CARDIOVASCULAR HORIZON SCANNING Volume 6 Issue 2

February 21, 2014
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Too much sugar can lead to heart attack

February 5, 2014

Source: UK Health Forum

Follow this link for fulltext http://www.ukhealthforum.org.uk/prevention/pie/?entryid43=33517

Date of publication: February 2014

Publication type: News article

In a nutshell:  Researchers from the CDC have found a link between the amount of added sugar a person consumes and their risk of suffering a heart attack. A person was three times as likely to suffer a heart attack if they got a quarter of their daily calories from added sugar such as that found in fizzy drinks or chocolate.

Length of publication: 1 webpage

Some important notes: Please contact your local NHS library if you cannot access the full text. Follow this link to find your local NHS library.

Acknowledgement: UK Health Forum


Heart health still at risk at EU air pollution target levels

February 3, 2014

Source: BMJ

Follow this link for fulltext http://www.bmj.com/content/348/bmj.f7412

Date of publication: January 2014

Publication type: Research Article

In a nutshell:  A study conducted by groups of researchers from across Europe has concluded that currently maximum levels set by the EU 25ug/m3 of PM2.5 can raise the risk of heart attack increase.

Length of publication: 16 pages

Some important notes: Please contact your local NHS library if you cannot access the full text. Follow this link to find your local NHS library.

Acknowledgement: UK Health Forum


Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease

February 3, 2014

Source: NICE Evidence Updates

Follow this link for fulltext http://www.ukhealthforum.org.uk/prevention/pie/?entryid43=33259

Date of publication: January 2014

Publication type: Evidence Update

In a nutshell: NICE has published ‘prevention of cardiovascular disease’.  The new Evidence Update focuses on a summary of selected new evidence relevant to NICE Public Health Guideline 25 ‘Prevention of cardiovascular disease’ (June 2010).

Length of publication: 38 pages

Some important notes: Please contact your local NHS library if you cannot access the full text. Follow this link to find your local NHS library.

Acknowledgement: UK Health Forum


Further Dissemination

February 3, 2014

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