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Even `metabolically healthy ’ obese people have higher heart disease risk

(Reuters Health) - People who are considered metabolically healthy may still have a higher risk of developing heart problems if they are obese than they would if they weighed less, a recent study suggests.
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Source: BPS RESEARCH DIGEST - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: Cross-cultural Emotion Health Source Type: blogs
Authors: Li H, Sun K, Zhao R, Hu J, Hao Z, Wang F, Lu Y, Liu F, Zhang Y Abstract Coronary heart disease (CHD) is one of the leading causes of death worldwide. CHD is characterized by formation of arterial plaques which are mainly comprised of lipids, calcium and inflammatory cells. These plaques narrow the lumen of coronary arteries leading to episodic or persistent angina. Rupture of these plaques leads to the formation of thrombus, which as a result of cessation of blood flow, causes myocardial infarct and death. CHD is exacerbated by risk factors including obesity, diabetes mellitus, and hypertension. Diagnosis ...
Source: Frontiers in Bioscience - Scholar - Category: Biomedical Science Tags: Front Biosci (Schol Ed) Source Type: research
We thank Dr. Kawada for his thoughtful comments in his letter [1] regarding our recent study [2]. Dr. Kawada was concerned about that past smoking history, instead of current smoking associated with coronary heart disease (CHD) in type 2 diabetes (T2D) and speculated that obesity would be a confounding factor on the association. However, based on our study (see Table 3) [2], the results of both univariate and multiple logistic regression analyses revealed that past smoking was associate with CHD in T2D; whereas neither univariate nor multiple logistic regression analysis showed significant association of current smoking with CHD in T2D.
Source: Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice - Category: Endocrinology Authors: Source Type: research
Li et al. evaluated the associations of alcohol consumption, tobacco smoking, hypertension, obesity, depression and sleep duration with coronary heart disease (CHD) development among patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2D) with special reference to the gender differences [1]. By logistic regression analysis, the odds ratios (ORs) (95% confidence intervals (CIs)) of female, older age (>=65), past smoking, long sleep duration, hypertension, and high cholesterol level were 0.51 (0.35-0.74), 1.95 (1.36-2.79), 1.76 (1.22-2.52), 1.7 (1.05-2.77), 3.49 (2.31-5.29) and 1.76 (1.25-2.48), respectively.
Source: Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice - Category: Endocrinology Authors: Source Type: research
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Source: The Medical Futurist - Category: Information Technology Authors: Tags: Health Sensors & Trackers digital future gc3 Healthcare personalized technology wearable wearables Source Type: blogs
AbstractPurpose of ReviewThis review summarises and discusses the epidemiological evidence suggesting a causal relationship between sleep duration and cardio-metabolic risk and outcomes in population.Recent FindingsSleep duration is affected by a variety of cultural, social, psychological, behavioural, pathophysiological and environmental influences. Changes in modern society —like longer working hours, more shift-work, 24/7 availability of commodities and 24-h global connectivity—have been associated with a gradual reduction in sleep duration and sleeping patterns across westernised populations. We review the ...
Source: Current Cardiology Reports - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
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Source: EHP Research - Category: Environmental Health Authors: Tags: Review Source Type: research
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Source: Journal of Atherosclerosis and Thrombosis - Category: Cardiology Tags: J Atheroscler Thromb Source Type: research
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Source: MMWR Surveill Summ - Category: Epidemiology Authors: Tags: MMWR Surveill Summ Source Type: research
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Source: Preventive Medicine - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research
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