The prevalence of chronic diseases and major disease risk factors at different ages among 150 000 men and women living in Mexico City: cross-sectional analyses of a prospective study
- Epidemiologic evidence for association between adverse environmental exposures in early life and epigenetic variation: a potential link to disease susceptibility? Vaiserman, Alexander // Clinical Epigenetics;9/12/2015, Vol. 7 Issue 1, p1
A growing body of evidence suggests that the risk of development and progression of a variety of human chronic diseases depends on epigenetic modifications triggered by environmental cues during early life sensitive stages. Exposures to environmental factors such as adverse nutritional,...
- Hospital contacts for chronic diseases among Danish seafarers and fishermen: A population-based cohort study. Kaerlev, Linda; Dahl, Søren; Nielsen, Per Sabro; Olsen, Jørn; Hannerz, Harald; Jensen, Anker; Tüchsen, Finn // Scandinavian Journal of Public Health;Oct2007, Vol. 35 Issue 5, p481
Objectives: Seafarers' and fishermen's working conditions may impact on their lifestyle and health. Standardized hospital contact ratios (SHCRs) were compared in two time periods and the relative risks of hospital contact as a function of employment time were estimated. Methods: Cohorts of all...
- High homocysteine is a risk factor for vascular disease; folic acid lowers it. // Modern Medicine;Feb96, Vol. 64 Issue 2, p60
Presents an abstract of the article `A Quantitative Assessment of Plasma Homocysteine as a Risk Factor for Vascular Disease: Probable Benefits of Increasing Folic Acid Intakes,' by C.J. Boushey et al published in the October 1995 issue of the periodical `JAMA'.
- An amateur observation. Spence, Des // BMJ: British Medical Journal (Overseas & Retired Doctors Edition;9/25/2010, Vol. 341 Issue 7774, p676
The author reflects on the factors that influence the steep decline in vascular disease. He argues against the claim that such decrease is mainly a result of the management of risk factors. He adds that the steep decline in the prevalence of vascular disease resulted from various factors such as...
- Prevalence of selected risk factors for chronic disease by education level in racial/ethnic... // MMWR: Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report;12/9/1994, Vol. 43 Issue 48, p894
Analyzes the prevalence of selected risk factors for chronic disease by education level in racial/ethnic populations in the United States from 1991 to 1992. Findings from the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS); Percentage of respondents reporting current cigarette smoking;...
- The life course perspective: a challenge for public health research and prevention. Osler, Merete // European Journal of Public Health;Jun2006, Vol. 16 Issue 3, p230
Talks about the growing awareness in public health research. Factors that may influence health at later periods of the life course; Restriction of risk factors for chronic diseases to studies that measured exposures operating in adult life; Importance of information gathered from life course...
- Nutraceuticals: Definition and Epidemiological Rationale for Their Use in Clinical Practice. Volpe, Roberto; Sotis, Gianluca // High Blood Pressure & Cardiovascular Prevention;Sep2015, Vol. 22 Issue 3, p199
Cardiometabolic risk factors, such as hypercholesterolemia, hypertriglyceridemia, metabolic syndrome, diabetes, and arterial hypertension, are major predictors of the premature development of cardiovascular diseases (CVD). Since CVD prevention needs a life-course approach, beyond dietary and...
- State- and Sex-Specific Prevalence of Selected Characteristics-Behavioral Risk... Holtzman, Deborah; Powell-Griner, Eve; Bolen, Julie C.; Rhodes, Luann // MMWR: Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report;7/7/2000 Supplement SS-6, Vol. 49 Issue 26, p1
Presents a study which determined the prevalence of high-risk behaviors and preventive health care practices associated with morbidity and mortality from chronic disease and injury. Methods used; Risk factors for chronic diseases; Awareness of certain medical conditions; Results and discussion.
- Risk factors for occlusive disease. // American Family Physician;10/1/1994, Vol. 50 Issue 5, p1128
Cites an article from the June 1994 issue of `The Practitioner' on the risk factors for peripheral vascular disease. Smoking; Diabetes; Increased serum cholesterol and triglyceride levels.