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New study: Low carbohydrate diets could impact mortality

New study: Low carb diets could impact mortality

Low carbohydrate diets, which restrict carbohydrate in favour of increased protein or fat intake, or both, are a popular weight-loss strategy. However, the long-term effect of carbohydrate restriction on mortality is controversial and could depend on whether dietary carbohydrate is replaced by plant-based or animal-based fat and protein. We aimed to investigate the association between […]

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New vitamin supplement study finds they may do more harm than good

A new study aimed to examine the benefits of vitamin and mineral supplements for prevention of heart disease, stroke and premature death (termed “all-cause mortality”). This found the most commonly studied ones had no effect, while some less common ones did have an effect.

In Australia’s most recent nutrition survey, 29% of people reported having taken at least one dietary supplement. This proportion was even higher in the United States at 52%. A new study out today aimed to examine the benefits of vitamin and mineral supplements for prevention of heart disease, stroke and premature death (termed “all-cause mortality”). This found the most commonly studied […]

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Fatigue management in patients with IBD: a randomised controlled trial

By Vogelaar, Van't Spijker , Timman R,

The effectiveness of solution focused therapy was assessed amongst a randomised control group of ninety-eight patients with IBD. Patients were treated with solution focused therapy for a period of three months, and reassessed during the follow-up period of six months. Notable changes in behaviour involved a reduction in the severity of fatigue, as well as […]

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Coping with Stress in Patients with Inflammatory Bowel Disease and Its Relationship with Disease Activity, Psychological Disorders, and Quality of Life

By MANIZHEH DANESH, ALI GHOLAMREZAEI, FARNAZ TORKZADEH

A cross-sectional study was conducted on patients with IBD, using questionnaires assessing individual disease activity, severity of anxiety, depression symptoms, and QOL along with their preferred coping strategy. It was found that patients with IBD use maladaptive and less adaptive coping strategies, associated with their quality of life and psychological health. Association between coping strategies […]

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How IBD patients cope with IBD: A systematic review

Andrew M. McCombie Roger T. Mulder Richard B. Gearry

Inflammatory bowel disease has seen to have a significant impact on the mental health and overall quality of life in patients, indicative of the severity of the symptoms the patient experiences. A large study combined the results of all available articles about coping strategies used by IBD patients, and found the most common theme was […]

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Coping Strategies Used by Adult Patients with Inflammatory Bowel Disease

By Nimisha K Parekh, Kristin McMaster, Douglas L Nguyen

While little is known about the full extent of the coping styles of patients with Inflammatory bowel disease; a study was conducted to further understand these strategies, and the impact they make on the overall quality of life of adult sufferers. The methods included in this study were confrontive, evasive, optimistic and adaptive styles of […]

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