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OCCUPATIONAL HAZARD

May 31, 2018

Most people know their job affects their health. But how? This study of 200,000 people–monitored over 7.5 years–shows the risk of heart disease depends on the type of job. Two key factors determine job strain: how demanding it is and how much control one has in affecting their situation. Low strain jobs aren’t demanding but provide full control to the employee. Most jobs aren’t that kind of jobs.

Still, the risk of heart disease it not as high as one would expect in a demanding job when there is high control. That would explain why academic jobs are so popular despite long hours and low pay. The typical corporate job with high demand and almost no control is 1.28 times higher risk for heart disease compared to a low strain job. Data from The Lancet, 2012.

Given this data, how will you plan your job profile?

Job strain as a risk factor for coronary heart disease: a collaborative meta-analysis of individual participant data.


RxHomeTest.com can help you find your key heart health indicators using the At Home Heart Health Test. The high-sensitivity CRP test can help assess your risk of cardiovascular disease by testing low level of inflammation, a well known symptom of cardiovascular diseases.


 

 

DATA DRIVEN T2D PREDICTION

May 05, 2018

Four key predictors of Type 2 Diabetes. From the Swedish health databases of about 300,000 people monitored over 25 years, 8.1% (over 28,000) were identified to have Type 2 Diabetes. Those diagnosed positive had elevated levels of blood sugar, BMI, Triglycerides, and Uric acid (as seen in the red curves). This suggests monitoring these health parameters can help predict the risk of diabetes well ahead of time (in this case up to 25 years ahead of positive diagnosis). Data from Prof. Goran Walldius's group at Karolinska Institutet, Sweden, published in Wiley Online Library.

US population of 65+ and their percentage of total
 

RxHomeTest.com can help you find your key heart health indicators using the At Home Heart Health Test. Our at-home A1c test allows you to accurately measure your blood sugar levels averaged over 90 days.

 

TYPE 2 DIABETES SUDOKU

May 02, 2018

Table for predicting your chances of getting Type 2 diabetes. Our lifestyle impacts the likelihood of getting diabetes. Data collected over 20 years for 300,000 patients in Sweden can accurately predict the chances of getting Type 2 diabetes. The biggest contributors are triglycerides, blood glucose, and BMI (body mass index, or body weight). This table shows the probability of getting diabetes based on these factors. Data from Prof. Goran Walldius's group at Karolinska Institutet, Sweden. An example below shows how to use this table.

US population of 65+ and their percentage of total
 

How to find your probability (in percent) of getting Type 2 diabetes within 20 years:

(1) Pick your gender, (2) then your fasting triglycerides, and (3) your fasting glucose values; then (4) calculate your BMI, and finally (5) pick your age group. As an example, a men with <124 mg/dL fasting triglycerides and over 100 mg/dL fasting glucose, obese (BMI: >30) and age of 45 will have a 24% chances of getting Type 2 diabetes in next 20 years.

RxHomeTest.com can help you find your key heart health indicators from the comfort of home using our At Home Heart Health Test. Our at-home A1c test allows you to accurately measure your blood sugar levels averaged over 90 days.