Drinking Water #Salinity, Urinary Macro‐Mineral Excretions, and Blood #Pressure in the Southwest Coastal Population of Bangladesh

Sodium (Na+) in saline water may increase blood pressure (BP), but potassium (K+), calcium (Ca2+), and magnesium (Mg2+) may lower BP. We assessed the association between drinking water salinity and population BP.. ..fresh water (electrical conductivity, <0.7 mS/cm), mild salinity (electrical conductivity ≥0.7 and <2 mS/cm), and moderate salinity (electrical conductivity ≥2 and <10 mS/cm).. ..Compared with fresh water drinkers, mild‐salinity water drinkers had lower … Continue reading Drinking Water #Salinity, Urinary Macro‐Mineral Excretions, and Blood #Pressure in the Southwest Coastal Population of Bangladesh

Efficacy and Safety of Low-Dose #Colchicine after Myocardial #Infarction

We performed a randomized, double-blind trial involving patients recruited within 30 days after a myocardial infarction. The patients were randomly assigned to receive either low-dose colchicine (0.5 mg once daily) or placebo.. ..The primary end point occurred in 5.5% of the patients in the colchicine group, as compared with 7.1% of those in the placebo group (hazard ratio, 0.77; 95% confidence interval [CI], 0.61 to … Continue reading Efficacy and Safety of Low-Dose #Colchicine after Myocardial #Infarction