Science News : EPI/NPAM 2013 : Thursday

Updated:Mar 12,2014


Thursday, March 21, 2013

New Science Presented:



The OmniCarb Trial:
Effect of Dietary Carbohydrate (Amount and Type) on Risk Factors for Cardiovascular Disease and Diabetes
Dr. Frank M. Sacks, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA


REGARDS MI Study: Racial Disparities in CHD Mortality
Dr. Monika Safford, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL


The Cardiovascular Health Study:
A Comparison of Novel and Traditional Risk Factors for Cardiovascular Disease across the Spectrum of Older Age
Dr. Michelle Odden, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR


Association of Small Molecule Metabolic Intermediates that Predict Cardiovascular Mortality with Peak VO2 in a Heart Failure Population
Dr. William E. Kraus, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor MI


Ideal Cardiovascular Health and Abdominal Obesity in a Biracial Sample of Children
Dr. Deirdre Harrington, Pennington Biomedical Research Center, Baton Rouge, LA


Related Statistics:

  • CVD effects over 35% of U.S. adults and accounts for over 32% of annual mortality in the United States.
  • Lifetime risk for developing CVD at age forty is 2 in 3 for men and 1 in 2 for women. Average age at first MI is 64.5 years for men and 70.3 years for women.
  • On average, more than 2,150 Americans die of CVD each day, an average of 1 death every 40 seconds. CVD currently claims more lives each year than cancer and chronic lower respiratory disease combined.
  • Approximately every 44 seconds, an American will have a myocardial infarction. Every 40 seconds someone has a stroke.
  • Approximately every 34 seconds, an American will experience a coronary event, and approximately every minute, someone will die of one.
  • This year, about 635,000 Americans will have a new coronary attack, and about 280,000 will have a recurrent attack.

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New AHA Publication

epinpam11_icon_circulationAHA Guide for Improving Cardiovascular Health at the Community Level, 2013 Update: A Statement for Public Health Practitioners, Healthcare Providers, and Health Policy Makers

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