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Oily fish consumption tied to lower type 2 diabetes risk

(HealthDay)—Consumption of oily fish, but not nonoily fish, is associated with a lower risk for type 2 diabetes (T2D), according to a study published online Jan. 11 in Diabetes Care. Guo-Chong Chen, from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York City, and colleagues used data from 392,287 middle-aged and older participants (55 percent […]

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Risk for SARS-CoV-2 Infection Lower for O, Rh− Blood Groups

TUESDAY, Dec. 1, 2020 — Type O and rhesus-negative (Rh−) blood groups seem to be associated with a lower risk for severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) infection, according to a study published online Nov. 24 in the Annals of Internal Medicine. Joel G. Ray, M.D., from St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto, and colleagues […]

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High flavanol diet may lead to lower blood pressure

People who consume a diet including flavanol-rich foods and drinks, including tea, apples and berries, could lead to lower blood pressure, according to the first study using objective measures of thousands of UK residents’ diet. The findings, published in Scientific Reports, studied the diet of more than 25,000 people in Norfolk, UK and compared what […]

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Pancreatic surgery: Lower mortality with larger case volumes

For certain surgical procedures, is there a correlation between the volume of services provided per hospital and the quality of treatment results? This is the question addressed in eight commissions that the Federal Joint Committee (G-BA) awarded to the Institute for Quality and Efficiency in Health Care (IQWiG) in Germany. An IQWiG rapid report is […]