Cardiovascular effect of discontinuing statins for primary prevention at the age of 75 years

European Heart Journal

The role of statin therapy in primary prevention of cardiovascular disease in persons older than 75 years remains a subject of debate with little evidence to support or exclude the benefit of this treatment. We assessed the effect of statin discontinuation on cardiovascular outcomes in previously adherent 75-year-olds treated for primary prevention.

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Simple tips to fight inflammation

Harvard Medical School

The awareness of the intersection between inflammation and chronic disease has spawned a plethora of diet plans, nutritional supplements, and lifestyle programs, many implying they offer new ways to improve your health by quelling inflammation. It’s true that scientists are uncovering new complexities and expanding their knowledge of factors that may contribute to inflammation or help counter it. But much of the heavily hyped guidance for an anti-inflammation lifestyle boils down to the same no-nonsense health advice your grandmother might have given you. 

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‘More Plants, Less Meat, Less Diabetes,’ New Analysis Indicates

Marlene Busko

Middle-aged people who ate more plant-based foods — mainly semi-vegetarians but also vegetarians and vegans — were less likely to develop type 2 diabetes than their peers who ate more meat, fish, eggs, and dairy, in a large meta-analysis. Overall, people with the highest versus lowest intake of any plant-based foods had a 23% lower risk of developing type 2 diabetes, independent of body mass index (BMI), in a 2- to 28-year follow-up, the new data show.

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