Wednesday's Science News for
EPI|LIFESTYLE 2015 Scientific Sessions

Epidemiology and Prevention | Lifestyle and Cardiometabolic Health

March 3 – 6, 2015
Baltimore, MD

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Welcome to AHA Science News, your source for the latest science related to epidemiology, prevention, lifestyle and cardiometabolic health from the EPI/Lifestyle 2015 Scientific Sessions.

All EPI/Lifestyle 2015 Abstracts are available on the Circulation website.

EPI-Lifestyle 2015 Program Highlights

Elliott Antman, MD, president of the American Heart Association interviews Veronique Roger, MD, MPH and Samuel Giddings, MD, co-chairs of the program committee for Epidemiology and Prevention and Lifestyle and Cardiometabolic Health 2015 in Baltimore.

CVD Epidemiology: Is There an App for That?

Elliott Antman, MD, president of the American Heart Association, Mike Lauer, MD, Kevin Volpp, MD, PhD, and Lesley Curtiss, PhD, panelists for the conference's opening session, discuss the potential impact of technology and big data on cardiovascular research and practice.

MP11 - Fitbit: An Accurate and Reliable Device for Wireless Physical Activity Tracking
Keith M Diaz | Columbia University Medical Center, New York, NY
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MP22 - Cardiovascular Health in Young Adulthood and Middle Age is Associated with Cumulative Burden of Morbidity in Older Age
Norrina B Allen | Northwestern University, Chicago, IL
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P036 - Medical Advice is Associated with Taking Action to Reduce Sodium Intake, Behavior Risk Factor Surveillance System 2013
Sandra L. Jackson | Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Chamblee, GA
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P083 - Friends Participating in Physical Activity with Obese Youth is Associated with Lower Perceived Barriers to Physical Activity and More Time Spent in Physical Activity
Jessica G Woo | Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH
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Norrina B Allen

Jonathan Myers

Majken K Jensen

Seth S Martin

06 - Higher Fitness is Associated with Lower Health Care Costs: The Veterans Exercise Testing Study
Jonathan Myers | VA Palo Alto Health Care System/Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA
Presentation Slides (PDF) | Abstract (new window)

09 - HDL That Contains Apolipoprotein C-III is Not Inversely Associated with Risk of Coronary Events: The Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis
Majken K Jensen | Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA
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11 - mActive: A Blinded, Randomized mHealth Trial Supporting Digital Tracking and Smart Texting for Promotion of Physical Activity
Seth S Martin | Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
Presentation Slides (PDF) | Abstract (new window)

13 - Relations of Midlife Exercise Blood Pressure, Heart Rate and Fitness to Late Life Brain Structure and Function
Nicole L Spartano | Boston University, Boston, MA
Presentation Slides (PDF) | Abstract (new window)