Training very hard ‘as bad as no exercise at all’

February 10, 2015

Source: BBC News health

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Date of publication: February 2015

Publication type: News item

In a nutshell: A Danish study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology suggests that jogging at a steady pace for less than 150 minutes a week was best for health. Joggers and non-joggers had been prospectively followed up since 2001. The findings of the study suggested that light and moderate joggers had lower mortality than the sedentary group but that strenuous joggers had a mortality rate not statistically different from that of the sedentary non-joggers.

Length of publication: 1 webpage

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Acknowledgement: Journal of the American College of Cardiology


European cardiovascular disease statistics 2012

December 10, 2012

Source: European Heart Network

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Date of publication: September 2012

Publication type: Statistics

In a nutshell: This is the 4th edition of a report produced by the British Heart Foundation Health Promotion Research Group, and the Health Economics Research Centre – both of the Department of Public Health, University of Oxford – on behalf of the European Heart Network and the European Society of Cardiology. Part of the European Heart Health Strategy II (EuroHeart II) project. Mortality from CVD is being successfully reduced across Europe, but the cost to the EU economies is not decreasing. Also, there is still a lack of truly comparable data.

Length of publication:129 pages

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Acknowledgement:  National Heart Forum  online resources briefing 15/11/2012


Low carbohydrate-high protein diet and incidence of cardiovascular diseases

July 18, 2012

Source: BMJ, early online 26th June 2012

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Date of publication: June 2012

Publication type: Research

In a nutshell: This Swedish study of over 40,000 women examined the long-term effects of low-carbohydrate, high-protein diets. The participants were followed up for an average of 15 years. The results found that regular use of such diets was associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular disease.

Length of publication: 11 pages

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CVD risk assessment programmes 2012 – EHN position paper

January 13, 2012

Source: european heart network

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Date of publication: 9 January 2012

Publication type: News item

In a nutshell: Reviews the effectiveness of CVD risk assessment programmes, and recommends that the European Commission propose  that all EU member states should implement national CVD risk assessment programmes, as part of a comprehensive EU CVD strategy.

Length of publication: 7 pages

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Diet, physical activity and cardiovascular disease prevention in Europe

January 13, 2012

Source: european heart network

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Date of publication: 23 November 2011

Publication type: Report

In a nutshell: Reviews the progress made over the last 10 years, the scientific evidence on diet, physical activity and cardiovascular health, and proposes policy changes across Europe.

Length of publication: Full report 196 pages, summary 64 pages, briefing 4 pages

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Acknowledgement: National Heart Forum Briefing of the Year 2011


Effectiveness of a Canteen Take Away concept in promoting healthy eating

August 15, 2011

Source: Public Health Nutrition (first view article)

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Date of publication: June 2011

Publication type: Research

In a nutshell: This Danish study investigated the Canteen Take Away (CTA), a relatively new concept which provides employees with healthy ready-to-heat meals to take home to their families. The research showed that the CTA is an effective tool for the promotion of healthy eating habits.

Length of publication: 7 pages

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Statin treatment for primary prevention of vascular disease

April 11, 2011

Source: BMJ, 2011, 342 (7801) p.811

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Date of publication: April 2011

Publication type: Research

In a nutshell: Cost-effectiveness analysis of daily treatment of low-dose statins for primary prevention of vascular disease based in the Netherlands, including current prices and the cost of non-adherence. Calculations showed that statins for primary prevention did not seem to be cost-effective in populations at low risk of vascular disease. Adherence to statin treatment needs to be improved.

Length of publication: 9 pages

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