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2010-11-26 12:11:17

Research: Association between general and central adiposity in childhood, and change in these, with cardiovascular risk factors in adolescence: Prospective cohort study Children who have a high body mass index (BMI) between 9 and 12 years of age are more likely to have high blood pressure, cholesterol and blood insulin levels (all risk factors for developing heart disease) by the time they reach adolescence, according to a study published on bmj.com today. Reassuringly, say the authors,...

2010-11-08 01:00:00

PRAGUE, November 8, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- - Many at-Risk Patients May not be Receiving the Best Preventative Care Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of death in Europe, killing an estimated 4.3 million people each year.[i] Results from a large pan-European study announced today indicate that many of these deaths could be avoided if at-risk patients received better preventative care.[ii] The European Study on Cardiovascular Risk Prevention and...

2010-09-16 16:59:39

Effects of depressive symptoms and coronary heart disease and their interactive associations on mortality in middle-aged adults: the Whitehall II cohort study The combination of depression and heart disease seems to be far more lethal than having either one of these conditions in isolation, suggests research published online in Heart. Previous research has indicated that people who are depressed, but otherwise healthy, are more likely to develop coronary heart disease, irrespective of what...

2010-08-26 13:50:00

NATICK, Mass., Aug. 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Boston Scientific (NYSE: BSX) today announced that its Close the Gap campaign is partnering with the Kirk Herbstreit National Kickoff Classic to raise awareness of heart disease risk factors for women and minorities. Close the Gap, an educational initiative designed to educate, equip and empower communities and individuals to reduce disparities in cardiovascular care for women, black Americans and Latino Americans, will staff an educational...

2010-07-07 12:19:38

A special issue of Progress in Cardiovascular Diseases Few medical investigations have had the impact of the Framingham Heart Study. This study, started in 1948, was designed as a cohort, observational study of cardiovascular disease, then recognized as a growing health threat but now has emerged as much more. The Framingham Heart study came to revolutionize thinking about cardiovascular disease, change the study of epidemiology, and even force the biostatistics community to develop...

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2010-05-06 13:35:18

Smoking and Hypertension Cited as Causal Factors in Circulation Article Co-Authored by Columbia Physician-Scientists Annual heart disease and stroke rates in China will rise by up to 73 percent by 2030, given an aging population and other increased risk factors, without policies and prevention efforts aimed at controlling blood pressure and smoking, according to research from Columbia University Medical Center published in Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes, an American Heart...

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2010-05-06 09:35:00

Psychosocial work environment and risk of ischemic heart disease in women High pressure jobs boost young women's risk of heart disease, finds a large study of female nurses published May 5 in Occupational and Environmental Medicine. Previous research has indicated a link between a demanding job and heart disease risk, but the findings have been largely confined to men. The research team assessed the impact of work pressure and degree of personal influence in the workplace on the heart health...

2010-04-27 19:02:52

New evidence that heart scans can help flag high-risk heart patients CHICAGO --- Every year thousands of people get heart scans that provide pictures of calcium deposits in their coronary arteries. Studies have shown that the coronary artery calcium score (CACS) can point to signs of atherosclerosis and predict future heart attacks. A new Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine study shows for the first time that using the CACS while also considering traditional risk factors for...

2010-02-10 10:57:08

Second only to cigarette smoking in large population study While lower intelligence scores - as reflected by low results on written or oral tests of IQ - have been associated with a raised risk of cardiovascular disease, no study has so far compared the relative strength of this association with other established risk factors such as obesity, smoking and high blood pressure. Now, a large study funded by Britain's Medical Research Council, which set out to gauge the relative importance of IQ...

2010-01-07 14:00:36

Survivors of pediatric cancer are at greater risk for high cholesterol, diabetes and high blood pressure, all of which predispose them to heart disease. These risk factors for heart disease are being found at an earlier age than in the general population, according to research published in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research. Lillian R. Meacham, M.D., medical director of the Cancer Survivor Program and professor of...


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