Tag Archive: smoking

May 11

Physical inactivity may be responsible for more heart disease than smoking, obesity,

Physical inactivity may be responsible for more heart disease than smoking, obesity, or high blood pressure among Australian women older than 30 years. The study was published online May 8 in the British Journal of Sports Medicine.

May 07

The INTERSTROKE study, presented at the World Congress of Cardiology 2014 Scientific Sessions

The INTERSTROKE study, presented at the World Congress of Cardiology 2014 Scientific Sessions, has identified the following risk factors that explain approximately 90% of the population–attributable risk of stroke: hypertension, lipid levels, physical inactivity, smoking, diet, larger waist–to–hip ratios, history of diabetes, alcohol intake, psychosocial stress or depression, and cardiac causes.

Jan 12

Older people who quit their moderate smoking habit reduced their cigarette-associated cardiovascular risks

Older people who quit their moderate smoking habit reduced their cigarette-associated cardiovascular risks to the level seen people who had never smoked in as little as 8 years, according to a prospective population study presented at the American Heart Association’s annual scientific sessions. And this risk reversal occurred much sooner than the 15 years predicted …

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