Preventing Dementia, Diabetes, Heart Disease, Stroke

January 16, 2014

Some interesting take home-points for your practice from recent studies and surveys: learn the details in this 5 question quiz.

 

Question 1:

Researchers have found that 5 healthy behaviors appear to significantly reduce the risk of dementia, diabetes mellitus, heart disease, and stroke in middle-aged men.

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Question 2:

 

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Question 3:

The American Society of Hypertension, in collaboration with the International Society of Hypertension, recently released clinical practice guidelines for hypertension management in the community.

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Question 4:

The European Foundation for Periodontology and the American Academy of Periodontology recently issued a consensus report, which noted that severe periodontitis adversely affects glycemic control in diabetes and glycemia in non-diabetic subjects. The report showed that, for example, severe periodontitis is associated with progressively worsening HbA1C in tandem with worsening periodontal disease.

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Question 5:

According to a population study of 10,000 individuals, the prevalence of depressive symptoms may be higher in patients with atrial fibrillation.

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ANSWER KEY:

Question 1. A

Question 2. C

Question 3. D

Question 4. F

Question 5. E