Thursday, June 14, 2018 by: RJ Jhonson Tags: avoiding heart disease, benefit of exercise, benefits of walking, cardiovascular disease, cardiovascular health, coronary event, goodhealth, healthy heart, healthy lifestyle, heart health, hypertension, physical activity, walking (Natural News) Cardiovascular disease is one of the leading causes of death worldwide. Research indicates that to cut your risk of contracting heart- and blood vessel-related health conditions, walking makes for a simple but effective start. A study conducted in the U.S. sought to find how walking fared as a means to curb the risk of cardiovascular disease compared to vigorous exercise. It involved 72,488 nurses aged 40 to 65 years old at the time of entry. None of them had any record of cancer or cardiovascular disease. The researchers collected detailed information on the subjects’ physical activity in 1986, then updated their data in 1988 and 1992. This information covered both vigorous and … [Read more...] about Brisk walking for 3 hours a week can reduce your risk of heart disease
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On Monday, the New York Times “Well” section published this column by Jane Brody: The Value and Limitations of a Cardiac Calcium Scan (The headline was later changed to ‘One More Heart Test to Consider: A Calcium Scan’) Coronary calcium scan promotion from Riverside Heart & Vascular Institute in Chicago It caught our eye because it’s a screening test for heart disease that we’ve followed for almost a decade. What we’ve mostly run into is news coverage that implies widespread benefits of the test, while neglecting potential harms and very significant limitations. We’ve also found some journalists reporting on their own anecdotal experience with these tests, which has sometimes taken precedence over systematically collected medical evidence in these stories. So a headline which promised to clarify both the benefits and limitations of the test gave us some hope. But that was short-lived. The anecdote The story opens with an … [Read more...] about Coronary calcium scans: NYT article highlights value and minimizes limitations
Split View Views Article contents Figures & tables Video Audio Supplementary Data PDF Cite Citation Jalal Poorolajal, Elham Hooshmand, Masoud Bahrami, Pegah Ameri; How much excess weight loss can reduce the risk of hypertension?, Journal of Public Health, Volume 39, Issue 3, 1 September 2017, Pages e95–e102, https://doi.org/10.1093/pubmed/fdw077 Download citation file: RIS (Zotero) EndNote BibTex Medlars ProCite RefWorks Reference Manager © 2018 Oxford University Press Close Permissions Share Email Twitter Facebook Navbar Search Filter All All Journals Mobile Microsite Search Term Sign In Register Close search filter All All Journals search input Advanced Search Abstract BackgroundA 25% relative reduction in the prevalence of hypertension is a global target. This meta-analysis estimated the … [Read more...] about How much excess weight loss can reduce the risk of hypertension?
Split View Views Article contents Figures & tables Video Audio Supplementary Data PDF Cite Citation Jonathan Pearson-Stuttard, William Hooton, Julia Critchley, Simon Capewell, Marissa Collins, Helen Mason, Maria Guzman-Castillo, Martin O'Flaherty; Cost-effectiveness analysis of eliminating industrial and all trans fats in England and Wales: modelling study, Journal of Public Health, Volume 39, Issue 3, 1 September 2017, Pages 574–582, https://doi.org/10.1093/pubmed/fdw095 Download citation file: RIS (Zotero) EndNote BibTex Medlars ProCite RefWorks Reference Manager © 2018 Oxford University Press Close Permissions Share Email Twitter Facebook Navbar Search Filter All All Journals Mobile Microsite Search Term Sign In Register Close search filter All All Journals search input Advanced Search … [Read more...] about Cost-effectiveness analysis of eliminating industrial and all trans fats in England and Wales: modelling study
After carrying out a fresh review of published studies, researchers urge that smokers quit completely rather than cut down if they want to significantly reduce their risk for cardiovascular disease. A BMJ report on the review — led by Allan Hackshaw, a professor at University College London in the United Kingdom — reveals that even if you smoke around one cigarette per day, your risk for stroke and coronary heart disease is "much greater than expected." He and his colleagues calculated that the risk from smoking about one cigarette per day is around "half that for people who smoke 20 per day." The findings challenge a widely held view that smoking just a few cigarettes per day is "relatively safe." Instead, the report concludes that: "No safe level of smoking exists for cardiovascular disease." "Tobacco is the only legal drug that kills many of its users when used exactly as intended by manufacturers," declare the World Health Organization (WHO). The latest WHO … [Read more...] about Heart disease: ‘Just one cigarette daily’ raises risk