Eating more unsaturated fats, especially polyunsaturated fats, in place of either dietary carbohydrate or saturated fats lowers blood sugar levels and improves insulin resistance and secretion, according to a new study.
Atrial fibrillation is the most common cardiac arrhythmia – a disorder where the person has an irregular heartbeat – and it is growing worldwide. Atrial fibrillation raises the risk of stroke by nearly four times and is associated with a higher risk of death. However, at the moment it is unclear whether atrial fibrillation is associated with a higher risk of other cardiovascular diseases, such as coronary heart disease or peripheral vascular disease (clots in the leg).
The safety of a controversial clot busting drug has been investigated by researchers at The George Institute for Global Health, with results showing a modified dosage can reduce serious bleeding in the brain and improve survival rates.