• Social support plays important role in improving CV health of transgender adults

    1 month ago - By Healio

    PHILADELPHIA - Transgender and gender-nonconforming adults who experience discrimination are more likely to report increased CV risk factors, such as excessive drinking and short sleep, but social support from family members may weaken the association.
    Despite potentially elevated risk for CVD related to social stress and exogenous hormone use, few studies have examined CV risk among transgender individuals, Billy A. Caceres, PhD, RN, AGPCNP-BC, an assistant professor at Columbia University School of Nursing, and colleagues wrote in an abstract presented at the American Heart Association
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  • Diabetes During Pregnancy May Up Risk of Heart Disease in Children

    Diabetes During Pregnancy May Up Risk of Heart Disease in Children

    1 month ago - By Medindia Health

    Children born to diabetic mothers exhibit increased rates of early-onset heart disease, depending on the extent of exposure to diabetes in the uterus. It could be prevented by treating diabetic women before pregnancy.
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  • RA increases risk for CV disease, sleep apnea, venous thromboembolism

    1 month ago - By Healio

    Patients with inflammatory bowel disease, type 1 diabetes and venous thromboembolism have an increased risk for rheumatoid arthritis, which in turn increases the risk for cardiovascular disease, obstructive sleep apnea and - again - venous thromboembolism, according to data published in Mayo Clinic Proceedings.
    “Most existing studies of comorbidities in rheumatoid arthritis have been cross sectional, at one point in time,” Vanessa L. Kronzer, MD, of the Mayo Clinic told Healio Rheumatology. “In contrast, our study was able to distinguish when comorbidities develop
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