Exercise on an empty stomach to burn more fat

10 December 2019
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Dr Martin Juneau, M.D., FRCP

Exercising on an empty stomach, rather than after a meal, could burn twice as much fat according to a randomized controlled study.

Quitting smoking in favour of e-cigarettes leads to rapid improvement in cardiovascular health

26 November 2019
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Dr Martin Juneau, M.D., FRCP

A randomized clinical study shows that blood vessel function is significantly improved only 1 month after the transition from tobacco to electronic cigarettes.

Bedtime may be the best time for taking antihypertensive medication

18 November 2019
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Dr Martin Juneau, M.D., FRCP

Hypertensive people who take their antihypertensive medication at bedtime have better control of their blood pressure and a lower risk of cardiovascular events and mortality than people who take their medication in the morning, according to a new study.

How much exercise to live longer?

12 November 2019
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Dr Martin Juneau, M.D., FRCP

The most recent studies indicate that there is no limit to the amount of weekly exercise to obtain beneficial effects on longevity.

Even a small reduction in caloric intake improves cardiovascular health

30 October 2019
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Dr Martin Juneau, M.D., FRCP

A fairly modest reduction in caloric intake (300 calories per day) over a two-year period is associated with a significant improvement in several cardiovascular risk factors.

Aerobic fitness is associated with levels of blood metabolites that are good for your health

10 October 2019
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Dr Martin Juneau, M.D., FRCP

A Finnish study shows that good aerobic fitness is associated with levels of several metabolites (including LDL-cholesterol, HDL-cholesterol and triglycerides) that are beneficial to health.

Edible cannabis: An effect of longer duration and less predictable than with inhalation

16 September 2019
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Dr Martin Juneau, M.D., FRCP

Edible cannabis does not produce exactly the same effects as a cannabis cigarette, especially with regard to the much slower absorption time and the prolonged duration of euphoric effects.

Eggs: To consume with moderation

2 September 2019
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Dr Martin Juneau, M.D., FRCP

A recent study found a significant, albeit modest, association between the consumption of eggs or dietary cholesterol and the incidence of cardiovascular disease and all-cause mortality.

Hypertension and hypercholesterolemia in young adults increase cardiovascular risk after the age of 40

31 July 2019
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Dr Martin Juneau, M.D., FRCP

Study finds strong association between having high blood pressure or LDL-cholesterol levels at a young age (18–39 years), and the development of cardiovascular disease (coronary heart disease and heart failure) later in life (≥40 years old).

Marked decline in youth smoking rates (contrary to what the headlines say)

16 July 2019
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Dr Martin Juneau, M.D., FRCP

Despite the sensationalist headlines of recent years, the rise in the number of vapers is not associated with a resurgence of youth smoking. On the contrary, the proportion of young smokers is steadily falling and has reached a historic low in 2018.

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