Hip and waist size may play role in heart attack risk for women, study says

While obesity is associated with an increased risk for heart attacks, a new study suggests that hip and waist size may play a bigger role, particularly for women.
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Aspirin is once again in the headlines, prompted by New England Journal of Medicine reports suggesting that people aged 70 years and older obtain no benefit and perhaps experience harm in the form of increased bleeding and increased death from cancer on low-dose aspirin. This adds to the decades-long debate on whether aspirin is beneficial as a preventive measure against cardiovascular events such as heart attack in which a blood clot forms on top of inflamed atherosclerotic plaque in the coronary arteries. Unlike many other studies that are observational and therefore virtually useless, these studies are prospective and r...
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Abstract Irisin is an exercise-related myokine. The abundance of irisin is associated with many diseases, such as myocardial infarction, chronic kidney disease, metabolic syndrome, obesity, and diabetes mellitus. In cardiomyocytes, irisin modulates the mitochondrial thermogenesis, regulates ischemic responses, and affects calcium signaling. Previous studies suggested that irisin increases cardiomyoblast mitochondrial functions and protects ischemic and reperfusion injury in ex vivo murine heart. In human, clinical studies have shown that acute myocardial infarction patients with more elevated serum irisin abu...
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Publication date: Available online 13 September 2018Source: Preventive MedicineAuthor(s): Marius Renninger, Maja-Lisa Løchen, Ulf Ekelund, Laila A. Hopstock, Lone Jørgensen, Ellisiv B. Mathiesen, Inger Njølstad, Henrik Schirmer, Tom Wilsgaard, Bente MorsethAbstractPhysical activity and overweight are associated with myocardial infarction (MI). However, their joint association with MI remains unclear. Our objective was to examine the independent and joint association between leisure-time physical activity (LTPA), body mass index (BMI) and MI. This prospective cohort study included 16,572 men and women (...
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AbstractTo verify the frequency and predictors associated with stent thrombosis (ST) in a developing country. Observational, case –control study including 2535 consecutive patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) in two reference hospitals in Brazil, from October 2013 to December 2015. ST patients were matched to controls in a 1:3 ratio for gender, age, procedure indication, and performing hospital. From the total sample, 65 (2.5%) ST occurred and were matched with 195 controls (age 64.9 ± 11.8 years; hypertension, 78.8%; diabetes, 30%). Clopidogrel and aspirin early with...
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ConclusionIn vitro and in vivo studies suggests that pentacyclic triterpenes effectively downregulate various factors related to metabolic syndrome. These phytochemicals may serve as promising candidates for clinical trials for the management of metabolic syndrome.Graphical abstract
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AbstractIntroduction and hypothesisAlthough medical comorbidities are widely recognized to be associated with erectile dysfunction, less research has been done on their association with female sexual dysfunction (FSD). The purpose of this study was to assess whether FSD is associated with comorbidities; we hypothesized that there is an association.MethodsThis is a secondary analysis of the third National Survey of Sexual Attitudes and Lifestyles (Natsal-3), a prospective stratified probability sample of individuals aged 16 –74. We assessed for association between sexual function scores and heart attack, heart disease...
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Randomised controlled trial did not find that fish oil supplements protected against cardiovascular events Related items fromOnMedica Gestational diabetes raises long-term CVD risk HbA1c improves just as much on dieting only two days a week 'Healthy' obese patients still have higher risk of heart disease Taxing unhealthy products may help tackle chronic diseases Sugar not saturated fat is the major issue for CVD
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Abstract Although long-term exposure to traffic-related air pollutants such as nitrogen dioxide (NO2) has been linked to cardiovascular mortality, little is known about the association of ultrafine particles (UFPs) with incidence of major cardiovascular events. We conducted a population-based cohort study to assess the associations of chronic exposure to UFPs and NO2 with incident congestive heart failure (CHF) and acute myocardial infarction. Our study population comprised all long-term Canadian residents aged 30-100 years who lived in Toronto, Canada, 1996-2012. We estimated annual concentrations of UFPs and NO2...
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​BY MELINDA HUANG, DO; CATHERINE KELLY, DO; &STEVEN SATTLER, DOA 36-year-old man presented to the emergency department with chest pain that had begun 30 minutes earlier. The patient was a mechanic, and said he was working on his car when he developed sharp, constant, mid-sternal, 5/10 chest pain that radiated to his left arm. He had associated nausea and dyspnea. The patient denied fever, cough, recent travel, recent surgery, malignancy, blood clots, hormone use, calf pain, and calf swelling. He did not take any medication for the pain. He denied smoking cigarettes, and had no family history of cardiac disease.The pa...
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