Data from the Nurses' Health Study indicate that women's risk of sudden cardiac death dropped by 92% with a combination of four healthy lifestyles: subscribing to a Mediterranean diet, not smoking, exercising and maintaining a healthy weight. According to the findings published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, unhealthy lifestyles accounted for 81% of sudden cardiac deaths during the 26-year study period.
The compound resveratrol in red wine helped prevent insulin resistance and bone density loss in tested rats, a study in the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology Journal found. Another study found that the compound inhibited increases in pre-fat cells and slowed fat storage in humans. The findings suggest resveratrol may help stave off the consequences of a sedentary lifestyle, experts said.
A data review published by The Cochrane Library found reductions in dietary salt may lower blood pressure slightly but do not appear to reduce a person's risk of heart disease or death. Nutrition experts were critical of the report by U.K. researchers, who said the studies examined were not large enough to show any health benefits.
At-home parenteral nutrition has metabolic and catheter-related risks so registered dietitians who work with these clients must ensure they require the service and establish goals based on what patients and their physician want to achieve. Monitoring parenteral nutrition clients at home is different than in a hospital setting, as RDs work with a team of caregivers, including family, and do not change the PN content as often.
Using two different techniques to maintain weight loss helped the participants keep their weight under control, a study in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine found. The findings suggest that different techniques are needed for maintaining weight than for losing it, experts said.