Heart disease protein could be connect to brain damage: Study
|Heart disease protein could be connect to brain damage: Study||Darrell Miller||12/16/16|
December 16, 2016 07:59 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Subject: Heart disease protein could be connect to brain damage: Study
Women over the age of 50 who follow a high-protein diet could be at higher risk for heart failure, especially if much of their protein comes from meat, according to preliminary research presented at the American Heart Association's Scientific Sessions 2016. Researchers evaluated the self-reported daily diets of 103,878 women between the ages of 50 and 79 years, from 1993 to 1998. A total of 1,711 women developed heart failure over the study period.
- According to a new study, the level of a certain protein in the blood is linked to heart disease and early stage brain damage.
- The study shows that the presence of NT-proBNP in the blood is indicative of sub-clinical heart disease and brain diseases like strokes or dementia.
- Further research, including follow-up brain MRI studies and measurements of NT-proBNP, is needed to better understand the relationship.
"The study, published online in the Journal of Radiology, has said that a substance or marker in the blood is indicative of sub-clinical heart disease and brain diseases like a stroke and or dementia, and could speed up initiation of treatments and lifestyle changes, potentially slowing or even reversing the disease’s course."