People Aren't as Safe From Lead as Thought: Study

The findings revealed a link between low-level exposure and increased risk of premature death. Lead exposure has been associated with hardened arteries, high blood pressure and coronary heart disease, according to the researchers.
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Publication date: Available online 16 October 2018Source: Journal of Clinical NeuroscienceAuthor(s): Shengbang Zheng, Baodong YaoAbstractRisk factors for first-ever stroke have been studied extensively, while those for recurrent stroke are not accurately understood. To provide the adequate secondary prevention for the patients, it is necessary to reveal the risk factors that dominate recurrent stroke. Multiple databases were adopted to search for the relevant studies and full-text articles involving in the risk factors for stroke recurrence were reviewed. Meta-analyses were performed with Review Manager 5.0 to estimate the...
Source: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience - Category: Neuroscience Source Type: research
No one ever had fun visiting the cardiologist. ­Regardless of how good the doc might be, it’s always a little scary thinking about the health of something as fundamental as the heart. But there are ways to take greater control—to ensure that your own heart health is the best it can be—even if you have a family history of cardiovascular disease. Although 50% of cardiovascular-disease risk is genetic, the other 50% can be modified by how you live your life, according to Dr. Eugenia Gianos, director of Women’s Heart Health at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City. “This means you can greatly ...
Source: TIME: Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Uncategorized Baby Boomer Health heart health Source Type: news
Authors: Ninomiya T Abstract The Hisayama Study is a population-based prospective cohort study designed to evaluate the risk factors for lifestyle-related diseases, such as stroke, coronary heart disease, hypertension, diabetes, and dementia, in a general Japanese population. The prospective follow-up surveys have been conducted in subjects aged 40 or older since 1961. Notable characteristics of this study include its high participation rate (70-80% of all residents aged 40 or older), high follow-up rate (99% or over), and high autopsy rate (approximately 75% of deceased cases). The Hisayama Study has provided valu...
Source: Journal of Epidemiology - Category: Epidemiology Tags: J Epidemiol Source Type: research
Abstract Backgroud: While numerous risk factors for renal damage in the hypertensive population have been reported, there is no single prediction model. The purpose of this study was to develop a model to comprehensively evaluate renal damage risk among hypertensive patients. Methods: We analyzed the data of 582 Chinese hypertensive patients from 1 January 2013 to 30 June 2016. Basic patient information was collected along with laboratory test results. According to the albumin-to-creatinine ratio, the subjects were divided into a hypertension with renal damage group and a hypertension without r...
Source: Clinical and Experimental Hypertension - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: Clin Exp Hypertens Source Type: research
Obesity is increasing in epidemic proportions in the US and most of the Westernized World, including in Australia. Overweightness and obesity are associated with an increase in almost all of the major cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factors, such as elevated blood pressure, lipid abnormalities, glucose elevations, and increased levels of inflammation. Not surprisingly, almost all CVD is increased in obesity, including hypertension, coronary heart disease, heart failure, atrial fibrillation, and most other CVD.
Source: Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport - Category: Sports Medicine Authors: Tags: K02 Source Type: research
Abstract Cardiovascular disease, and particularly coronary heart disease (CHD), has a low incidence in premenopausal women. Loss of ovarian hormones during the perimenopause and menopause leads to a sharp increase in incidence. Although most CHD risk factors are common to both men and women, the menopause is a unique additional risk factor for women. Sex steroids have profound effects on many CHD risk factors. Their loss leads to adverse changes in lipids and lipoproteins, with increases being seen in low density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol and triglycerides, and decreases in high density lipoprotein (HDL) chole...
Source: Current Vascular Pharmacology - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: Tags: Curr Vasc Pharmacol Source Type: research
AbstractIn Bosnia and Herzegovina, cardiovascular disease accounts for nearly 50% of deaths. Cardiovascular health of resettled Bosnian-Americans has not been well-characterized. Our study aimed to quantify cardiovascular risk in Bosnian-Americans in St. Louis, the largest non-European center of resettlement. Seven community screenings focused on Bosnian-Americans were held. Cardiovascular risk was calculated to stratify individuals into low (20%) risk. Those with self-reported coronary heart disease (CHD) or risk equivalent were considered high-risk. Two-hundred fifty Bosnian-Americans were screened; 51% (n  =&thin...
Source: Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research
Plant-based or plant-forward eating patterns focus on foods primarily from plants. This includes not only fruits and vegetables, but also nuts, seeds, oils, whole grains, legumes, and beans. It doesn’t mean that you are vegetarian or vegan and never eat meat or dairy. Rather, you are proportionately choosing more of your foods from plant sources. Mediterranean and vegetarian diets What is the evidence that plant-based eating patterns are healthy? Much nutrition research has examined plant-based eating patterns such as the Mediterranean diet and a vegetarian diet. The Mediterranean diet has a foundation of plant-based...
Source: Harvard Health Blog - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Healthy Eating Source Type: blogs
Authors: Pan L, Tan S, Cao L, Feng X Abstract Background: To investigate and analyze the risk factors of operating room-related infections after coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG), to propose corresponding infection control management strategies, and to verify and evaluate the effectiveness of the strategy implementation. Methods: Patients with coronary heart disease who underwent CABG in a hospital from January 2015 to December 2016 were selected for inclusion in this study. The following patient variables were documented: demographics, history of underlying diseases (hypertension and diabetes), preoperati...
Source: Journal of Thoracic Disease - Category: Respiratory Medicine Tags: J Thorac Dis Source Type: research
, Çok İ Abstract Single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs), the most common genetic variations in human genome, can manage the predisposition of certain complex diseases or situations such as obesity. Genetic polymorphisms also play an important role as they can impact a population's susceptibility to being overweight or obese and developing related chronic complications such as hypertension, coronary heart disease, diabetes and cancer. The present study comprised of 193 unrelated healthy volunteers (120 females and 73 males) with Turkish origin. Only female adolescents (n = 110) were divided in...
Source: Molecular Biology Reports - Category: Molecular Biology Authors: Tags: Mol Biol Rep Source Type: research
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