Science News : EPI/NPAM 2013 : Wednesday

Updated:Mar 12,2014


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Wednesday, March 20, 2013



 

New Science Presented:


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Independent Effect of 1.5 ounces/day of almonds on lipids, lipoproteins and apolipoproteins in mildly hypercholesterolemic adults
Claire Berryman, Penn State, University Park, PA
 



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Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease and Subclinical Atherosclerosis:
Analyses from the Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults (CARDIA) Study
Lisa VanWagner, MD, Northwestern Unviersity, Chicago, IL
 
 



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KickinKitchen.TV:
A Multimedia Nutrition Education Curriculum Builds Knowledge, Skills and Self-Efficacy for Healthy Eating among School-aged Children
Dr. Paula Quatromoni, Boston University, Boston, MA
 



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What’s Good for the Heart is Good for the Mind:
Neurocognitive Function and American Heart Association (AHA) Life’s Simple 7’s: Results from the Hispanic Community Health Study/Study of Latinos (HCHS/SOL)
Dr. Hector Gonzalez, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI
 
 


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Pedometer Feedback:
Superior for Increasing Daily PA in Cardiac Rehabiliation Patients
Prof. Leonard Kaminisky, Ball State University, Muncie IN
 



Related Statistics:

  • Less than 1% of Americans have ideal CV health as defined by the American Heart Association.
  • Prevalence of ideal levels of CV health factors is much higher in children than in adults. The major exceptions are diet and physical activity for which the prevalence of ideal levels in children is similar (physical activity) or worse (diet).
  • Among children, the prevalence of ideal levels of CV health factors varies from 0 percent for healthy diet to >80 percent for the smoking, blood pressure and fasting glucose metrics. More than 90 percent of U.S. children meet none or only one of the five healthy dietary components.
  • Among adults, the prevalence of ideal levels of CV health factors varies from 0.3 percent for having at least four of the five components of the healthy diet pattern to up to 76% for never having smoked or being a former smoker who has quit for >12 months.
  • As of 2010, the CVD death rate decreased 9% compared to 2007 (baseline); stroke decreased 10% over the same period.
View more Heart and Stroke Statistics

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Audio IconIndependent Effect of 1.5 ounces/day of almonds on lipids, lipoproteins and apolipoproteins
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Audio IconCARDIA Study: Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease and Subclinical Atherosclerosis
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Audio IconKickinKitchen.TV A Multimedia Nutrition Education Curriculum
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Audio IconREGARDS MI: Racial Disparities in CHD Mortality
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Audio IconThe Cardiovascular Health Study: A Comparison of Novel and Traditional Risk Factors
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Audio IconIdeal Cardiovascular Health and Abdominal Obesity in a Biracial Sample of Children
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Audio IconExcessive gain in BMI between age 7-16 is Related to CVD in Adulthood: A Longitudinal Study
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Audio IconDerivation and Validation of a Lifestyle CVD Risk Score for the Prediction of CVD Among Middle-aged Women and Men
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