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2014-04-10 11:17:19

Should dental health now be considered a marker of coronary heart disease? Periodontal disorders such as tooth loss and gingivitis have been identified as a potential risk marker for cardiovascular disease in a large study reported today. More than 15,000 patients with chronic coronary heart disease provided information on their dental health, with results showing that indicators of periodontal disease (fewer remaining teeth, gum bleeding) were common in this patient group and associated...

Cutting Saturated Fat Intake Won't Prevent Heart Disease: Study
2014-03-18 07:23:01

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online New research led by the University of Cambridge may give butter lovers everywhere a reason to rejoice. Published in the March 18 edition of Annals of Internal Medicine, the study raises questions about the current guidelines that call for restrictions on the consumption of saturated fats to prevent heart disease. The international research collaboration analyzed existing cohort studies and randomized trials on links between...

2013-12-20 23:01:51

The first patient has been treated as part of The ATHENA Trial, which derives stem cells from the patient’s own adipose (fat) tissue and injects extracted cells into damaged parts of the heart. (PRWEB) December 20, 2013 Florida Hospital Pepin Heart Institute and Dr. Kiran C. Patel Research Institute announced the first patient, a 59 year old Clearwater man, has been treated as part of the ATHENA clinical trial. The trial, sponsored by San Diego-based Cytori Therapeutics, derives stem...

2013-12-17 11:29:16

Taxing sugar-sweetened beverages is likely to decrease consumption, resulting in lower rates of diabetes and heart disease, and these health benefits are expected to be greatest for the low-income, Hispanic and African-American Californians who are at highest risk of diabetes, according to a new analysis led by researchers at UC San Francisco. Over the course of the next decade, lowered incidence of these diseases would save over half a billion dollars in medical costs, concluded the...

2013-10-14 11:00:12

Psychological interventions halve deaths and cardiovascular events in heart disease patients, according to research from Athens, Greece, presented at the Acute Cardiac Care Congress 2013. The Acute Cardiac Care Congress 2013 is the annual meeting of the Acute Cardiovascular Care Association (ACCA) of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC). It takes place 12-14 October in Madrid, Spain. Dr Zoi Aggelopoulou, a nurse and one of the study authors, said: "The nurses on our coronary care...

2013-10-02 12:06:51

Weaker association found in south Asians The findings stress the important role of higher BMI in the increasing rates of death from cardiovascular disease in Asia, which could be managed by policy and prevention strategies, say the authors. Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of death globally and is predicted to steadily increase over the next few decades. Many Asian populations that used to be physically active with a low BMI now have some of the world's highest rates of...

2013-07-24 12:15:43

An analysis of data from three studies that involved a total of more than 240,000 participants found that a self-reported history of kidney stones was associated with a statistically significant increased risk of coronary heart disease among women but no significant association was evident for men, according to a study in the July 24/31 issue of JAMA. "Nephrolithiasis [kidney stones] is a common condition, with the prevalence varying by age and sex. A recent estimate from the National...

Link Between Heart Disease And Low Vitamin D Blood Levels Varies By Race
2013-07-10 16:57:53

University of Washington Low vitamin D blood levels are linked to greater risk of heart disease in whites and Chinese, but not in blacks and Hispanics, according to a study appearing this week in JAMA, a journal published by the American Medical Association. Growing evidence has suggested that low blood levels of 25-hydroxyvitamin are associated with higher risk of developing coronary heart disease among whites. Few of these studies included substantial numbers of people from other...

2013-06-26 13:04:36

But some countries are 'cause for concern' Death rates from heart disease in the European Union have more than halved in many countries since the early 1980s, according to new research published online today (Wednesday) in the European Heart Journal. In the majority of countries, there have been ongoing steady reductions in heart disease death rates in both sexes and most age groups, including among younger people, despite increases in obesity and diabetes during this time. However, heart...

Poor Sleep More Harmful For Female Than Male Heart Patients
2013-06-06 09:03:39

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Women with coronary heart disease could be at risk for elevated levels of inflammation if they aren´t getting enough sleep, according to new research published online Wednesday in the Journal of Psychiatric Research. The study was conducted by investigators at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) and found that poor sleep patterns — in particular, waking up too early — appears to play “a...