DIETARY MAGNESIUM INTAKE IS INVERSELY ASSOCIATED WITH MORTALITY IN ADULTS AT HIGH CARDIOVASCULAR RISK

submitted by: Marta Guasch
The relation between dietary magnesium intake and cardiovascular disease or mortality has been evaluated in several prospective studies, but few of them have assessed the risk of all-cause mortality, which has never been evaluated in Mediterranean adults at high cardiovascular risk. The aim of this study was to assess the association between magnesium intake and cardiovascular disease and mortality risk, in a Mediterranean population at high cardiovascular risk with high average magnesium...
Authors: Marta Guasch-Ferré, Mònica Bulló, Ramon Estruch, Dolores Corella, Miguel A Martínez-González, Emilio Ros, Maribel Covas, Fernando Arós, Enrique Gómez-Gracia, Miquel Fiol, José Lapetra, Miguel A Muñoz, Lluís Serra-Majem, Nancy Babio, Xavier Pintó, Rosa M Lamuela-Raventós, Valentina Ruiz-Gutíerrez, Jordi Salas-Salvadó

Promoting Health and Wellness in the Workplace

submitted by: WentzMR
r. Chip Lavie, Professor of Medicine in the Department of Cardiovascular Diseases, John Ochsner Heart and Vascular Institute, Ochsner Clinical School-The University of Queensland School of Medicine, in New Orleans, LA, discusses his article appearing in the June 2013 issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings, which demonstrates reduction in cardiovascular disease risks and health care costs when health and wellness programs are promoted in the work setting, reaping great benefits for employers....

Bacterial Meningitis in Adults After Splenectomy and Hyposplenic States

submitted by: WentzMR

Dr. Kirsten Adriani, a Resident in Neurology from the Academic Medical Center, in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, reveals a rare, but highly dangerous outcome for patients with splenectomy and bacterial meningitis, and a correlation with patient vaccine status, in an article appearing in the June 2013 issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings, Available at: http://tinyurl.com/dy6xvj9

Mortality Predicted on Body Size and Muscle Mass in Multi-Ethnic Hemodialysis Patients

submitted by: WentzMR
Dr. Kamyar Kalantar-Zadeh, a Professor of Medicine, Pediatrics and Epidemiology from the Harold Simmons Center for Kidney Disease Research and Epidemiology at the University of California, Irvine, in Orange, CA, reveals results of a study reported in the May 2013 issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings that expands the understanding of the obesity paradox across multiple ethnicities. Available at: http://tinyurl.com/cotwsdd

Institution Wide QT Alert System Identifies Patients with High Risk of Mortality

submitted by: WentzMR
Available at: http://tinyurl.com/a8c9wum Dr. Michael Ackerman, the Windland Smith Rice Cardiovascular Genomics Research Professor and Professor of Medicine, Pediatrics and Pharmacology, and Dr. Pedro Caraballo, Assistant Professor of Medicine from Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, assess the outcome of a study appearing in the April 2013 issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings regarding the development of an institution wide QT alert system and the mortality rates across diverse patient populations...

Multivitamin-multimineral supplementation and mortality: A meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials

submitted by: mpase
Background: Multivitamins are the most commonly used supplement in the developed world. Recent epidemiological findings suggest multivitamin use increases the risk of mortality. Objectives: We aimed to determine whether multivitamin-multimineral treatment, used for primary or secondary prevention, increases the risk of mortality in independently living adults. Methods: We performed a meta-analysis of randomized, controlled trials. Multiple electronic databases were systematically searched...
Authors: Helen Macpherson, Andrew Pipingas, Matthew Pase

All-cause mortality and periodontitis in 60–70-year-old men: a prospective cohort study

submitted by: Gerrylinden
Objective: To investigate the association between periodontitis and mortality from all causes in a prospective study in a homogenous group of 60-70 year-old Western European men. Methodology: A representative sample of 1400 dentate men, (mean age 63.8 SD 3.0 years), drawn from the population of Northern Ireland, had a comprehensive periodontal examination between 2001 and 2003. Men were divided into thirds on the basis of their mean periodontal attachment loss (PAL). The primary endpoint,...
Authors: Gerard Linden, Katie Linden, John Yarnell, Alun Evans, Frank Kee, Christopher Patterson

Vitamin D deficiency and mortality risk in the general population: a meta-analysis of prospective cohort studies.

submitted by: wbgrant
Background: Low vitamin D status may increase mortality risk. OBJECTIVE: We used nonparametric ("highest compared with lowest" categories) and parametric (>2 categories) statistical models to evaluate associations of 25-hydroxyvitamin D [25(OH)D] serum concentrations and mortality in observational studies among general populations. DESIGN: We searched PubMed, EMBASE, Web of Science, and reference lists for relevant articles. We included studies that contained data on relative risks (RRs)...
Authors: Armin Zittermann, Simona Iodice, Stefan Pilz, William B. Grant, Vincenzo Bagnardi, Sara Gandini

Body Composition and Coronary Heart Disease - An Obesity or Lean Paradox?

submitted by: mcgheekkm
Dr. Carl (Chip) Lavie, Professor of Medicine in the Department of Cardiovascular Diseases at the John Ochsner Heart and Vascular Institute, Ochsner Clinical School and the University of Queensland School of Medicine in New Orleans, Louisiana, discusses his article appearing in the September 2011 issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings on the effects of body composition and coronary heart disease mortality. Available at: http://tinyurl.com/3to6x5q .

LAV Index Predicts Mortality Independent of Left Ventricular Geometry

submitted by: mcgheekkm
Dr. Carl (Chip) Lavie, Professor of Medicine in the Department of Cardiovascular Diseases at the John Ochsner Heart and Vascular Institute, Ochsner Clinical School and the University of Queensland School of Medicine in New Orleans, Louisiana, discusses his article appearing in the August 2011 issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings on left atrial volume index predicting mortality independent of left ventricular geometry. Available at: http://www.mayoclinicproceedings.com/content/86/8/730.abstract