Mayo Clinic Proceedings

Contrary to Popular Belief, More Exercise Is Not Always Better

One in twenty people may be overdoing exercise, reports Mayo Clinic Proceedings
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Rochester, MN, August 12, 2014 /3BL Media/ – There is strong epidemiological evidence of the importance of regular physical activity, such as brisk walking and jogging, in the management and rehabilitation of cardiovascular disease and in lowering the risk of death from other diseases such as hypertension, stroke, and type 2 diabetes. The Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans recommends about 150 minutes per week of moderate-intensity exercise or about 75 minutes of vigorous-intensity exercise.

The “Obesity Paradox”: Cardiovascular Mortality Lowest Among Overweight Patients

Is being overweight sometimes a good thing? Data suggest higher BMI protects against adverse cardiovascular outcomes, reports Mayo Clinic Proceedings
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Rochester, MN, July 16, 2014 /3BL Media/ – High body mass index (BMI) is associated with multiple cardiovascular diseases. However, emerging data suggest that there is an “obesity paradox,” that being overweight may actually protect patients from cardiovascular mortality. Investigators have now confirmed that the risk of total mortality, cardiovascular mortality, and myocardial infarction is highest among underweight patients, while cardiovascular mortality is lowest among overweight patients, according to two reports published today in Mayo Clinic Proceedings.

CDC Report: Patients Harmed After Health Care Providers Steal Patients’ Drugs

Impact of Drug Diversion Documented in Mayo Clinic Proceedings
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Rochester, MN, June 3, 2014 /3BL Media/ – When prescription medicines are stolen or used illegally, it is called drug diversion. One aspect of drug diversion that is not well recognized involves health care providers who steal controlled substances for their personal use. A report authored by experts from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) --published today in Mayo Clinic Proceedings -- outlines outbreaks of infections that have occurred as a result of health care providers stealing or tampering with their patients’ medications.

Call for Circumcision Gets a Boost

New Findings Reported in Mayo Clinic Proceedings Reveal Benefits Far Outweigh Risks
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Rochester, MN, April 2, 2014 /3BL Media/ – In the United States the rate of circumcision in men has increased to 81% over the past decade. In an important new study just published in advance in Mayo Clinic Proceedings authors from Australia and the United States have shown that the benefits of infant male circumcision to health exceed the risks by over 100 to 1.

More Than 28 Cups of Coffee a Week May Endanger Health in Under-55s

Younger people should avoid heavy coffee consumption, suggests new study published in Mayo Clinic Proceedings
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Rochester, MN, August 20, 2013 /3BL Media/ – Nearly 400 million cups of coffee are consumed every day in America. Drinking large amounts of coffee may be bad for under-55s, according to a new study published in Mayo Clinic Proceedings. A study of more than 40,000 individuals found a statistically significant 21% increased mortality in those drinking more than 28 cups of coffee a week and death from all causes, with a greater than 50% increased mortality risk in both men and women younger than 55 years of age.

Researchers Identify 146 Contemporary Medical Practices Offering No Net Benefits

Study published in Mayo Clinic Proceedings documents reversal of established medical practices in last decade
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Rochester, MN, July 23, 2013 /3BL Media/ – While there is an expectation that newer medical practices improve the standard of care, the history of medicine reveals many instances in which this has not been the case. Reversal of established medical practice occurs when new studies contradict current practice.  Reporters may remember hormone replacement therapy as an example of medical reversal.  A new analysis published in Mayo Clinic Proceedings documents 146 contemporary medical practices that have subsequently been reversed.

L-Carnitine Significantly Improves Patient Outcomes Following Heart Attack

Results of systematic review of 13 controlled studies reported in Mayo Clinic Proceedings
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Rochester, MN, April 12, 2013 /3BL Media/ – L-carnitine significantly improves cardiac health in patients after a heart attack, say a multicenter team of investigators in a study published today in Mayo Clinic Proceedings. Their findings, based on analysis of key controlled trials, associate L-carnitine with significant reduction in death from all causes and a highly significant reduction in ventricular arrhythmias and anginal attacks following a heart attack, compared with placebo or control.

Electroencephalography (EEG) Underused Investigative Tool in Hospitals

EEG could be more widely used to identify treatable causes of common disorders in hospital patients, say researchers in Mayo Clinic Proceedings
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Rochester, MN, April 2, 2013 /3BL Media/ – A retrospective study of patients who had in-hospital electroencephalography (EEG) has established that EEG is a valuable tool that could be deployed more widely to identify treatable causes of impaired consciousness in the hospital setting. The study is published in the April issue of the Mayo Clinic Proceedings.

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