Exercise & the Heart Handout

An A5 handout (PDF format) discussing exercise and the heart. Exercise & the Heart (A5). Advertisements Advertisements

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Can You Be Fat but Fit?

You can’t be “fat but fit”. An analysis of more than half a million people in Europe found that even when overweight people have healthy blood pressure, cholesterol and blood sugar levels, they are still 26 percent more likely to develop coronary heart disease. References New Scientist (2017) Cardiac Weight Risk. New Scientist. 19 August 2017. Lassale,… Read More

A Guide to Coronary Calcium Scans

Here in Australia, a number of organisations offer coronary calcium scans. What, I hear you say, is a coronary calcium scan? Why Look At Coronary Calcium? A coronary calcium scan looks for specks of calcium (or calcification) in the walls of the coronary (heart) arteries. Calcification can be an early sign of coronary heart disease… Read More

Associations between Intake of Saturated & Trans Unsaturated Fatty Acids & Risk of All Cause Mortality, CVD & Type 2 Diabetes

Research Paper Title Intake of saturated and trans unsaturated fatty acids and risk of all cause mortality, cardiovascular disease, and type 2 diabetes: systematic review and meta-analysis of observational studies. Objective To systematically review associations between intake of saturated fat and trans unsaturated fat and all cause mortality, cardiovascular disease (CVD) and associated mortality, coronary… Read More