Assessing association of waist-height ratio (WHtR) and body mass index (BMI) with non-communicable disease risk factors

ConclusionBoth WHtR and BMI were important predictors of NCD prevalence. These findings can contribute to the validity of the WHtR in clinical application and encourage the use of these anthropometric indices in clinical settings.
Source: Journal of Public Health - Category: Health Management Source Type: research

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CONCLUSION: The data obtained in our study show that NAFLD is not associated to overall mortality in the elderly population. PMID: 32008226 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Aging Clinical and Experimental Research - Category: Geriatrics Authors: Tags: Aging Clin Exp Res Source Type: research
ConclusionsA potent risk predictive model was established, which is of great value for the secondary prevention of diabetes. Weight loss, lowering of SBP and blood uric acid levels and appropriate control for DBP may significantly reduce the risk of new-onset ACS in T2DM patients in Northwest China.
Source: Acta Diabetologica - Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research
Conclusion: There was a high prevalence of MetS and abnormal ECG among the studied population. Abnormal ECG findings were more common in men with no differential association in people with or without MetS. However, a significant association existed between certain components of MetS and ECG abnormalities in men only. Male gender and HDLc were independent predictors of ECG Abnormalities.Keyword: Electrocardiography, metabolic syndrome, africans.
Source: African Health Sciences - Category: African Health Source Type: research
ConclusionResults of this study support that the TyG index may be a useful indicator to detect MONW phenotype and associated cardiovascular risk factors.
Source: Journal of Endocrinological Investigation - Category: Endocrinology Source Type: research
AbstractChicago is among the top five metropolitan areas in the United States where Arab Americans reside; however, we have little available data on their perceptions of personal or community health. We collected 200 community health surveys in collaboration with a community-based organization that serves mainly Arabs in Chicago ’s southwest suburbs. The survey evaluated perceived community and personal health. In a mostly female, married, and low-income sample, participants identified cancers, diabetes, and high blood pressure/cholesterol as the top three health problems, while alcohol abuse, drug abuse, and overwei...
Source: Journal of Community Health - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research
Social determinants, lifestyle and diet quality: a population-based study from the 2015 Health Survey of São Paulo, Brazil. Public Health Nutr. 2019 Dec 18;:1-12 Authors: Mello AV, Pereira JL, Leme ACB, Goldbaum M, Cesar CLG, Fisberg RM Abstract OBJECTIVE: To investigate the association among social determinants, lifestyle variables and diet quality in São Paulo, Brazil. DESIGN: Cross-sectional study, 2015 Health Survey of São Paulo (Inquérito de Saúde de São Paulo (2015 ISA-Capital)) with Focus on Nutrition Study (2015 ISA-Nutrition). SETTING: Popul...
Source: Public Health Nutrition - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Tags: Public Health Nutr Source Type: research
This article reviews the consequences of some factors (diabetes, obesity/dyslipidemia, hypertension, smoking, moderate use and abuse of alcohol) and classes of drugs [statin s, angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors, sartans] in accelerating and anticipating or in counteracting the process of aging. The evidence is compatible with the programmed aging paradigm and the mechanisms defined by the subtelomere–telomere theory but it has no obvious discriminating va lue against the theories of non-programmed aging paradigm. However, the existence of mechanisms, determined by the subtelomere–telomere–tel...
Source: Biochemistry (Moscow) - Category: Biochemistry Source Type: research
Conclusion: We found that serum carbohydrate antigen 19-9 level was positively and independently associated with arterial stiffness and coronary artery calcification.
Source: Journal of Hypertension - Category: Cardiology Tags: ORIGINAL PAPERS: Organ damage Source Type: research
More millennials in the U.S. are suffering from chronic health problems, potentially restraining the lifetime economic potential of a generation of young adults. A spike in conditions like depression, hypertension and high cholesterol among younger people could increase health-care costs and lower incomes in coming years, according to a report Wednesday from the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association, a federation of 36 independent companies that together provide coverage for 1 in 3 Americans. Between 2014 and 2017, rates of depression among millennials surged by 31%, while hyperactivity rose 29% and hypertension increased 16%...
Source: TIME: Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Uncategorized Bloomberg Healthcare onetime Source Type: news
Nearly half of all premature deaths may be due to unhealthy lifestyle choices, such as insufficient exercise, poor diet, and smoking. These risk factors increase the risk of high blood pressure, diabetes, heart attack, and stroke. The good news is that lifestyle changes can make a difference. In a study analyzing over 55,000 people, those with favorable lifestyle habits such as not smoking, not being obese, engaging in regular physical activity, and eating a healthy diet lowered their heart disease risk by nearly 50%. The American College of Cardiology (ACC) and the American Heart Association (AHA) recently published guide...
Source: Harvard Health Blog - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Alcohol Diabetes Exercise and Fitness Heart Health Hypertension and Stroke Smoking cessation Source Type: blogs
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