Cardiorespiratory fitness and ideal cardiovascular health in European adolescents

May 11, 2015

Source: Heart journal

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Date of publication: December 2014

Publication type: Article

In a nutshell:  The results suggest a hypothetical cardiorespiratory fitness level associated with a healthier cardiovascular profile in adolescents. The fitness standards could be used in schools as part of surveillance and/or screening systems to identify youth with poor health behaviours who might benefit from intervention programmes.

Length of publication: 9 pages

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Acknowledgement: Heart journal


Stress resilience and physical fitness in adolescence and risk of coronary heart disease in middle age

May 11, 2015

Source: Heart journal

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Date of publication: March 2015

Publication type: Article

In a nutshell: Low-stress resilience in adolescence was associated with increased risk of CHD in middle age and may diminish the benefit of physical fitness. This represents new evidence of the role of stress resilience in determining risk of CHD and its interrelationship with physical fitness.

Length of publication: 8 pages

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Acknowledgement: Heart journal


AS Activity Tied to Future Risk for Heart Disease

May 11, 2015

Source: MedPage Today

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Date of publication: May 2015

Publication type: News item

In a nutshell:  Early inflammation and disease activity predicted future elevations in arterial stiffness in ankylosing spondylitis (AS), researchers from Norway found. “The clinical implications of our results are that inflammation and disease activity are possible CVD risk factors in patients with AS, and hence reduction of these factors may be important in reducing CVD risk,” they stated.

Length of publication: 1 webpage

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Acknowledgement: TRIP Database latest news


Hourly two minute walk may be beneficial to health

May 11, 2015

Source: Medical News Today

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Date of publication: May 2015

Publication type: News item

In a nutshell:  There is a wealth of evidence to show that prolonged sitting is bad for health, but new research has discovered that just a two minute walk every hour may counteract this risk. The researchers used data from 3,243 participants in the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) and followed them over a three year period. To minutes of light activity, such as walking, was linked to 33 percent lower risk of premature death compared to sitting.

Length of publication: 1 webpage

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Acknowledgement: UK Health Forum


Shorter height associated with increased risk of coronary heart disease

May 11, 2015

Source: National Institute for Healthcare Research

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Date of publication: April 2015

Publication type: News item

In a nutshell: A new study led by the University of Leicester has discovered that every 2.5 inches change in your height affected your risk of coronary heart disease by 13.5 percent. For example, compared to a 5ft 6inch tall person, a 5 foot tall person on average has a 32 percent higher risk of coronary heart disease because of their relatively shorter stature.

Length of publication: 1 webpage

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Acknowledgement: National Institute for Healthcare Research


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May 11, 2015

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