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  • IISPV'S News - Thursday, 30 de March de 2017

    The consumption of legumes is associated with a lower risk of diabetes

    Recent results from the PREDIMED (PREvencion con Dieta MEDiterranea) study show a protective association between total legumes consumption, especially lentils, and the risk of developing subsequent type 2 diabetes after more than 4 years of follow-up of 3349 participants at high cardiovascular risk. Moreover, the present study shows that replacing a half a serving/day of eggs, bread, rice or baked potato with a  half a serving/day of legumes was also associated with a lower risk of type 2 diabetes.

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  • IISPV'S News - Monday, 13 de March de 2017


    Infertility is a global public health issue, affecting 15% of all the couples of reproductive age. Male factors, including decreased sperm quality, are responsible for approximately 25% of these cases. The dietary pattern, the components of the diet and nutrients have been studied as possible determinants of sperm function and/or fertility.

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  • IISPV'S News - Monday, 13 de March de 2017

    Physical inactivity and sedentary behaviors are associated with cardiometabolic risk factors

    Greater time spent in physical activities with moderate-high intensity and less time devoted to sedentary activities, such as watching television, are associated with a lower presence of cardiometabolic risk factors including obesity, diabetes and certain individual components of metabolic syndrome, according to the first results published from the multicentric study PREDIMED-PLUS

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  • IISPV'S News - Thursday, 16 de February de 2017

    Consuming saturated animal fats increases the risk of Type 2 diabetes

    Consuming saturated animal fats is associated with a higher risk of Type 2 diabetes. In particular, the consumption of butter, which is rich in saturated fatty acids and trans fats, has been related to a high risk of suffering from this disease. In contrast, the consumption of whole fat yoghurt is associated with a lower risk. These are the findings of study on more than 3,000 men and women aged between 50 and 80 who are participating in the PREDIMED project, a clinical study into the effects of dietary intervention on patients with a high cardiovascular risk.

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  • Courses & Seminars - Monday, 23 de February de 2015

    De què parlem quan diem big data?

    Sessió d'Actualitzacions en l'assistència a la salut mental: recerca i innovació - De què parlem quan diem big data?

    Dia: Dijous, 26 de febrer 2015
    Hora: 9:15 - 13:30 h
    Lloc: Auditori de Hospital Universitari Sant Joan de Reus - Av. del Dr. Josep Laporte, 2, 43204 Reus - Com arribar

    Programa de la sessió
    Assistència: Les sessions són gratuïtes i obertes al públic en general prèvia inscripció. Cal notificar l'assistència enviant un missatge a:

    Notícies relacionades:
    Formació continuada
    Institut Pere Mata
    Més Tarragona, 20.02.2015: Reus estudia com aplicar el big data a la salut

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  • Awards - Friday, 12 de February de 2010

    Diari de Tarragona

    This initiative has emerged that one of the problems of such patients is the perception of suffering losses as memòria.Tal said the psychologist of the Pain Unit of the Hospital Joan XXIII, Antoni Castel, the memory deficits are common in patients with chronic pain and are usually concerned about something. The program, funded by the Caixa Sabadell Foundation, aims to improve the perception of chronic pain patients about their own cognitive skills and quality of life.

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  • Awards - Saturday, 10 de October de 2009

    El Periodico de Catalunya

    The high level of biomedical investigation in Catalunya impacts its citizens, who benefit from better advice and more accurate treatment.

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  • Awards - Sunday, 25 de October de 2009

    La Vanguardia

    The IISPV Biobanc: a key tool in the development of biomedical investigation.

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  • Awards - Wednesday, 14 de October de 2009

    El Pols

    The scientific director of the Institut Pere Virgili Health Research assesses the situation and future projects of the institution.

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  • Awards - Tuesday, 30 de June de 2009

    La Vanguardia

    The Institut d'Investigació Sanitària Pere Virgili (IISPV) was created out of a collaboration agreement between the Catalan Health Institute (Institut Català de la Salut : Hospital Universitari de Tarragona Joan XXIII, Hospital de Tortosa Verge de la Cinta and the Primary Care Centres of the Camp de Tarragona i Terres de l'Ebre), the Grup SAGESSA (Hospital Universitari Sant Joan de Reus and the Primary Care Centres of Grup SAGESSA), and the Universitat Rovira i Virgili (URV).

    The incorporation of the Generalitat de Catalunya (Departament of Innovation, University and Business (DIUiE ) and the Departament de Health in 2008 gave the definite impulse to the consolidation of the IISPV.

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