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2014-06-27 23:06:43

TrekDesk continues its campaign to change the sedentary lifestyle progression in America. A new study helps spread its message. (PRWEB) June 27, 2014 Ask anyone over the age of 30 what the single greatest risk factor is for developing heart disease and there will be a litany of answers ranging from smoking to obesity. Often the correct response goes unmentioned or worse unheeded; even in a majority of doctor’s offices. A new study out of Australia published in the The British Journal of...

Heart Disease Risk For Inactive Women After Age 30
2014-05-10 05:24:31

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online A lack of physical activity is the single largest cause of heart disease in women over the age of 30 – trumping even obesity, smoking and high blood pressure, according to research published online in the British Journal of Sports Medicine. In fact, according to Sophie Borland of the Daily Mail, the authors of the study found that inactive women in their thirties or older were nearly 50 percent more likely to develop...

Even Fit People At Higher Death Risk With High Heart Rates
2013-04-16 21:14:35

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online According to a new study published in the journal Heart, a higher resting heart rate could be a greater risk indicator than a person´s overall fitness. While physically fit individuals tend to have lower at-rest heart rates, researchers at the University of Copenhagen wanted to see if heart rate itself had any indication of an individual's risk of death, regardless of their fitness capacity. "A high heart rate does not...

2012-07-18 01:30:29

Fewer people died or needed expensive long-term care when their physicians focused on the top risk factors for stroke and dementia, according to research reported in the Journal of the American Heart Association (JAHA). The primary care doctors in the German study focused on high blood pressure, smoking, high cholesterol, diabetes, irregular heartbeat (atrial fibrillation) and depression. The researchers found that during a five-year period, the need for long-term care was cut 10 percent...

2012-05-02 10:09:33

In addition to the many risk factors associated with poor health, reducing body mass index (BMI) will have a considerable and independent impact if you want to reduce the risk of developing ischemic heart disease (IHD). This is the key finding from new research, published in PLoS Medicine, which evaluated the causal relationship between BMI and heart disease in 76,000 individuals. BMI, alongside age, smoking, diabetes, high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol levels, and individuals who...

2012-04-03 09:30:32

A current study shows that the risk for coronary heart disease and stroke increases by almost thirty per cent in a person whose partner has cancer. The cause is probably the negative stress to which the cancer patient's relative is exposed. We know that the relatives of chronically ill patients, especially cancer patients, have an increased risk of mental illness and depression. Previous studies have reported that mental stress and depression affect the nervous system, blood pressure and...

2012-03-19 12:02:57

University of Granada researchers have developed a software tool that makes an accurate estimation of the risk that a person has to suffer a heart disease. In addition, this software tool allows the performance of massive risk estimations, i.e. it helps estimating the risk that a specific population group has of suffering a heart condition. The researchers employed a sample including 3“…000 patients.  Heart conditions increasingly affect working age population, which can...

2012-01-30 11:00:00

Responding to a new CNN study suggesting age and race are not the most important indicators of heart disease, cardiologist Frank Pollaro urges individuals to be mindful of important risk factors. New York, New York (PRWEB) January 30, 2012 Conventional thinking dictates that age and race are two factors that determine a person´s susceptibility to heart disease, but a recent medical report from CNN suggests that matters might not be quite so simple. According to the CNN study, common...

2012-01-26 11:29:59

NIH-supported project analyzed data from 18 population-based studies, involving over 250,000 people In one of the largest-ever analyses of lifetime risks for cardiovascular disease (CVD), researchers have found that middle-aged adults who have one or more elevated traditional risk factors for CVD, such as high blood pressure, have a substantially greater chance of having a major CVD event, such as heart attack or stroke, during their remaining lifetime than people with optimal levels of...

2012-01-26 09:40:05

First study of blacks and whites reveals much higher risk over lifetime Will you have a heart attack or a stroke in your lifetime? Your odds may be worse than you think. Men and women may have a false sense of security about their chances of having a heart attack or stroke based on the current practice of calculating a patient's risk 10 years into the future. New Northwestern Medicine research shows a young or middle-aged adult who is at low risk in the short term may be at very high...


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penuche
  • A fudgelike confection of brown sugar, cream or milk, and chopped nuts.
'Penuche' is a variant of 'panocha,' a coarse grade of sugar made in Mexico. 'Panocha' probably comes from the Spanish 'panoja, panocha,' ear of grain.
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