Exercise & the Heart Handout

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

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The ‘Overfat’ Outbreak is Spreading!

Belly bulges are the latest threat to global health. Over 90 percent of men and half of children in the US, New Zealand, Greece and Iceland are thought to have unhealthy amounts of abdominal fat – far more than previously thought. Being“overfat” raises the risk of diabetes, stroke, heart disease and cancer. (New Scientist, 2017, p.5). Reference New Scientist (2017) Overfat Outbreak.… Read More

My Score on the Australian Type 2 Diabetes Risk Assessment Tool (AUSDRISK)

AUSDRISK Sitting in the wife’s GP practice waiting for her to finish work and then take the kids to see Paw Patrol Live, I noticed a pamphlet ‘The Australian Type 2 Diabetes Risk Assessment Tool’ (or AUSDRISK), and decided to ‘give it a go’. AUSDRISK was developed by the Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute… Read More

Unhealthy Childhood Habits Raise Cardiovascular Risk in Adulthood

Many children risk developing coronary heart disease (CHD) in later life unless their ‘shocking’ lifestyles are improved, a charity has warned. The British Heart Foundation said that inactivity, poor diet and unhealthy eating habits were storing up cardiovascular problems for the UKs population. The charity has published a new compendium of statistics, produced in partnership… Read More

Duration of Obesity Linked with Coronary Artery Calcificatiob

With each additional year of obesity, the risk of developing subclinical heart disease increases by 2% to 4%, regardless of the absolute level of generalised or abdominal obesity. The CARDIA study recruited 3275 healthy people aged 18-30 years who were not obese. They were followed up for 25 years, with assessment of heart disease and… Read More

Research: Calcium Intake & Mortality

Research Paper Title: Long Term Calcium Intake and Rates of All Cause and Cardiovascular Mortality: Community Based Prospective Longitudinal Cohort Study. Study Question: What is the association of long term intake of dietary and supplemental calcium with mortality from all causes and cardiovascualr disease? Summary Answer: High intakes of calcium (>1400 mg/day) are associated with… Read More