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November 24, 2015

CVD among couples – it takes two to tango!

An individual’s risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) is significantly associated with that of his or her partner, meaning that prevention strategies targeting couples and families may be appropriate, according to a study published recently in Clinical Cardiology.1

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June 26, 2015

Cardio-oncology services needed to improve patient care

The impact of cancer treatments on cardiovascular health is an important consideration when treating cancer patients, but many hospital training programmes have no formal training or services in cardio-oncology and a lack of national guidelines and funding are frequent barriers to establishing such programmes, according to a nationwide survey published recently in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.1

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April 29, 2015

Tiny minority of Chinese adults enjoy ideal heart health

Nearly three out of four Chinese adults have poor cardiovascular health, with poor diet and growing rates of obesity compounding the risks associated with continuing high rates of smoking, according to a new survey published recently in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.1

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March 27, 2015

Football training an effective weight loss programme

Men who participated in a Football Fans in Training (FFIT) scheme lost more than nine times as much weight as those who did not take part in the programme, according to results published recently in Public Health Research.1 Participants also benefited from reduced waist size less body fat and lower blood pressure, say the authors.

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March 27, 2015

Long-term weight loss reduces AF

Long-term sustained weight-loss is associated with significant reduction of atrial fibrillation (AF) burden and maintenance of sinus rhythm, making this an important strategy for reducing the rising burden of the condition, according to results from LEGACY (Long-Term Effect of Goal Directed Weight Management in an Atrial Fibrillation Cohort: A Long-term Follow-Up StudY) published recently in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.1

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February 25, 2015

Man U targets young hearts

Manchester United’s Academy players are being put through their paces while having their hearts monitored, as part of a research project to identify the effects of exercise on young hearts.

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October 31, 2014

Impact of mental stress on heart varies between men, women

Men and women have different cardiovascular and psychological reactions to mental stress, according to a study of men and women who were already being treated for heart disease, published recently in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.1

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February 7, 2012

What is good for our hearts is good for our heads

The brain’s capacity for memory, reasoning and comprehension skills (cognitive function) can start to deteriorate from age 45, finds research published recently on bmj.com.1

 Previous research suggests that cognitive decline does not begin before the age of 60, but this view is not universally accepted.



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June 8, 2011

WORKPLACE WELLNESS ON ESC AGENDA

Integrating well designed health programmes into companies can improve the overall health and quality of life of employees, as well as increasing the productivity of the work force, according to research presented recently at the EuroPRevent 2011 meeting, Geneva.

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April 6, 2011

Benefits Of Mediterranean Diet Clinically Supported

The ‘Mediterranean diet’ has definite benefits for cardiovascular health, according to a study1 published recently in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.

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