Science News : EPI/NPAM 2013 : Thursday

Updated:Mar 12,2014

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Thursday, March 21, 2013


New Science Presented:

 

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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
 


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


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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
 


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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
 


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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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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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