• ‘Skinny Fat' In Older Adults May Predict Dementia, Alzheimer's Risk

    1 month ago - By Health Status

    Some adults, including the elderly, have a condition doctors refer to as skinny fat. This is when muscle mass is reduced compared to what might be normal for that person. Many adults, as they age, will begin to lose muscle tone as their bodies deteriorate; and this process can accelerate if they do not maintain...
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  • Statin therapy reduces risk for CV events after carotid artery revascularization

    Statin therapy reduces risk for CV events after carotid artery revascularization

    1 month ago - By Healio

    Patients with significant carotid disease who received continuous statin therapy had a 25% lower risk for long-term adverse CV events, according to a study published in the Journal of the American Heart Association.
    “Along with other supportive evidence, clinicians should consider statins for patients undergoing carotid artery revascularization,” Mohamad A. Hussain, MD, PhD, vascular surgery resident at University of Toronto, and colleagues wrote.
    Researchers analyzed administrated health care data from 10,723 patients aged at least 66 years who underwent carotid artery
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  • Antihypertensive drugs reduce dementia risk among older black people

    1 month ago - By Healio

    Older black patients who were prescribed antihypertension medication incurred a significantly lower risk for dementia, according to findings published in the Journal of General Internal Medicine.
    “African-Americans are especially at risk of hypertension and dementia,” Michael D. Murray, PharmD, MPH, from Regenstrief Institute Inc., Indianapolis, and colleagues wrote. “Antihypertensive medications reduce the risk of cardiovascular events, but may also reduce the risk of dementia.”
    Murray and colleagues conducted a prospective cohort study to investigate how
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