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The effect of lifestyle modification and cardiovascular risk factor reduction on erectile dysfunction: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Division of Cardiology, Mayo Clinic, 200 First Street SW, Rochester, MN 55905, USA. gupta.bhanu@mayo.edu Abstract BACKGROUND: Erectile dysfunction (ED) shares similar modifiable risks factors with coronary artery disease (CAD). Lifestyle modification that targets CAD risk factors may also lead to improvement in ED. We conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials evaluating … Continue reading

Nondrug interventions for treatment of hypertension.

Division of Cardiology, University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, NY, USA. Abstract The treatment of hypertension is no longer limited to the simple prescription of pharmaceuticals. For many patients, maximal medical therapy is insufficient to adequately treat refractory hypertension. In addition, some patients may prefer to explore therapies that do not involve drugs as an … Continue reading

LYCOPENE FOR THE PREVENTION OF PROSTATE CANCER

Abstract BACKGROUND: Prostate cancer is a common cause of death in developed countries, yet the benefits of screening for prostate cancer still remain controversial. A prostate-specific antigen (PSA) test result greater than 4 ng/mL (nanograms/millilitre) has commonly been used as the cut-off level for seeking further tests to diagnose the presence (or absence) of prostate … Continue reading

MINDBODY INTERVENTIONS DURING PREGNANCY FOR PREVENTING OR TREATING WOMEN’S ANXIETY

Mind-body interventions like yoga or hypnotherapy may be effective for reducing anxiety. These can be learned to induce mental relaxation and alter negative thinking related to anxiety to change the perception of a stressful event, leading to better adapted behaviour and coping skills. Their effectiveness for treatment or prevention of women’s anxiety during pregnancy needs to … Continue reading

EFFECTS OF LOW SALT DIET ON BLOOD PRESSURE, HORMONES AND LIPIDS IN PEOPLE WITH NORMAL BP AND IN PEOPLE WITH ELEVATED BP

We are commonly advised to cut down on salt. The previous version of this review looked at mostly short-term strategies to reduce salt intake. In the present updated version separate analyses of studies with a duration of 2 to 4 weeks or longer were performed. Low salt diets reduced systolic blood pressure by 1% in … Continue reading