COVID-19 and cardiovascular disease

30 March 2020
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Dr Martin Juneau, M.D., FRCP

In addition to being an important risk factor for COVID-19, studies indicate that cardiovascular disease may also be a consequence of SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus infection and that these cardiac conditions contribute to the mortality caused by severe forms of the disease.

Olive oil, the best source of fat for cooking

30 March 2020
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Dr Martin Juneau, M.D., FRCP

A new U.S. study confirms that regular consumption of olive oil is associated with a reduced risk of coronary heart disease.

A new metabolite derived from the microbiota linked to cardiovascular disease

29 March 2020
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Dr Martin Juneau, M.D., FRCP

Researchers have identified a new metabolite derived from the gut microbiota, phenylacetylglutamine, which is associated with cardiovascular disease through a mechanism of hyperactivation of blood platelets.

Plant or animal proteins: An impact on health

27 February 2020
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Dr Martin Juneau, M.D., FRCP

According to recent studies, reducing the intake of animal proteins and replacing them with plant-based proteins seems beneficial for maintaining good health.

Optimism reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease and mortality

10 February 2020
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Dr Martin Juneau, M.D., FRCP

According to prospective studies, optimism is associated with a lower risk of cardiovascular events and premature death.

Choosing dietary sources of unsaturated fats has many health benefits

5 February 2020
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Dr Martin Juneau, M.D., FRCP

It is now clearly established that replacing saturated fats with unsaturated fats (monounsaturated or polyunsaturated) is associated with a significant reduction in the risk of cardiovascular disease.

Effectiveness of exercise to prevent and mitigate diabetes: An important role of the gut microbiota

1 February 2020
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Dr Martin Juneau, M.D., FRCP

In overweight, prediabetic and sedentary men, exercise induced changes in the gut microbiota that are correlated with improvements in blood sugar control and insulin sensitivity.

Spicing up the prevention of cardiovascular disease with chili peppers

14 January 2020
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Dr Martin Juneau, M.D., FRCP

A study reports that people who regularly consume chili peppers have a reduced risk of dying prematurely from a heart attack or stroke.

Exercise reduces cardiovascular inflammation by modulating the immune system

3 January 2020
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Dr Martin Juneau, M.D., FRCP

Voluntary and regular exercise in mice decreases the number of inflammatory leukocytes (white blood cells) in the bloodstream. The underlying mechanism involves a decrease in the secretion of the hormone leptin by fat cells.

The importance of maintaining normal cholesterol levels, even at a young age

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

One study reports that young adults with high blood cholesterol levels are much more likely to be affected by cardiovascular disease later in life.

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