A salt substitute with less sodium reduced rates of stroke and heart attack in rural China, according to a recent trial.
Certain racial and ethnic minorities develop type 2 diabetes at a younger age than white Americans, meaning current diabetes screening and prevention practices for them may be inadequate and inequitable, according to a new study.
One of the biggest diseases of the modern era is a pernicious cluster of risk factors called metabolic syndrome, and Northwestern scientists across disciplines are looking for new ways to understand, target, treat, and even prevent this syndrome, with the hopes of ultimately creating a much healthier nation.
Enhancing autophagy in fat could help treat diabetes, according to a Northwestern Medicine study published in Cell Reports.
Gender-affirming hormone treatment caused cholesterol levels to increase for people designated male at birth and decrease for people designated female at birth, according to a recent study.
A Northwestern Medicine study has shown that a high-intensity home-based walking exercise program improved walking ability in people with peripheral artery disease.
A new anti-obesity medication is almost twice as effective at helping individuals lose weight than current weight-loss drugs, according to a Northwestern Medicine study.
Measuring acid reflux with a wireless electrode can help clinicians determine if patients can stop taking proton pump inhibitors, a medication commonly prescribed for gastroesophageal reflux disease.
Starting cholesterol-lowering treatment earlier may increase the its benefits, reducing heart attack and stroke over time, according to a Northwestern Medicine study.