Depression Linked to Chronic Disease in Women
Recent statistics reveal the jarring prevalence of depression among U.S. adults with an estimated 17.3 million affected American adults, or over 7% of the population. Although depression is a serious condition on its own, a growing body of research suggests it has a connection to a host of cardiometabolic conditions. While the comorbidity of depression […]
Could Exercise Counter a Sedentary Lifestyle?
On average, Americans currently spend around 11 hours a day sitting and research suggests that only about 20% of adults are meeting physical activity guidelines. The trend toward increasingly sedentary lifestyles is becoming a significant public health issue, resulting in an estimated $24 billion in direct medical spending. Research has long shown that a sedentary lifestyle […]
CV Mortality Rates Among Asian-American Subgroups
To date, the majority of data on Asian-American cardiometabolic health is aggregated into the wide-ranging Asian subgroup and does not delineate the differences between specific subgroup populations – some of which are at a much higher risk of CVD than others. A new study aims to identify the specific risks targeting Asian-American subgroup populations by examining […]
Plant-Based Diets for Lowering CV Mortality Risk
The anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects of vegetable-focused diets are well-known, however, recent research reveals that the quality of plant foods is just as important as their quantity. Not all plant-based diets are equal and those centered around high-quality, healthy plant foods have been proven to greatly surpass plant-based diets with less-healthy foods which can ultimately […]
5 Cardiometabolic Health Topics You Can’t Miss at CMHC West 2019
With dozens of recently released revised clinical guidelines, breakthrough trial data, and newly approved drugs on the market, it is increasingly important for clinicians leading the fight against cardiometabolic disease to review the latest topics and industry developments. Explore how the most respected leaders of the industry are advancing cardiometabolic health and combating the growing […]
New Metabolic Target to Prevent Heart Failure Identified
The incidence of heart failure is the only form of heart disease that has not decreased in over 30 years, with approximately 550,000 new cases diagnosed in the U.S. per year. Technological advancements in cardiac devices and improved prevention and treatment methods have diminished the death rate, but cardiovascular disease remains the leading cause of […]
Premenopausal CVD May Mean Menopause at an Early Age
Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in women, outnumbering deaths from all other causes combined. According to the American Heart Association, one in three women have some form of cardiovascular disease. Recognizing women at risk of CVD is of tremendous public health importance.
Muscle Strength: Tied to Type 2 Diabetes Risk
While various studies have linked strength to a lower risk of type 2 diabetes, a new study published in the journal Mayo Clinic Proceedings indicates that even ‘moderate amounts of muscle strength’ were associated with a 32% reduced risk of developing T2DM.
The Importance of Women’s Cardiovascular Health
February is not only designated as American Heart Month, it is also recognized as a month to commemorate women’s cardiovascular disease: the number one cause of death among females. Statistics indicate that women are twice as likely to die from cardiovascular disease than they are from breast cancer, and up to 40% of all premature […]
Heart Health on Valentine’s Day
February is not only famous for Valentine’s Day, but it also celebrates American Heart Month: an optimal time to teach ourselves about heart health. With this month, we hope that many people not only make a commitment to their loved ones, but also teach themselves how to maintain a healthy heart. This month, remind people […]