Navigation Links
Pushing Healthy Lifestyle Cuts Risk of Chronic Disease for Blacks: Study
Date:4/25/2011

MONDAY, April 25 (HealthDay News) -- A program promoting exercise and other healthy lifestyle habits that can help prevent chronic disease proved effective for black American couples in which one partner has HIV and the other does not, a new study finds.

Researchers divided 535 such couples -- known in medical language as HIV-serodiscordant couples -- into two groups. Two hundred and sixty couples participated in an intervention to reduce the risk of transmitting and getting HIV and sexually transmitted diseases, and 275 couples took part in a program to reduce the risk of cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases, diabetes and certain cancers through healthy behaviors.

These healthy steps included physical activity, increased fruit and vegetable consumption and screenings for breast and prostate cancer.

Both programs involved eight weekly two-hour sessions. The couples reported their healthy behaviors at the start of the study, immediately after they completed the program, and six to 12 months after the program. The average age of the participants was 43, and the female was the HIV-positive partner in 60.4 percent of the couples.

The study appears in the April 25 issue of the journal Archives of Internal Medicine.

"Health promotion intervention participants were more likely to report consuming five or more servings of fruits and vegetables daily and adhering to physical activity guidelines compared with HIV/STD intervention participants," wrote Nabila El-Bassel and colleagues from the U.S. National Institute of Mental Health Multisite HIV/STD Prevention Trial for African-American Couples Group.

"In the health promotion intervention compared with the HIV/STD intervention, participants consumed fatty foods less frequently, more men received prostate cancer screening, and more women received a mammogram. Alcohol use did not differ between the intervention groups," the researchers said in a jou
'/>"/>

Copyright©2010 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Pushing HIV out the door: How host factors aid in the release of HIV particles
2. Say “I Love You” From Head to Toe with a Gift That's Healthy and Soothes Away Stress this Valentine's Day
3. PERSONALABS Offers Discounted Healthy Heart Online Blood Tests in February
4. Cigars, Pipes No Healthy Alternative to Cigarettes
5. Most Americans Think Its Others Who Are Unhealthy
6. CIBA VISION Partners with TLC's Carmindy to Educate Consumers About Healthy Eye Habits
7. Veteran Journalist Daniel Weintraub Launches HealthyCal.org
8. Legislating to promote healthy eating and physical activity
9. A Healthy Diet Remains Your Best Weapon Against the #1 Killer: Heart Disease
10. Americans Falling Short on Heart-Healthy Fruits and Vegetables
11. Greenwala and PETCO Announce Healthy Living, Healthy Pet Social Media Campaign
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Pushing Healthy Lifestyle Cuts Risk of Chronic Disease for Blacks: Study
(Date:9/20/2014)... PA (PRWEB) September 20, 2014 "As a ... in their tanks," said an inventor from Tamaqua, Pa. "The ... mounted on the backs of their chairs. My invention enables ... developed the Kam Oxygen Sensor to make it easier to ... that the user knows when the tank is low. It ...
(Date:9/20/2014)... Earlier this week, Home Depot revealed that up ... credit card information pilfered by hackers, surpassing the 40 million ... articles like this one published by Bloomberg on ... , “Most people tend to focus on how many ... to score a game,” says Joe Caruso, founder and CEO/CTO ...
(Date:9/20/2014)... September 20, 2014 Final Cut Pro ... the release of the Information theme for FCPX filmmakers. , ... to describe the Information theme,” says Christina Austin, CEO of ... look so professional.” , Information features easy to use controls ... of the environment. Change the background color, color of each ...
(Date:9/20/2014)... “Motherhood is a wonderful gift and a huge responsibility,” ... article , “We know that you want to care for ... want to do as well.” , The article explains to ... their Family Physicians who practice obstetrics while pregnant, during delivery, ... To learn more about Community Health Center of Snohomish County ...
(Date:9/19/2014)... 20, 2014 Nearly 780 Risperdal lawsuits ... Pleas where a meeting took place to discuss the ... in the court’s mass tort program. Attorneys for ... past week at the Complex Litigation Center in Philadelphia’s ... pretrial proceedings. The Risperdal lawsuits filed against Johnson & ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Don’t Let Data Breach Fatigue Cause Dangerous Cyber Security Complacency 2Health News:Don’t Let Data Breach Fatigue Cause Dangerous Cyber Security Complacency 3Health News:Don’t Let Data Breach Fatigue Cause Dangerous Cyber Security Complacency 4Health News:Don’t Let Data Breach Fatigue Cause Dangerous Cyber Security Complacency 5Health News:Today Pixel Film Studios Announced the Release of the Information Theme for Final Cut Pro X 2Health News:Newest Article from Community Health Center of Snohomish County Highlights The Importance of Proper Health Care for Expectant Mothers 2Health News:Risperdal Lawsuits Move Forward As Attorneys Meet To Discuss Litigation, Reports Wright & Schulte LLC 2Health News:Risperdal Lawsuits Move Forward As Attorneys Meet To Discuss Litigation, Reports Wright & Schulte LLC 3Health News:Risperdal Lawsuits Move Forward As Attorneys Meet To Discuss Litigation, Reports Wright & Schulte LLC 4
... claim up to 3 million lives a year. WHO released ... of March. The report says most of those who die ... in the developing world are particularly at risk for water-borne ... drinking contaminated water and 90% of those deaths are among ...
... always raises many uncomfortable questions and more troubling answers is ... ethical issue and has kindled a lot of heated arguments ... victims suffer the most when it comes to drug testing ... on unsuspecting victims in the name of conducting a study.,A ...
... toddler, aged 13 months from Edmonton, Alberta, wandered into a ... in sub zero temperatures. She was frozen stiff and her ... the hospital, doctors declared her clinically dead, but lo and ... miraculous recovery. Read on to know more. , The temperature ...
... conducted by Dr. Michael Brent, an associate professor of ... gives us an insight into the way children understand ... were presented at the annual meeting of the American ... years the ability of children to pick up language ...
... ad with a macabre sense of humour. It stirred up ... over the United States. Levis Strauss officially announced that the ... complaints from many who felt that they did not enjoy ... shows an unconscious man falling from a carousel horse. A ...
... doctors are being stretched to their limits working on cases ... in candlelight when the power fails, but the work goes ... open verandahs. On Jan 27th nearly 1500 patients were operated ... rays. ,The worst quake in Indian history has ...
Cached Medicine News:
(Date:9/19/2014)... WHITEHOUSE STATION, N.J. , Sept. 19, 2014 Merck ... the United States and Canada , ... on Desafiando La Diabetes: Logra Tus Metas , an educational ... of their blood sugar -- a key treatment goal to help ... the United States are at a higher risk for ...
(Date:9/19/2014)... Sept. 19, 2014 Larry J. Merlo , ... ), will speak before the National Press Club in ... company,s recent move to stop selling tobacco products and its ... of health. "Dramatic changes in our health care ... and government," Merlo has said. "CVS Health has a truly ...
(Date:9/19/2014)... , Sept. 19, 2014  BioSpecifics Technologies Corp. (NASDAQ: ... class collagenase-based products marketed as XIAFLEX ® in the ... that BioSpecifics, President, Tom Wegman , will present a ... in the Biotech Industry Conference. The presentation ... p.m. EDT at the Millennium Broadway Hotel in ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Celebrity Chef Leticia Moreinos Schwartz Partners with Merck on Desafiando La Diabetes: Logra Tus Metas to Urge Hispanics With Type 2 Diabetes to Get to Their A1C Goal 2Celebrity Chef Leticia Moreinos Schwartz Partners with Merck on Desafiando La Diabetes: Logra Tus Metas to Urge Hispanics With Type 2 Diabetes to Get to Their A1C Goal 3Celebrity Chef Leticia Moreinos Schwartz Partners with Merck on Desafiando La Diabetes: Logra Tus Metas to Urge Hispanics With Type 2 Diabetes to Get to Their A1C Goal 4Celebrity Chef Leticia Moreinos Schwartz Partners with Merck on Desafiando La Diabetes: Logra Tus Metas to Urge Hispanics With Type 2 Diabetes to Get to Their A1C Goal 5CVS Health CEO to Address National Press Club on Landmark Decision to Quit Tobacco, Leadership in Health Care Innovation 2CVS Health CEO to Address National Press Club on Landmark Decision to Quit Tobacco, Leadership in Health Care Innovation 3BioSpecifics Technologies Corp. to Present at the 21st Annual BioCentury NewsMakers in the Biotech Industry Conference 2
... is synthesized in the parafollicular C-cells of ... secretory granules. The major action of calcitonin ... inhibiting osteoclast activity, resulting in decreased mobilization ... is most evident in conditions associated with ...
... test provides a method for the lay user ... is comprised of a plastic probe with pH ... a package insert. The plastic probe is in ... is indicated for measuring vaginal pH for the ...
... The Rapidlab 1200's speed and accuracy ... decisions in a timely manner - ... value, especially patients. In fact, the ... parameters in just one minute. Its ...
Dornier Holmium Laser for Urological Procedures...
Medicine Products: