Tag Archives: cardiovascular risk factors

Fructose consumption linked to evidence of heart disease in teens

HealthDay reported, “Teens who consume large amounts of the food and beverage sweetener fructose show evidence of cardiovascular disease and diabetes risk in their blood,” according to a study published in the Journal of Nutrition. Continue reading

Blood pressure variation between arms linked to CV risk

MedPage Today reports, “A substantial difference in blood pressure from one arm to the other could be a warning sign for overall cardiovascular and mortality risk,” according to a meta-analysis published online in The Lancet. Continue reading

CV risk factors in midlife linked to risk of premature death from heart disease

The Los Angeles Times “Booster Shots” blog reports, “They’re called ‘risk factors’ for a reason – people with high blood pressure, diabetes, high cholesterol and/or a smoking habit are much more likely to have heart attacks, strokes and other manifestations of cardiovascular disease, including death,” according to a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine. Continue reading

Normalizing blood pressure in middle age reduces lifetime risk for heart disease, stroke

HealthDay reports, “Blood pressure changes in middle age can affect your lifetime risk for heart disease and stroke,” according to a study published in Circulation. Continue reading

Report says Americans’ heart health in poor state

The National Journal reports, “Nearly every American has at least one risk factor for heart disease,” according to a report from the American Heart Association. Continue reading