New nutrition data shows global calorie consumption

February 10, 2015

Source: Euromonitor International

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Date of publication: February 2015

Publication type: News item

In a nutshell: ‘Passport: Nutrition’ is a new research tool provided by market analyst Euromonitor. It maps the purchasing of packaged foods and soft drinks, with a break-down of their nutritional composition, in 54 countries.

Length of publication: 1 webpage

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Acknowledgement: UK Health Forum Prevention Information and Evidence

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Self-management support for people with hypertension

January 20, 2015

Source: Health Services and Delivery Research, 2014, 2 (53) p. 221-250

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Date of publication: December 2014

Publication type: Systematic review

In a nutshell: This study by the National Institute for Health Research provides an overview of the evidence on self-management support for a range of long-term conditions. Its objective is to inform commissioning and healthcare providers. Chapter 15 examines the research on self-management support for hypertension.

Length of publication: 30 pages

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Acknowledgement: National Institute for Health Research


What is preventing progress? Time to move from talk to action

November 10, 2014

Source: The Richmond Group of Charities

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Date of publication: November 2014

Publication type: Report

In a nutshell: This report argues that tackling common risk factors such as smoking, alcohol, inactivity and unhealthy eating would drastically reduce the number of people affected by heart disease, cancer, lung disease and diabetes. The ten charities involved in the report outline nine key calls to action for politicians and decision-makers to ensure that disease prevention is at the top of the agenda.

Length of publication: 15 pages

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Acknowledgement: British Heart Foundation


Smartphone-based home care model improved use of cardiac rehabilitation in postmyocardial infarction

July 11, 2014

Source: Heart online first

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Date of publication: June 2014

Publication type: Research

In a nutshell: Uptake of cardiac rehabilitation (CR) can be poor, especially among women, older patients and ethnic minorities. This study looked at a home-based CR programme called the Care Assessment Programme, which used smartphones to monitor health and exercise, and to deliver motivational and educational material. This home service had higher rates of uptake, adherence and completion than a traditional centre-based programme among post-myocardial infarction patients.

Length of publication: 10 pages

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Association between change in daily ambulatory activity and cardiovascular events

January 9, 2014

Source: The Lancet early online

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Date of publication: 20th December 2013

Publication type: Journal Article

In a nutshell: The NAVIGATOR trial involved 9306 participants with impaired glucose tolerance, who either had cardiovascular disease or a cardiovascular risk factor. They were followed up for cardiovascular events for an average of six years, and their ambulatory activity was assessed by pedometer at baseline and twelve months. This authors of this study assessed the data from the NAVIGATOR trial and found that every 2000 step per day increment in ambulatory activity at baseline (roughly equivalent to 20 minutes a day of moderately-paced walking) was associated with a 10% lower risk of a cardiovascular event. Furthermore, each 2000 step per day change from baseline to 12 months was associated with an additional 8% difference in the cardiovascular event rate.
The authors of the NAVIGATOR trial have published a comment on this study

Length of publication: 8 pages

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Secondary prevention of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease in older adults

December 16, 2013

Source: Circulation, 2013, 128 (22), p.2422-2446

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Date of publication: November 2013

Publication type: Best practice

In a nutshell: This scientific statement published by the American Heart Association gives an overview of Coronary Heart Disease (CHD) in older adults, and discusses areas such as hypertension management, psychosocial issues and lifestyle therapy.

Length of publication: 28 pages

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Acknowledgement: American Heart Association


Secondary prevention for patients after a myocardial infarction: summary of updated NICE guidance

November 20, 2013

Source: BMJ, 13th November 2013

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Date of publication: November 2013

Publication type: Practice guidelines

In a nutshell: The 2007 guidelines on secondary prevention after an MI have been revised. This article summarises the most recent recommendations by NICE.

Length of publication: 5 pages

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