Binge drinking could trigger abnormal heart rhythms

May 18, 2017

Source: NHS Choices

Follow this link for full text

Date of publication: April 2017

Publication type:  News item

In a nutshell: Researchers who attended the annual Bavarian beer and folk festival found binge drinkers were more likely to have abnormal heart rhythm patterns.

This could be of potential concern – in extreme cases, abnormal heart rhythms (arrhythmias) can trigger serious complications

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:  NHS Choices                

Advertisements

Meeting physical activity guidelines through community-based group exercise

April 10, 2013

Source: Journal of aging and physical activity, 2013, 21(2) p. 155-66

Follow this link for the abstract

Date of publication: April 2013

Publication type: Research

In a nutshell: ‘Better bones and balance’ (BBB) is a community-based fall and fracture prevention programme for older adults. This study measured the level of cardiovascular activity for the participants of BBB, as well as the bone-loading forces involved. The researchers found that weekly participation in the BBB programme met recommended guidelines for cardiovascular and skeletal health.

Length of publication: 12 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.