Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

New opportunities for treating kidney failure

Our kidneys can sense when we need them to work a bit harder. As the intestines begin to produce more waste products, the kidneys start to work harder to excrete them. Researchers at, among others, Utrecht University and ...

Cardiology

Dietary constituents minimally attenuate sodium-BP link

(HealthDay)—Other dietary components have a minimal impact on attenuating the adverse association of dietary sodium with blood pressure (BP), according to a study published online March 5 in Hypertension.

Diabetes

Sitagliptin stimulates distal tubular natriuresis in T2DM

(HealthDay)—For patients with type 2 diabetes, the dipeptidyl peptidase-4 (DPP-4) inhibitor sitagliptin stimulates distal tubular natriuresis, according to a study published online May 26 in Diabetes Care.

Diabetes

Similar metabolic response to animal, plant protein diets

(HealthDay)—For patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM), isocaloric diets high in animal protein (AP) or plant protein (PP) are associated with similar improvements in metabolism and cardiovascular risk factors, according ...

Diabetes

Parathyroid hormone linked to arterial stiffness in T1DM

(HealthDay)—In individuals with type 1 diabetes, parathyroid hormone (PTH) is associated with arterial stiffness, even after adjustment for multiple confounding variables, according to research published online Jan. 6 in ...

Cardiology

Albuminuria predicts cardiovascular outcome after PCI

(HealthDay)—An elevated urinary albumin excretion rate can predict adverse cardiovascular outcomes in patients undergoing elective percutaneous coronary intervention, according to a study published in the March 1 issue ...

Health

Assessing the US population's sodium intake

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists used an automated dietary survey tool they developed to accurately estimate how much sodium volunteers consumed as part of their daily diets.

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