Comparative levels and time trends in blood pressure, total cholesterol, Body Mass Index and smoking among Caucasian and South-Asian participants of a UK primary-care based cardiovascular risk factor screening programme
- Big Bellies Spell 42-44% Bigger Heart Risk. // Tufts University Health & Nutrition Letter;Mar2007, Vol. 25 Issue 1, p8
The article looks at how obesity in the abdomen suggests a higher risk of heart disease. Carlos Iribarren of Kaiser Permanente and colleagues looked for an association between risk of developing heart disease and a measurement called sagittal abdominal diameter (SAD). The researchers concluded...
- High BMI in adolescence increases risk of CHD in midlife. // Diabetes Digest;2011, Vol. 10 Issue 3, p145
The article reports on a study which shows that the high levels of body mass index (BMI) during adolescence may increase the risk of coronary heart disease (CHD) in midlife.
- LDL-cholesterol and body mass index among Japanese schoolchildren: a population-based cross-sectional study. Shirasawa, Takako; Ochiai, Hirotaka; Ohtsu, Tadahiro; Nishimura, Rimei; Morimoto, Aya; Hoshino, Hiromi; Tajima, Naoko; Kokaze, Akatsuki // Lipids in Health & Disease;2013, Vol. 12 Issue 1, p1
Background: Serum low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) is one of the most important risk factors for coronary heart disease. The aim of the present study was to investigate the relationship between LDL-C and body mass index (BMI) in population-based Japanese schoolchildren. Methods: The...
- PCOS, coronary heart disease, stroke and the influence of obesity: a systematic review and meta-analysis. de Groot, P.C.M.; Dekkers, O.M.; Romijn, J.A.; Dieben, S.W.M.; Helmerhorst, F.M. // Human Reproduction Update;Jul2011, Vol. 17 Issue 4, p495
BACKGROUND Patients with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) are at risk of arterial disease. We examined the risk of (non)fatal coronary heart disease (CHD) or stroke in patients with PCOS and ovulatory women without PCOS, and assessed whether obesity might explain a higher risk of CHD or stroke....
- Cardiovascular risk factors associated with cardiac allograft vasculopathy following cardiac transplantation: A longitudinal follow-up. H. Cristiano, Yvonne; A. Lee, Geraldine; J. Bergin, Peter // Transplant Journal of Australasia;Dec2012, Vol. 21 Issue 3, p16
Background: Cardiac allograft vasculopathy (CAV) in the post-cardiac transplant population is partially attributed to the presence of traditional cardiovascular (CV) risk factors. In order to provide optimal care post-transplant, early identification of modifiable CV risk factors needs to be...
- Association of cardiac ausculatory findings with coronary heart disease mortality. Brown, David W.; Giles, Wayne H.; Croft, Janet B. // North American Journal of Medical Sciences;Dec2009, Vol. 1 Issue 7, p327
Background: Relationships between cardiac murmurs detected during physical examination and coronary heart disease mortality among the general population are not well described. Aims: To assess the relationship between cardiac murmurs detected during physical examination and coronary heart...
- Don't worry about low-but-stable cholesterol levels. // Modern Medicine;Jan96, Vol. 64 Issue 1, p14
Reports on the outcome of a study to support findings on the link between low levels of total cholesterol (TC) in patients with coronary artery disease to a higher risk of noncardiac death. Examination of changes in TC for a six-year period; Causes of mortality; Factors affecting TC.
- Dispelling myths about cholesterol management. Ansell, Benjamin J.; Muirhead, Greg // Patient Care;5/30/1999, Vol. 33 Issue 10, p114
Looks at evidence from various large-scale treatment trials on the management of blood cholesterol levels. Guidelines to increase physician and patient awareness of improved management of coronary risk factors; Risks faced by patients with coronary heart disease (CHD); Statins as treatment of...
- Advise patients over 70: Don't push the cholesterol panic button. // Geriatrics;Dec94, Vol. 49 Issue 12, p14
Reports that according to researchers from Yale University, high cholesterol levels are not a risk factor for coronary heart disease in patients over age 70.