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Is chronic kidney disease a coronary heart disease risk equivalent?

Patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) have an increased risk of myocardial infarction (MI) and a higher MI mortality rate as compared with patients diagnosed with diabetes or who have had a prior MI event, according to a recently published study. “Chronic kidney disease in India is a public health… 

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High estrogen levels could be a new predictor of ischemic arterial disease in postmenopausal women

High levels of 17β-estradiol in the plasma of postmenopausal women were associated with an increased risk of ischemic arterial disease, according to a recent prospective cohort study. High estradiol levels are known to correlate with cardiovascular risk factors such as obesity, abnormal blood lipids, and diabetes. According to the Indian… 

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Sugary drinks add to coronary heart disease risk

Consuming soda and other sugar-sweetened beverages, but not artificially sweetened ones, is associated with increased risk of coronary heart disease (CHD) and adverse changes in lipids, inflammatory factors, and leptin. Key Point: Drinking sugar-sweetened beverages is linked to excess coronary heart disease risk. Patients should be counseled to limit their… 

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