Tag Archive: coronary heart disease (CHD)

Jul 12

Analyzing the risk of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease in individuals with familial hypercholesterolemia

Recently, an analysis was conducted in the individuals of the United States with a heterozygous familial hypercholesterolemia (FH) phenotype to determine the long-term risk of coronary heart disease (CHD) and total atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD). The FH phenotype was defined by a low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol concentration of ≥ 190 mg/dl while the referent value …

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Apr 22

Loneliness and social isolation as risk factors for coronary heart disease and stroke

A study published in Heart journal suggests that deficiencies in social relationships are associated with 29% increased risk of developing coronary heart disease (CHD) and a 32% increase in risk of stroke. [Heart 18 April 2016]

Aug 22

Working 55 or more hours a week is associated with an increased risk for stroke

Working 55 or more hours a week is associated with an increased risk for stroke, and the more hours put in at the workplace the greater the increase in risk, suggested a new meta-analysis published online August 20 in The Lancet. Additionally, long working hours were also associated with an increased risk for coronary heart …

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Aug 18

Researchers have reported an association between lower scores for executive function and an increased risk for stroke and coronary heart disease (CHD)

Researchers have reported an association between lower scores for executive function and an increased risk for stroke and coronary heart disease (CHD) that is independent of vascular risk factors such as hypertension and diabetes among elderly patients at increased risk for cardiovascular events but who are free from dementia. Executive function might be a better …

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Jun 18

Analysis of almost 21,000 adults from the UK’s EPIC-Norfolk study showed that those who ate the most chocolate had an 11% lower risk of developing coronary heart disease (CHD)

Analysis of almost 21,000 adults from the UK’s EPIC-Norfolk study showed that those who ate the most chocolate had an 11% lower risk of developing coronary heart disease (CHD) and a 25% lower risk of CV-related death over 12 years of follow-up when compared with those who ate no chocolate. In addition, the highest-consumption group …

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