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March 08, 2010

Study finds clear tie between parents’ stroke history, offspring’s risk

Study finds clear tie between parents’ stroke history, offspring’s risk American Heart Association rapid access journal report Study highlights: After accounting for risk factors, people with a parent who had a stroke by age 65 face double...
March 05, 2010

Drinking sugar-sweetened beverages daily linked to diabetes, cardiovascular disease, increased healthcare costs

Drinking sugar-sweetened beverages daily linked to diabetes, cardiovascular disease, increased healthcare costs American Heart Association meeting report Abstract P365 Study highlights: More than 100,000 cases of diabetes over the last...
March 02, 2010

Students’ physical fitness associated with academic achievement; organized physical activity linked to lower body fat in girls

Students’ physical fitness associated with academic achievement; organized physical activity linked to lower body fat in girls American Heart Association meeting report Study 1 highlights: • Physical fitness is associated with students’...
March 02, 2010

Coffee drinkers less likely to be hospitalized for heart rhythm disturbances

Coffee drinkers less likely to be hospitalized for heart rhythm disturbances American Heart Association meeting report Study highlights: Coffee drinkers may be less likely to develop heart rhythm disturbances than people who do not drink...
March 02, 2010

Unique educational course helps college students improve diet

Unique educational course helps college students improve diet American Heart Association meeting report Study 1 highlights: Teaching college students the social aspects related to food proved to be effective in helping them eat more...
March 02, 2010

Children with insomnia may have impaired heart rate variability

Children with insomnia may have impaired heart rate variability American Heart Association meeting report Study highlights: Children with reported insomnia had impaired cardiac autonomic modulation with a shift towards sympathetic or excitable...
March 02, 2010

Test of implantable cardioverter defibrillator linked to cognitive problems

Test of implantable cardioverter defibrillator linked to cognitive problems American Heart Association rapid access journal report Study highlights: Inducing ventricular fibrillation to test an implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) is...
March 02, 2010

Secondhand smoke raises risk of hardened arteries among 13-year-olds

Secondhand smoke raises risk of hardened arteries among 13-year-olds American Heart Association rapid access journal report Study highlights: Exposure to secondhand tobacco smoke among 13-year-olds was associated with higher levels of arterial...
March 01, 2010

Weight-loss diets may reverse atherosclerosis in obese, overweight people

Weight-loss diets may reverse atherosclerosis in obese, overweight people American Heart Association rapid access journal report Study highlights: Researchers found a low-carbohydrate diet, a low-fat diet or a Mediterranean diet were equally...
February 26, 2010

Smoking significantly increases risk of aneurysm in people with certain genes

Smoking significantly increases risk of aneurysm in people with certain genes American Stroke Association meeting report Abstracts 152, 156 Study highlights: Researchers have confirmed three gene changes that raise the risk that a blood...
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