Effective population-wide public health interventions to promote sodium reduction
- Implications of Cardiovascular Disease Risk Assessment Using the WHO/ISH Risk Prediction Charts in Rural India. Raghu, Arvind; Praveen, Devarsetty; Peiris, David; Tarassenko, Lionel; Clifford, Gari // PLoS ONE;8/19/2015, Vol. 10 Issue 8, p1
Cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk in India is currently assessed using the World Health Organization/International Society for Hypertension (WHO/ISH) risk prediction charts since no population-specific models exist. The WHO/ISH risk prediction charts have two versionsâ€”one with total...
- Implementation of the first wellness-fitness evaluation for the Dallas Fire-Rescue Department. Winter, F. David; Seals, Norman; Martin, JoAnn; Russell, Bryan // Baylor University Medical Center Proceedings;Jul2010, Vol. 23 Issue 3, p235
More than 100 firefighters lose their lives in the line of duty each year; many of these deaths are caused by cardiovascular events and underlying coronary heart disease. In addition, firefighters are at higher-than-normal risk of developing certain types of cancer. To improve health and fitness...
- Assessment of total cardiovascular risk using WHO/ISH risk prediction charts in three low and middle income countries in Asia. Otgontuya, Dugee; Oum, Sophal; Buckley, Brian S.; Bonita, Ruth // BMC Public Health;2013, Vol. 13 Issue 1, p1
Background: Recent research has used cardiovascular risk scores intended to estimate "total cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk" in individuals to assess the distribution of risk within populations. The research suggested that the adoption of the total risk approach, in comparison to treatment...
- High Sodium Linked to Nearly 2 Million Cardiovascular Deaths Annually. // Nutraceuticals World;Oct2014, Vol. 17 Issue 8, p20
The article presents the study of Dariush Mozaffarian, Tufts University Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy dean, that investigates the relations of high sodium consumption and cardiovascular-related deaths yearly worldwide. According to Mozaffarian, high consumption of sodium boosts...
- Heart checks: Slow, subtle, costly, no evidence of better health outcomes. McMillan, Virginia // New Zealand Doctor;10/26/2016, p16
The article offers information on the heart and diabetes checks programme of the New Zealand Ministry of Health. Karen Evison, manager of the ational programme, states that the health target of the initiative aimed to help focus on cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk assessment by raising public...
- An algorithm for lifetime cardiovascular risk. // BMJ: British Medical Journal (Overseas & Retired Doctors Edition;1/8/2011, Vol. 342 Issue 7788, p90
An introduction to an article about an algorithm for lifetime cardiovascular risk, published within the issue, is presented.
- SODIUM REDUCTION THE HEART OF THE MATTER. Brodie, John // Nutraceutical Business & Technology;Sep/Oct2011, Vol. 7 Issue 5, p36
The article focuses on the benefits of the reduction in sodium intakes, particularly in reducing the risk of developing cardiovascular disease (CVD), which is the most common cause of death worldwide according to the World Health Organization (WHO). It states that manufactures are meeting...
- Regional Variation in Cardiovascular Disease Risk Factors Among American Indians and Alaska Natives With Diabetes. Rith-Najarian, Stephen J.; Gohdes, Dorothy M.; Shields, Raymond; Skipper, Betty; Moore, Kelly R.; Tolbert, Bernadine; Raymer, Terry; Acton, Kelly J. // Diabetes Care;Feb2002, Vol. 25 Issue 2, p279
Presents a study which compared the risk factors for cardiovascular disease among American Indians with diabetes by region. Research design and methods of the study; Results of the study; Conclusions.
- Sharpe pushes back against CVD risk-assessment critics. McMillan, Virginia // New Zealand Doctor;7/31/2013, p5
The article focuses on the insights of Norman Sharpe, medical director at Heart Foundation, regarding the need for an adjustment in the cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk assessment in New Zealand.