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

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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

Panic Disorder & Atrial Fibrillation

  Study Question: Are people with panic disorder more likely to develop atrial fibrillation (AF) in later life? Summary Answer: A large taiwanese cohort study reports that although incidence of AF was small, it was significantly higher in the panic disorder cohort than in the control cohort without panic. Age, male sex, hypertension, ischaemic heart… Read More