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University of Manchester; Indian immigrants to the U.K. most susceptible to heart attacks, strokes

Biotech Week Atlanta:Nov 30, 2005. p. 1266

"Researchers at The University of Manchester's Medical School, working with teams in India and Birmingham, have found that people moving from South Asia to the U.K. significantly increase their risk of contracting cardiovascular disease (CVD)..."Read more

Cardiovascular Disease; Dentists can help in the fight against heart disease

Obesity, Fitness & Wellness Week Atlanta:Dec 3, 2005. p. 265

"A new study published in the November issue of the Journal of the American Dental Association (JADA) says dentists have a "unique opportunity" to help in the fight against heart attack, one of the leading causes of death in the United States...."Read more

Cardiovascular Disease; Study evaluates effect of blood pressure drugs on arterial function

Drug Week Atlanta:Dec 9, 2005. p. 176

"A new substudy of the Anglo-Scandinavian Cardiac Outcomes Trial (ASCOT), presented during a late- breaking clinical trial session of the American Heart Association (AHA) meeting, gave an explanation for the amlodipine / Coversyl (perindopril) benefits in terms of total mortality, cardiovascular mortality, stroke, and cardiovascular events in comparison with the beta-blocker plus diuretic combination..."Read more

Fitness & Wellness; Low fitness level is associated with increased risk of CVD mortality in diabetic men

Obesity, Fitness & Wellness Week Atlanta:Dec 10, 2005. p. 1495

"A low fitness level, regardless of weight, is associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular disease mortality among diabetic men.

According to a study from Texas, "Questions remain as to whether higher levels of cardiorespiratory fitness, a measure of regular physical activity, are associated with lower risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) mortality in overweight and obese individuals with diabetes. Our objective was to quantify the independent and joint relations of cardiorespiratory fitness (hereafter, fitness) and body mass index (BMI; calculated as weight in kilograms divided by the square of height in meters) with CVD mortality in men with diabetes...."Read more

Cardiovascular Disease Risk Factors; Metabolic syndrome and diabetes treatment is important for cardiovascular risk control

Obesity, Fitness & Wellness Week Atlanta:Dec 10, 2005. p. 1443

"Treatment of metabolic syndrome and diabetes is important for controlling cardiovascular risk.

The prevalence of diabetes is increasing worldwide. Insulin resistance and diabetes mellitus are major predictors of cardiovascular ischemic disease," scientists writing in the journal Diabetes Obesity & Metabolism report in their review..."Read more

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