in CKD

Low Salt Diet Improves Blood Pressure in CKD

With dietitian counseling, limiting sodium to 2000 mg per daily is feasible for chronic kidney disease patients.

Eating Pattern May Affect Cardiovascular Risk

Eating Pattern May Affect Cardiovascular Risk

Irregular eating patterns appear less favorable for achieving a healthy cardiometabolic profile.

Aortic Calcification in CKD Patients Linked to Nutrition

Aortic Calcification in CKD Patients Linked to Nutrition

The median aortic calcification index (ACI) decreased significantly with increasing geriatric nutritional risk index tertile.

Red Yeast Rice May Pose Similar Risks to Statins

Red Yeast Rice May Pose Similar Risks to Statins

The potential safety signals of myopathies and liver injury raise the hypothesis that the safety profile of RYR is similar to that of statins.

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