Link between dietary fatty acid intake and hypertension found to be influenced by diabetes status

Related video Kanazawa University-led study shows that routine dietary intake of n-6 fatty acids may be beneficial for hypertension control in healthy individuals, but may increase risk of hypertension in patients with diabetes Hypertension is an important public health problem that can lead to life-threatening cardiovascular events, including heart attack and stroke. Many studies have […]

Viruses in the intestinal tracts can lead to islet autoimmunity and Type 1 diabetes

Related video Researchers at the Center for Infection and Immunity (CII) at the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health and the University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia, provide new evidence supporting an association between elevated levels of enteroviruses in the intestinal tracts of children and islet autoimmunity, a precursor to Type 1 diabetes. […]

An intricate interaction: Dietary fatty acid intake influences hypertension risk

Related video Hypertension is an important public health problem that can lead to life-threatening cardiovascular events, including heart attack and stroke. Many studies have attempted to understand the complex relationship between dietary factors and hypertension; none have provided a clear explanation of the interaction between hypertension and dietary intake of n-6 fatty acids (a building […]

DNA variants significantly influence body fat distribution

Related video A new breakthrough from the Genetic Investigation of Anthropometric Traits consortium, which includes many public health researchers from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, identifies multiple genetic variants associated with how the body regulates and distributes body-fat tissue. The new findings broaden the understanding of how genes can predispose certain individuals […]