Green tea reduces BP and improves lipid profile
As reported in Nutrition, Metabolism, and Cardiovascular Diseases, a meta-analysis involved 20 RCTs and 1536 participants showed that consumption of green tea (Camellia sinensis) is associated with a reduction in systolic blood pressure (-1.94 mmHg) and improved lipid profile (TC, -0.13 mmol/l; LDL-C, -0.19 mmol/l). Additional studies quantifying the association are needed.
Age is a predictor of mortality in status epilepticus
As reported in Neurocritical Care, males have a higher incidence of status epilepticus, early age of onset, and increased mortality. The highest mortality rates occurred in patients < 10 years of age and > 50 years of age. The in-hospital mortality rate of patients ≥ 80 years of age was 20.2%.
Fructosamine and glycated albumin predict incident diabetes
As reported in The Lancet, fructosamine and glycated albumin > 95th percentile predicted incident diabetes (HR=4.96 and 6.17, respectively) and retinopathy and chronic kidney disease among 958 and 11348 patients with and without diabetes, respectively, followed for 20 years.