• High Plasma Glutamate and a Low Glutamine-to-Glutamate Ratio Are Associated with Increased Risk of Heart Failure but Not Atrial Fibrillation in the Prevención con Dieta Mediterránea Study

    7 days ago - By Nutrition

    ABSTRACTBackgroundAlthough the association between glutamate and glutamine in relation to cardiometabolic disorders has been evaluated, the role of these metabolites in the development of atrial fibrillation and heart failure remains unknown.ObjectivesWe examined associations of glutamate, glutamine, and the glutamine-to-glutamate ratio with AF and HF incidence in a Mediterranean population at high cardiovascular disease risk.MethodsThe present study used 2 nested case-control studies within the PREDIMED study. During ∼10 y of follow‐up, there were 509 AF incident cases matched to 618...
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  • Fried-Food Consumption Does Not Increase the Risk of Stroke in the Spanish Cohort of the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition Study

    7 days ago - By Nutrition

    ABSTRACTBackgroundThe nutritional determinants of stroke and, more specifically, the association of frying with the risk of incident stroke have rarely been studied.ObjectivesOur aim was to evaluate prospectively the association between the consumption of fried food and the risk of incident stroke in the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition study using the Spanish cohort.MethodsParticipants included 40,328 healthy adults aged 29-69 y at study entry who were enrolled between 1992 and 1996. Participants were followed up until 31 December, 2017, at which time incident...
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  • Pollution exposure associated with stroke risk in people with atrial fibrillation

    7 days ago - By News Medical

    People with one of the most common heart disorders who are exposed to greater levels of pollution have a 1.2-fold higher risk of stroke than their peers who live with less pollution, according to a JAMA Network Open study published recently by researchers at the UPMC Heart and Vascular Institute and University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.
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