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According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about 700,000 people die annually of cardiovascular disease. Cardiovascular disease involves the heart and vessels and is the number one killer in the U.S. accounting for nearly 30-percent of all deaths. Cardiovascular disease has a number of forms but the most common are myocardial infarction and angina pectoris which affect the heart itself. There are well known environmental risk factors associated with cardiovascular disease such as smoking, diet, inactivity and increased alcohol use. Heredity also plays a factor in cardiovascular disease since other risk factors like high blood pressure and high LDL cholesterol tend to run in families. Cardiovascular disease can be reduced by controlling environmental factors and understanding the genetic factors that put people at greater risk for heart disease.
UCLA researchers find that male and female brains have opposite response patterns

UCLA researchers find that male and female brains have opposite response patterns

While measuring brain activity with magnetic resonance imaging during blood pressure trials, UCLA researchers found that men and women had opposite responses in the right front of the insular cortex, a part of the brain integral to the experience of emotions, blood pressure control and self-awareness. [More]
Study identifies specific characteristics that predispose women to different hot flashes, night sweat patterns

Study identifies specific characteristics that predispose women to different hot flashes, night sweat patterns

Most women will get hot flashes or night sweats at some point in life. However, when these symptoms occur and how long they last can vary dramatically among women. [More]
Study finds ethnic differences in circadian blood pressure variation

Study finds ethnic differences in circadian blood pressure variation

Differences in circadian blood pressure variation due to a combination of genetic and cultural factors may contribute to ethnic differences in cardiovascular morbidity, according to new research from Binghamton University, State University of New York. [More]
New diagnostic model may become cheaper and easier alternative to screen for NAFLD

New diagnostic model may become cheaper and easier alternative to screen for NAFLD

Researchers have developed a diagnostic model that is highly predictive of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). [More]
Metabolic syndrome, cardiovascular events linked to decreased sexual activity in postmenopausal women

Metabolic syndrome, cardiovascular events linked to decreased sexual activity in postmenopausal women

Understanding the effects of age and disease on sexual wellbeing is crucial as sexual health is increasingly associated with vitality. In a new study published in The American Journal of Medicine, researchers looked at the role metabolic syndrome and cardiovascular disease play in postmenopausal women's sexual health. [More]
Selfish mutant mtDNA exploits cellular defenses to cause many diseases

Selfish mutant mtDNA exploits cellular defenses to cause many diseases

Mitochondrial disorders are a chameleon-like set of diseases that take many different forms and vary widely from individual to individual. [More]
AHA collaborates with Amazon Web Services to advance discoveries in cardiovascular precision medicine

AHA collaborates with Amazon Web Services to advance discoveries in cardiovascular precision medicine

The American Heart Association today announces a new collaboration with Amazon Web Services, Inc., a leading cloud computing infrastructure, to enable and advance discoveries in cardiovascular science and medicine using cloud technology. [More]
UCI researchers use new imaging method to measure fat metabolism

UCI researchers use new imaging method to measure fat metabolism

A team from the University of California, Irvine and supported by the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering has used a new imaging technique to measure how people break down dietary fat into products the cells of their bodies can use. [More]
Study underscores importance of targeting prevention efforts at preclinical HF stages

Study underscores importance of targeting prevention efforts at preclinical HF stages

According to a recent study of Framingham Study participants, nearly 60 percent of people have prevalent preclinical heart failure (HF) stages A and B. Heart failure occurs when the heart muscle is weakened and cannot pump enough blood to meet the body's needs for blood and oxygen. [More]
Standard methods may completely underestimate global obesity burden

Standard methods may completely underestimate global obesity burden

Standard methods for estimating obesity may grossly underestimate the burden of overweight worldwide -- on the scale of hundreds of millions -- according to a paper published in Obesity Reviews. [More]
Buck researchers find new way for possible treatment of AMD

Buck researchers find new way for possible treatment of AMD

Buck researchers boosted the potency of a broccoli-related compound by ten times and identified it as a possible treatment for age-related macular degeneration (AMD), the leading cause of vision loss affecting more than 10 million older Americans. [More]
Vigorous and moderate exercise have same effect on patients with NAFLD

Vigorous and moderate exercise have same effect on patients with NAFLD

A new study shows a brisk walk is just as good as a jog when it comes to reducing liver fatty content, important news for the more than 3 million people diagnosed each year in the U.S. with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). [More]
Diabetes drug metformin could help reduce toxic acid levels linked to MSUD

Diabetes drug metformin could help reduce toxic acid levels linked to MSUD

Maple Syrup Urine Disease (MSUD) is a rare inherited metabolic disorder involving the dysfunction of an enzyme which breaks down three essential amino acids: leucine, isoleucine and valine. [More]
Study finds delayed onset of illness for centenarians than younger counterparts

Study finds delayed onset of illness for centenarians than younger counterparts

Research has shown that the human lifespan has the potential to be extended. But would this merely mean people living longer in poor health? The upbeat findings from a new study in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society indicate that those extra years could well be healthy ones [More]
Replacing saturated fats with unsaturated fats in diet can confer substantial health benefits

Replacing saturated fats with unsaturated fats in diet can confer substantial health benefits

Consuming higher amounts of unsaturated fats was associated with lower mortality, according to a study from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. [More]
Study shows how pasta consumption is linked to reduced likelihood of general, abdominal obesity

Study shows how pasta consumption is linked to reduced likelihood of general, abdominal obesity

In recent years pasta gained a bad reputation: it will fatten you. This led lots of people to limit its consumption, often as part of some aggressive "do it yourself" diets. Now a study conducted by the Department of Epidemiology, I.R.C.C.S. Neuromed in Pozzilli, Italy, does justice to this fundamental element of the Mediterranean diet, showing how pasta consumption is actually associated with a reduced likelihood of both general and abdominal obesity. [More]
Study examines effects of lifestyle-intervention in obese women undergoing fertility treatment

Study examines effects of lifestyle-intervention in obese women undergoing fertility treatment

Women who are overweight or obese pose an ongoing challenge for the fertility clinic. Many studies show that these patients are at increased risk of infertility and are less likely than normal-weight women to conceive after fertility treatment. [More]
More efficient and comprehensive NMR profiling module for detailed lipoprotein subclass analysis announced by Bruker

More efficient and comprehensive NMR profiling module for detailed lipoprotein subclass analysis announced by Bruker

At the 12th Annual Conference of the Metabolomics Society (www.metabolomics2016.org), Bruker announces a new, more comprehensive, more efficient and easy-to-use profiling module for detailed lipoprotein subclass analysis using Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR). [More]
No CVD gain for elderly individuals in physical activity programme

No CVD gain for elderly individuals in physical activity programme

Participation in a long-term moderately intense activity programme has failed to reduce cardiovascular disease events in older adults, findings from the LIFE Study show. [More]
Study finds little to no link between butter consumption and chronic disease or all-cause mortality

Study finds little to no link between butter consumption and chronic disease or all-cause mortality

Butter consumption was only weakly associated with total mortality, not associated with cardiovascular disease, and slightly inversely associated (protective) with diabetes, according to a new epidemiological study which analyzed the association of butter consumption with chronic disease and all-cause mortality. [More]
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