menu ☰
menu ˟
Cardiovascular Health (Draft)

Search resources

Smoking and Weight Change After New Health Diagnoses in Older Adults

Archives of Internal Medicine Research on smoking cessation Smoking and patterns of diet and activity are the 2 leading underlying causes of death in the United States, yet the factors that prompt individuals to adopt healthier habits are not well underst ...

The effect of obesity combined with low muscle strength on decline in mobility in older persons

S Stenholm, D Alley, S Bandinelli, M E Griswold, S Koskinen, T Rantanen, J M Guralnik and L Ferrucci1 Research on the effect of obesity on the mobility of older people Both obesity and muscle impairment are increasingly prevalent among older persons and n ...

Vegetables and nuts come out top for heart health

A. Mente, L. de Koning, H.S. Shannon, S.S. Anand A report to show that a Mediterranean diet, rich iS associated with a lower risk for heart disease According to findings published in this week's Archives of Internal Medicine, modest relationships wer ...

Rethinking Health Promotion: A Global Approach

MacDonald, T.H. Historical and philosophical analysis of health promotion Rethinking Health Promotion: A Global Approach offers an historical and philosophical analysis of health promotion, provides a number of essays on a diversity of issues, methods and ...

Smoking cessation for the secondary prevention of coronary heart disease

Critchley, J.A. and Capewell, S. Smoking cessation and coronary heart disease Although the importance of smoking as a risk factor for coronary heart disease is beyond doubt, the speed and magnitude of risk reduction when a smoker with coronary heart disea ...

Dietary advice for reducing cardiovascular risk

Brunner, E. et al Heart disease Changes in population diet are likely to reduce cardiovascular disease and cancer, but the effect of dietary advice is uncertain. The objective of this review is to assess the effects of providing dietary advice to achieve ...

Multiple risk factor interventions for primary prevention of coronary heart disease

Ebrahim, S. et al Heart disease Multiple risk factor interventions using counselling and educational methods assumed to be efficacious and cost-effective in reducing coronary heart disease (CHD) mortality and morbidity and that they should be expanded. Tr ...

Omega 3 fatty acids for prevention and treatment of cardiovascular disease

Hooper, L. et al Heart disease It has been suggested that omega 3 (W3, n-3 or omega-3) fats from oily fish and plants are beneficial to health. The objective of this review is to assess whether dietary or supplemental omega 3 fatty acids alter total morta ...

Reduced dietary salt for the prevention of cardiovascular disease

...

Reduced or modified dietary fat for preventing cardiovascular disease

Hooper, L. et al Heart disease Reduction and modification of dietary fats have differing effects on cardiovascular risk factors (such as serum cholesterol), but their effects on important health outcomes are less clear. The objective of this review is to ...

Physical fitness training for stroke patients

Saunders, D. H., Greig, C. A., Young, A. and Mead, G. E. Review of physical Fitness Training interventions for stroke patients Stroke patients have impaired physical fitness and this may exacerbate their disability. It is not known whether improving physi ...

Psychological interventions for depression in heart failure

Lane, D. A., Yeong Chong, A. and Lip, G. Y. H. Review of whether psychological interventions for people with heart failure reduce symptoms of depression and improve outcome Heart failure is a common and growing health problem. Depression is prevalent amon ...

Modulation of Blood Pressure by Central Melanocortinergic Pathways

Geenfield, J. R. et al Research article on genetic and pharmacologic studies Weight gain and weight loss are associated with changes in blood pressure through unknown mechanisms. Central melanocortinergic signaling is implicated in the control of energy b ...

The Power of the Extreme in Elucidating Obesity

Froguel, P. and Blakemore, A. Study of genetic factors related to obesity Despite the worrisome statistics that 16% of children in the United States are obese and that the number of adults with a body-mass index (the weight in kilograms divided by the squ ...

Genome-wide association yields new sequence variants at seven loci that associate with measures of obesity

Thorleifsson, G. et al Study on genome-wide association (GWA) of the heritable factors of obesity Obesity results from the interaction of genetic and environmental factors. To search for sequence variants that affect variation in two common measures of ob ...

Causes and Control of Excess Body Fat

Friedman, J. M. Study of obesity, its causes and preventative measures Obesity is a major health problem in developed countries and a growing one in the developing world. It increases the risk of diabetes, heart disease, fatty liver and some forms of canc ...

Common Body Mass Index-associated Variants Confer Risk of Extreme Obesity

Cotsapas, C. etal Study of the genetic architecture of severe obesity To investigate the genetic architecture of severe obesity, the authors performed a genome-wide association study of 775 cases and 3197 unascertained controls at ~550 000 markers across ...

Body Mass Index and Quality of Well-being in a Community of Older Adults

Groessl, E. J., Kaplan, R. M., Barrett-Connor, E. and Ganiats, T. G. Study of the connection between body mass index and the quality of life in older people Background The impact of obesity and associated conditions on health has not been assessed in olde ...

One-year health-related quality of life outcomes in weight loss trial particpants: comparisons of three measures

Kolotkin, R. L., Norquist, J. M. Crosby, R. D., Suryawanshi, S., Teixeira, P. J., Heymsfield, S. B., Erondu, N. and Nguyen, A. M. Study of the impact of weight change to health-related quality of life Background: The literature on changes in health-relate ...

Regulation of body mass and management of childhood overweight

Daniels, S.R. A research paper discussing the management of childhood obesity. Obesity has become an increasingly important public health problem. Recent evidence suggests that obesity has become a close second to tobacco use as a preventable cause of dea ...