Long-term body mass index changes in #overweight and #obese adults and the risk of heart failure, #cardiovascular disease and mortality: a cohort study of over 260,000 adults in the UK

Although obesity is a well-recognised risk factor for cardiovascular disease (CVD), the impact of long-term body mass index (BMI) changes in overweight or obese adults, on the risk of heart failure, CVD and mortality has not been quantified. MethodsThis population-based cohort study used routine UK primary care electronic health data linked to secondary care and death-registry records. We identified adults who were overweight or obese, … Continue reading Long-term body mass index changes in #overweight and #obese adults and the risk of heart failure, #cardiovascular disease and mortality: a cohort study of over 260,000 adults in the UK

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Exploring Posttraumatic #Stress Disorder as a #Cardiovascular Risk Factor in Women VeteransThe Heart of the Matter

The connection between emotional and physical health has long been recognized, with a great deal of research focusing on the risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD). The landmark INTERHEART study1 of nearly 30β€―000 people from 52 countries found that psychosocial factors, including depression and stressful life events, accounted for approximately one-third of the population-attributable risk of myocardial infarction. Subsequent studies have attempted to isolate the risk … Continue reading Exploring Posttraumatic #Stress Disorder as a #Cardiovascular Risk Factor in Women VeteransThe Heart of the Matter

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