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Short, intense exercise bursts can reduce heart risk to teens

Adolescents who perform just 8 to 10 minutes of high-intensity interval exercise 3 times a week could be significantly reducing their risk of developing heart conditions, new research has concluded Adolescents who perform just eight to ten minutes of high-intensity interval exercise three times a week could be significantly reducing their risk of developing heart [...]

Study finds childhood stress impacts adult health

A 45-year study of nearly 7,000 people born in a single week in Great Britain in 1958 found psychological distress in childhood — even when conditions improved in adulthood — was associated with higher risk for heart disease and diabetes later in life. The study, published today in the Journal of the American College of [...]

New research exposes the health risks of fructose and sugary drinks

Researchers call for more aggressive efforts to reduce consumption of products containing added sugar There is compelling evidence that drinking too many sugar-sweetened beverages, which contain added sugars in the form of high fructose corn syrup or table sugar (sucrose), can lead to excess weight gain and a greater risk of developing type 2 diabetes [...]

Study examines impact of global food consumption on heart disease

More than 80 percent of cardiovascular disease deaths occur in low- and middle-income countries, but very little data on the impact of diet on cardiovascular disease exists from these countries. A State-of-the-Art review published today in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology summarizes the evidence relating food to cardiovascular disease and how the [...]

Lifestyle focused text messaging results in improvement in LDL cholesterol and other cardiovascular risk factors

A simple, low-cost automated program of semi-personalized mobile phone text messages supporting lifestyle change led to improvement in low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) levels, blood pressure, body mass index, and smoking status in patients with coronary heart disease, according to a study in JAMA. Globally, cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death and disease burden. [...]