Cardiology

Converting scar tissue to heart muscle after a heart attack

It is estimated that during a heart attack, one billion cells in the heart are lost. In the wake of the heart attack, the lost tissue is replaced by scar tissue, which can lead to heart failure, arrhythmia and death. In a ...

Medical research

Muscle gene linked to type 2 diabetes

People with type 2 diabetes tend to have poorer muscle function than others. Now a research team at Lund University in Sweden has discovered that in type 2 diabetes, a specific gene is of great importance for the ability ...

Gerontology & Geriatrics

Why age is no barrier to keeping fit and healthy

It's often said that a major sign you're getting older is when you struggle to recover from exercise as quickly as you did back in your younger days.

Health

Plant-based diet ramps up metabolism, according to new study

A plant-based diet boosts after-meal burn, leads to weight loss, and improves cardiometabolic risk factors in overweight individuals, according to a new randomized control trial published in JAMA Network Open by researchers ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Strength training benefits patients with cirrhosis

Three hours of weekly strength training combined with protein supplements leads to both bigger and stronger muscles in patients with cirrhosis. This is shown by a new study from Aarhus University and Aarhus University Hospital.

Cardiology

US sees sharp increase in hypertension-related deaths

While it typically has no symptoms, high blood pressure—or hypertension—has serious health consequences. Rates of deaths related to hypertension have risen by 72% and 20% in rural and urban areas of the U.S., respectively, ...

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