Navigation Links
Young, apparently healthy -- and at risk of heart disease
Date:10/24/2011

Vancouver Atherosclerosis or buildup of fat in the walls of arteries − is thought of as a disorder of older people but it affects a large number of young men and women, according to a new Heart and Stroke Foundation study.

"The proportion of young, apparently healthy adults who are presumably 'the picture of health' who already have atherosclerosis is staggering," says Dr. Eric Larose, an interventional cardiologist at the Institut universitaire de cardiologie et de pneumologie de Qubec and an assistant professor at Universit Laval.

Atherosclerosis can eventually lead to serious problems including heart disease, stroke, or even death.

The study enrolled 168 young adults (age 18 to 35) half male and half female who had no known cardiovascular disease or risk factors such as family history of premature heart disease, diabetes, smoking, high blood cholesterol, or high blood pressure.

The team took complete body measurements, including height, weight, body-mass index and waist circumference. They also measured, through magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), various body fat deposits including subcutaneous fat (fat under the skin that you can measure with calipers) as well as fat within and around the abdomen and chest including the amount of intra-abdominal or visceral fat. Ultimately, they measured atherosclerosis volumes of the carotid arteries by MRI.

The researchers found that although a large proportion of subjects didn't have traditional risk factors for atherosclerosis, they did have discrete signs: greater waist circumference, and visceral fat covering the internal organs within the chest and abdomen. Visceral fat is difficult to detect because it surrounds the organs deep inside the body, unlike the fat under our skin than can be easily detected in the mirror or with a pinch of the fingers.

"We know obesity is a bad thing," says Dr. Larose "but we're dropping the ball on a large proportion of y
'/>"/>

Contact: Amanda Bates
amanda@curvecommunications.com
604-306-0027
Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Test could detect breast cancers earlier in young, high-risk African-American women
2. UNC study finds oral tongue cancer increasing in young, white females
3. Snow Shoveling Injuries Affect Old and Young, Expert Warns
4. Stomach Cancer on the Rise Among Young, White Adults
5. Strokes Up Among the Young, Down Among the Old
6. Warning about benevolent sexism and mens apparently positive attitudes towards women
7. New blood test may help predict heart failure in apparently healthy older adults
8. Healthy Halloween Advice for Children With Diabetes
9. Simple lifestyle changes can add a decade or more healthy years to the average lifespan
10. Autistic brains develop more slowly than healthy brains UCLA researchers say
11. New study shows soy protein improves lipid profile in healthy individuals
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:7/12/2014)... The report, "Phthalic Anhydride and Derivatives (Plasticizers, Unsaturated Polyester ... – Trends & Forecast to 2018," defines and segments ... volume and value. The report also estimates the demand ... phthalic anhydride is projected to grow from an estimated ... with a CAGR of 5.24% from 2013 to 2018. ...
(Date:7/12/2014)... (PRWEB) July 12, 2014 ... research report, ‘cognitive assessment and training’ is ... monitor, assess, train, or enhance cognitive functions. ... such as in dementia screening, clinical trials, ... classroom learning, self assessment, brain training, and ...
(Date:7/12/2014)... (PRWEB) July 12, 2014 The fastest-growing ... for test and measurement of LTE networks continues to ... demands for smart devices have increased mobile data traffic, ... and Measurement (CT&M) market. Communications Test and Measurement equipment ... requirements. , The Communications Test and Measurement Market is ...
(Date:7/12/2014)... 2014 (HealthDay News) -- If you make exercise fun, you,ll ... one experiment, 56 adults were led on a 1.4-mile walk ... or a scenic walk. The participants were given lunch after ... exercise outing ate 35 percent more chocolate pudding for dessert ... In another experiment, 46 adults were given mid-afternoon snacks ...
(Date:7/12/2014)... (PRWEB) July 12, 2014 Sean Francis, owner of ... out special challenges to his clients. He’s also known for his ... recently found a way to combine the two and is excited ... $2,000 for the Boys and Girls Club. , The funds are ... started on June 23rd. Francis sent out emails and asked his ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Phthalic Anhydride Market Projected to Reach $8.42 Billion by 2018 – Report by MarketsandMarkets 2Health News:Phthalic Anhydride Market Projected to Reach $8.42 Billion by 2018 – Report by MarketsandMarkets 3Health News:Phthalic Anhydride Market Projected to Reach $8.42 Billion by 2018 – Report by MarketsandMarkets 4Health News:Global Cognitive Assessment & Training Market: 27.3% CAGR to 2018 Says a New Research Report Available at LifeScienceIndustryResearch.com 2Health News:Global Cognitive Assessment & Training Market: 27.3% CAGR to 2018 Says a New Research Report Available at LifeScienceIndustryResearch.com 3Health News:Global Cognitive Assessment & Training Market: 27.3% CAGR to 2018 Says a New Research Report Available at LifeScienceIndustryResearch.com 4Health News:Global Cognitive Assessment & Training Market: 27.3% CAGR to 2018 Says a New Research Report Available at LifeScienceIndustryResearch.com 5Health News:North America Communication Test and Measurement (CT&M) Market Worth $1.9 Billion by 2018 - New Report by MicroMarket Monitor 2Health News:North America Communication Test and Measurement (CT&M) Market Worth $1.9 Billion by 2018 - New Report by MicroMarket Monitor 3Health News:North America Communication Test and Measurement (CT&M) Market Worth $1.9 Billion by 2018 - New Report by MicroMarket Monitor 4Health News:North America Communication Test and Measurement (CT&M) Market Worth $1.9 Billion by 2018 - New Report by MicroMarket Monitor 5Health News:Make Exercise Fun, Eat Less Afterwards 2Health News:Kawartha Lakes Fit Body Boot Camp’s Successful Fat Loss Challenge Results in $2,000 to Boys and Girls Club 2Health News:Kawartha Lakes Fit Body Boot Camp’s Successful Fat Loss Challenge Results in $2,000 to Boys and Girls Club 3
... Prize Announced to Recognize Outstanding Journalism in, Support of Parkinson,s Disease ... ... NEW YORK, May 9 Although the weatherman predicted rain,that did not ... on Saturday, April 26th to unite as a passionate and,dedicated community to ...
... Sunrise Senior Living,Inc. (NYSE: SRZ ), today announced ... at the 2008 Bank of America Healthcare,Conference in Las ... Pacific,Time., Sunrise will Web cast the presentation live ... http://www.sunriseseniorliving.com ). A,replay of the Web cast will be ...
... May 9 Claremont Insurance,Services ( http://www.claremontcompanies.com ... today announced an innovative partnership to,market and ... broker,channel. PayrollSelect expands the selling power and ... an additional recurring revenue,stream for the broker ...
... to have suffered from depression before the diagnosis, , , ... are more than twice as likely to develop post-traumatic ... anxiety disorders, new research suggests. , About 16 percent ... at the Ohio State University Medical experienced PTSD 18 ...
... Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis working ... immune cells long thought to be responsible for type ... the immune cells from isolated insulin-making structures in the ... the immune cells, known as dendritic cells, "red-handed": carrying ...
... Force,Colonel Mike Turner, a Democratic candidate for U.S. Congress ... inspired by MSNBC host,Keith Olbermann. Today is the 169th ... key architect of Hillary Clinton,s,notorious 1993 health care plan, ... 10th District voters what, if any, plan she has ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:14th Annual Parkinson's Unity Walk Most Successful Event to Date 2Health News:14th Annual Parkinson's Unity Walk Most Successful Event to Date 3Health News:New Payroll Service Expands Selling Power and Service Capability of Employee Benefits Brokers 2Health News:Mood Disorders Put Breast Cancer Patients at Risk for PTSD 2Health News:Suspected cause of type 1 diabetes caught 'red-handed' for the first time 2Health News:Suspected cause of type 1 diabetes caught 'red-handed' for the first time 3Health News:Mike Turner, Virginia Congressional Candidate, Starts Healthcare Countdown 2
(Date:7/10/2014)... , 11. Juli 2014  Dilon ... für die molekulare Bildgebung, einschließlich molekularer ... die CE-Zulassung für sein Navigator ® ... Dilon das Produkt jetzt europaweit vertreiben. ... Großteil der europäischen Länder ausgedehnt und ...
(Date:7/10/2014)... , July 10, 2014 Integrated Silicon ... in advanced memory and analog IC solutions, today announced ... Thursday, July 24, 2014, at 7:00 a.m. Pacific Time ... results for the fiscal 2014 third quarter ended June ... via telephone, dial 1-888-556-4997 before 6:50 a.m. Pacific time ...
(Date:7/10/2014)... WEST JORDAN, Utah , July 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ ... imaging solutions, and MiE America , Inc., a ... systems, have entered into a long-term agreement naming BC ... in the US. MiE and BC ... a strategic agreement to establish BC Technical as the ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Dilon erhält CE-Zulassung für sein Navigator-Gamma-Sondensystem 2BC Technical Partners With MiE America To Be Authorized Provider Of Systems & Service 2
... , HARRISBURG, Pa., Aug. 20 Department of Environmental ... number of West Nile Virus cases has dropped, the threat still ... and make every effort to control mosquitoes and reduce the threat ... number of West Nile cases has substantially decreased in recent years ...
... , , , , ... Stemedica Cell Technologies , Inc. USA, a ... New Drug (IND) meeting with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration ("FDA") ... mesenchymal bone marrow cells (adult human) as a treatment for ischemic stroke. ...
Cached Medicine Technology:DEP Urges Pennsylvanians to Take Precautions to Reduce West Nile Virus Threat 2DEP Urges Pennsylvanians to Take Precautions to Reduce West Nile Virus Threat 3Stemedica Requests Pre-IND Meeting With FDA 2
... reference laboratory and a worldwide leader in ... an extensive test menu of highly complex ... anatomic pathology. Owned by the University of ... half of the nation's university teaching hospitals ...
... national reference laboratory and a worldwide leader ... offers an extensive test menu of highly ... and anatomic pathology. Owned by the University ... than half of the nation's university teaching ...
... ARUP Laboratories is a national reference laboratory ... research and development. ARUP offers an extensive ... medical tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. ... Laboratories' clients include more than half of ...
... is a national reference laboratory and a ... development. ARUP offers an extensive test menu ... in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by ... include more than half of the nation's ...
Medicine Products: