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

oung adults who don't meet traditional measures of obesity such as weight and BMI."

He says their message is that beyond simple weight and BMI, measures of fat hidden within (visceral fat) are greater predictors of atherosclerosis. The people with greater visceral fat will have greater atherosclerosis, even if they are young and apparently healthy − and could benefit from preventive lifestyle measures.

Dr. Larose adds that despite having normal weight and BMI, young adults with greater visceral fat have greater atherosclerosis burden, therefore greater risk for clinical events including heart attack and stroke in the long run. "We were encouraged to find that in this young and apparently healthy population, an easy way to measure risk in the doctor's office is through waist circumference," he says.

At any given BMI, an enlarged waist circumference measured with a simple tailor's ribbon was predictive of increased visceral adiposity and of premature atherosclerosis. The prediction of visceral adiposity and of atherosclerosis was almost as precise as by MRI.

Dr. Larose's study verifies earlier research that found that as many as 80 percent of young Americans killed in war or in car accidents had premature and subclinical (hidden) atherosclerosis.

The strength of the present findings is in measuring atherosclerosis in live individuals instead of waiting for an autopsy, and in finding a simple office-based solution in waist circumference.

These results may improve our ability to identify early individuals in need of more robust preventive support to slow the progression of their atherosclerosis.

Heart disease and stroke are leading causes of death in Canada, says Heart and Stroke Foundation spokesperson Dr. Beth Abramson. "Someone in this country dies from heart disease or stroke every seven minutes," she says. "The good news is that heart disease and stroke are largely preventable by undertaking h
'/>"/>

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:12/26/2014)... 2014 DW-InductionHeating.com (DaWei Induction Heating Co.) ... and developing, producing and marketing of a series of ... announces their new series of induction brazing equipments ... company, induction brazing refers to the joining ... material and heat. The manager says that there are ...
(Date:12/25/2014)... 26, 2014 The report “Nintedanib ... 2023” focuses on the current treatment landscape, unmet ... colorectal cancer market. Stivarga is a drug which ... rectal cancer. Boehringer Ingelheim is developing nintedanib (BIBF-1120), ... of refractory CRC in the US, Europe, and ...
(Date:12/25/2014)... Recently, Dylan Queen, a famous online company supplying women’s ... discounted prom dresses, most of which are priced under ... company, the promotion is valid until Jan. 22, 2015; ... UK market. , The prom dresses in this new ... A-line strapless, empire strapless chiffon, one shoulder, floor-length, V-neck ...
(Date:12/25/2014)... (PRWEB) December 25, 2014 When head lice ... themselves in a frenzy to get rid of it while ... families in Coral Gables now have the solution right in ... salon clinic location, Lice Troopers provides full spectrum head lice ... Coral Gable area, including Sunset, Key Biscayne, Brickell, Coconut Grove, ...
(Date:12/25/2014)... 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Among early stage breast cancer ... half of one percent will eventually develop leukemia as ... The finding comes from a review of more ... 2007, and it suggests that the risk for developing ... had previously thought. "The frequency of bone marrow ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Induction Brazing Equipment Series From DaWei Induction Heating Co., A Reliable Supplier Of Induction Heating Equipment 2Health News:Nintedanib Colorectal Cancer Market Analysis and Forecast to 2023 Report at RnRMarketReserach.com 2Health News:Nintedanib Colorectal Cancer Market Analysis and Forecast to 2023 Report at RnRMarketReserach.com 3Health News:Nintedanib Colorectal Cancer Market Analysis and Forecast to 2023 Report at RnRMarketReserach.com 4Health News:Dylan Queen: Cheap Prom Dresses for the UK Market 2Health News:Coral Gables Florida Gets Ready to Be Lice-Free with Lice Troopers 2Health News:Breast Cancer Chemo Tied to Small But Significant Leukemia Risk 2Health News:Breast Cancer Chemo Tied to Small But Significant Leukemia Risk 3
... it has received approval from the U.S. Food and ... gum USP, 2 mg (coated fruit) and 4 mg ... marketed under store brand labels and is comparable to ... aid to smoking cessation. "This first store brand approval ...
... the advent of a possible new blockbuster drug and ... and drug addictions, global sales of smoking cessation and ... of little over $1.1 billion in 2005 to more ... and Addiction Treatments: A World Market Analysis, a new ...
... of mobile phones in the provision of clinical care are ... and Safety in Health Care argues. ,Healthcare ... to help improve the provision of care to people with ... disease. ,The UK and the US are leading ...
... Medarex, Inc. today announced a collaborative research agreement ... Chemical Holdings Corporation . The two companies expect ... against a Mitsubishi target for the potential treatment ... Medarex's UltiMAb Human Antibody Development System(R) to generate ...
... the most common addiction all over the world, and a ... impact of tobacco in its various forms on human health, ... smoking. ,Tobacco generates about Rs.7,964 crore ... about Rs.27,661 crore, according to WHO estimates. ...
... risk the wrath of the country's 350 million smokers today by ... ,"It will be applied in all Olympic venues and ... ,A sign of the passions the issue can raise ... ,Earlier this month, an attempt by security guards ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Perrigo Receives FDA Approval to Market Coated Fruit Nicotine Gum 2Health News:Urgent Need for Guidance on Mobile Phone Use in Clinical Care 2Health News:Tobacco Menace and What can Be Done About It 2Health News:Tobacco Menace and What can Be Done About It 3Health News:Tobacco Menace and What can Be Done About It 4Health News:China Bans Smoking at Olympics 2
(Date:12/24/2014)... Dec. 23, 2014 Echo Therapeutics, Inc. ... company focused on skin permeation, continuous glucose monitoring ... W. Hollander has been appointed Chief Executive ... more than 20 years of experience in the ... most recently served as Vice President, Business Development, ...
(Date:12/24/2014)... , Dec. 23, 2014 ResMed (NYSE: ... patent infringement action against Chinese medical device manufacturer BMC Medical ... ruled today that BMC,s masks listed below infringe ResMed,s patents, ... selling these masks in the United States ... N2 nasal mask , Willow nasal pillows mask ...
(Date:12/24/2014)... 23, 2014   Synageva BioPharma Corp. ... developing therapeutic products for rare disorders, today announced ... the Marketing Authorization Application (MAA) for sebelipase alfa ... company,s request for accelerated assessment, which has the ... The MAA, and the Biologics ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Echo Therapeutics Announces Scott W. Hollander as President & Chief Executive Officer 2Echo Therapeutics Announces Scott W. Hollander as President & Chief Executive Officer 3ResMed Wins Patent Infringement Lawsuit Against Chinese Manufacturer BMC Medical 2Synageva BioPharma Announces Sebelipase Alfa Marketing Authorization Application Validated By The EMA 2Synageva BioPharma Announces Sebelipase Alfa Marketing Authorization Application Validated By The EMA 3
... AMRI (NASDAQ: AMRI ), a leading ... appointment of Ian Shott as President of AMRI Europe, ... In this newly created role, Mr. Shott will have ... company,s site in Wales, United Kingdom, and work closely ...
... SALT LAKE CITY, May 22, 2012   USANA Health ... global nutritional supplement company, today announced the promotion of ... and development and Dr. Brian Dixon to executive director ... Steely, a licensed naturopathic physician, Mark Levy, a Ph.D. ...
Cached Medicine Technology:AMRI Announces President for AMRI Europe 2AMRI Announces President for AMRI Europe 3USANA Health Sciences Expands Award-Winning Research and Development Team 2USANA Health Sciences Expands Award-Winning Research and Development Team 3