CARDIOVASCULAR HORIZON SCANNING Volume 5 Issue 8

September 20, 2013
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Breakfast keeps the heart healthy

September 11, 2013

Source: Circulation

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Date of publication: 2013

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: The journal Circulation has published a new study by the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH). The study revealed that men who skipped breakfast were more likely to suffer from heart attack or die from coronary heart disease.

Length of publication: 7 pages

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Acknowledgement: UK Health Forum


Global association of air pollution and heart failure

September 11, 2013

Source: Lancet

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Date of publication: July 2013

Publication type: Review article

In a nutshell: A systematic review and meta-analysis to assess the association between air pollution and acute decompensated heart failure including hospitalisation and heart failure mortality.

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Acknowledgement: UK Health Forum


USA: Abdominal fat could increase cardiovascular risk

September 11, 2013

Source: Journal of the American College of Cardiology

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Date of publication: july 2013

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: Research published in Journal of the American College of Cardiology has found that people carrying excess abdominal fat may be at increased risk of cardiovascular diseases, compared to those of a similar BMI with fat deposited elsewhere.

Length of publication: 4 pages

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Acknowledgement: UK Health Forum


Economic Analyses of the Be Fit Be Well Program

September 11, 2013

Source: Journal of General Internal Medicine, e-pub ahead of print

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Date of publication: June 2013

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: This is a cost-analysis of a two-year moderate intensity weight loss and hypertension management programme. The ‘Be Fit Be Well Program’ involved 365 hypertensive and obese participants in three community health centres in the USA.

Length of publication: 1 webpage

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September 10, 2013

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