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While men lose more weight on low-carb diets, women show improved artery flexibility

Source: Medical Xpress

Researchers from the University of Missouri School of Medicine recently found that while men may lose more weight on low-carb diets, women actually see better improvements in artery flexibility. It's a finding that may help pre-diabetic women reduce their risk for heart disease through a low-carb diet.

E-cigarettes increase cardiovascular risk as much as cigarettes do

Source: Science Daily

The usage of e-cigarettes containing nicotine has a significant impact on vascular functions claims new study. New research shows significant health risks of e-cigarettes with nicotine. The study revealed that smokers of e-cigarettes experienced the same, if not higher level of cardiovascular elevation for prolonged periods after smoking the e-cigarette.

Recent antibiotic use linked to thicker arteries in early childhood

Source: Medical Xpress

The researchers found that children who received antibiotics in the six months prior to having vascular measurements taken had thicker arteries than those who had not received recent antibiotics. The increase in artery thickness was greatest in those who had antibiotics most recently.

Aortic atherosclerotic plaque inflammation may contribute to the progression of fatty liver disease to liver fibrosis

Source: Medical Xpress

Now a new study sheds light on the long-term effects of highly inflamed plaques on the progression of liver fibrosis.

How do you improve poor circulation?

Source: Medical News Today

The best treatment for poor circulation depends on the cause, and problems in the arteries or veins are often responsible.

Frequent sauna bathing has many health benefits, new literature review finds

Source: Medical Xpress

 Emerging evidence suggests that beyond its use for pleasure, sauna bathing may be linked to several health benefits. A new report published in Mayo Clinic Proceedings found that sauna bathing is associated with a reduction in the risk of vascular diseases, such as high blood pressure and cardiovascular disease, neurocognitive diseases, nonvascular conditions, such as pulmonary diseases, mental health disorders, and mortality.

Fix Bulging Veins to Rejuvenate Your Hands

Source: Ivanhoe

Hands are often a dead giveaway to age, but most procedures to get rid of them are temporary and the end result less than perfect. They use fillers or fat, which disguises the veins, but doesn’t eliminate them. A vascular surgeon in California is using an in-office technique that’s permanent and painless.

Omega 3 supplements have little or no heart or vascular health benefit

Source: Science Daily

Omega 3 supplements have little or no effect on the risk of heart disease, stroke or death -- according to new research. Increased consumption of omega 3 fats is widely promoted globally because of a common belief that that it will protect against heart disease. But a new Cochrane review finds that omega 3 supplements offer little, if any, benefit.

Medical imaging technology detects vascular disorders, injuries in brain without invasive contrast agents

Source: Medical Xpress

Purdue University researchers have developed an analytical imaging technology based on functional MRI for detecting and monitoring cerebral vascular disorders and injuries that does not require the use of contrast agents.

Scientists found means to inhibit capillary leakage in sepsis

Source: Medical Xpress

Leakage from the blood capillaries is a key mechanism leading to septic shock and multiorgan failure, which affect millions of patients annually worldwide. However, there is no effective way to inhibit the vessel leakiness. A new study by scientists at the University of Helsinki and Wihuri Research Institute demonstrates that vascular leakage can be inhibited by targeting vascular integrins.

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