Tag Archive: coronary heart disease

Jul 16

Long sedentary time increases risk of cardiovascular disease

A meta-analysis of prospective cohort studies found a nonlinear association with cardiovascular disease (CVD) such as coronary heart disease, myocardial infarction, stroke, and CVD-related death, suggesting that 10 hours a day might be a critical threshold. Compared with low levels of sedentary time (median 2.5 hours per day), intermediate levels (median 7.5 hours per day) …

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Apr 15

Switching to vegetable oil does not increase chances of survival

A recent study suggests that replacement of saturated fat with vegetable oil rich in linoleic acid lowers serum cholesterol but does not lower risk of death from coronary heart disease or other causes. According to the study, the benefits of replacing saturated oils with vegetable oils have been overestimated in previous studies.[Source: BMJ 12 April …

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Feb 02

Younger adults with elevated systolic blood pressure have a higher risk for cardiovascular disease and coronary heart disease

Younger adults with elevated systolic blood pressure have a higher risk for cardiovascular disease and coronary heart disease than those with normal blood pressure, suggests a large long-term study of younger adults published online in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. The risk was higher for women.